Famous Jehovah's Witnesses include the Jackson family, the Wayans family, Venus and Serena Williams and model Coco Rocha. Other well-known figures, such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Rodriguez and Patti Smith, were raised in the religion but chose not to practice it as adults.Continue Reading
According to Ranker, the Jackson family are considered the most famous Jehovah's Witnesses, though the majority, including Michael and Janet Jackson, chose not to continue practicing the religion later in life. In contrast, pop singer Prince, who was raised Baptist, converted to become a Jehovah's Witness in 2001 following the death of his mother.
The Wayans brothers, including comedians Damon, Marlon, Shawn and Keenan Ivory, were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses, though it is unknown how many members of the family still practice the religion. Singer Jill Scott and rappers Xzibit and Ja Rule are among celebrities who were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses but no longer consider themselves practicing members of the religion.
Deceased celebrities such as singer Selena and rapper Notorious B.I.G. were also raised in the religion. Selena still practiced at the time of her murder. Guitarists Larry Graham and George Benson are currently active Jehovah's Witnesses.
The Jehovah's Witnesses are well-known for preferring their own translation of the Bible and distributing literature door-to-door. They do not celebrate birthdays or holidays, and they object to blood transfusions and military service.Learn more about Art & Literature