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Famous Dyslexics: Actress Angie Le Mar couldn’t read a script… but hit the big time!

by Sarah Forrest|| 7 June 2017

By Wilbur1954 – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12837786

Actress and comedian Angie Le Mar discussed how a director actually ‘diagnosed’ her with dyslexia during one fateful audition. She’d always had a flair for the stage, but the idea of reading a script sent shivers up her spine.

“It was a nightmare,” she says.

During one audition for a theater piece that launched her international career, she struggled so painfully through a reading that the director asked if she’d ever had help for a reading disorder. Which directly led to Angie’s dyslexia discovery.

Oh… and she got the part anyway!

You can read more of her inspiring story here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-ceo-with-dyslexia-and-adhd-runs-his-company-1494952535