They say celebrities are immune from all sorts of problem, are they aliens? Do they not live on the planet earth?
If you thought that talking about Autism was taboo – you’re highly mistaken. Like any condition, it can affect the likes of me and you equally, be it an average person or a famous celebrity.
There is too much stigma revolving around autism and high profile personalities. Even though coming about the condition is solely dependent on the person itself, under no circumstances should it lead us to feel any less about these inspirational figures.
Here are 15 celebrities with autism (Asperger’s Syndrome) who have achieved a lot in their life.
The 80’s star rose to prominence with notable roles in the likes of Kill Bill and Splash. The star had a bright career in Hollywood, as well as fame in the media; notably for high profile relationships like with John F Kennedy Jr.
Until recently the artist came about her early diagnosis for autism. Despite her than high profile career, she never let anyone else other than her closest of family members know about her condition. On the autism spectrum, her autism is called Asperger’s Syndrome.
Ever since the mid-2000, she hasn’t seen much limelight and continues to avoid the media. She is no doubt one of the famous autistic people.
Tell me you have heard of the guy, or ‘Darwin’s theory of Evolution’ ring any bells No? Oh well, Darwin was a leading and revolutionary scientist that exhibited great intellect and authored the theory on the evolution of human beings through natural selective process of the world.
Leading doctors and psychiatrists, who have studied the habits and nature of Darwin believe that Darwin suffered from autism. Why? Well because of his continuous habit of paying attention to key details while on his journeys and his difficulties in establishing long-lasting social interaction.
If you don’t know about the above personality, it’s okay. Basically, a producer who has dished out projects the likes of Community on NBC and also co-produced Adult Swim. Recently working on Monster House and Anomalisa.
While working on the character Abed on NBC, Harmon learned more about autism. Eventually, for Dan, it leads to a very long and self-analytical phase that brought him about his fact findings on autism that perfectly fitted on himself.
Later on those findings were examined by his doctor to be true and confirmed his worst nightmares. Despite the truth, He’s been a good man living an energetic life to the maximum.
Do you remember America’s Next Top model hosted by the great Tyra Banks? In that show, the world saw a young and inspiring girl Kuzmich making her career, battling round after round.
Despite knowing she was diagnosed with autism, the model still insisted on joining the show and running for it. Even though she did not win, she ended up at the 5th place in the long list. The inspirational part, she was voted as the viewer favorite for 8! Weeks in a row.
Goes on to show, how much people mattered her resilience and courage to continue on. In her interviews, she stated that she wished to be a role model for girls who were greatly troubled.
Who would know? That an academy award winning writer would be autistic. Being from the cast of the classic and cult followed The Blues Brothers and 1984 Ghostbusters. According to an article, the actor was expelled from school twice over his habits of acting up and a psychiatrist diagnosed him with mild symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome.
Until recently in 2004, Aykroyd admitted that he suffered from autism in his early years through a confirmation by a specialist.
Did you know? As a sign of OCD – repeating things consecutively, this led to his obsession with policemen and ghosts that inspired him to write Ghostbusters.