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27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses

This list of famous Jehovah's Witnesses is sorted by fame and popularity. Jehovah's Witness is a Christian religion that prefers to use their own translation of the Bible entitled The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They distribute literature door-to-door and they do not celebrate birthdays or holidays. Jehovah Witnesses also refuse blood transfusions, and they will not serve in the military.

Who is the most famous celebrity Jehovah's Witness? Michael Jackson tops our list. The Jackson family matriarch Katherine is a practicing Jehovah's witness, and she raised all of her children in the religion. Most of the Jacksons are no longer practicing, but Katherine has attempted to raise Michael Jackson's children as Jehovahs Witnesses. Recently, it was reported that Paris and Prince Michael Jackson told their grandmother that they would no longer pass out literature or go door-to-door to raise money for the religion.

“Purple Rain” musician Prince became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, after his mother's death. Family friend and fellow Jehovah's Witness Larry Graham was a big influence on Prince during this time. It has been reported that Prince needs hip surgery, but refuses the treatment because his religion prevents him from accepting the supplemental blood needed to complete the procedure.

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    Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    • Credits: Men in Black II, Free Willy, Boomerang, Moonwalker, The Wiz + 24 more
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    Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete + 2 more
    • Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real
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    Prince was raised a Baptist, but converted to become a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, shortly after his mother's death.

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    • Credits: Batman, Purple Rain, Girl 6, Under the Cherry Moon, Prêt-à-Porter + 7 more
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but he left the religion as an adult.

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
    • Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
    • Credits: Sputnik Mania, Town Meeting of the World
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    Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's mother became a Jehovah's Witness when Halliwell was young.

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model + 4 more
    • Credits: Crank: High Voltage, Spice World, The Fat Slags, You Lucky Dog, All American Girl + 4 more
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    Hustle and Flow star Terrence Howard has been quoted saying that he wants to become a Jehovah's Witness.  His wife is raising their children in the religion.

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Iron Man, Crash, The Princess and the Frog, Ray, Prisoners + 59 more
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    "Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah's Witness.

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Avatar, Lost, Resident Evil, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 6 + 24 more
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    Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. was raised a Jehovah's Witness.

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1972-1997)
    • Birthplace: Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Composer, Singer + 1 more
    • Credits: The Show, Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV: 1994
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    Naomi Campell was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but she no longer practices the religion.

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Streatham, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Television producer, Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel + 3 more
    • Credits: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Girl 6, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Cool as Ice + 16 more
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    Janet Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but is no longer practicing.

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer + 5 more
    • Credits: Good Times, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Poetic Justice, Fame + 17 more
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    The Wayans Brothers, Damon included, were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses.

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 2 more
    • Credits: Beverly Hills Cop, Saturday Night Live, Roxanne, In Living Color, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka + 31 more
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    Punk rocker Patti Smith was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but is no longer practicing.

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
    • Credits: The Rugrats Movie, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, Nouvelle Vague, Socialism + 9 more
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    Venus Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices the religion.

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Tennis player, Entrepreneur, Writer
    • Credits: Charity Jam, 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real, Wimbledon 2005 Official Film
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    Megadeath guitarist Dave Mustaine was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but he became a born-again Christian in 2002.

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: La Mesa, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: Megadeth: Video Hits
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    Sherri Shepherd was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but no longer practices the religion.

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Presenter, TV Personality
    • Credits: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Hot in Cleveland, Guess Who, Big Mommas: Like Father + 26 more
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    The Wayans Brothers, Keenen Ivory included, were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses.

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 2 more
    • Credits: Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, In Living Color, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka + 15 more
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    Singer Jill Scott was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but she is not actively practicing the religion.

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Artist
    • Credits: Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Get on Up, Black Panther + 15 more
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    Rapper Ja Rule was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but he grew disenchanted with the religion when his mother was disfellowshipped.

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Fast and the Furious, Scary Movie 3, Assault on Precinct 13, Just Another Day, Shall We Dance? + 31 more
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    Singer Selena was an active Jehovah's Witness at the time of her death.

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    • Age: Died at 24 (1971-1995)
    • Birthplace: Lake Jackson, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Don Juan DeMarco
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    Boxer Kid Gavilan converted to become a Jehovah's Witness as an adult.

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1926-2003)
    • Birthplace: Berrocal, Spain
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
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