42 Celebrities Who I'm Somehow Just Finding Out Are Jewish Even Though I Thought I Knew All The Famous Jewish People

As a Jewish person, one thing I love is finding out other people are Jewish. Growing up I got most of my information about which celebrities were Jewish from Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song," but it hasn't been updated recently, so I figured I'd do the research myself. Here are a bunch of names to add to the song in 2022:

1.Gregg Sulkin

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He's British and Jewish.

2.Michiel Huisman

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A nice Jewish boy!

3.Rashida Jones

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Her mom was Jewish.

4.Eric Dane

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A former Bar Mitzvah boy.

5.Daveed Diggs

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His mom is Jewish.

6.Timothée Chalamet

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Another N.J.B. (Nice Jewish Boy)

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7.Zoey Deutch

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Her dad is Jewish and she had a Bat Mitzvah.

8.Daniel Radcliffe

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His mom is Jewish.

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9.Andrew Garfield

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His dad is Jewish.

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10.Julianna Margulies

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A member of the tribe.

11.Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Yes, Buffy is Jewish.

12.Harrison Ford

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His mom was Jewish.

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13.Ashley Tisdale

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Her mom is Jewish.

14.Emmy Rossum

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Her mom is Jewish.

15.Jake Gyllenhaal

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He's Jewish (and obviously so is his sister Maggie).

16.Alyson Hannigan

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Her mom is Jewish.

17.Jason Isaacs

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Both his parents were Jewish.

18.Michael Vartan

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His mom is a Polish-Jewish immigrant to America.

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Joshua Blanchard

19.Brandon Flynn

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Gay and Jewish. I love to see it.

20.Eric Balfour

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A Jewish guy!

21.Josh Charles

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His dad is Jewish.

22.Ginnifer Goodwin

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Her mother is Jewish.


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A Hanukkah queen!

24.Taika Waititi

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His mom is Jewish, and he identifies as a Polynesian Jew.

25.Julia Garner

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Her mom is Jewish and was an actor in Israel.

26.Kat Graham

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Her mom is Jewish.

27.Aidan Gallagher

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The kid from The Umbrella Academy is Jewish.

28.Daryl Sabara

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He had a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel to him!

29.Scarlett Johansson

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Her mom is Jewish.

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30.Dave Annable

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His mom is Jewish.

31.Jennifer Connelly

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Her mom is Jewish.

32.Scott Wolf

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His cousin, Josh Wolf, is also Jewish.

33.Helena Bonham-Carter

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Her mother was Jewish.

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34.Lizzy Caplan

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She went to Jewish summer camp. I relate.

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35.Josh Bowman

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His dad is Jewish.

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36.Kat Dennings

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She even played a Bat Mitzvah girl on Sex And The City when she was a kid.

37.Alison Brie

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Her mom is Jewish.

38.Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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Wow, what a punim.

39.Joey King

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She's part Jewish. It counts!

40.Noah Schnapp

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Another N.J.B.

41.Emily Ratajkowski

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Her mom is Jewish.

42.And finally, Drake

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His mom is Jewish.

You probably already knew about Drake, but he still needed to be included as an excuse to share him dancing at his Bar Mitzvah again.


If you know any other celebs that you were surprised to find out are Jewish please share so that I can make a note of people to talk about over Passover Sedar. Shalom!!