5 Celebrities Who Overcame Dyslexia

Posted by PZ on November 2nd, 2011

Being dyslexic may be hard enough for the average person, but when a star has it, it can make or break their blossoming career. These 5 stars have all overcome their dyslexia, even if it means working twice or three times as hard to learn their lines, and even if they find it very hard to read and memorize their scripts. These stars have shown that it can be done with determination.

Keira Knightley


Keira Knightley found out she was dyslexic aged 6, but she didn’t let it slow her down, and she did well in school: “I was diagnosed when I was six. I worked hard to get the better of it and by the time I got to secondary school, it was much better. I can read and write – badly – but I’m fine reading scripts. And I did leave school with starred As in my GCSEs!”

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