15 Celebrities You Might Not Have Realized Are Jewish

Or at least Jew-ish. Happy Hanukkah, guys!

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. Lenny Kravitz

Speaking of Lisa Bonet, her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz also happens to have one Jewish parent, his father. Though he has spent much of his life practicing Christianity, he has described himself in interviews as “half Jewish.”

4. Daniel Day-Lewis

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

5. 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. Rachel Bilson

Bilson’s got a Jewish father.

7. 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

JGL’s parents are both Jewish, though his family was “not strictly religious” according to a 2010 profile in Paste magazine.

9. Jake Gyllenhaal

And also sister Maggie. Their mother comes from a Jewish family.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Justin Bartha

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

13. Emmanuelle Chriqui

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

14. 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.

15. Rashida Jones

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

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