7 Actors Who Struggled With Dyslexia

By Anadya Narain

Here are some widely famous actors who struggled with dyslexia and are proving that they are beyond their learning disorder.

Tom Holland

At 19, Tom Holland starred as Spider-Man. His superhero debut was in Captain America: Civil War. He's been in many franchise blockbusters since. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 7, which is a notable part of his journey. 

Jennifer Aniston

Famous for playing Rachel in Friends, Aniston talked to The Hollywood Reporter about her dyslexia. She found out about it in her 20s when she went to get glasses. 

Keanu Reeves

The actor's imagination was undoubtedly a valuable asset in films such as the Matrix franchise, Point Break, John Wick, and others. It's worth noting that Reeves was diagnosed with dyslexia during his childhood. 

Salma Hayek

As a teenager, Hayek was diagnosed with dyslexia, but this didn't stop her from becoming a well-known actor, director, and producer. She's famous for playing Frida Kahlo in "Frida" and Ajak in the Marvel movie "Eternals." 

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise, famous for his role as Maverick in Top Gun, began his Hollywood journey at 19. He encountered difficulties due to dyslexia, calling himself a "functional illiterate" during his school days. 

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Known for his role in the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer, Manuel has mentioned that his dyslexia made learning lines in English, his second language, more challenging. 

Octavia Spencer

Academy Award and a Golden Globe-winning actor Octavia Spencer began her career in the 1990s, but she dominated the spotlight in 2011 with her role in The Help. She said in an interview “I was a dyslexic child and am a dyslexic adult".

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