17 Hollywood Stars Who Dabbled in or Abandoned Scientology: From Leah Remini to Jerry Seinfeld (Photos)

17 Hollywood Stars Who Dabbled in or Abandoned Scientology: From Leah Remini to Jerry Seinfeld (Photos)

Leah Remini left Scientology in 2013, citing her frustration with not being able to challenge the church’s beliefs and before her daughter was of age to begin “the acclimation into the church.”

While married to Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes was reportedly uncomfortable with the church teachings and didn’t want their daughter raised in the religion, especially in light of her own Catholic upbringing.

Nicole Kidman severed ties from the church when she divorced Tom Cruise in 2001. In 2009, Paul Haggis left the church after 35 years in protest of their support of California’s Prop. 8, which banned gay marriage in the state.

Lisa Marie Presley left the church sometime around 2012 after being raised in the church by her mother, Priscilla Presley. In 1997 divorce papers, Tom Berenger cited his soon-to-be-ex-wife Lisa’s deep-rooted beliefs as a reason for the dissolution of their marriage.

Christopher Reeve said in his autobiography that he became disillusioned with the religion when auditing failed to detect blatant lies he was telling. Mimi Rogers is often credited with introducing Tom Cruise to the religion, but after their marriage ended, so did her relationship with the church — though he remains the Church’s most active famous member.

A child actor who was introduced to the church by an acting coach, Jason Beghe laughed off Scientology with friend David Duchovny after he left. While he was an active member, their friendship was strained, and Duchovny was labeled a “suppresive person” by the church.