The popular sibling pop duo are devout Mormons. Donny and Marie Osmond have always been open about their faith. Donny attributed being Mormon to helping him stay grounded despite his celebrity status. Unlike most Mormons, however, Donny did not serve a two-year mission.
Regardless, his connection with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been an anchor throughout his life. Likewise, Marie says she owes the Mormon faith everything. The church helped her cope with enormous personal loss and challenges.
The pop star who brought us "I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It" grew up in a deeply conservative family. Katy Perry told an interviewer that her parents, evangelical Christian pastors, frequently spoke in tongues.
Not many people know she sang for Christian record labels under Katy Hudson - her real name. Perry nowadays has abandoned traditional Christian beliefs for spirituality. She believes in a higher power to stay accountable, not an "old man sitting on a throne."
Popular talk show host Stephen Colbert was raised a Catholic and virtually grew up in a church community.
While he learned to respect the Catholic church, Colbert never hesitated in challenging and questioning religious doctrine - hardly surprising for someone who makes a living out of questioning things that don't make sense. Colbert remains a devout Catholic. He believes faith shaped his life and outlook, especially when he experienced personal tragedies.
Unlike his devil-may-care 007 personas, Pierce Brosnan off-screen is a devout Catholic. The actor revealed that his Catholic faith helped him cope with the deaths of his first wife and adopted daughter, both tragically passed away after battling ovarian cancer.
Being Irish and Catholic is a part of his DNA, Brosnan says. The former 007-star credits prayer and his Catholic faith for making him a better husband, father, and actor.
He doesn't wear his faith on his sleeve, but Sean Astin has had a remarkable spiritual journey. Astin grew up with the influences of Judaism and Buddhism in his life. He studied Buddhism, Judaism, and even agnosticism before discovering Christianity.
The "Lord Of The Rings" star now belongs to the Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and his wife. He has recently appeared in several faith-based films. Regardless of what religion his fans identify with, Astin hopes his films will allow them to breathe and reflect for a moment.