List of fictional characters with bipolar disorder

Fictional characters who exhibit and/or have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.


Year Character Actor(s) Series
1971 Maude Findlay[1] Bea Arthur All in the Family/Maude
1982 Cass Winthrop[citation needed] Stephen Schnetzer Another World
1986 Jimmy Corkhill[2] Dean Sullivan Brookside
1992 Silver[3] April Peterson, Arielle Peterson, Ryanne Kastner, Megan Lee Braley, Mercedes Kastner and Jessica Stroup Beverly Hills, 90210/90210
1993 Sonny Corinthos[4] Maurice Benard General Hospital
1994 Sharon Newman[5] Monica Potter, Heidi Mark and Sharon Case The Young and the Restless
1995 Cindy Cunningham[6] Laura Crossley and Stephanie Waring Hollyoaks
2003 Morgan Corinthos[4] Isador Talamo, Adonios Talamo, Jordan Cline, Dylan Cline, George Juarez, Aaron Refvem, Aaron Sanders and Bryan Craig General Hospital
2004 Ian Gallagher[7] Gerard Kearns (UK) and Cameron Monaghan (US) Shameless (UK/US)
Karen Maguire[8] Rebecca Atkinson (UK) and Laura Slade Wiggins (US)
2004 Jean Slater[9] Gillian Wright EastEnders
Stacey Slater[10] Lacey Turner
2006 Pamela Douglas[citation needed] Alley Mills The Bold and the Beautiful
2008 Samantha Fitzgerald[11] Simone Buchanan Neighbours
2010 Eli Goldsworthy[12] Munro Chambers Degrassi: The Next Generation
2011 Carrie Mathison[13] Claire Danes Homeland
2012 Marta Del Sol[14] Leonor Varela Dallas
2013 Zosia March[citation needed] Camila Arfwedson Holby City
2016 Even Bech Næsheim[citation needed] Henrik Holm Skam


Year Character Series/Franchise Author/Publisher
1942 Two-Face[citation needed] Batman DC Comics
1960 Multi-Man[citation needed] Challengers of the Unknown
1962 Will Magnus[citation needed] Showcase
1964 Norman Osborn[15] Spider-Man Marvel Comics
1966 Mimic[16] X-Men
1978 Count Vertigo[citation needed] Black Canary/Green Arrow DC Comics
2019 Nadia Van Dyne[17] The Unstoppable Wasp Marvel Comics


Year Character Book Author Notes
1987 Annie Wilkes[citation needed] Misery Stephen King Also appears in the 1990 film adaptation.
2015 Theodore Finch[citation needed] All the Bright Places Jennifer Niven Also appears in the 2020 film adaptation.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bea Arthur's six-season series 'Maude' on DVD". Chico Enterprise-Record. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  2. ^ Harper, S. (2009-07-30). Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress. Springer. ISBN 978-0-230-24950-9.
  3. ^ Masters, Megan (2011-02-18). "Scoop: 90210 Revisits Silver's Bipolar Battle". TVLine. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  4. ^ a b "'General Hospital' Spoilers: Morgan's Bipolar Disorder Story Line Comes To A Head, Was It As Good As You Expected?". Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  5. ^ "The Young and the Restless #10034". Season 40. November 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Dainty, Sophie (2014-08-08). "Hollyoaks star on 'tough' bipolar storyline". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  7. ^ "Lazarus". Shameless. Season 4. Episode 12. April 6, 2014. Showtime.
  8. ^ "Shameless reaches 100 | Channel 4". Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  9. ^ Baldwin, Louisa. "EastEnders actress Gillian Wright - aka Jean Slater - on starring in the Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime and secrets from the soap". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  10. ^ WalesOnline (2009-06-07). "When a soap character's mental health issue is shown as part of life it can help others". walesonline. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  11. ^ Julians, Joe (2020-04-06). "Neighbours' Samantha Fitzgerald character history as she returns to Ramsay Street". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  12. ^ "Every 'Degrassi' character ever, ranked by who goes there". Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  13. ^ Chozick, Amy (2011-09-14). "Claire Danes on Playing a Bipolar CIA Agent in 'Homeland'". WSJ. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  14. ^ "Dallas Recap, Episode 4: "The Last Hurrah"". D Magazine. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  15. ^ Andy Diggle (w), Roberto de la Torre (p), Roberto de la Torre (i). "Dark Reign" Thunderbolts 128 (March 2009), Marvel Comics
  16. ^ Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1
  17. ^ Schrodt, Paul (March 19, 2018). "Marvel's New Comic Book Series, The Unstoppable Wasp, Stars a Superhero With Bipolar Disorder". Men's Health. Retrieved August 18, 2020.