1. Paula Abdul
Her father is a Syrian Jew whose family immigrated to Brazil, and her mother is Canadian with Jewish roots.
2. Lisa Bonet
Bonet, a former Cosby kid, is half-Jewish (on her mother’s side).
3. Daniel Day-Lewis
Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has a Jewish mother, although in a 2002 interview he identified as Agnostic.
4. Dianna Agron
The Glee starlet grew up in a Jewish household, with her father having been born Jewish and her mother having converted to Judaism
6. Kat Dennings
Born into a Jewish family as Katherine Litwack, the Two Broke Girls star currently identifies as culturally Jewish more than religiously Jewish.
7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
JGL’s parents are both Jewish, though his family was “not strictly religious” according to a 2010 profile in Paste magazine.
8. Jake Gyllenhaal
And also sister Maggie. Their mother comes from a Jewish family.
9. Scarlett Johansson
ScarJo 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.
10. Mila Kunis
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.
11. Justin Bartha
The Hangover and The New Normal star grew up in a Reform Jewish household.
12. Emmanuelle Chriqui
Chriqui is of Moroccan-Jewish descent and has noted that she grew up in a kosher household.
13. Winona Ryder
Ryder was born Winona Horowitz to a Jewish father. However, her family incorporated various religions into their spiritual practices, and Ryder has stated that she practices Buddhism.
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