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Mormon Celebrities

Famous Mormons
Updated June 14, 2019 384.7k views 74 items

List of notable or famous Mormon celebrities, including actors, television presenters, dancers, hosts, singers and musicians. These entertainers, working in a variety of disciplines, media and formats, are all members in good standing of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and are considered practicing Mormons. Though some of them have openly discussed their Mormon beliefs and are closely associated with the religion (such as Donny and Marie Osmond of the singing Osmond family), many others are famous for their secular work and are not widely known as Mormon believers.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes known simply as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination in the "Latter Day Saint Movement" inspired by the message of Joseph Smith. The church currently claims 14.1 million adherents around the world, with 50,000 missionaries currently serving worldwide. The church models its teachings and organizations on Joseph Smith's original Church of Christ, founded in 1830.

The Mormon culture that inspired some of these artists is also distinctive in many ways, both because of the geographical center of Mormonism in the Intermountain West and the family-oriented worldview of the church itself.
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 44

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, she has been featured three times in annual rankings of the highest-paid ...more

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Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 40

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., West End, USA

Katherine Marie Heigl (; born November 24, 1978) is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning ...more

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Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 30

Birthplace: Orem, Utah, United States of America

Julianne Alexandra Hough (; born July 20, 1988) is an American dancer, actress, and singer. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a ...more

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 55

Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States of America

Glenn Lee Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American conservative political commentator, radio host and television producer. He is the CEO, founder, and owner of Mercury Radio Arts, the parent ...more

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Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Dec. at 40 (1973-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Glendale, California

Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor, social activist and philanthropist. He was best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the ...more

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Marie Osmond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 59

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959) is an American singer, actress, author, philanthropist, talk show host and a member of the show business family the Osmonds. Although she was never ...more

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Aaron Eckhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 50

Birthplace: USA, Cupertino, California

Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor. Born in Cupertino, California, Eckhart moved to England at age 13, when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he ...more

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Donny Osmond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 61

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Donald Clark Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, dancer, actor and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the ...more

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Gladys Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 74

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Oglethorpe

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight ...more

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Jon Heder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 41

Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Jonathan Joseph Heder (; born October 26, 1977) is an American actor and producer. His feature film debut came in 2004 as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite. He has also ...more

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Mireille Enos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Mireille Enos Age: 43

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Marie Mireille Enos (; born September 22, 1975) is an American actress. Drawn to acting from a young age, she graduated in performing arts from Brigham Young University, where she was awarded ...more

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Wilford Brimley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 84

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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Brandon Flowers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 37

Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada, United States of America

Brandon Richard Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, and occasional bass guitarist of the Las Vegas-based ...more

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David Archuleta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 28

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

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Billy Barty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)

Birthplace: Millsboro, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Jimmy Osmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 55

Birthplace: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

James Arthur Osmond (born April 16, 1963) is an American singer, actor, and businessman. He is the youngest member of the sibling musical group the Osmonds. As a solo artist, Osmond has ...more

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Arthur Kane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Dec. at 55 (1949-2004)

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

Arthur Harold Kane Jr. (February 3, 1949 – July 13, 2004) was a musician best known as the bass guitarist for the pioneering glam rock band the New York Dolls. Kane was a founding member of the ...more

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Chelsie Hightower is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 29

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Chelsie Kay Hightower (born July 21, 1989) is a ballroom dancer. She is known for being a regular dance partner, trainer and choreographer on the ABC competition show Dancing with the Stars, ...more
Merlin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: Died at 70 (1940-2010)

Birthplace: Logan, Utah, United States of America

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Alan Osmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 69

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Alan Ralph Osmond (born June 22, 1949) is a member of the family musical group The Osmonds.
Pat Priest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 82

Birthplace: Bountiful, Utah, United States of America

Patricia Ann Priest (born August 15, 1936) is an American actress known for portraying the second Marilyn Munster on the television show The Munsters (1964–1966) after the original actress, ...more
Gordon Jump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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Don Bluth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 81

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America

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Jared Murillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 30

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

Jared Makaio Murillo (born August 6, 1988) is an American professional dancer known for his works as a dancer in the Disney Channel movies, High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and for ...more
Wayne Osmond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mormon Celebrities
Age: 67

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Melvin Wayne Osmond (born August 28, 1951) is the second oldest of the original Osmond Brothers singers and the fourth oldest of the nine Osmond children.