Famous People Who Have Food Allergies
Lisa Vultaggio, Hannah Scott on General Hospital | Dairy and wheat
Lionel Ritchie, singer | Dairy intolerance
Myriam Bedard, Biathlete | Unspecified food allergy
Sabine Voelker, speed skater | Beef, pork, chicken
Trace Adkins, country music star | Daughter has multiple food allergies
Caroline, actress on PBS’ Zoom, which is an educational show for kids. | Caroline used to be allergic to tomatoes (but isn’t now).
Clay Aiken, American Idol (second season) contestant and second place winner/now a recording artist He has several food allergies. On The Tyra Banks Show he explained that he is allergic to “tree nuts, mushrooms, shellfish, coffee, chocolate, and mint.” He can react (with hives) to tree nuts without ingesting them.
Tom Poti, hockey player (Oilers defenseman) | Severe multiple food allergies (including nuts, fish, MSG)
Dale Hurd, Newscaster on 700 Club | Immediate family member allergic to wheat (others?)
Zoe, actress on PBS’ Zoom, which is an educational show
for kids. | Latex
Joshua Jackson, actor | Peanuts
Billy Bob Thornton | Wheat, dairy and shellfish
Drew Barrymore, actress. | Coffee
Todd Reirden, hockey player (#28 for St. Louis Blues) | Gluten allergy
Tava Smiley, Chloe Morgan on General Hospital | Dairy
Actors who PLAY Characters with Food Allergies
Please note that the below people do not personally
have food allergies — instead, they play characters on
television that have the mentioned allergies.
Tahj Mowry, TJ on Smart Guy | [Oysters (?) -- unsure]
Nelson (played by Gary Leroi Gray) on Even Stevens, a Disney live-action sitcom, suffers from severe intestinal problems and other symptoms due to his allergies. GREAT! Although most TV shows that mention food allergies tend to use them in one episode as a convenient plot device only to dump the topic entirely in future episodes, Nelson’s food allergies are mentioned in multiple episodes, providing some education for viewers. He even does a school science report on them, and wears a medical alert necklace! | Almonds, beef, cashews, chocolate, peanuts, peppers, shellfish, shrimp, etc.
Jennifer on Even Stevens gets really bad stomach pains. | Cilantro
Tish on the Disney show Weekenders gets week long rashes. | Guava
Christie Abbott, Samantha (Sam) on Wishbone | Coconut
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on the Enterprise (played by Dominic Keating). ["Silent Enemy" (episode #1.12), first broadcast January 16, 2002.] | Pineapple | bromelain enzyme)
Ross on the NBC show Friends | Kiwi
Noel Crane (played by Scott Foley), on the television show Felicity | Beets
Morwenna Banks, Claire Feeble on Stressed
Eric (adult BBC cartoon) | Multiple food allergies