15 Surprising Celebs Who Are Dyslexic

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Patrick Dempsey

Actor Patrick Dempsey was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and he still battles with the disorder today. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star was candid when talking to television journalist Barbara Walters during one of her specials. “I think it’s made me who I am today,” said Dempsey. “It’s given me a perspective of — you have to keep working,” Dempsey tells Walters. “I have never given up. I think that’s when I get the most insecure. It’s very hard for me to read it off the page. I need to memorize it, in order to go on.”

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