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Famous People You Didn't Know Were Lutheran

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Faith is often a personal matter. So perhaps you'll be surprised to discover which celebs are members of the Lutheran church. A number of famous actors, singers, and athletes identify as Lutheran. Some were born into the church, while others discovered the faith later in life. A few famous Lutheran celebrities were even the children of Lutheran ministers.

Who will you find on this list of famous people who are Lutheran? Kirsten Dunst lands in the top spot. The Fargo actress attended and graduated from Catholic schools, although she was reportedly raised Lutheran. Bruce Willis once was a practicing Lutheran, but in recent years he appears to be less enthusiastic about organized religion. "God is also this snow, and God is also the little buds that come out on the trees, little babies that get born. That’s my God. But organized religion you can set on fire," he said.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Dale Earnhardt, Sr both practiced the Lutheran faith. Other famous people featured on this top Lutheran celebrities list include Johann Sebastian Bach, William Hurt, and Dana Carvey.

Which of these celebrity Lutherans is your favorite? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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    Jeff Bridges is quoted as saying, "All religions are good, Christians or Buddhism or Judaism — but be kind, be kind; that is my religion." He was reportedly raised Lutheran.

    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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    David Hasselhoff is reportedly Lutheran.

    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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    William H. Macy was reportedly raised Lutheran.

    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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    Dana Carvey based his famous Saturday Night Live character The Church Lady on Lutheran women that he knew who used to chat with his mom.

    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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