hristian actors have a long, storied history. Some have gone on to achieve mainstream success while others remain mostly unknown outside of their religious community. Here are some of the most notable Christian actors:

List of Most Notable Christian Actors 2024

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is an American actor who has been in many movies, including Glory and Malcolm X. Son of a pastor, Denzel has made a name for himself in the movie industry through his keen ability to connect to the audience. Although many around him have known of his Christian roots, it has only been later in his life that he has made more public announcements. In the video below, addressing the graduate class at the University of Pennsylvania, Denzel encourages the students to put God first.

Mark Wahlberg

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Mark Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston. He is an actor and producer best known for his performances in Boogie Nights (1997), The Departed (2006), and Ted (2012).

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Mark Wahlberg has been nominated for two Academy Awards: one for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jimmy "The Gent" Burke in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990) and another for Best Picture as producer of The Fighter (2010).

David Oyelowo

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David Oyelowo is a British-Nigerian actor. He has played roles in movies like Selma and The Big Short. He is known for his roles in Lincoln, A United Kingdom, Queen of Katwe, Spooks: The Greater Good and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).

Chris Pratt

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Chris Pratt is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Andy Dwyer in the television series Parks and Recreation, and as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2015, Pratt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kevin Sorbo

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Kevin's father was a Greek immigrant, and he grew up in Mound, Minnesota. He is best known for his roles as Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and as Dylan Hunt in Andromeda. In addition to acting, Kevin has also directed several episodes of both shows.

James Woods

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James Woods is an American actor and producer. He has appeared in films such as Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Salvador (1986), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Hercules (1997), Casino (1995) and Videodrome (1983).

Sean Astin

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Sean Astin is a famous actor who was born in Santa Monica, California. He is best known for his role as Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings, but he has also appeared in other films such as Rudy (1993), The Goonies (1985) and Toy Soldiers (1991).

He has been nominated for several awards including an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his performance on 24 Hour Wedding Day (2012).

Roma Downey

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Roma Downey is an actress, producer and author. She has starred in the television series Touched by an Angel and produced and starred in the miniseries The Bible.

Downey has appeared in many popular films including Gone Girl (2014), A Walk Among Tombstones (2014) and Good People (2014). She also had recurring roles on ER from 1994-1997 as well as appearing on shows such as Castle: "Till Death Do Us Part" (2012)

Kirk Cameron

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Kirk Cameron is a Christian and has made several religious films. He was born in California on 12 October 1970, and he is an actor, director, producer and former teen idol.

Kirk Cameron starred as Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains from 1985 to 1992. The show ran for seven seasons until it ended with a series finale that left many fans puzzled because it wasn't really a finale at all--it just stopped airing new episodes without resolving anything about the characters' lives or futures (including whether or not Mike would ever get married).

Candace Cameron Bure

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Candace Cameron Bure is an American actress and producer. She is known for her role as D. J. Tanner on Full House, which she reprised in the Netflix spin-off Fuller House (2016-present).

Bure began her acting career at age 13 with a supporting role in Lassie (1994). She then appeared in several television films before landing two recurring roles on Full House and Growing Pains (1992), respectively.

Stephen Baldwin

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Stephen Baldwin is a prominent Christian actor and producer. His brother, Alec Baldwin, is also a well-known actor who has won several awards for his work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.

He began acting at the age of 12 when he starred in The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1988). In addition to being an actor himself, Stephen has produced several films including: I Am David (2004) which was nominated for an Academy Award; The Book of Daniel (2006); Facing the Giants (2006); The Last Sin Eater (2007); Fireproof (2008) which grossed nearly $50 million worldwide; Courageous(2011) which earned over $33 million worldwide; Soul Surfer(2011) which grossed over $43 million worldwide; War Room(2016) which grossed over $67 million worldwide

Christian Actors in Hollywood

As you can see, there are many Christian actors who have made a name for themselves in Hollywood. They're not afraid to share their faith with others and use their platform for good. Whether they're starring in blockbuster films or television shows, these celebrities use their fame as a way of spreading God's message of love and hope around the world!


Feb 12, 2023

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