The Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Jewish

The Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Jewish
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In the spirit of Hannukah, which began on Saturday, we’ve put together a list of celebrities you may not have known are Jewish! Or at least Jew-ish.

We hope you enjoy the slideshow, and would like to wish a very Happy Hannukah to all of our readers that will be celebrating!

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  • 15. Paula Abdul

    Paula's father is a Syrian Jew whose family immigrated to Brazil, and her mother is Canadian with Jewish roots!

  • 14. Lisa Bonet

    Bonet, a former Cosby kid, is half-Jewish (on her mother's side).

  • 13. Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz also happens to have one Jewish parent, his father. Though Lenny has spent much of his life as a practicing Christianity, he has described himself in interviews as "half Jewish."

  • 12. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has a Jewish mother, although in a 2002 interview he identified as Agnostic.

  • 11. Dianna Agron

    Dianna Agron grew up in a Jewish household, with her father having been born Jewish and her mother having converted to Judaism!

  • 10. Rachel Bilson

    Rachel Bilson has a Jewish father!

  • 9. Kat Dennings

    Born into a Jewish family as Katherine Litwack, the Two Broke Girls star currently identifies as culturally Jewish more than religiously Jewish.

  • 8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Joseph's parents are both Jewish, though his family was "not strictly religious" according to a 2010 profile in Paste magazine.

  • 7. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Jake's mother comes from a Jewish family!

  • 6. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson has a Jewish mother and considers herself Jewish, although growing up, she celebrated Christmas as well as a nod to her Danish father's heritage.

  • 5. Mila Kunis

    Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine and has cited anti-semitic sentiment in her native country as one of the reasons her family moved to the US when she was seven.

  • 4. Justin Bartha

    The Hangover and The New Normal star grew up in a Reform Jewish household.

  • 3. Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Chriqui is of Moroccan-Jewish descent and has noted that she grew up in a kosher household.

  • 2. Winona Ryder

  • 1. Rashida Jones

    Rashida Jones has a Jewish mother and attended Hebrew school growing up.

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