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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
11. Jessica Alba
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.
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
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.
14. Bradley Cooper
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
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 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
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.
19. Catherine Zeta-Jones
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
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.