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Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

Updated April 17, 2019 115.8k views203 items

This is a list of famous people with depression, or who have suffered from depression at some point in their lives. Who are the celebrities who have battled depression? Well, for starters, if nothing else, this should proves that they're just like us. Celebrities aren't immune from depression and more likely to go through it more than the average person. So if nothing else, knowing that these celebrities suffering from depression should inspire you to seek help or at least know you aren't the only one battling the affliction.

What famous people suffered from depression? Take a look at this list of famous depressed people and find out.
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  • Britney Spears

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and...  more
  • Harrison Ford

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his...  more
  • Anne Hathaway

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the...  more
  • Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,...  more
  • Sophie Turner

    BirthplaceNorthampton, England

    Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her...  more
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and...  more
  • Kirsten Dunst

    BirthplacePoint Pleasant, New Jersey, United States of America

    Kirsten Caroline Dunst (; born April 30, 1982) is an American actress. She made her debut in...  more
  • Sarah Silverman

    BirthplaceManchester, New Hampshire, USA

    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress,...  more
  • Brooke Shields

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and model. She was initially...  more
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon

    Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an...  more
  • Janet Jackson

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, United States of America

    Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and...  more
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

    BirthplaceKentucky, Hodgenville, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who...  more
  • Ashley Judd

    BirthplaceGranada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, and a political activist. She grew...  more
  • Woody Allen

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and...  more
  • Ewan McGregor

    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known...  more
  • J. K. Rowling

    BirthplaceYate, United Kingdom

    Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling,...  more
  • Hugh Laurie

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,...  more
  • Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, Washington, United States of America

    Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • Robbie Williams

    BirthplaceStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

    Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter and entertainer....  more
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill

    Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

    BirthplaceBlenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British...  more
  • David Chang

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    David Chang (Korean: Chang Seok-ho 장석호; born August 5, 1977) is an American restaurateur,...  more
  • Billy Joel

    Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and...  more
  • Owen Wilson

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. He has...  more
  • Stephen Fry

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh...  more
  • Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger

    Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)

    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia

    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video...  more