This list contains information about ex-Mormon celebrities, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and politicians are former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of these celebrities left the church when they became adults, while others left as children when their parents decided to explore other religions.
Who is the most famous person who is an ex-Mormon? Amy Adams tops this list. Adams was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but her family left Mormonism when her parents got divorced in 1985. Aaron Eckhart was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He once served as a missionary in Europe for two years. He has stated in several interviews that he no longer considers himself to be Mormon.
Jewel's family stopped attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was seven years old. Panic! at the Disco musician Brendon Urie was raised in a Mormon family. He later left the church and has said that music is his religion.
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden was raised in the Mormon faith but abandoned the church in her 20s. In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, Ardern claimed she disagreed with the church's teachings on gay rights, especially as she had many gay friends. Eventually, the discomfort this caused prompted her to leave the church altogether.
- Born: 1980-07-26
- Age: 41
- Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand
Jewel's family stopped attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was seven years old.
- Born: 1974-05-23
- Age: 47
- Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States of America
Ryan Gosling was raised by Mormon parents. In recent years, Gosling has said that he never really identified with the Mormon faith.
- Born: 1980-11-12
- Age: 40
- Birthplace: London, Canada
Chelsea Handler was raised by a Mormon mother and a Jewish father. She has vocalized her skepticism of organized religion, but she refers to herself as Jewish.
- Born: 1975-02-25
- Age: 46
- Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America