Which Celebs Have Mormon Backgrounds?

Ryan Gosling 1 of 11

Yep, Ryan Gosling, America's hottest indie heartthrob, was raised Mormon. The devilishly handsome star of 'Drive,' 'Half-Nelson,' 'Blue Valentine,' and 'The Notebook' no longer practices the faith, but he's not shy about the positive impact the LDS Church had on his life.

When doing publicity for 'Lars and the Real Girl,' he told Beliefnet: "My mom was really cool. She said, 'This (Mormonism) is an option, but this isn't the only option. This is an idea, but this isn’t the only idea. You have to find your own truth.' I never really could identify with it. There's good things about going to church. (Being Mormon) socialized me at a young age. You have to pray in public, shake a lot of hands, talk in public, sing in church, stuff like that. It has definitely stayed with me."