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This list contains information about famous ex-Scientologists, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several prominent figures in Hollywood were once members of the Church of Scientology. Some of these celebrities were raised as Scientologists, while others joined later in life, before ultimately leaving. Many famous ex-Scientologists are also ex-wives of Tom Cruise.

Who is the most famous former Scientologist? Nicole Kidman tops this list. Kidman was a member of the Church of Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise from 1990-2001. She has since been labeled as Roman Catholic. Cruise's ex-wives Katie Holmes and Mimi Rogers also left Scientology.

Author Neil Gaiman was raised in the Church of Scientology, but he no longer believes in organized religion. When asked about the existence of God, Gaiman said, "I don't know, I think there's probably a 50/50 chance. It doesn't really matter to me."

Do you think these celebs are better off now that they left Scientology? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 27 Famous Ex-Scientologists
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Nicole Kidman was a member of the Church of Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise from 1990-2001. She has since been labeled as Roman Catholic.   

Age: 49

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Children: Connor Cruise, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, Isabella Jane Cruise

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William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 27 Famous Ex-Scientologists
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William S. Burroughs joined the Church of Scientology in the 1960s, but he left because he felt that the organization did not allow for enough critical discussion. He did, however, enjoy the philosophies that Scientology offered.

Age: Died at 83 (1914-1997)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer

Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction

Children: William S. Burroughs, Jr.

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Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 27 Famous Ex-Scientologists
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Katie Holmes was a member of the Church of Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise from 2006-2012. After the couple divorced, she returned to the Catholic Church.   

Age: 38

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Children: Suri Cruise

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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 27 Famous Ex-Scientologists
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Jerry Seinfeld is quoted as saying that he dabbled in Scientology during his 20s.   

Age: 62

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

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Children: Sascha Seinfeld, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, Julian Kal Seinfeld

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