16 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Left Handed

From Paul McCartney to Barack Obama, there are many talented, famous people that are also left-handed. Could this be the secret to their success? Keep reading to discover 16 left-handed celebrities and what gives their left-handedness away.

Paul McCartney

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Guitar players worldwide need not worry about a lack of famous left-handed role models. Paul McCartney is one of the most notable left-handed guitarists, along with his fellow leftie bandmate Ringo Starr.

Barack Obama

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Among the most popular and famous Presidents of the United States was Barack Obama, who is left-handed. On January 20th, 2009, while signing the very first executive order, he light-heartedly drew attention to his lefty status, playfully urging onlookers to get used to it.

Keanu Reeves

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When doing his big action moves as John Wick on the big screen, Keanu Reeves always demonstrates his dominant left hand. Interestingly, Reeves possesses nearly ambidextrous abilities, allowing him to play the guitar and write with his right hand almost as adeptly as his left.

Angelina Jolie

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An enormously successful and award-winning actress like Angelina Jolie might frequently find herself hounded for autographs. And whenever she signs them, keen observers will notice her unmistakably left-handed script. That’s right—this star of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Maleficent” is also a lefty.

Oprah Winfrey

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When we think of Oprah Winfrey, we picture her with both hands outstretched, happily engaging with her audience. However, behind the scenes, she indulges in one of her favorite pastimes: creating incredible meals in her own kitchen. Yet, as she prepares mouth-watering treats, you’ll notice most of the work being done by her left hand. It’s a subtle detail that highlights her left-handedness.

Bill Gates

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For all the tech and business geniuses out there, here’s a thrilling revelation: Bill Gates, the mastermind behind Microsoft, is left-handed. In fact, he’s been quoted as claiming that lefties often possess talent on the more extreme end of the spectrum. Gates is not the only tech titan recorded as left-handed with others including Steve Jobs and Amar Bose.

Morgan Freeman

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As we witnessed his portrayal of God in “Evan Almighty,” Morgan Freeman’s on-screen persona is widely recognized. However, beyond the camera’s gaze, for most of his life, Freeman has utilized his left hand as his most dominant hand. It’s important to note that after a car accident, his left hand became paralyzed, requiring him to adapt to using his right hand.

Seth Rogen

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Seth Rogen may be most famous for his comedic routines, but he also proudly represents the left-handers in the world. This fact becomes apparent whenever he puts pen to paper. Additionally, Rogen is an avid fan of crafting and pottery, which naturally encourages the use of both hands.

Hugh Jackman

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Renowned for his role as an “X-Men” star on the screen and a Broadway star on the stage, Hugh Jackman seemingly possesses an array of talents. Whether he’s singing, tap-dancing, acting, or taking on supervillain characters, he does it all with his dominant left hand.

Prince William

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The British Royal Family’s history is well-documented, spanning generations of illustrious members. Interestingly, many descendants from the royal line have been left-handed, and Prince William is no exception. Despite this, you may have noticed that he often waves with his right hand. Other left-handed royals include Prince George, Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI, and even Queen Victoria.

Lady Gaga

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You may wonder why Lady Gaga appears on this list, especially if you’ve watched her play bass guitar with her right hand. However, the truth is that Lady Gaga is naturally left-handed. When it comes to her elaborate makeup and writing, she instinctively uses her left hand.

Julia Roberts

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Any individual with left-hand dominance should feel thrilled to learn that Julia Roberts is one of them. This fact becomes obvious whenever she gives out autographs using her left hand.

Emma Thompson

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The accomplished actress and writer, Emma Thompson, possesses an array of interesting traits. One of these is her affinity for writing screenplays. Each time she writes, including her notes on scripts, it becomes clear that she relies on her left hand.

Justin Bieber

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For fans of music worldwide, this revelation may bring excitement: international superstar Justin Bieber is left-handed. In addition to his many talents—dancing, playing basketball, swimming, and, of course, singing—Justin Bieber is proficient with the use of both hands, although his left hand dominates.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Whether you love Whoopi Goldberg for her role in “The Color Purple” or for her witty contributions in “The View,” you can now add being left-handed as another trait to her list of lovable qualities.

Neil Armstrong

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Famous astronaut Neil Armstrong may have been one of the first men in the world to walk on the moon, but did you know that during all of that training and hard work, he was using his left hand most dominantly? In fact, according to NASA, most of the pilots on the Apollo 11 mission were left-handed.

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