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70 Famous Scientologists

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Scientologists are notoriously recruited from celebrity ranks and those of up-and-coming actors and actresses. There are many celebrity Scientologists who might surprise you. Do you think you know of all the celebs that belong to the Church of Scientology?

Famous Scientologists include Hollywood movie stars like Elisabeth Moss, but also musical performers like Beck. There a plenty of actors and actresses who are known Scientologists. Are there athletes who are Scientologists? San Francisco 49er quarterback John Brodie was a practicing member for years, and even became a spokesperson at one point. He later left though, making him one of a handful of former celebrity Scientologists.

Other notable Scientologist celebrities include popular actresses, Juliette Lewis and Laura Prepon. Many of the people on the list are big, household names that you will instantly recognize. If you've ever wondered - What celebrities are Scientologists? - then you're going to want to bookmark this page. 

This list of Scientologists features famous Scientologists who are current practicing members or who died as members of the Church of Scientology. There are also a few who are no longer active in the Church, but were at one time spokespeople. 


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    Laura Prepon is very vocal about her involvement with Scientology, and even credits it with helping her acting skills. "I feel a lot of the auditing that I’ve had helps me to be willing to go there and be free and vulnerable and really jump into these scenes wholeheartedly," she said.


    Laura Helene Prepon hedonist (born March 7, 1980) is an American actress, director and author. She rose to fame with her role as Donna Pinciotti in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006). She is also known for her portrayal of Alex Vause in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). Prepon made her film debut in 2001 with the independent drama Southlander. Her other films include the romantic drama Come Early Morning (2006), the comedy Lay the Favorite (2012), the thriller The Girl on the Train (2016), and the drama The Hero (2017)....  more

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      The former My Name Is Earl actor had been practicing Scientology since the 1990s, but left the Church with his family in 2016.


      Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American actor, photographer, producer, skateboarder, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Earl Hickey in the television comedy series My Name Is Earl, for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV series in 2005 and 2006 by The Golden Globes, David Seville in the live action/CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the voice of Syndrome in The Incredibles. He is also known for his roles in Kevin Smith films such as Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, and Cop Out, and has had starred in Almost Famous, Heartbreakers, Stealing Harvard, A Guy Thing, Monster House...  more

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        Kelly Preston was a member of Scientology with her husband John Travolta up until her death in July of 2020.


        Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and former model. She appeared in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins, and Jerry Maguire. She was married to John Travolta, with whom she collaborated on the science fiction film Battlefield Earth. She also starred in the films The Cat in the Hat, Old Dogs, and Broken Bridges....  more

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          Beck Hansen was associated with Scientology due to his father's involvement with the Church. After years of defending the religion to the public, he split from Scientology in November of 2019.


          Beck Hansen (born July 8, 1970), known mononymously as Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide genre styles. Today, he musically encompasses folk, funk, soul, hip hop, electronic, alternative rock, country, and psychedelia. He has released 13 studio albums (3 of which were independently released), as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music. Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck grew towards hip-hop and folk in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and...  more

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