Head and shoulders shot of Scarlett "ScarJo" Johansson at a movie premiere

14 Celebrities You Might Not Have Known Are Jewish

This list is just a small portion of the amount of Jewish people in both Hollywood and Broadway. After all, “you won’t succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews!” (Hello, Monty Python reference.) Or in Hollywood, for that matter.


1. Emmy Rossum

Headshot of Emmy Rossum at the 2016 Emmy Awards

2. Ben Platt

The “Dear Evan Hansen” and soon-to-be screen actor is open about his religious observance and shows a clear love for it.

Headshot of Jewish actor Ben Platt on the Grammys 2018 red carpet
Ben Platt

3. Sebastian Stan

Stan comes from a family of Romanian Jews.

Shoulder and head shot of Sebastian Stan at the Captain America: Civil War movie premiere

4. Scarlett Johansson

Johansson was recently on “Finding Your Roots,” where she discovered a relative was killed during the Holocaust.

Scarlett Johansson at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere

5. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal laughing for the camera

6. P!nk

Singer P!nk with blonde hair and shaved sides

7. Seth Rogen

8. Paul Rudd

“Rudd” comes from his father’s family’s original last name “Rudnitzkey.”

Actor Paul Rudd at the Ant-Man movie premiere

9. Lisa Kudrow

How interesting that Mike and Phoebe are both Jewish!

10. Harrison Ford

Headshot of actor Harrison Ford smirking at the camera

11. Daniel Radcliffe

12. Adam Lambert

Lambert’s mother was Jewish, and he was raised with the religion.

Adam Lambert in a leather jacket thrown over a flannel

13. HAIM–Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim

The sister trio’s group name (and last name), “haim,” is Hebrew for “life.”

14. Josh Groban

Be sure to watch this Jew co-host the Tony’s this year!

Headshot of singer and actor Josh Groban

*Originally posted on Odyssey

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