The Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Jewish
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.