What famous actor has a cleft lip? Joaquin Phoenix was born with what looks like a type of scar between his lip and nose. It’s actually a microform cleft, the mildest form of cleft lip.
What race is cleft lip most common in? Although cleft lip with or without cleft palate can occur in any race, there is a higher incidence in people of Asian, Native American or Hispanic decent. There is a lower incidence in African-American individuals.
Is cleft lip a disability? MYTH: Children with a cleft are ‘disabled’ or have learning difficulties. FACT: A cleft is not a ‘disability’. It may affect a child in ways that mean they need extra help, but most children with a cleft are not affected by any other condition and are capable of doing just as well at school as any other child.
Does the Joker have a cleft lip? He’s got one of those — what do you call it — cleft lip, cleft palate.” (Last October, Phoenix told Vanity Fair that his scar is a “nonsurgical scar he was born with,” rather than a surgically fixed cleft.)