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Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists 

Famous Atheists
Updated October 13, 2018 697.5k views 194 items

Celebrity atheists include some of the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture who do not believe in a higher power. This is a list of famous atheists, with photos, that is regularly updated as new celebrities choose atheism.

Who are the most famous celebrity atheists? There are hundreds of famous Hollywood atheists from TV, film, radio, and the theater. Some notable atheists on this list have either come out with or mentioned their atheism in public and others are just known for a lack of a belief in God. Celebrity atheism seems to be more prominent with the show-business set than in middle America. It's not as big a deal today to say "There Is No God" and still make lots of money in the entertainment industry as it used to be.
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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 83

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in ...more
Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 33

Birthplace: Teddington, London, United Kingdom

Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Empire Award and has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two ...more
Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 49

Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor and environmental activist. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic ...more
Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 58

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Kathleen Mary Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American comedian and actress. She has starred in several comedy specials for cable TV and has released several comedy albums. In 2007 and ...more
Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 41

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (; né Bottom; born October 28, 1974) is an American actor, producer, and activist. For his work as an actor, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe ...more
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 55

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own ...more
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the ...more
Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 92

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and ...more
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

Birthplace: England

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through ...more
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 58

Birthplace: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America

Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled ...more
Phillip Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 79

Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia

Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams AO FAHA FRSA (born 12 July 1939) is an Australian humanist, social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts Late Night Live, an Australian ...more
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 29

Birthplace: Fulham, London, England

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor and producer. He is known for playing the titular protagonist in the Harry Potter film series, based on the novels by J. K. ...more
David Cross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 51

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show (1995–1999), ...more
Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 70

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, voice actor, and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent ...more
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 81

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he ...more
Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 56

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two ...more
Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Urbana, Illinois

Roger Joseph Ebert (; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until ...more
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Dec. at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more ...more
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award and three ...more
Joe Ahearne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 55
Joe Ahearne is an Irish television writer and director, best known for his work on several fantasy and science fiction based programmes including Ultraviolet, Apparitions and Doctor Who. He also ...more
Larry King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 ...more
Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Robert Bernard Altman (; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an ...more
Adithya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 41

Birthplace: India, Mumbai

Surya (; Sanskrit: सूर्य, IAST: Sūrya) is a Sanskrit word that means the Sun. Synonyms of Surya in ancient Indian literature include Aaditya, Arka, Bhanu, Savitr, Pushan, Ravi, Martanda, Mitra ...more
Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 51

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He first garnered attention for his breakout role in Private Parts (1997) as Kenny "Pig Vomit" ...more
Alejandro Amenába... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Age: 46

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972) is a Spanish-Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas and two European Film ...more