5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

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All of these American actors have different stories behind their faith. Some of them were born Orthodox, while others went through a long spiritual path before accepting the faith.

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5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

1. Tom Hanks.

The famous Hollywood actor converted to Orthodox Christianity. He made the decision after his second marriage to actress Rita Wilson in 1988. She is of Bulgarian and Greek descent and is an Orthodox Christian in the Greek Church. Hanks himself repeatedly noted that they were married in the church in which Rita was baptized. Their children were also baptized in a Greek church, and the entire Hanks family attends an Orthodox church in Los Angeles. In December 2019, Hanks even received Greek citizenship.

5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

1. Tom Hanks.

The famous Hollywood actor converted to Orthodox Christianity. He made the decision after his second marriage to actress Rita Wilson in 1988. She is of Bulgarian and Greek descent and is an Orthodox Christian in the Greek Church. Hanks himself repeatedly noted that they were married in the church in which Rita was baptized. Their children were also baptized in a Greek church, and the entire Hanks family attends an Orthodox church in Los Angeles. In December 2019, Hanks even received Greek citizenship.

5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

3. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

In 2015, the actor was baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow and received the name Panteleimon. He received Russian citizenship a year later. He said he made both decisions after much deliberation.

5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

4. Milla Jovovich.

The Hollywood actress was born in Kyiv, and although her family moved to the US when she was young, she is proud of her roots and speaks perfect Russian. Regarding her faith, she once said: "I am Russian Orthodox by birth, but I will go to any church where I feel love and spirit."

5 Hollywood stars who converted to Orthodoxy

5. Jennifer Aniston.

The popular actress is of Greek descent and is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, but she also attends the Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles. Aniston's godfather, actor Telly Savalas, is a friend of her father and is also of Greek descent.

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