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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 There are also a few who are no longer active in the Church, but were at one time spokespeople. 

 

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    Erica Christensen was raised in Scientology by her parents, and she still practices the faith today.

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    Erika Jane Christensen (born August 19, 1982) is an American actress and singer whose filmography includes roles in Traffic (2000), Swimfan (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Flightplan (2005), How to Rob a Bank (2007), The Tortured (2010), and The Case for Christ (2017). For her performance in Traffic, she won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with her co-stars. In 2006, she starred on the short-lived drama series Six Degrees on ABC. From 2010 until its ending in 2015, Christensen starred as Julia Braverman-Graham on the NBC family drama series...  more
    • Born: 1982-08-19
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Gender: Female

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    Actor Giovanni Ribisi has stated that he has "been a Scientologist all his life." His twin sister Marissa is also a member of the organization.

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    Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈniːno dʒoˈvanni riˈbiːzi]; born December 17, 1974) is an American film and television actor known for his roles in the TV series Sneaky Pete, and the films Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Ted. He also had recurring roles in My Name Is Earl and Friends....  more
    • Born: 1974-12-17
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Gender: Male
    • Alternative Name: Vonni Ribisi^! Giovanni Ribisi

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    Sonny Bono was involved with the Church for a period of his life, but made an attempt to leave in 1991. According to his wife, "they made it very difficult for him" to exit Scientology.

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    Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He was mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988 to 1992, and the Republican congressman for California's 44th district from 1995 until his death in 1998. The United States Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death. Mary Bono (Sonny's last wife) had been one of the original sponsors of the legislation, commonly known as the...  more
    • Born: 1935-02-16
    • Birthplace: Detroit, MI
    • Gender: Male

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    Juliette Lewis is a Scientologist, and stands by the religion. "I only ever say, when I’m asked about this—my freedom. The Muslim religion, any religion, you can find trouble in," she said in an interview with Time. "At the end of the day, I’m into protecting my freedom of choice, freedom of voice, freedom of religion, freedom of expression."

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    Juliette Lake Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and singer known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. She began her career with small film and television roles in the late 1980s. In 1991 she received acclaim for her performance in Cape Fear, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. She has since appeared in films such as Husbands and Wives (1992), Kalifornia; What's Eating Gilbert Grape (both 1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), The Basketball Diaries; Strange Days (both 1995), From Dusk till Dawn; The Evening Star (both 1996), The Other Sister (1999), The Way of the Gun (2000), Old School (2003), Starsky &...  more
    • Born: 1973-06-21
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Gender: Female

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