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List of Famous People with Jewish Mothers ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people have been raised by Jewish mothers and fathers 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 mother? Amanda Bynes tops our list. The What I Like About You actress was raised by a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. She does not practice any given religion, and she has stated the reason as, "I haven't decided yet." Harrison Ford was raised by a Jewish mother and an Irish Catholic father. While it is unclear what religion the Star Wars actor practices today, he has stated that he feels, "Irish as a person but Jewish as an actor."

Goldie Hawn was raised by a Jewish mother and a Presbyterian father. She now considers herself to be a Jewish Buddhist. Scream actress Neve Campbell has a Jewish mother and a Catholic father. She is a practicing Catholic, but she considers herself to be ethnically Jewish.

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Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Famous People with Jewish Mothers
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Amanda Bynes was raised by a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. She does not practice any given religion and she has stated the reason as, "I haven't decided yet."

Age: 31

Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Credits: Easy A, She's the Man, What I Like About You, Hairspray

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Famous People with Jewish Mothers
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Bill Maher was raised by a Jewish mother and a Catholic father. As an adult, Maher is an outspoken Atheist.

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Real Time with Bill Maher, Religulous, Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home, Bill Maher: The Decider

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Famous People with Jewish Mothers
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Harrison Ford was raised by a Jewish mother and an Irish Catholic father.  While it is unclear what religion Ford practices today, he has stated that he feels, "Irish as a person but Jewish as an actor."

Age: 74

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Film Producer, Carpenter, Actor

Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner

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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Famous People with Jewish Mothers
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Goldie Hawn was raised by a Jewish mother and a Presbyterian father. She now considers herself to be a Jewish Buddhist.

Age: 71

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, Overboard, Private Benjamin

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