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

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.

3. Sebastian Stan

Stan comes from a family of Romanian Jews.

4. Scarlett Johansson

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

5. Jake Gyllenhaal

6. P!nk

7. Seth Rogen

8. Paul Rudd

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

9. Lisa Kudrow

How interesting that Mike and Phoebe are both Jewish!

10. Harrison Ford

11. Daniel Radcliffe

12. Adam Lambert

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

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!


*Originally posted on Odyssey

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