People worldwide consider their religious beliefs one of the most contentious, influential, and significant areas of their lives. It would appear that the power of organized religion is dwindling with each passing day due to the advancements in science and social media that have made it possible for more individuals to access knowledge.
It does not imply that superstars in the entertainment industry, such as actors, musicians, and other celebrities, have entirely abandoned their religious beliefs. There are still many famous people with certain religious tenets who are pleased to open in public.
1. Anne Hathaway
|Born||November 12, 1982|
|Awards||Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award|
|Box Office Success||Films have grossed over $6.8 billion worldwide|
|Breakthrough Role||Lead role in Disney’s “The Princess Diaries”|
|Transition to Adult Roles||Successful transition from family films to adult roles|
|Academy Award Win||Won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Les Misérables”|
|Recent Projects||Notable recent projects include “Ocean’s 8” (2018), “The Hustle” (2019), and “WeCrashed” (2022)|
|Philanthropy||Board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network, supports gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador|
|Religious Background||Raised Roman Catholic with strong values|
|Changed Religious Beliefs||Shifted from Catholicism to the Episcopal Church due to its acceptance of homosexuality, but eventually left|
|Education||Studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Barrow Group Theater Company’s acting program; Enrolled at Vassar College and later transferred to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study|
|Early Acting Career||Made breakthrough with TV series “Get Real” and lead role in “The Princess Diaries”|
|Vocal Talents||Sang for soundtracks and audiobook release of “The Princess Diaries” novels|
|Personal Life||Married to actor and businessman Adam Shulman; Has two sons|
Annie Hathaway, whose full name is Anne Jacqueline “Annie” Hathaway, was born on November 12, 1982, in the borough of Brooklyn in New York.
Hathaway’s upbringing was Roman Catholic, and her family instilled what she describes as “very strong beliefs.” She has indicated in the past that she wanted to become a nun.
She placed a significant emphasis on acting, even while she was still younger.
After she learned that her elder brother Michael was gay when she was 15, her connection with the Catholic Church underwent a significant shift.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
|Full Name||Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1974|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, Film Producer|
|Known For||Biographical and period films|
|Awards||Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Awards|
|Films Grossed||Over $7.2 billion worldwide|
|Organizations||Appian Way Productions, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation|
|Title||United Nations Messenger of Peace (designated 2014)|
|Partners||Gisele Bündchen, Bar Refaeli, Camila Morrone|
|Parent||George DiCaprio (father)|
|Founder||Appian Way Productions|
|Foundation||Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation|
|Charity Work||Supporter of charitable causes|
|Contributions||Promoting environmental awareness|
|Education||Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, John Marshall High School|
|Highest-Paid Actors Rank||Placed eight times in annual rankings of highest-paid actors|
|Additional Recognition||Voted one of the 50 greatest actors of all time in a readers’ poll by Empire|
On the 11th of November, 1974, Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was brought into the world in Los Angeles, California.
DiCaprio was brought up in the Catholic faith. Some sources have made up the story that his maternal grandmother was born in Odesa, Ukraine.
However, there is no proof whatsoever that Leonardo DiCaprio has any ancestors who were born in Ukraine or are of Ukrainian descent.
3. Lady Gaga
|Full Name||Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta|
|Stage Name||Lady Gaga|
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1986|
|Age||37 years old|
|Birthplace||New York City, US|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Education||Collaborative Arts Project 21, New York University Tisch School of the Arts|
|Parents||Cynthia Louise (née Bissett) (Mother), Joseph Germanotta (Father)|
|Sibling||Natali Germanotta (Younger Sister)|
|Musical Career||Years Active: 2001–present|
|Genres||Pop, Dance, Electronic, Jazz, Rock|
|Labels||Def Jam, Cherrytree, KonLive, Streamline, Interscope|
|Organizations||Born This Way Foundation, Haus Labs|
|Awards||13 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards|
|Notable Works||The Fame (debut studio album), Born This Way (second studio album), Artpop (third studio album), Joanne (fourth studio album), Chromatica (sixth studio album), A Star Is Born (musical film)|
|Philanthropy||Founder of the Born This Way Foundation (supports the wellness of young people)|
|Business Ventures||Founder of Haus Labs (vegan cosmetics brand)|
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York City on March 28, 1986. Her parents are from a Catholic family that belongs to the upper middle class.
Her mother and father both come of Italian descent. She began her education at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic all-girls convent school, when she was 11.
Gaga has said that the high school version of herself was “extremely focused, very studious, very disciplined,” but she was also “a touch insecure.” She felt like an outsider and was teased for “either being too provocative or too weird.” She believed that she did not belong.
4. Mark Wahlberg
|Full Name||Mark Wahlberg|
|Role in “Father Stu”||Producer|
|Directed by||Rosalind Ross|
|Written by||Rosalind Ross|
|Starring||Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver|
|Edited by||Jeffrey M. Werner|
|Music by||Dickon Hinchliffe|
|Production Companies||Columbia Pictures, Municipal Pictures, CJ Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Release Dates||April 13, 2022 (United States)|
|Running Time||124 minutes|
|Countries||United States, South Korea|
|Box Office||$21.8 million|
|Film Synopsis||“Father Stu” is a biographical drama film starring Mark Wahlberg as Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-Catholic priest with a progressive muscle disorder. It follows his journey of faith and struggles with illness.|
|Reception||The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $21.8 million worldwide. It was released during the Christian Holy Week in the United States.|
|Re-release||A re-cut version of the film titled “Father Stu: Reborn” was released on December 9, 2022, for wider audiences.|
|Personal Background||Stuart Long, originally from Helena, Montana, pursued an acting career in Southern California before embarking on a spiritual journey. He faced challenges and developed relationships along the way.|
|Baptism and Relationship||Stu meets Carmen, who challenges him to get baptized for their relationship to progress. He joins RCIA at a local Catholic parish, where he befriends fellow parishioners.|
|Career Challenges||Stu faces discouragement in his acting career and undergoes a life-changing experience that leads him to consider priesthood.|
|Struggles and Illness||Stu’s path to priesthood is marked by challenges, including a muscular disease diagnosis and the loss of physical capabilities.|
|Legacy||Stu’s ministry in Montana impacts many lives, and even in his declining health, he continues to inspire others with his faith.|
|Production Information||Mark Wahlberg invested his own funds into the project, which was shot in Los Angeles and Montana. The film was strategically released around the Easter season.|
|Reception and Awards||The film received mixed reviews, with praise for Wahlberg’s performance. Wahlberg was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor.|
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971, in the Dorchester district of Boston, Massachusetts. His full name is Mark Robert, Michael Wahlberg.
Wahlberg’s Swedish ancestry comes from his father, while his Irish heritage comes from his father’s mother’s side of the family. His mother’s family came from Ireland, England, and French-Canadian territory in Canada.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, the famous American novelist, is his distant relative on his mother’s side of the family. His family was devout Catholics, and he received his secondary education at Copley Square High School, located on Newbury Street in Boston.
5. Vanessa Hudgens
|Full Name||Vanessa Anne Hudgens|
|Date of Birth||December 14, 1988 (age 34)|
|Place of Birth||Salinas, California, U.S.|
|Film Debut||Thirteen (2003)|
|Rise to Fame||High School Musical film series|
|Studio Albums||V (2006), Identified (2008)|
|Acting Career||Bandslam (2009), Beastly, Sucker Punch (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers (both 2012), Second Act (2018), Bad Boys for Life (2020), Tick, Tick…Boom! (2021)|
|Netflix Christmas Movies||The Princess Switch (2018) and sequels, The Knight Before Christmas (2019)|
|TV Series||Powerless (2017), Grease Live! (2016), Rent: Live (2019)|
|Broadway Debut||Gigi (2015)|
|Met Gala||Co-hosted in Manhattan in 2022|
|Family||Younger sister: Stella Hudgens|
|Ethnicity||Irish, French, Native American, Filipina|
|Education||Orange County High School of the Arts|
Vanessa Anne Hudgens is a well-known American actress and singer. She was born on December 14, 1988, in the United States.
Hudgens was reared throughout the West Coast, from Oregon to Southern California, beginning in California’s Salinas Valley, where she was born.
Her mother, Gina (née Guangco), had a variety of office jobs throughout her life, while her father, Gregory Hudgens, was a firefighter for most of his career. She was brought up in the Catholic faith.
6. Mel Gibson
|Full Name||Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson|
|Known As||Mel Gibson|
|Date of Birth||January 3, 1956|
|Place of Birth||Peekskill, New York, U.S.|
|Citizenship||Dual Irish and American citizenship|
|Education||National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)|
|Occupation||Actor, film director, producer|
|Famous Roles||Max Rockatansky in Mad Max series|
|Notable Films||Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto|
|Production Company||Icon Entertainment|
|Awards||Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards|
|Philanthropy||Active supporter of various charitable causes|
|Controversies||Past legal issues and controversial statements|
|Box Office Success||Several films grossed over $100 million worldwide|
|Personal Beliefs||Traditionalist Catholic, adherence to pre-Vatican II liturgy|
|Cultural Background||Irish-American heritage|
|Relationships||Former spouse: Robyn Moore|
|Children||9, including Milo|
|Parents||Father: Hutton Gibson|
|Siblings||Brother: Donal Gibson|
|Notable Quotes||“I can’t define ‘star quality,’ but whatever it is, Mr. Gibson has it.”|
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO is a well-known American actor, film director, and producer. He was born in the United States on January 3, 1956.
Gibson is his mother’s maiden name, and his first name comes from the cathedral in his mother’s birthplace, Longford. Colmcille is also the name of an Irish saint, which he shares. According to his mother, Gibson has dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States.
He has been quite outspoken about his “traditionalist” beliefs. He adheres to the Roman Catholic faith in the form it was understood before the “modernization” that took place at the Second Vatican Council in 1962-1965.
7. Nicole Kidman
|Name||Nicole Mary Kidman AC|
|Date of Birth||June 20, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Citizenship||Australia, United States|
|Achievements||Academy Award, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner|
|Known For||Versatile acting career spanning film and television|
|Breakthrough Roles||“Dead Calm,” “Bangkok Hilton,” “Days of Thunder”|
|Acclaimed Performances||“The Hours,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Lion”|
|Television Success||Primetime Emmy Awards for “Big Little Lies”|
|Humanitarian Work||Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and UNIFEM|
|Marital Status||Divorced from Tom Cruise, Married to Keith Urban|
|Founder||Blossom Films production company|
|Influence and Recognition||Listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Named one of the greatest actors of the 21st century|
|Family||Father: Antony Kidman, Mother: Nursing instructor and Women’s Electoral Lobby member, Sister: Antonia Kidman|
|Dual Citizenship||Australia and United States|
|Ancestry||English, Irish, Scottish|
|Early Career||Acting aspirations, theatre training, early film and television appearances|
|Film Breakthrough||“Dead Calm” and “Days of Thunder”|
|International Recognition||Acclaimed performances in “The Hours,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Eyes Wide Shut”|
|Television Success||Primetime Emmy Awards for “Big Little Lies”|
|Humanitarian Efforts||UNICEF and UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador|
|Accolades||Academy Award, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner|
|Marriages||Tom Cruise (1990-2001), Keith Urban (2006-present)|
Nicole Mary Kidman is a well-known American and Australian actress and producer. She was born on June 20, 1967.
Kidman was raised in a Catholic family and maintains her devotion to the faith today. Mary Mackillop Chapel, located in North Sydney, was her place of worship.
Kidman stated to Entertainment Weekly that the Catholic Church is a part of her “essence” in response to criticism from Catholic leaders regarding her role in The Golden Compass as anti-Catholic.
8. George Clooney
|Full Name||George Timothy Clooney|
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1961|
|Birthplace||Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Education||Northern Kentucky University|
|Awards||British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards|
|Notable Films||From Dusk till Dawn, Batman & Robin, Out of Sight, Ocean’s film series|
|Directorial Works||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck|
|Spouse||Amal Clooney (m. 2014)|
|Parents||Nick Clooney (Father), Nina Bruce (Mother)|
|Siblings||Adelia Clooney (Sister)|
|Ancestry||Irish, German, English|
|Activism||United Nations Messenger of Peace, Council on Foreign Relations|
|Business Venture||Co-founder of Casamigos tequila|
Clooney, an American actor, and director, was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a native of the United States.
Clooney was raised in a very traditional Roman Catholic household, but in 1998 he stated that he was unsure whether or not he believed “in Heaven or even God.” He responded, “Yes, we were Catholic, big-time, our entire family, and our entire circle.”
9. Amber Heard
|Name||Amber Laura Heard|
|Birthdate||April 22, 1986 (age 37)|
|Birthplace||Austin, Texas, U.S.|
|Spouse||Johnny Depp (married in 2015, divorced in 2017)|
|Partner(s)||Tasya van Ree (2008–2012)|
|Known for||Leading roles in “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” and “London Fields”|
|Notable Films||“Pineapple Express,” “The Rum Diary,” “Aquaman”|
|Humanitarian Work||Volunteer with the ACLU and Human Rights Ambassador for the UN|
|Background||Raised Catholic, became an atheist at the age of sixteen|
|Education||Earned diploma through a home-study course|
|Latest Project||“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (2023)|
Amber Laura Heard is a well-known American actress born on April 22, 1986.
She also competed in beauty pageants, even though, as an adult, she claims she cannot “accept the objectification” of women in such competitions.
Heard was raised as a Catholic, but following the loss of her best friend in a car accident when she was sixteen, she came to identify as an atheist.
The following year, Heard decided she could no longer feel at home in “conservative, God-fearin’ Texas,” so she left her Catholic high school to seek a career in acting in Los Angeles.
10. Arnold Schwarzenegger
|Governorship||38th Governor of California|
|Lieutenant||Cruz Bustamante, John Garamendi, Mona Pasquil, Abel Maldonado|
|Preceded by||Gray Davis|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Brown|
|Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports||January 22, 1990 – May 27, 1993|
|Presidents served||George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton|
|Born||Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (July 30, 1947)|
|Citizenship||Austria, United States|
|Spouse||Maria Shriver (married in 1986, divorced in 2021)|
|Children||5, including Katherine, Patrick, and Joseph Baena|
|Parent||Gustav Schwarzenegger (father)|
|Relatives||Chris Pratt (son-in-law)|
|Education||Santa Monica College, UCLA Extension, University of Wisconsin–Superior (BBA)|
|Mr. Olympia Titles||1970–1975, 1980 (Seven times)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg) (contest), 260 lb (118 kg) (off-season)|
|Pro-debut||NABBA Mr. Universe 1968|
|Best win||IFBB Mr. Olympia 1970–1975, 1980|
|Predecessor||Sergio Oliva, Frank Zane|
|Active||Retired in 1980|
|Men’s Bodybuilding||Representing Austria|
|Mr. Universe (amateur)||1st place in 1967|
|Mr. Universe (pro)||1st place in 1968, 1969, 1970|
|Mr. Olympia||1st place in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980|
|International Powerlifting Championships||1st place in 1966 (+80 kg)|
|German Powerlifting Championships||1st place in 1968 (+80 kg)|
|Men’s Weightlifting||Representing Austria|
|Styrian Junior Weightlifting Championships||1st place in 1964|
|German Austrian Weightlifting Championships||1st place in 1965|
|Occupation||Actor, bodybuilder, businessman, filmmaker, investor, politician, author|
|Branch/service||Austrian Armed Forces|
|Years of service||1965|
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, film producer, businessman, former bodybuilder, and politician. He was born on July 30, 1947, in the United States of America.
Between 2003 and 2011, he was California’s 38th governor and presided over the state. He is the most recent Republican to hold the position of Governor of California as of the year 2022.
His family was devout Catholic when he was growing up. Gustav favored his eldest son, Meinhard, above Arnold. His fondness was “strong and clear,” and it arose from an incorrect belief that Arnold was not his biological kid. His favoritism for Arnold was “strong and evident.”
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11. Jessica Alba
|Full Name||Jessica Marie Alba|
|Date of Birth||April 28, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Pomona, California, U.S.|
|Education||GED (General Educational Development)|
|Notable Works||Sin City, Fantastic Four, Honey, Dark Angel, L.A.’s Finest|
|Philanthropy||Co-founder of The Honest Company|
|Achievements||Golden Globe nomination, ALMA Award, Young Hollywood Award|
Jessica Marie Alba is a well-known American actress and a successful entrepreneur. She was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California.
Alba has characterized her family as “extremely conservative” and “a conventional, Catholic, Latin American household.”
She’s also been labeled as “very liberal.” She claims she was a “feminist” when she was five.
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, businessman|
|Education||Mount Temple Comprehensive School|
|Born||May 10, 1960|
|Musical Career||Lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2|
|Genres||Rock, alternative rock, pop rock, post-punk|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Organization||Co-founder of DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign, and Product Red|
|Social Justice Activism||Advocacy against extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa|
|Philanthropy||Honored for philanthropic efforts|
|Awards||Recipient of multiple Grammy Awards and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|
|Collaborations||Collaboration with various artists and projects|
|Business Ventures||Investment in the refurbishment of the Clarence Hotel in Dublin|
|Personal Life||Experienced personal loss and tragedy, influencing songwriting|
Bono was born Paul David Hewson on May 10, 1960, in Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital.
Bono was up in an interdenominational Christian family; his mother was a Church of Ireland member, while his father was a Roman Catholic.
His parents initially decided that his first kid would be reared Anglican and his second child would be raised Catholic.
Despite being the second child, Bono attended Church of Ireland services with his mother and brother, and his father also took him to Mass at St Canice’s, a local Catholic church.
13. Lindsay Lohan
|Childhood Stardom||Lindsay started her acting career at a young age, gaining childhood stardom.|
|Breakthrough Performance in “The Parent Trap”||Her breakthrough role in the film “The Parent Trap” established her as a talented actress.|
|Success in “Mean Girls”||Her role in the teen comedy “Mean Girls” solidified her status as a teen idol and leading actress.|
|Platinum and Gold-Certified Albums||Lohan released two studio albums, “Speak” and “A Little More Personal (Raw),” which achieved platinum and gold certifications, respectively.|
|Transition to Independent Films||Lohan ventured into independent films to showcase her range and acting abilities.|
|Personal Struggles and Comeback Attempts||She faced personal struggles and made efforts to return to acting through various projects.|
|Reality TV, Stage Debut, and Business Ventures||Lohan appeared in reality TV shows, made her stage debut, and ventured into entrepreneurship.|
|Recent Romantic Comedy Film||Lohan starred in the romantic comedy film “Falling for Christmas,” marking her return to the big screen.|
|Catholic Background||Lohan was raised as a Roman Catholic and comes from a family with Irish Catholic heritage.|
|Notable Relatives||Lohan has three younger siblings who are models or actors.|
|Early Modeling and Child Acting||Lohan began her career as a child model and transitioned to acting at a young age, gaining early recognition.|
|Success in Disney Films||She starred in successful Disney films such as “The Parent Trap,” “Freaky Friday,” and “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.”|
|Music Career and Chart Success||Lohan signed with Casablanca Records, released two albums, and achieved chart success with her songs.|
|Positive Critical Acclaim and Awards||Lohan received acclaim for her performances in films like “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday,” earning awards and recognition.|
Lindsay Lohan was born on July 2, 1986, in the Bronx borough of New York City and grew up on Long Island, New York, in Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor.
Lohan was reared as a Roman Catholic and is of Irish and Italian ancestry. Her maternal ancestors were “well-known Irish Catholic stalwarts,” and her great-grandfather, John L. Sullivan, was a co-founder of Long Island’s Pro-life Party. In grade 11, she began homeschooling. Lohan has a natural reddish hair color.
Despite her ups and downs in her personal life and career, Lindsay Lohan has remained a well-known celebrity. If you’re a fan of her work, you may be interested in checking out our list of C-list Female Celebrities who are both talented and beautiful. Who knows, you may discover a new favorite among these lovely ladies.
14. Bradley Cooper
|Full Name||Bradley Charles Cooper|
|Date of Birth||January 5, 1975|
|Birthplace||Abington Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Awards||British Academy Film Award, Two Grammy Awards|
|Achievements||Featured on Forbes Celebrity 100 list multiple times|
|Notable Films||The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle,|
|Broadway Revival||Portrayed Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man on Broadway|
|Philanthropy||Supports charities fighting cancer|
|Marital Status||Briefly married to actress Jennifer Esposito|
|Children||Has a daughter from relationship with model Irina Shayk|
|Additional Facts||Named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2011|
Cooper was born on January 5, 1975, in Abington Township, which is close to Philadelphia.
He spent his childhood in the neighborhoods of Jenkintown and Rydal, also close by.
His mother, Gloria, an Italian American who worked for the local NBC affiliate, and his father, Charles Cooper, an Irish stockbroker, instilled in him the Catholic values of faith, spirituality, and hard work, which helped pave the way for him. His mother is an Italian American, and his father is of Irish descent.
15. Katie Holmes
|Full Name||Kate Noelle Holmes|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Actress, director, producer|
|Spouse||Tom Cruise (m. 2006; div. 2012)|
|Notable Achievements||– Achieved fame as Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek n- Made film debut in The Ice Storm (1997) n- Appeared in Batman Begins, Thank You for Smoking, and Logan Lucky n- Directed films All We Had (2016) and Alone Together (2022)|
|Early Life||– Youngest of five children born in Toledo, Ohio n- Attended Catholic school n- Pursued modeling and attended the International Modeling and Talent Association Competition in New York City|
|Career Highlights||– Won the role of Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek through a videotape audition n- Starred in films like Disturbing Behavior, Go, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Wonder Boys, The Gift, and Pieces of April n- Received critical acclaim for her role in Pieces of April and won a Satellite Award for Best Actress n- Made her directorial debut with All We Had (2016)|
|Personal Life||– Married actor Tom Cruise in 2006 and divorced in 2012 n- Has one child, a daughter, with Tom Cruise|
|Catholic Faith||– Raised Catholic and embraced her Catholic upbringing and faith|
Kate Noelle Holmes is a well-known actress in the United States. She was born on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio.
She is the fifth and last child that Kathleen and Martin Joseph Holmes Sr. have welcomed into the world. Holmes was a Roman Catholic by religion and went to church in Toledo at Christ the King. He was baptized.
She started attending courses at a modeling school in Toledo when she was just 14 years old. These studies prepared her to compete in the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Competition, which was held in New York City in 1996.
16. Chris O’Donnell
Christopher Eugene O’Donnell is a well-known American actor born in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Illinois, on June 26, 1970. He began his career as a model.
He is the seventh and last child, with four sisters and two brothers, and he is of German and Irish origin. He is the youngest of seven children. O’Donnell was raised in a Catholic household and educated in Catholic institutions throughout her childhood.
In 1988, he received his diploma from Loyola Academy, located in Wilmette, Illinois. After that, O’Donnell continued his education at Boston College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 1992.
17. Frances O’Connor
|Frances O Connor||Information|
|Full Name||Frances Ann O’Connor|
|Date of Birth||12 June 1967|
|Place of Birth||Wantage, Berkshire, England, UK|
|Education||Alma Mater: Curtin University|
Other Education: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Literature
|Occupation||Actress, Director, Writer|
|Spouse||Gerald Lepkowski (married in 2011)|
|Notable Works||Films: Mansfield Park, Bedazzled, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Importance of Being Earnest, Timeline, Blessed|
TV Series: Mr Selfridge, The Missing, Once Upon a Time
Directorial Debut: Emily (2022)
|Awards||AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Blessed)|
Golden Globe Award Nominations (Madame Bovary, The Missing)
|Additional Facts||– Made her film debut in Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)|
– Received critical acclaim for her role in Kiss or Kill (1997)
– Earned a Golden Globe nomination for Madame Bovary (2000)
– Starred in the Hollywood film Bedazzled (2000)
– Nominated for a Saturn Award for A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
– Appeared in the British comedy-drama The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
– Starred in the science fiction film Timeline (2003)
– Received AACTA Award nominations for Three Dollars (2005) and The Hunter
– Appeared in the ABC series Cashmere Mafia (2008)
– Won an AACTA Award for Best Actress for Blessed (2009)
– Starred in Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Little Red Wagon, and The Truth About Emanuel
– Cast in the ABC drama pilot Hallelujah (2011)
– Played Rose Selfridge in the British series Mr Selfridge (2013-2014)
– Lead role in the British drama The Missing (2014)
– Played Colette in Once Upon a Time (2014)
– Co-starred in The Conjuring 2 (2016)
– Appeared in Cleverman (2016)
Frances Ann O’Connor is a British-Australian actress and director. She was born in Wantage, England, a part of Berkshire at the time of her birth on June 12, 1967.
When she was two years old, her family uprooted and went to Perth in Australia. She has one elder brother, one older sister, and two younger sisters on either side of her in the pecking order of her five children.
O’Connor was raised in the Roman Catholic faith and had her education at Mercedes College in Perth. After that, she went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from Curtin University in Western Australia, both of which are located in Western Australia. She also attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
18. Edward Burns
|Name||His Excellency, The Most Reverend Edward James Burns|
|Title||Bishop of Dallas|
|Appointed||December 13, 2016|
|Installed||February 9, 2017|
|Ordination||June 25, 1983 by Vincent Leonard|
|Consecration||March 3, 2009 by David Zubik, Roger Schwietz, and Donald Wuerl|
|Born||October 7, 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Juneau (2009-2017)|
|Alma mater||Duquesne University (B.A.), Mount Saint Mary’s University (M.Div., M.A.)|
|Motto||Pray with confidence|
|Service at USCCB||– Chair of the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People|
– Member of the Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions
|Education||– Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Duquesne University|
– Master of Divinity degree and Master of Theology degree from Mount St. Mary’s University
|Episcopal Consecration||March 3, 2009 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh|
|Episcopal Motto||Pray with confidence|
|Bishop of Juneau||Appointed on January 19, 2009|
Installed on April 2, 2009
|Bishop of Dallas||Appointed on December 13, 2016|
Installed on February 9, 2017
|St. Cecilia Parish||Informed parishioners about the removal of Pastor Edmundo Paredes due to verified allegations of child sexual abuse and theft of parish funds|
Edward Fitzgerald Burns is an American actor, producer, writer, and director born on January 29, 1968, in Woodside, Queens, New York. He now resides in New York City.
Molly (née McKenna) works as a manager for a government organization, while Edward J. Burns works as a public relations representative and is a police officer. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.
Burns is the middle child of a family of three, including his sister Mary and brother Brian. He is of Irish and one-quarter Swedish origin. He spent his childhood in the town of Valley Stream, New York, which is located on Long Island.
If you are a fan of Edward Burns, you might be interested in checking out the list of best male stand-up comedians of the 70s. While Burns is known for his work in film and television, many legendary comedians rose to fame during this era and continue to influence the comedy scene today. See who made the top 20 list!
19. Catherine Zeta-Jones
|Catherine Zeta Jones||Information|
|Full Name||Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE|
|Birthdate||September 25, 1969|
|Awards||Academy Award, BAFTA, Tony Award|
|Honors||Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)|
|Notable Works||– The Mask of Zorro|
|Notable TV Series||The Darling Buds of May|
|Broadway Achievement||Tony Award for A Little Night Music|
|Charitable Involvement||Supports various charitable causes|
|Personal Struggles||Battle with depression and bipolar II disorder|
Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a Welsh actress. She was born in Wales on September 25, 1969, and is recognized for her adaptability.
She has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award, the British Academy Film Award, and the Tony Award, among others.
She was named after her grandmothers, Zeta Jones (whose name was derived from the name of a ship on which her great-grandfather sailed) and Catherine Fair. Her father is of Welsh descent, and her mother is of Irish Catholic descent. Her father is Welsh, and her mother is of Irish Catholic descent.
20. Sylvester Stallone
|Full Name||Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone|
|Date of Birth||July 6, 1946|
|Birthplace||Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.|
|Notable Films||Rocky series (1976–present), Rambo series (1982–2019), The Expendables series (2010–present), Creed (2015), Escape Plan (2013)|
|Achievements||– Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor)|
|Family||– Father: Francesco “Frank” Stallone Sr.|
|Children||5, including Sage and Sistine|
|Education||– Miami Dade College|
|Awards||– Golden Globe Award for Creed (2015)|
|Personal Life||– Sylvester Stallone was baptized Catholic|
He was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946, in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York City, and is known professionally as Sylvester Enzio Stallone. Sylvester Enzio Stallone is an American actor and director.
He went through the Catholic baptismal rite. In the early 1950s, his father opened a beauty school in Washington, District of Columbia, and moved the family there. In 1954, his mother launched Barbella’s fitness center for ladies.