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A List of Celebrities & Their Religious Affiliations

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ho knew that famous Canadian model Coco Rocha was a devout Jehovah’s Witness who still goes door to door every few weeks? Some names on the list might surprise you, and others might be obvious, but we all know that our beliefs have a big impact in who we are today and what we do with our lives whether one was raised with a certain religion, a lack of one, or ended up choosing one as an adult.

Famous Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • Michael Jackson & his family – inactive
  • Prince – active until his death
  • Venus & Serena Williams- active
  • Naomi Campbell – inactive
  • Nelson Mandela’s family
  • Luke Evans – inactive
  • Coca Rocha (model) – active
  • Michelle Rodriguez (Lost actress) – inactive
  • Notorious BIG (raised)- inactive
  • JaRule – inactive
  • Lark Voorhies (Lisa from Saved by the Bell) – active
  • Krayzie Bone (musician) -inactive
  • Wayne Brothers (WB) – mostly inactive

Famous Scientologists

  • John Travolta
  • Kelly Preston
  • Jason Lee (My Name is Earl)
  • Chick Corea
  • Tom Cruise
  • Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Danny Masterson (That 70s show)
  • Chaka Khan (Queen of Funk)
  • Priscilla Presley (former wife of Elvis Presley)
  • Lisa Marie Presley (daughter of Priscilla & Elvis)

Famous Christians

  • Michael Phelps
  • Denzel Washington
  • Tyler Perry
  • Patricia Heaton
  • Ralph Winter
  • Angela Bassett
  • Kristin Cheoweth
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Tim Tebow
  • Bono
  • Justin Bieber
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dwight Howard

Famous Catholics

  • Selena Gomez
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Mel Gibson
  • Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Gabrielle Union
  • George Clooney
  • Anne Hathaway (raised Catholic, lapsed)
  • Steve Carell
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Kevin James

Famous Mormons

  • Jon Heder
  • Julianne Hough
  • Donny Osmond
  • Marie Osmond
  • Gladys Knight
  • Brandon Flowers

Famous Muslims

  • Akon
  • Ice Cube
  • Mike Tyson
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Cat Stevens
  • Miles Davis
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  • Dave Chappelle

Famous Jews (mostly cultural)

  • Amanda Bynes
  • Rachel Bilson
  • Lena Dunham
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Mila Kunis
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Natalie Portman
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell)
  • Adrien Brody
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Kate Hudson (calls herself a “jewbu” – practices Buddhism)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Tori Spelling
  • Sean Penn
  • Ben Stiller
  • Bob Sagat
  • Howard Stern
  • Bob Dylan
  • Ben Stein
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor

Famous Atheists

  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Julianne Moore
  • Keira Knightley
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Emma Thompson
  • Billy Joel
  • James Cameron
  • Jodie Foster
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Hugh Laurie

Famous Buddhists

  • Orlando Bloom
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Jackie Chan
  • Richard Gere
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Kate Hudson – culturally Jewish
  • Phil Jackson
  • Steve Jobs
  • George Lucas
  • Courtney Love
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Steven Seagal
  • Sting
  • Sharon Stone
  • Oliver Stone
  • Uma Thurman
  • Naomi Watts
  • Tiger Woods
  • Jet Li

For a longer list, click here. Or if there’s anyone you think we should add to this list, please let us know in the comments below!


[This article was first published on March 20, 2014 and has been updated.]

Religio Mag
Written by Religio Mag

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    January 12, 2015

    How is AMANDA BYNES!!!, and Mila Kunis, Elizabeth Berkley, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Silverman, Tori Spelling, Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Bob Saget, possibly Howard Stern nah I don’t think so, Marilyn Monroe, maybe Bob Dylan, Adrien Brody, Natalie Portman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Hudson Scarlett Johansson, Shia LeBeauf and Lena Dunham Jewish.


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    May 23, 2016

    meh. Go Buddhists!!!


  4. Avatar
    September 20, 2016

    You should add Justin Beiber on the list of Christianity because he is Christan


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      October 08, 2016

      It’s been added – Thanks for the suggestion!


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    October 25, 2016

    What about nondenominational?


  6. Avatar
    December 18, 2016

    catholics seperated with christians?. how dare are you. catholicism is nature & characteristic of church. you can differentiate mormon & jehovah witness with christianity but catholics?


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      December 18, 2016

      and kevin james is catholic.


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      December 18, 2016

      anne hathaway left catholic church for liberal episcopalian church. you need to make reliable news.


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    March 06, 2017

    what religion is jake paul


  8. Avatar
    September 24, 2018

    Now a days it seems like a taboo if you stand by your believes. I do not really understand why. You can add Keira Knightley to the list of devoted Jehovah’s follower as the film she is in are sponsored by that Christian direction of believes


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