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 people who are 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, like atheist comedian Ricky Gervais, 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. Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix is also an atheist. He and late brother River Phoenix were actually born into a cult, which likely led to The Joker star's current decision to refrain from organized religion.
Keira Knightley is one of the atheist actresses on the list, while Keanu Reeves is another of the well-known atheist celebs. Did any of these atheist stars surprise you?
- Julie Anne Smith (born December 3, 1960), known professionally as Julianne Moore, is an... more
- William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has... more
- Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,... more
- Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor and producer. He is known for... more
- Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician.... more
- Keira Christina Knightley, (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She is the ... more
- Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and... more
- Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor and environmental activist.... more
- Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and... more
- Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He... more
- Kathleen Mary Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American comedian and actress. She has... more
- Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for... more
- Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (; né Bottom; born October 28, 1974) is an American actor, producer,... more
- George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian,... more
- Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher,... more
- Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor,... more
- Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams AO FAHA FRSA (born 12 July 1939) is an Australian humanist, social... more
- David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and... more
- Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright,... more
- Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator.... more
- Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice... more
- Roger Joseph Ebert (; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian,... more
- Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress,... more
- Joe Ahearne is an Irish television writer and director, best known for his work on several... more
- Larry King (November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television and radio host,... more