1) Aaron Eckhart
He was raised as a member of the Church, and served a two-year mission in France and Switzerland. He also attended and graduated from BYU. In various interviews Eckhart has talked about his beliefs, his way of life, and his future career ambitions. Talking to Entertainment Weekly regarding his Mormon faith, he revealed: “I’m sure people think I’m a Mormon, but I don’t know that I’m a Mormon anymore, you know? To be honest, to be perfectly clear, I’d be a hypocrite if I did say that I was, just because I haven’t lived that lifestyle for so many years.” In other interviews he has divulged that, through hypnosis, he quit drinking, smoking, and partying.
2) Andy Reid
Speaking about his conversion to the LDS Church during his football-playing days at BYU he said, “I went there for a great education and to play football,” Reid said, adding that as he learned more about the church he decided he “liked the lifestyle. I liked the gospel part of it; I liked the family part of it.”
3) Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera was born in 1980 to Fausto and Shelly Aguilera. Fausto and Shelly met and attended BYU and were both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They later split up when Christina was seven years old. Whether or not Christina was ever baptized is still unclear, but she is definitely not an active member now.
4) David Archuleta
Okay, okay. So you probably already knew that David Archuleta was Mormon. He’s swept millions of people off their feet with his voice. He’s currently serving a Mission for the Church, and should be back within the next few months.
5) Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck is an American conservative television and radio host, political commentator, author, television network producer , media personality, and entrepreneur. If you haven’t seen his film “An Unlikely Mormon: The Conversion Story of Glenn Beck” I would highly recommend it.
According to Jewel, Her father was a Mormon, but they stopped attending the church shortly before she turned eight.
7) Jon Heder
Heder lives with his wife Kirsten Heder in Los Angeles, California. The two have been married since 2002. The couple have a daughter and a son, born in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Heder is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served an LDS mission in Japan, for which he learned to speak Japanese.
8) Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough was raised in Sandy, Utah. She grew up as a member, along with her brother, Derek Hough. Though she told Interview Magazine that she’s “not as active in [the church],” Julianne’s still thankful for the way she was raised. “I had morals and standards instilled in me as a kid. […] The church has taught me great life lessons.”
9) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl grew up in a strict Mormon family in Washington, DC. When her older brother died in a car accident when she was just 7 years old, it was her family’s faith that pulled them through the tragedy. “I give the Mormon church a lot of credit for helping [us] do that,” she told Vanity Fair. Katherine’s conservative upbringing still affects certain choices today, but the star says she’s too selfish to fully devote herself to the church. “I haven’t been an actively practicing Mormon in years,” she revealed to the Daily Mail. “I satisfy my vices instead of fighting them. I love being a sinner.”
10) Amy Adams
Adams was raised Mormon, but her family left the church after her parents’ divorce in 1985. Adams said her religious upbringing “… instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic ‘Do unto others…’, that was what was hammered into me. And love.”
11) Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Computer Science and English. He currently lives in Seattle, WA. He is most famous for his $3,172,700 earnings on the popular Game-show Jeopardy! Let’s hope he paid tithing on all of that money!
12) Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card is an American Author. After returning back to Provo, UT from serving a two-year Mission in Brazil, He first wrote the short story “Ender’s Game” while working at the BYU press. He later started writing half-hour audioplays on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the New Testament, and other subjects for Living Scriptures in Ogden, Utah
13) Paul Walker
Known mainly for his appearances in the “Fast and the Furious” films, Paul Walker was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but no longer practices. According to a USA Today article, Walker states that “I still hold myself accountable. I’m not the kind of guy who’s taking advantage of my position. I could be sleeping with a different 18-year-old girl every day if I wanted to. But that’s not my speed.”
14) Steve Young
His great-great-grandfather may be Brigham Young himself, but BYU and 49er quarterback, Steve Young, never served a mission. He now is often seen as a Sports announcer.
15) Groucho Marx
This one is a little bit more vague. But according to records, he was baptized a member of the Church.
16) Bing Crosby
17) Brandon Flowers
Brandon Flowers and his family are featured on the church’s website (Mormon.org) in a promotional video. Flowers is married to Tana Mundkowsky. They have three sons, Ammon (named after a Book of Mormon missionary), Gunnar, and Henry.
18) Stephenie Meyers
Stephenie Meyer is an Author, known best for her series, “Twilight.” Meyer acknowledges that her faith has influenced her work. In particular, she says that her characters “tend to think more about where they came from, and where they are going, than might be typical.” Meyer says that she does not consciously intend her novels to be Mormon-influenced, or to promote the virtues of sexual abstinence and spiritual purity, but admits that her writing is shaped by her values, saying, “I don’t think my books are going to be really graphic or dark, because of who I am. There’s always going to be a lot of light in my stories.”
19) Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. Donny was born in Ogden, Utah and was raised as a Mormon in Utah along with his siblings. Osmond has traced his family ancestry back to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.
20) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer won the Heisman Trophy his junior year in 1990, the same year he became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He went on to a lackluster career in the NFL, playing for the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons. He currently lives in Austin, Texas
21) Harry Reid
As Senate Majority Leader and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Reid has achieved a more senior elected position in the United States government than any other Mormon in history. Reid (who was raised agnostic) and his wife, converted to the Church while he was a college student. In a 2001 interview he said, “I think it is much easier to be a good member of the Church and a Democrat than a good member of the Church and a Republican.”
22) Larry H. Miller
Larry H. Miller was a Utah businessman and philanthropist who was well known as the owner of the NBA’s Utah Jazz. He was a lifelong member of the Church.
23) Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Although raised Mormon, he is now not active.
24) Stephen R. Covey
Stephen R. Covey (who recently passed away in 2012) was famous for his most popular book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey was born to Stephen Glenn Covey and Irene Louise Richards Covey in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 24, 1932. Louise was the daughter of Stephen L Richards, an apostle and counselor in the first presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under David O. McKay.
25) Shawn King (Larry King’s wife)
Shawn King (also known as Shawn Southwick or Shawn Engemann), Larry King’s current wife, is a member of the Church. She attended BYU and is a friend of Marie Osmond. She and Larry have agreed that her sons will be raised in the LDS Church, although Larry is an Agnostic Jew.