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For this week’s Thursday Thirteen (Fridays in Manila), I list 13 actors, in alphabetical order, who have publicly declared their faith in Jesus Christ. (Whether their actions match their faith is another matter, but we aren’t called forth to judge, and let those without sin cast the first stone.)

1. Daniel & Natasha Bedingfield. The singing siblings – he of If I’m Not the One, she of Unwritten – haven’t quite come out with explicitly Christian songs in their albums, but then again, a ton of singers who are Christian haven’t either.

2. Lacey Chabert. The actress from Party of Five recently went sexy with a series of magazine spreads, but whatever.

3. Anna Chlumsky. Actress most well-known for My Girl with Macaulay Culkin.

4. Alice Cooper. Believe it or not. 🙂

5. Miley Cyrus. More popularly known as Hannah Montana, she and her dad share a close Christian bond.

6. Ryan Gosling. Actor most well-known for his work in The Notebook opposite Rachel McAdams.

7. Taylor Hicks. Surprise! The 2006 American Idol is in our ranks.

8. Jennifer Hudson. No surprise at all. JHud has been praising Jesus publicly ever since she landed the role of Effie White – and well before that.

9. Olivia Newton-John. Who would’ve guessed the popular Australian-born singer and actress believed in Jesus, especially after her relatively open-ended Gaia album?

10. Chuck Norris. The actor who played Walker Texas Ranger believes in a higher law.

11. Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. Turns out they’re Mormon. Thanks, D.

12. Mr T. I pity the foo’ who don’t believe Mr. T believes in forgiveness and the healing power of Christ.

13. Elijah Wood. The Lord of the Rings star is open about his faith.

Sources: here and here.

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