5 Successful Celebs With ADHD

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Medically Reviewed By William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Written By Paige Greenfield Fowler on June 20, 2021

If you have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you’re in famous company. Here’s a look at some of the successful celebrity faces with ADHD.

  • Karina Smirnoff - Successful Celebs With ADHD
    Karina Smirnoff
    Sexy. Sultry. Mesmerizing. The Ukrainian-born Latin-dancing diva is an audience favorite on "Dancing with the Stars." Smirnoff has taught stars to rumba, salsa, and cha-cha-cha their way across the dance floor for judges’ scores and viewers’ votes.
  • Ty Pennington - Successful Celebs With ADHD
    Ty Pennington
    When families hear this guy belt “GOOD MORNING” into a megaphone outside their front door, they know their lives are about to change. Pennington is the charismatic and compassionate design guru and host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—consistently rated among the top 20 television programs.
  • Michael Phelps - Successful Celebs With ADHD
    Michael Phelps
    Swimming superstar Phelps has broken nearly as many records as he has won Olympic medals. Phelps’ eight gold medals in Beijing doubled his career medal count to 16. Fourteen of those were gold: the most earned by any Olympian.
  • howie mandel
    Howie Mandel
    Comedian Mandel has a history in showbiz spanning three decades. He is best known as the emcee for the part-intuition, part-sheer-luck game show Deal or No Deal.  More recently Mandel has served as a judge on America's Got Talent.
  • Ari Emmanuel - Successful Celebs With ADHD
    Ari Emanuel
    Emanuel is the Hollywood mega talent agent and inspiration behind livewire Ari Gold on Entourage. Among his clients on speed dial are Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, Larry David, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
5 Successful Celebs With ADHD

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  1. Dancing with the Stars: Karina Smirnoff, ABC. http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/bio/karina-smirnoff/23286
  2. Ty Pennington Discusses His ADHD. ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5428757
  3. Seventh Annual Adam Jeffrey Katz Memorial Lecture with Ari Emanuel. New York University Child Study Center. http://www.aboutourkids.org/education/professional_education/katz_memorial_lectures/ari_emanuel
  4. Howie Mandel. FOX News. http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22168717/howie-mandel.htm#q=howie+mandel)
  5. Bio. Howie Mandel Web site. http://www.howiemandel.com/bio.html
  6. About Ty. Ty Pennington Style. http://www.typenningtonstyle.com/ty.html
  7. Karina Smirnoff Tells Her Story. Vyvanse. http://www.vyvanseadult.com/karina_story.aspx
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Last Review Date: 2021 Jun 20
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