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Well known neurodivergent people

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Here is a list of well-known people who have spoken openly about their neurodiversity. For ethical reasons, we have not included people on this list who have not spoken openly about their neurodiversity or people with suspected autism or ADHD.

Lily Allen, musician and actress "It sort of runs in my family. And it [the diagnosis] is only because I’m here in America where they take these things slightly more seriously than they do in England". Lily Allen reveals she has been diagnosed with ADHD | Lily Allen | The Guardian

Sam Fender, musician “I've got ADHD, as you might be able to tell, and when you get hyper-focused in ADHD, it's like a superpower” Sam Fender says he considered dealing drugs, before music offered a way out - BBC News

Rory Bremner, comedian “ADHD can be a superpower”. Rory Bremner opens up about finally being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in his emotional documentary 'ADHD and Me' Mind Matters: Comedian Rory Bremner on living with ADHD | 5 News - YouTube

Ant McPartlin, TV presenter “In my job, having what they call ‘popcorn thinking’ is good because it means you can jump from one thing to another. Professionally, it’s brilliant. Personally, I’m all over the place.” Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community - BBC News

Mel B, singer “To be around green and nature. I know I sometimes intimidate people and I’m too brash and I’m too loud, being humble and grateful is important too. I’m trying to live my best life”. Mel B gets brutally honest about living ADHD on Positivity Podcast | Metro News

Olivian Attwood, TV personality “So Many Girls With ADHD Go Undiagnosed” Olivia Attwood: ‘So Many Girls With ADHD Go Undiagnosed’ | Grazia (

Will.i.a.m, singer “I’ve suffered from ADHD for years. But I’ve learned how to control it. I can talk, look at that person, think about what I have to do now and what am I going to eat later”. opens up about his battle with ADHD and how he was once pronounced dead | Metro News

Adam Levine, singer- speaking about ADHD

Dave Grohl, singer- talks about ADHD and experiences at school

Daryl Hannah, Actress & Environmental Activist - talks about autism

Elon Musk, entrepreneur- talks about autism

Paddy Considine, actor- talks about autism

Sue Perkins, TV presenter “Suddenly everything made sense" Sue Perkins reveals ADHD diagnosis: ‘Suddenly everything made sense’ | The Independent


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