It is literally impossible to forget that some celebs like Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta are hardcore members of Scientology but there are few celebs you probably forgot were Scientologists.
And we can understand that.
It could be for a number of reasons.
Maybe some don’t talk about it as much because of privacy reasons, or because the talk of ‘religion’ upsets some fans.
Maybe you ‘forgot’ these celebs were Scientologists because you actually never knew.
Sometimes, it just doesn’t fit in with their ‘image’ so they away shy away from the topic.
Scientology, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the religion, was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954.
Scientology is a religion that claims to offer “a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being“.
It also claims that human beings are immortal…so let’s not start drinking the ‘Kool-aid’ just yet.
Whatever the reason, here’s a list of some notable celebs you probably forgot were Scientologists.
You may recognize Juliette Lewis from her work on Martin Scorcese’s Cape Fear or from the more recent Television series, Wayward Pines.
She has also starred in Natural Born Killers, The Other Sister, Strange Days, From Dusk till Dawn, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The Evening Star.
Thanks to her portfolio, she is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Nominated actress.
Juliette was also a member of the rock band, Juliette and the Licks, until 2009 when she embarked on a solo career.
Juliette identifies as both a Scientologist and a Christian.
Next up on our list is:
Of course you know Laura Prepon…but did you know she was a Scientologist?
You probably know Laura from the immensely successful Television series – Orange is The New Black; or from her other immensely successful TV show – That ’70s Show (which, to be honest, has stood the test of time).
Laura rarely speaks of her religion but one of the only times she has mentioned it was in 2007 to Women’s Health magazine when she first acknowledged her involvement with the religion.
On her religion, Laura states:
“Honestly, I’ve become more me. The auditing has stripped away all of this charge, false ideas, decisions and mis-emotions that were affecting me.”
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Giovanni is truly one of the most underrated actors of this generation which is truly a shame considering just how good he is.
Wondering why he seems just so familiar?
While you may not be entirely familiar with the name, Giovanni has been in pretty much every movie for the past two decades… okay, while that’s an obvious over-exaggeration, Giovanni has been in Boiler Room, Ted, Avatar, Saving Private Ryan, Selma, Ted 2, A Million Ways to die in the West, The Rum Diary, Lost in Translation, Gone in 60 Seconds and Public Enemies.
I could go on and on but you get the idea.
He also played Phoebe’s younger brother on a little show called F.R.I.E.N.D.S – perhaps, you’ve heard of it.
Giovanni is a devoted and active member of the church of Scientology, alongside his twin sister – Marissa.
You know Beck, right?
The award-winning musician?
Yeah, I have no doubt that he’s among those celebs you probably forgot were Scientologists.
Beck is an American singer, songwriter and music producer.
Highly popular in the early 90s, he is highly regarded for his versatile and diverse music content.
He has 12 albums which encompass country, hip hop, folk, alternative rock and soul.
Beck identifies as both Jewish and a Scientologist.
Beck who has been a Scientologist for most of his life is married to actress, Marissa Ribisi (see above) who is a second generation Scientologist.
You probably know this media darling from her stint on the critically acclaimed TV show – Mad Men – which ran from 2007 to 2015.
She currently a main cast member on Top Of The Lake, an award-winning British Television show.
But did you know Elisabeth is a Scientologist?
She was raised as a Scientologists by her parents – Linda and Ron Moss who are also Scientologists.
Another Television Darling to make this list.
Jenna is mostly known for her role as the free spirit – Dharma on the beloved television show Dharma And Greg which ran from 1997-2002.
You may not know this but Jenna is very active member of the Church of Scientology.
In 2005, Jenna attended the Citizens Commission on Human Rights’ “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” museum grand opening which was backed by the Church of Scientology.
In 2008, she was a co-host of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project Charity Event which was is Scientology-affiliated organization.
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Has our list of ‘celebs your probably forgot were Scientologists’ surprised you?
While some celebs can’t seem to keep quiet about their Scientology membership, it is nice to come across a few who keep their relationship close to the vest.