18 Celebrities Who Are Surprisingly Religious

Many celebrities are open about their religious beliefs — that's why that world has a new Kirk Cameron Christmas movie in theaters and a whole lotta distrust in Tom Cruise. But while some celebrities are candid about their religious beliefs and practices, others keep their spirituality to themselves. Of course, that doesn't mean that these famous folks aren't serious about their belief system. Click through to read about some surprisingly religious celebrities.

Mark Wahlberg

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The Fighter star has said that this religion is one of the most important aspects of his life.

Mark Wahlberg

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The former Marky Mark is a practicing Catholic, who makes an effort to go to church every week.

Russell Brand

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Brand often jokes about religion during his standup routines, but he is actually quite spiritual.

Russell Brand

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Brand is a practicing Hindu, who often attends Hare Krishna services.

Angus T. Jones

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The Two and a Half Men star claimed that his religious beliefs conflicted with his sitcom role.

Angus T. Jones

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Jones left the sitcom that made him millions in 2012, stating that he was a “paid hypocrite” due to the fact that his newly-discovered Christian faith wouldn’t approve of the raunchy comedy.

Stephen Baldwin

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This Baldwin prioritizes this faith these days.

Stephen Baldwin

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Baldwin rediscovered his Christian faith later in his career, but now considers it a major part of his life.

Debby Ryan

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The Disney Channel darling considers herself very religious.

Debby Ryan

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The devout Christian reportedly started a Bible study group for other child actors.

Justin Bieber

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Though the Biebs admits he doesn’t always make it to church, he considers himself a devout follower of this faith.

Justin Bieber

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The Biebs is a Christian who admits to having a personal relationship with God and prays often.

Patricia Heaton

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The Everybody Loves Raymond star has claimed that her religious beliefs have cost her jobs in Hollywood.

Patricia Heaton

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Heaton is a devout attendee of a Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles.

Richard Gere

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Though he was raised Christian, Gere found a religion that better suited his beliefs during his college years.

Richard Gere

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Gere is a practicing Buddhist who has studied with the Dalai Lama.

Lupe Fiasco

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The rapper’s religion sometimes conflicts with his celebrity lifestyle.

Lupe Fiasco

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Fiasco was raised Muslim and abstains from drinking or using drugs due to his religious beliefs.

Madonna

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Madonna is open to studying several different religions, but has spent almost two decades studying this one.

Madonna

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Madonna is a follower of Kabbalah, often defined as Jewish mysticism. She also studies the Koran.

Prince

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Prince identifies with this branch of Christianity.

Prince

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Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2001. According to Hollowverse, he now preaches the virtues of living a moral life.

Mos Def

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The rapper is passionate about his faith.

Mos Def

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Mos Def was introduced to Islam by his father during his early teenage years and solidified his status as a Muslim when he turned 19.

Kris Jenner

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The Kardashian/Jenner matriarch admits that she turned to religion during a particularly trying family time.

Kris Jenner

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Jenner has stated that she turned to her Christian faith to help her cope with the backlash from her daughter Kim Kardashian’s sex tape.

Julia Roberts

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Roberts was raised Catholic but converted to this Eastern religion.

Julia Roberts

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The Eat, Pray, Love star converted to Hinduism during adulthood and often goes to temples to pray.

Tiger Woods

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Though the golfer admitted that he strayed from his religion in recent years, he seems determined to return to his faith.

Tiger Woods

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Woods was raised Buddhist, a religion that teaches followers not to give in to every craving of the body. Woods cited his religion as helping him move on from his cheating scandal.

Orlando Bloom

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Bloom shares a similar belief system to Tiger Woods.

Orlando Bloom

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Bloom was raised in the Church of England, but now identifies as Buddhist.

Erika Christensen

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The Parenthood star is a member of this controversial religion.

Erika Christensen

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Christensen was raised Scientologist, and recently defended the religion in the press, stating that the public holds enormous “misconceptions” about Scientology.

David Archuleta

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The American Idol winner devotes a great deal of time to his faith.

David Archuleta

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Despite having a promising music career ahead of him, Archuleta decided to put his work on pause to become a Mormon missionary. He is currently on a two-year mission in South America.