Here Are 21 Famous Church Of Scientology Members

tom cruise and katie holmesTom Cruise and Katie Holmes were among Scientology’s most famed celebrity followers.

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Tom Cruise is the Church of Scientology’s most prominent member. His devotion to the religion allegedly caused his split from Katie Holmes. Proponents of Scientology say it’s an empowering way to live. Critics say it’s a cult which uses the money and power of its members to exert power. 

But there are many people in Hollywood who openly practice L. Ron Hubbard‘s teachings of auditing and the prophet Xenu. 

From Mad Men to the Simpsons, see who practices Scientology. 

Kirstie Alley

The former 'Cheers' star says the religion helped her overcome a cocaine addiction.

In 2010, rumours swirled her weight loss program, Organic Liaison, was a front for Scientology, a claim the actress vehemently denied.

Bijou Phillips

Indie goddess Bijou Phillips, most recently known for her role on 'Raising Hope,' is daughter of the 'Mamas and Papas' singer John Phillips.

She's dating Danny Masterson and the two frequently go to Scientology events together.

Danny Masterson

Masterson is best-known for his role on 'That '70's Show.' He defended Tom Cruise for the actor's leaked Scientology video back in 2008.

In an interview with Paper Magazine in 2009 he explained the religion as follows:

'The definition of Scientology is 'the study of knowledge,'' said Masterson. 'Obviously, the more knowledge you have in a given field, such as life, the more confident you are as a person.'

Doug E. Fresh

The iconic rapper said in 2009 he was a follower of Scientology and told Essence magazine he was the first hip hop artist to do so.

He went on to tell the magazine it's something we all need to try out.

'It is not just for White people. Scientology is not written with disrespect toward God,' said Fresh. 'It doesn't worship something that is evil. It is scientific, mathematical, and spiritual. The Black community has to check it out and see what's there. I'm not saying it's for everyone, but you have to take a look.'

Erika Christensen

Elisabeth Moss

Nancy Cartwright

Cartwright is the voice of Bart Simpson on the classic animated show. She said in this YouTube video that the religion makes her want to become god.

In 2009, she recorded a call using Bart's voice to encourage people to attend a Scientology event in Los Angeles. The recording was only meant to be heard by Scientologists.

Sky Dayton

The Earthlink founder has an L. Ron Hubbard quote on his homepage that reads 'Communication is the solvent for all things.'

Jenna Elfman

Anne Archer

Archer is best known as playing Michael Douglas' wife in 'Fatal Attraction.' Her son, Tommy Davis, is the church's spokesman.

Peaches Geldof

The socialite, sometimes journalist and model denied she was a party girl and said she was fascinated by Scientology and Physics.

'I've been one for a while now,' said Geldof in 2009. 'It's like, I was confused about what path to go through and I feel like I needed a spiritual path.'

Juliette Lewis

The 'Due Date' actress explained why Scientologists can celebrate Christmas to Vanity Fair.

'I think there's so much confusion because people don't understand a religion where you can be another religion but you can still practice Scientology,' said Lewis. 'That's why it's completely progressive. It's just tools for living.'

Currently Lewis appears in TV series 'The Firm' and recently won the Webby for Best Actress of the Year for her appearance in 'Sh*t Girls Say.'

Laura Prepon

Prepon is yet another 'That '70s Show' cast member to be part of the church. But according to one report, she had only completed 7 courses, while Masterson had done 11.

Leah Remini

King of Queens actress Leah Remini has belonged to the church for several years, saying she's found solace in the religion.

In 2008, a supposed internal recruiting email from Remini surfaced on the Internet ridden with Scientology jargon.

Greta Van Susteren

The television host and her husband are members of the church. She told People 'I am a strong advocate of their ethics.'

Beck

The acclaimed musician was raised as a Scientologist and continues to practice.

rumours suggested one of his 2009 concerts supported a Scientologist-affiliated program, Educating Children International.

Beck came to the religion's defence claiming it helps addicts resolve their addictions:

'There's whole aspects (of Scientology) that you probably don't see,' said Beck. 'They have the success rate of getting hardcore addicts off drugs, 90-something per cent maybe.'

Jason Lee

The 'My Name Is Earl' actor's ex-wife alleged he is obsessed with the religion, leading to the couple's split.

John Travolta

Travolta has practiced Scientology since 1975, when he was given one of L. Ron Hubbard's books.

Actor Josh Brolin, told US Magazine he once witnessed Travolta aiding a then-injured Marlon Brando at an L.A. dinner.

'I watched this process going on -- it was very physical,' said Brolin. 'I was thinking, 'This is really f---ing bizarre! ... After 10 minutes, Brando opens his eyes and says, 'That really helped. I actually feel different!''

Kelly Preston

Jerry Seinfeld studied the religion 30 years ago, but is no longer an active follower.

The comedian told Parade he studied the religion 30 years ago and credited it with making him more funny.

'I wasn't a natural performer at all, so I learned ... understanding that really helped me on stage to understand how you have to invade the space of the audience a little bit,' said Seinfeld. '... It was a very helpful thing to learn. You have to invade them just a little bit. Not too much, because then it's obnoxious. But you can't be short of them either, or you won't control them.'

Catherine Bell

In 2006, the 'Army Wives' actress appeared in a Scientology music video called 'United,' promotional video for Youth for Human Rights.

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