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List of Famous People with Jewish Fathers ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people have been raised by Jewish fathers and mothers of a different faith. Some famous folks adopted one religion, while others found that a combination of faiths worked for them. Several celebrities explored a wide variety of religions into their adulthood.

Who is the most famous person with a Jewish father? Sarah Jessica Parker tops our list. The “Sex and the City” star has a Jewish father, and her mother has no specific religion. Parker identifies herself as Jewish, although she has had no religious training. Her husband, Matthew Broderick, was brought up in a similarly interfaith family. The Ferris Bueller's Day Off star was raised by a Jewish mother and a Catholic father.

Seven actress Gwyneth Paltrow's father was Jewish, and her mother was brought up as a Quaker. She used to say that she did not believe in any religion, but more recently Paltrow has stated that she will be raising her children as Jewish. Paltrow's husband, Chris Martin, was raised as an Episcopalian, but he does not follow any particular faith today.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Famous People with Jewish Fathers
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Sarah Jessica Parker has a Jewish father, and her mother has no specific religion. Parker identifies herself as Jewish, although she has had no religious training.

Age: 52

Birthplace: Nelsonville, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, + more

Credits: Sex and the City, Sex and the City, Ed Wood, Sex and the City 2

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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Famous People with Jewish Fathers
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Gwyneth Paltrow's father Bruce Paltrow was Jewish, and her mother Blythe Danner was brought up as a Quaker. She used to say that she did not believe in any religion, but more recently, Paltrow has said she will be raising her children as Jewish.

Age: 44

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Model, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Se7en, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2, Iron Man

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Famous People with Jewish Fathers
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Sean Penn was raised by a Catholic mother and a non-practicing Jewish father. He is now Agnostic.

Age: 56

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Mystic River, 21 Grams, Milk, Dogtown and Z-Boys

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Famous People with Jewish Fathers
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Paul Newman was raised by a Jewish father, and his mother practiced Christian Science. He identified himself more closely with his Jewish heritage as an adult.

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver, + more

Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars

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