Mormon Celebs

by freebird1987 | created - 19 Jun 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Celebrities who are practicing or raised in the LDS religion

1. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

2. Donny Osmond

Soundtrack | Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond was born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, to Olive Osmond (née Davis) and George Osmond on . He was the seventh of eight brothers and has one sister. When Donny was young, his family went to see Lawrence Welk in California. They were unable to meet with him so they ...

3. Marie Osmond

Soundtrack | Donny and Marie

Marie Osmond has spent 5 iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer and talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the ...

4. Mike Lookinland

Actor | The Brady Bunch

Mike Lookinland was born on December 19, 1960 in Mount Pleasant, Utah, USA as Michael Paul Lookinland. He is known for his work on The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and The Way of the Gun (2000). He has been married to Kelly Wermuth since May 11, 1987. They have two ...

5. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

6. Eliza Dushku

Actress | Bring It On

Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month ...

7. Wilford Brimley

Actor | Cocoon

Wilford Brimley was born on September 27, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Anthony Wilford Brimley. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), Hard Target (1993) and The Thing (1982). He has been married to Beverly Berry since October 31, 2007. He was previously married to Lynne Brimley.

8. Katherine Heigl

Actress | One for the Money

Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the...

9. Hal Ashby

Editor | In the Heat of the Night

Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household, in Ogden, Utah, to Eileen Ireta (Hetzler) and James Thomas Ashby, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of ...

10. A.J. Cook

Actress | Criminal Minds

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of ...

11. Christine Cavanaugh

Actress | Dexter's Laboratory

Christine Cavanaugh was born on August 16, 1963 in Layton, Utah, USA as Christine Josephine Sandberg. She was an actress, known for Dexter's Laboratory (1996), Babe (1995) and Jerry Maguire (1996). She was married to Kevin James Cavanaugh. She died on December 22, 2014 in Cedar City, Utah.

12. Aaron Eckhart

Actor | The Dark Knight

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and In the Company of Men (1997).

13. Julianne Hough

Actress | Rock of Ages

A true triple-threat, Emmy Award-winner Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in the worlds of film, television and music. She became a household name virtually overnight as a two-time professional champion on ABC's top-rated "Dancing With the Stars," before making a...

14. Jon Heder

Actor | Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder was born on October 26, 1977 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Jonathan Joseph Heder. He is an actor and producer, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Blades of Glory (2007) and The Benchwarmers (2006). He has been married to Kirsten Heder since November 23, 2002. They have three children.

15. Gladys Knight

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Gladys Maria Knight. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) and Licence to Kill (1989). She has been married to William McDowell since April 12, 2001. She was previously married to Les...

16. Kelly Packard

Self | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Kelly Packard was born on January 29, 1975 in Glendale, California, USA as Kelly Chemane Packard. She is an actress, known for Ripley's Believe It or Not! (2000), Baywatch (1989) and California Dreams (1992). She has been married to Darrin Privett since August 17, 1996. They have four children.

17. Megyn Price

Actress | Grounded for Life

Megyn Price is one of the more familiar faces in the world of television sitcoms. A gifted college student with a mind for figures, Price initially embarked on a career in finance, before making the jump to acting. Her television debut on the final season episode, Quantum Leap: Liberation - October...

18. Pat Priest

Actress | The Munsters

This sweet, wholesome, porcelain-skinned beauty was your typical bouffant blonde of the early-to-mid 1960s. She was picture perfect, whether romping along the coast of Malibu Beach in a bikini or peering over a white picket fence as the girl-next-door. Pat Priest was born Patricia Ann Priest on ...

19. Mitt Romney

Writer | The Man from Bloomfield Hills

Willard Mitt Romney, the multimillionaire financier who was governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and a Republican Presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012, was born on March 12, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, to businessman George Romney and his wife, Lenore Romney (née Lafount). At birth, he was...

20. Ricky Schroder

Actor | Black Cloud

He was born Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr., in Staten Island, New York on April 13th, 1970. His mother, Diane Schroder was an employee at AT&T, which is also the same company that employed his father, Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr.

Eventually working his way up to management from being a telephone ...

21. Elizabeth Smart

Producer | Elizabeth Smart: Questions Answered

Elizabeth Smart was born on November 3, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Elizabeth Ann Smart. She is a producer, known for Elizabeth Smart: Questions Answered (2017), I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017) and Vegas Cinefest (2011). She has been married to Matthew Gilmour since February 18, 2012. They ...

22. Fay Wray

Actress | King Kong

Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...

23. Mick Ronson

Soundtrack | Bones

Michael "Mick" Ronson was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer. He achieved critical and commercial success while working with David Bowie as the lead guitarist and band leader for Bowie's backing band, the Spiders From Mars. Ronson was also a session ...

24. Chelsea Handler

Actress | This Means War

Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita (Stoecker), who was born in Germany, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She was the youngest of six children. In 2002, Chelsea was one of the stars of Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly (2002). Chelsea got her...

25. Christina Aguilera

Soundtrack | The Voice

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...

26. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

27. David Archuleta

Actor | Nandito ako

David Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida, USA as David James Archuleta. He is an actor, known for Nandito ako (2012), Meet the Mormons (2014) and So You Think You Can Dance (2005).

28. Glenn Beck

Producer | For the Record

Glenn Beck has built his rising media company "Mercury Radio Arts" from the ground up. The former Top 40 DJ entered the talk format in 2001 and already his show is broadcast nearly 200 stations nationwide. Millions of listeners are drawn to this modern-day story teller who is armed with a quick wit...

29. Jewel Kilcher

Soundtrack | Ride with the Devil

Jewel Kilcher was born on May 23, 1974 in Payson, Utah, USA. She was previously married to Ty Murray.

30. Billy Barty

Actor | Masters of the Universe

Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and...

31. Don Bluth

Director | Anastasia

Don Bluth was one of the chief animators at Disney to come to the mantle after the great one's death. He eventually became the animation director for such films as The Rescuers (1977) and Pete's Dragon (1977). Unfortunately, the quality of animation that Disney was producing at this point was not ...

32. Gordon Jump

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

The burly character actor Gordon Jump will probably be best remembered for the role of the radio station manager Arthur Carlson in the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978). This is ironic, since in the first part of his working life he was found either behind a microphone or camera in stints with ...

33. Shawn Bradley

Actor | Space Jam

Shawn Bradley was born on March 22, 1972 in Landstuhl, West Germany as Shawn Paul Bradley. He is an actor, known for Space Jam (1996), The Singles Ward (2002) and Studio C (2012). He has been married to Annette Evertson since September 25, 1993. They have six children.

34. Aaron Ruell

Actor | Napoleon Dynamite

Aaron Ruell was born on June 23, 1976 in Fresno, California, USA as Derek Aaron Ruell. He is a director and actor, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Everything's Gone Green (2005) and Mary (2005). He is married to Yuka Ruell.

35. Trevor Snarr

Actor | Napoleon Dynamite

Trevor Snarr was born on April 29, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004).

36. Whit Hertford

Actor | Jurassic Park

Whitby Hertford was raised in Oak Park, California and is an actor, writer and director. He studies at the University of Essex's East 15 as a MFA theatre directing scholar and is a graduate of the University of Utah's Actor Training Program conservatory. Whit began his career at the age of three in...

37. Kirby Heyborne

Actor | The Three Stooges

Kirby Heyborne was born in 1977. He is an actor, known for The Three Stooges (2012), Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006) and The Singles Ward (2002).

38. Jared Hess

Writer | Napoleon Dynamite

Jared Hess was born on July 18, 1979 in Glendale, Arizona, USA as Jared Lawrence Hess. He is a writer and director, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Gentlemen Broncos (2009) and Nacho Libre (2006). He is married to Jerusha Hess. They have one child.

39. Glen A. Larson

Writer | McCloud

Born on January 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Glen A. Larson was the man behind some of the world's best-known prime-time television series. His highly successful productions (successful both financially and popularly, less often critically) include Knight Rider (1982), The Fall Guy (1981), ...

40. Brandon Flowers

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Born on June 21, 1981 in Las Vegas, Brandon Richard Flowers is the youngest of six children. Having grown up in the small town of Nephi, Utah, his best chances of getting into music were the cassettes given to him by his older brother, Shane. However, during Brandon's junior year in high school, ...

41. Connie Nielsen

Actress | Gladiator

Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on...

42. Derek Hough

Soundtrack | Dancing with the Stars

Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), Hairspray Live! (2016) and Nashville (2012).

43. Randy Bachman

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Randy Bachman was born on September 27, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Randolph Charles Bachman. He was previously married to Denise McCann and Stevenson, Lorayne.

44. Kevin Rahm

Actor | Nightcrawler

Kevin Rahm was born on January 7, 1971 in Mineral Wells, Texas, USA as Kevin Patrick Rahm. He is an actor and writer, known for Nightcrawler (2014), Mad Men (2007) and Lethal Weapon (2016). He has been married to Amy Lonkar since April 28, 2012. They have one child.

45. Matthew Modine

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While...

46. Johnny Whitaker

Actor | Tom Sawyer

Johnny Whitaker was born on December 13, 1959 in Van Nuys, California, USA as John Orson Whitaker Jr. He is an actor, known for Tom Sawyer (1973), The Biscuit Eater (1972) and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973). He was previously married to Symbria Wright.

47. Rachel Jacobs

Actress | Growing Pains

Rachel Jacobs was born on September 26, 1970 in Rexburg, Idaho, USA as Rachel Elizabeth Jacobs. She is an actress, known for Growing Pains (1985), Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and The Love Boat (1977). She has been married to Jonathan Struhs since November 24, 1993. They have four children.



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