Rapper Ja Rule, best known as the cocky star of Murder Inc. Records, was raised by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Born Jeffrey Atkins, he served a two-year prison sentence for tax evasion and attempted criminal possession of firearms. Ja Rule was released from jail in 2013 and eventually appeared in “I’m In Love with a Church Girl.”
The movie compelled him to look closer at his life, and he found himself reconnecting with God. He and his wife found sanctuary at Hillsong Church, with the rapper nowadays balancing his faith while still being in the entertainment industry.
Elisabeth Moss is one of the few celebrities that grew up in the Church of Scientology. Most stars join the church after gaining fame and recognition. Moss rarely speaks about her faith. Instead, she prefers audiences to focus on her craft and performances on-screen.
Fans have long struggled to reconcile her impeccable artistry in "The Handmaid's Tale" with her Scientology affiliation, especially since she plays a feminist warrior fighting back against an oppressive establishment.
Tiger Woods was raised Buddhist by his Thai mother, actively pursuing the religion as a child. He went to the temple with his mother and even practiced meditation. However, woods left the religion, only to return to his faith during the darkest moments of his life.
When news about his numerous infidelities made headlines, Woods took refuge in Buddhism to turn his life around. The focus on inner growth through spirituality is an aspect of Buddhism that speaks to Woods the most.
Jennifer Garner grew up going to church every Sunday in Texas, but she stopped after moving to Los Angeles. Then, in 2016, the actor starred in "Miracles from Heaven," a film that inspired Garner to reconnect with her faith.
She and her children began attending regular services at their local Methodist Church, and they haven't looked back. Something about making the film made her realize that her children needed the benefits and structure of church every Sunday.
Still wondering what Mike Tyson's religious affiliations are? The former boxing heavyweight recently ended the long-standing debate by revealing his religious beliefs.
In a podcast hosted by the NELK boys, the boxer said he was born a Christian but converted to Islam - the same as his idol, Muhammad Ali. Tyson became a Muslim in the early '90s when he wasn't actively boxing. In an interview for Fox News, he shared how he is "very grateful to be a Muslim."