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Comedians don't usually talk seriously about religion, like devoted Muslim Dave Chappelle, who said in 2005: "I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing."
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Jennifer Lawrence credits her southern upbringing in Louisville, KY for her religious traditions, telling Marie Claire: "In the South it's very normal. It would be weird for me to go to sleep without praying."
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One of the most openly religious stars in Hollywood is well-known Scientologist Tom Cruise, whose close association with the controversial church is the source of almost as much publicity for Cruise as his films.
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In 2012 Denzel Washington was asked by GQ about the code he lives by, and the actor, whose father was a Pentecostal minister, revealed that he reads the Bible every day, along with Daily World.
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Since Christianity changed his life in the 1980s, actor Kirk Cameron of Growing Pains fame has devoted his career almost exclusively to faith-based projects like the Left Behind film series and more recently Saving Christmas.
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TV star Mindy Kaling, whose parents were both from India, has spoken publicly about her religion, saying that she considers herself a Hindu. Kaling once wrote an episode of The Office around the Hindu holiday Diwali.
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Many celebrities have embraced Buddhism, including long-time Buddhist Richard Gere, who co-founded the Tibet House in 1987, and devotes a large portion of his time to studying his faith and working for the Tibetan freedom cause.
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John Travolta is one of the most high profile stars belonging to the Church of Scientology. Travolta has been a Scientologist since 1975 and credits the religion for helping him get his big break on Welcome Back Kotter.
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Former Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones felt so strongly about his religious beliefs as a Seventh-Day Adventist that he publicly criticized the show's immoral content, calling it "filth" in 2012, shortly before exiting the series.
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Patricia Heaton considers herself a Catholic, although she mainly attends Presbyterian church. The devoutly religious star of The Middle has been outspoken about her faith and claims that her religious beliefs have cost her acting jobs.
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There aren't a lot of stars who would put everything on hold just as their career was taking off, but David Archuleta took a two-year hiatus in 2012 to do missionary work in South America.
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In 2010 Buddhist Tina Turner released the spiritual album Beyond. The album features Buddhist and Christian prayers and chanting. Turner said: "The experience of singing prayers together allows us to deeply connect on a emotional level..."
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Another outspoken Christian who claims he's faced descrimination in Hollywood because of religion is Stephen Baldwin. However, he does work steadily and was proud to star in the 2013 faith-based film I'm in Love With a Church Girl.
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According to Mayim Bialik, who minored in Hebrew and Judaic studies, it's very difficult to be an observant Jew in Hollywood, but the actress says: "When you're a person of faith, it stays with you all the time."
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