Vitiligo can affect anyone, at any stage. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that celebrities could also be affected by the same skin disorder. Just like any of us, many film artists have had to cope with vitiligo while living in the public eye. The good news is many of them sustained a positive outlook towards life and had a thriving film career.
‘Unite For Vitiligo’ applauds below mentioned film artists with vitiligo who exemplified that vitiligo doesn’t have to get in the way of your hopes and dreams.
1. Thomas Lennon
The actor from The Dark Knight Rises, Momento, and Night at the Museum is also a director, comedian, producer, screenwriter and the Star of Reno 911! Pretty much active in the movie business, Lennon has vitiligo on his face, hands, and hips.
2. Jon Hamm
The stress of shooting pilot episode of AMC’s drama series, Mad Men, landed Hamm his first white spot. However, this did not affect the actor’s career even a bit. He went on winning many award nominations for portraying Don Draper. From a small role in Space Cowboys to a substantial role in The Torture Report, Hamm’s journey in films has been extraordinary.
3. Steve Martin
An excellent actor, stand-up comedian, musician, television producer, film producer, and screenwriter, Martin has many popular television shows and movie like The Pink Panther series to his credit. He is among most-loved Oscar hosts for many reasons.
4. Leleti Khumalo
Khumalo was diagnosed with the skin disorder at the age of 19. She fought with vitiligo bravely and gained praises for her role in Hotel Rwanda. She went on becoming South Africa’s one of most loved actresses. Recently, Leleti decided not to cover her vitiliginous skin while acting in etv’s show – Imbewu. To know more, read Leleti Khumalo to help people embrace their vitiligo.
5. Dudley Moore
A filmmaker, comedian, pianist, film producer and screenwriter, Moore was a man of many talents. Famous for his acting role in Arthur, Moore had many popular shows and movies to his credit. He passed away in the year 2002 and suffered from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
6. Feng Xiaogang
A filmmaker, producer, and also an actor, Xiaogang is well-known as a commercial phenomenon in China as his films have done consistently well at the box office. He is one of those celebs with vitiligo who did not seek any treatment. Xiaogang is proud and out with his dappled skin in public.
This “Film Artists with Vitiligo” list is compiled after verification from many online and offline sources. If you sense any discrepancy, please write to us at reachus@uniteforvitiligo. We will amend the entry.