Most religious celebrities

While it’s a sensitive topic for some, other people speak about their religion openly. The same goes for celebrities. Certain stars find it a personal matter, but there are those who are very public about their spiritual beliefs. These are some of the most religious celebs who claim they live according to their religion.

Mark Wahlberg

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Roman Catholic actor Mark Wahlberg takes his religion seriously. “It’s the most important part of my life,” he explained. “I don’t try to push it on anybody and I don’t try to hide it.” Mark tries to attend church twice every Sunday. For Wahlberg’s wife, Rhea Durham, and their four kids, Sundays often revolve around the church schedule. “If the kids are good, I’ll have doughnuts for them at 6:30 in the morning, and I’ll say, ‘You guys gotta let Mommy sleep in!’ I’ll go to church at 7:30 and everybody will be eating breakfast when I come home. Then we’ll go to church again at 10:30, if things aren’t too hectic. Or if one of the kids has a game we’ll watch them play. It’s a nice family day,” the actor told Parade.

Mario Lopez







Lopez has spoken about his Catholic faith over the years. Upon the new pope’s election in 2013, he tweeted: “Big moment for the church & for those of us who call ourselves Catholics. I hope Pope Francis comes with an open heart & open mind… #Faith.” Back in 2008, he told People : “I go to church by myself, and it’s just my time to be alone with God. At home in L.A., I go to St. Robert’s in Burbank. Whatever city I’m in, I try to find the nearest Catholic church. I’ve been going to St. Patrick’s in New York. If I miss Mass, I feel guilty and I’ll usually go find a church and light a candle. I missed Mass this past weekend because of all the traveling I’ve been doing. But there was a nun on the plane, so I felt better. The sister was cool about me.”








Madonna was raised Catholic but embraced Kabbalah in the mid-1990s. “It didn’t really matter that I was, you know, raised Catholic or I wasn’t Jewish and I felt very comfortable and I liked being anonymous in a classroom environment,” she told Larry King in 1999. However, in 2013, she told Harper’s Bazaar: “I am building schools for girls in Islamic countries and studying the Qur’an. I think it is important to study all the holy books. As my friend Yaman always tells me, a good Muslim is a good Jew, and a good Jew is a good Christian, and so forth. I couldn’t agree more. To some people this is a very daring thought.”

Stephen Baldwin

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Born-again Christian Stephen Baldwin told Fox News in 2013: “I just think that probably when somebody calls themselves born again and kind of goes out there in a pretty radically zealous way, professes their glee about that, it can creep people out. I have no regret about that, but I have chilled out a lot more because I’m a little more seasoned as a Christian believer.”

Mel Gibson

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The Roman Catholic actor and director built a chapel in Malibu, Calif., called The Church of the Holy Family. Mass is performed in Latin every morning, and the women are required to cover their heads. Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion Of The Christ” told the Catholic World News in 2004: “Mel has a great devotion to Christ, to Mary, to all the saints,” he said, “if some people think that he is not completely in the Church, well then, they only have to pray for him.”

Angela Bassett







Angela attends West Angeles Church of God in Christ and she once gave voice to Queen Esther in “The Bible Experience” (audio Bible). “When you realize that every breath is a gift from God. When you realize how small you are, but how much he loved you. That he, Jesus, would die, the son of God himself on earth, then you…you just weep. Loving God is like my being black. I just am. No one says ‘You know what? I’m gonna be blacker today!’ It’s my culture. It’s not something I put on or take off or show more. You just communicate that in the way you live your life,” she told the L.A. Times.

Richard Gere







Gere is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist. He said in an interview with Frontline: “People often ask me what is it about his Holiness and ultimately the only thing that I really say is you feel safe. This is someone who wants nothing from you. Except for you to be happy. That’s it. Doesn’t want your money. Doesn’t want your time. Wants you to be happy and knows that there is a path that if you give yourself to it with courage and commitment you will ultimately be happy. I mean not one lifetime maybe many hundreds of millions of lifetimes of world systems of lifetimes. But it will happen and when you encounter his Holiness you believe that. It’s real. It’s true. And other things start to fall away. You know the kind of egocentricity falls away and self-consciousness falls away in the golden light of that feeling.”

Denzel Washington







Devout Christian Denzel Washington is the son of a Pentecostal preacher from Mount Vernon, New York. He has been a member of West Angeles Church of God in Christ for over 30 years and reads the Bible every morning. He told Christianity Today in 2010: “I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. I’ve been filled with the Holy Spirit. I know it’s real.”

Tom Cruise







Tom Cruise’s devotion to Scientology has been widely reported in the media, and it’s purported that it led to the breakdown of his marriage with Katie Holmes. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs. He became involved with the church in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers. He has said that Scientology helped him overcome dyslexia.


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4 responses to “Most religious celebrities”

  1. Megan says:

    It is hard to believe some celebrities here to be religious! Many of them are drug and alcohol addicted and still very religious? Well, I bet this religion then has nothing to do with the faith. This is simply a vanity and lies. No religious person would behave like that.

  2. Hannah says:

    I remember I read a lot of articles about Denzel Washington and the fact that he is a very religious person, and I am really proud of him, as due to his religious beliefs he is able to teach something good the young people who are being his fans. What can be better than that? I hate the fact that the majority of celebrity’s do not really understand that as soon as they become famous, and got their own fans, they become in charge for their deeds as their deeds are not longer only their concern. This is the important thing that should be kept in mind. So if they do drugs and abuse alcohol, than that is the message they are bringing to their fans, who are following them in everything while hoping to become like them one day. No after thinking for a little bit, I realize that I have never seen Denzel Washington even in one nude scene, and I think that it is awesome.

  3. Rosie says:

    I love Angela Basset; all the movies where she performs are very decent and teach people some important morality issues. I think nowadays in our society it is very needed to learn something like that. The more time passes, the more I see the tendency that people stop carrying about each other, they stop respecting each other, and as a result they do things that later they will not be proud of, and I think it is not a very nice thing. People are supposed to tend to something good, and do good things, as the more good things they are doing, the better person they become, and as a result one day they might get so stick to the image of a kind person, that they will actually become this person.

  4. Kathy says:

    Actually I do not really respect all this Buddha stuff or the Kabbalah stuff. So I think Richard Gere has made some bad choice while following it. As for example, if thinking more carefully on this subject, than how many happy stars do we see? I mean stars who have families, and who care about each other? I think none. Some very good families are breaking as soon as one of its members stars leading this religious belief. Madonna’s family with Guy Ritchie or for example Tom Cruise’s family with Katie Holmes, both of those very strong and beautiful families have fallen apart. So I don’t think it is a good religious, as God teaches us the importance of the family and staying together, and not the vice versa thing at all.