Celebrity Facts 12 Celebrities Who Were Raised in Cults  

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People join cults for all different sorts of reasons. And while many of these groups are viewed as controversial, outliers, and even dangerous, they all have one thing in common: they appear to bring a sense of community to their group. This is a list of celebrities who were raised in cults. For a list specifically about the Church of Scientology, check out this list of celebrities who were raised Scientologists

Who is the most famous person who was raised in a cult? Joaquin Phoenix tops this list. The Her actor was raised in the Children of God group until he was two years old. His family adopted the surname "Phoenix" after leaving the cult. His older brother, Stand By Me actor River Phoenix was also raised in the Children of God. What other famous families have joined cults? Read through the list below to find out.

Other celebs whose parents were cult members include Emily Schromm and Glenn Close. 

What do you think about cults? Do you think being raised in cults affected certain movie stars or your favorite actors? Would you ever consider joining one of the many real popular or religious cults? Share your thoughts in the comments section.