Her TV show "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" has earned acclaim for exposing the harsh realities of families trapped in Scientology. that she'd taken several classes and tried it out alongside Remini. Nicole Kidman was a member of the Church of Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise from 1990-2001. https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/rt_jennaelfman.jpg?ve=1&tl=1. Here, a look at 40 celebrity Scientologists, including those who are devout, those who dabbled, and those who defected (read: quit for good.). Remini's goal is for the FBI to investigate Scientology's practices as well as to strip the "church" of its religious tax-exempt status. In a 2007 interview with Parade, the comedian said of the teachings: "In my early years of stand-up, it was very helpful. It is scientific, mathematical, and spiritual. Like what you see here? It's a lot about responsibility and it's very smart stuff that has helped me in my life…" She became a Scientologist during her first marriage to real estate investor William Davis. Actor Mimi Rogers isn't exactly a household name, but her ex-husband definitely is. Tom Berenger . And that … and it makes this needle move,” an insider who left the Church in 2003 told ABC. #7: GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: SCIENTOLOGIST. I guess finally I was so fed up with being afraid.". Jason Beghe . "I found a video in the video store about Scientology and I watched it," the actor told PEOPLE. The actress left Scientology, which she calls "a cult," in, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, of families trapped in Scientology. After being hounded on the show to explain Scientology, Alley responded with a "read a book about it" comeback. 15 Things You Never Knew About Seinfeld#39 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#219 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time. In 2007, She told the New York Times "I’m not, never was, never will be. Identified as a Scientologist during time in prison; Actor, rose to Grade IV within the organization, utilized Scientology techniques while filming a movie in, Scientologist whose suicide was the focus of the, This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 21:18. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, US coronavirus: A record-high 102,831 Covid-19 infections are reported in 1 day, DoorDash just opened its first physical location as the pandemic fuels a ghost kitchen boom. Next to Tom Cruise, Travolta is the most recognizable celebrity Scientologist, having joinined during the mid-’70s when he was on the cusp of fame. Extremely difficult. ", https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/918/516/rt_chakakhan.jpg?ve=1&tl=1, Khan has said she's not a member of the church of Scientology, but mentions it often in interviews. It doesn't really matter to me.". Musician who promoted Scientology as a member for many years and featured as a prominent member of the organization. There's quite a bit of murkiness around Will and Jada and their Scientology affiliation. Rogers was married to dedicated Scientologist, , Rogers actually recruited Cruise into Scientology, but eventually, it's, that church officials were responsible for their split. He joined in the 1970s and is still a prized member. When their relationship began, it was reported that Holmes was, , but eventually, it was rumored that Scientology's supposed hold over Cruise was the reason for their divorce. Market data provided by Factset. Known for her role in Fatal Attraction, actress Anne Archer discussed her relationship with Scientology in a 2014 interview with The Guardian. The late Isaac Hayes singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor, and producer, was introduced to Scientology in 1993 and appeared on the cover of Scientology's Celebrity magazine twice. You may be amazed at what you get.". He was an active member for 34 years before leaving the organization in 2009, after an official supported Proposition 8. ", "Lisa Marie Presley did not rejoin the Church of Scientology", "Something huge is about to go down with Scientology that could destroy the 'church' once and for all", "Walking Dead Star's Father Accuses Scientology of 'Brainwashing' Her in Damning New Interview", "Battlefield of dreams: L. Ron Hubbard said he didn't want his science-fiction work to be a press release for the church he founded. More recently known for her role as June in Fear the Walking Dead (and previously as Dharma in Dharma and Greg), Jenna Elfman has been a Scientologist for almost three decades. Cruise has been extremely vocal about his dedication to the chuch, claiming it helped him overcome dyslexia. Actress Demi Moore allegedly practiced Scientology until marrying her now ex-husband Bruce Willis. 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