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Jewish Celebrities

Richard Schiff
Jenny Slate
Donna Pescow
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Spencer Daniels
Vanessa Bayer

Hooray for Hollywood! Or, since so many Jewish actors, writers, directors, and producers have been part of it since the beginning, maybe we should call it "Challah-wood!"

Here is a list of just some of these Jewish movie and TV stars ... and those behind the scenes who help them shine. We also included lists of Jewish TV and cartoon characters, and even Jewish superheroes! All the Israeli stars are marked with, what else, an Israeli star -- Star of David -- just like on the Israeli flag.

Plus, we also list some of the biggest Jewish music stars, from rock to hip-hop. They're over in the Fun Stuff section, under "Music."

Bonus: When you see the word "Bonus" after a star's name, that's your chance to find out more! Like all the Jews on shows like Buffy, Alias, Star Trek, and Saturday Night Live ... the earlier stars who today's stars remind us of ... and other kinds of entertainers like Jewish comedians, songwriters, magicians, game-show hosts, figure skaters, and superhero-makers! Who knew? (Well, we did!)

If you don't see the star you are looking for, type their name in the Search box in the top right of your screen and click the word "Search." Could be, they don't have their own profile, but they did make it into a Bonus section ... and you'll just have to scroll down a touch.

Hey! Do you know a Jewish star who's not on our list yet? Tell us here!

A

Caroline Aaron  

Shelby Adamowsky

Paul Adelstein

Pamela Adlon

Dianna Agron

Jonathon Ahdout

Jason Alexander

Woody Allen

Odette Anabelle

Shiri Appleby

Lisa Arch

Lee Arenberg

Adam Arkin

Alan Arkin

David Arquette

Patricia Arquette

Rosanna Arquette

Ed Asner

Moran Atias Star of David

Sophie Auster

Mili Avital Star of David

Aviva  

Hank Azaria

B

Lauren Bacall

Barbara Bain

Bob Balaban

Liane Balaban

Elizabeth Banks

Ellen Barkin

Ben Barnes

Barbara Barrie

Jay Baruchel

Justin Bartha

David Alan Basche

Vanessa Bayer (new!)

Richard Belzer

Amber Benson

Barbi Benton

Justin Berfield

Sandra Bernhard

Mayim Bialik

Craig Bierko

Rachel Bilson

Jack Black

Michael Ian Black

Selma Blair

Yasmine Bleeth

Claire Bloom

Jonah Bobo

Lisa Bonet

Helena Bonham-Carter

Alex Borstein

Zach Braff

Tamara Braun

Shirly Brener

Alison Brie

Matthew Broderick

Adam Brody

Adrien Brody

Sarah Brown

Carrie Brownstein

Amanda Bynes

C

James Caan

Scott Caan

Sid Caesar

James Callis

Neve Campbell

Lizzy Caplan

Gabrielle Carteris

Josh Charles

David Charvet

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Jill Clayburgh

Lynn Cohen  

Matt Cohen

Patrick Cohen  

Sacha Baron Cohen

Scott Cohen

Joan Collins

Lauren Collins

Jennifer Connelly

David Cross

Flora Cross

Billy Crystal

Jamie Lee Curtis

Tony Curtis

D

John Francis Daley

Eric Dane

Erin Daniels

Spencer Daniels (new!)

Alexa Davalos

Larry David

Kat Dennings

Zoey Deutch  

Meital Dohan Star of David

Kirk Douglas

Michael Douglas

Rachel Dratch

Fran Drescher

Richard Dreyfuss

Lena Dunham

E

Lisa Edelstein

Zac Efron

Nicole Eggert

Alden Ehrenreich

Hallie Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Jamie Elman

Jake Epstein

Susie Essman

F

Peter Falk

Stacey Farber  

Jon Favreau

Oded Fehr Star of David

Halley Feiffer

Ben Feldman

Donna Feldman

Mark Feuerstein

Carrie Fisher

Isla Fisher

Sean Flynn Amir

Harrison Ford

Ben Foster

Dave Franco

James Franco

Bonnie Franklin  

Judah Friedlander

Dan Futterman

G

Seth Gabel

Josh Gad

Gal Gadot Star of David

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Victor Garber

Andrew Garfield

Jeff Garlin

Julia Garner

Brad Garrett

Willie Garson  

Rafi Gavron

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Gina Gershon

Jami Gertz

Melissa Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Jessalyn Gilsig

Sarai Givati Star of David

Joanna Gleason

Scott Glenn

Elon Gold

Adam Goldberg

Jeff Goldblum

Ginnifer Goodwin

Zachary Gordon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Gilbert Gottfried

Alexander Gould

Elliott Gould

Aubrey Drake Graham

Kat Graham

Lee Grant

Ari Graynor

Jenna Leigh Green

Seth Green

Bryan Greenberg

Max Greenfield

Jennifer Grey

Zena Grey

Charles Grodin

Leslie Grossman

Greg Grunberg

Christopher Guest

Steve Guttenberg

Jake Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

H – J

Evan Handler

Alyson Hannigan

Danielle Harris

Estelle Harris

Cole Hauser

Goldie Hawn

Jessica Hecht

Dan Hedaya

Simon Helberg

Barbara Hershey

Adam Herschman

Jonah Hill

Aaron Himelstein

Dustin Hoffman

Jake Hoffman

Max Hoffman

Kate Hudson

Oliver Hudson

Helen Hunt

Amy Irving

Jason Isaacs

Oliver Jackson-Cohen (new!)

Ricky Jay

Carter Jenkins

Scarlett Johansson

Rashida Jones

K

Sean Kanan

Carol Kane

Alex Karpovsky

Chris Kattan

Julie Kavner

Lainie Kazan

Robert Kazinsky

Harvey Keitel

Jonathan Keltz

Richard Kind

Alan King

Ben Kingsley

Justin Kirk

Mia Kirshner

Jessi Klein  

Robert Klein

Jack Klugman

Sascha Knopf

Alla Korot

Zoe Kravitz

Nick Kroll

David Krumholtz

Lisa Kudrow

Mila Kunis

Jared Kusnitz

L

Shia LaBeouf

Adam Lamberg

Martin Landau

Piper Laurie

Michele Lee

Carol Leifer

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Logan Lerman

Sam Lerner

Margarita Levieva  

Samm Levine

Eugene Levy

Julia Levy-Boeken

Jerry Lewis

Richard Lewis

Hal Linden

Alex D. Linz

Jonathan Lipnicki

Zoe Lister-Jones  

Jon Lovitz

Matt Lucas

Jamie Luner

Natasha Lyonne

M

Benjamin Maccabbee Star of David

Gabriel Macht

Josh Malina

Zosia Mamet

Howie Mandel

Camryn Manheim

Rachel Marcus

Miriam Margolyes

Julianna Margulies

Eli Marienthal

Melanie Mayron

Debi Mazar

Marlee Matlin

Elaine May

Thomas McDonnell

Anne Meara

Idina Menzel

Debra Messing

Lea Michele

Bette Midler

Larry Miller

Libby Mintz

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Rick Moranis

Rob Morrow

Ido Mosseri Star of David  

N

Tim Blake Nelson

Bebe Neuwirth

Jaime Ray Newman

Paul Newman

Ryan Newman

Leonard Nimoy

B.J. Novak

O-P 

Tracy-Ann Oberman

Logan O'Brien

Sophie Okonedo

One-Show Wonders

Gwyneth Paltrow

Bar Paly Star of David

Sarah Jessica Parker

Adam Pascal

Mandy Patinkin

Scott Patterson

Sara Paxton

David Paymer

Josh Peck

Amanda Peet

Ashley Peldon

Courtney Peldon

Nicola Peltz

Sean Penn

Ron Perlman

Donna Pescow (new!)

Joaquin Phoenix

Rebecca Pigeon  

Jeremy Piven

Kevin Pollak

Natalie Portman Star of David

Laura Prepon

Nathalie Press

Q – R

Daniel Radcliffe

Josh Radnor

Charlotte Rae

Ted Raimi

Nathalia Ramos

Sarah Ramos

Michael Rapaport

Melissa Rauch

Nikki Reed

Catherine Reitman

Leah Remini

Doris Roberts

Tanya Roberts

Seth Rogen

Andrea Rosen

Michael Rosenbaum

Jeffrey Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Emmy Rossum

Daniela Ruah

Saul Rubinek

Paul Rudd

Rita Rudner

Maya Rudolph

Sara Rue

Joshua Rush

Keri Russell

Wyatt Russell  

Winona Ryder

S

Daryl Sabara

Evan Sabara

Katey Sagal

Halston Sage

Bob Saget

Andy Samberg

Adam Sandler

Ben Savage

Fred Savage

Richard Schiff (new!)

Max Schneider

Rob Schneider

Liev Schreiber

Amy Schumer

Aaron Schwartz  

Ben Schwartz

Jason Schwartzman

David Schwimmer

Kyra Sedgwick

George Segal  

Jason Segel

Jerry Seinfeld

Amanda Setton  

Jane Seymour

Garry Shandling

William Shatner

Wallace Shawn

Lin Shaye  

Harry Shearer

Ally Sheedy  

Ben Shenkman

Miriam Shor

Pauly Shore

Michael Showalter

Maggie Siff

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jonathan Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Alicia Silverstone

Ione Skye

Astin Skylar

Jenny Slate (new!)

Lindsay Sloane

Georgia Slowe

Gregory Smith

Rena Sofer

Marla Sokoloff

Yamit Sol Star of David

Bahar Soomekh

Rachel Specter

Sasha Spielberg

Brent Spiner

Jordana Spiro

Hailee Steinfeld

Daniel Stern

Shoshanna Stern

Ben Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Margo Stilley

Corey Stoll

Lauren Storm

Barbra Streisand

Danny Strong

Michael Stuhlbarg

Gregg Sulkin  

Josh Sussman

Kevin Sussman

Kyle Switzer

T

Alona Tal Star of David

Jeffrey Tambor

Elizabeth Taylor

Renee Taylor

Dov Tiefenbach  

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Khleo Thomas

Ashley Tisdale

Noa Tishby Star of David

Mageina Tovah

Michelle Trachtenberg

Jonathan Tucker

U – Z

Ricky Ullman Star of David

Anneliese van der Pol

Michael Vartan

Jessica Walter

Leslie Ann Warren

Robyn Weigert

Matt Weinberg

Kevin Weisman

Rachel Weisz

Zoe Weizenbaum

Michael Welch

Jennifer Westfeldt

Gene Wilder

Debra Winger

Sophie Winkleman

Henry Winkler

Mare Winningham

Marissa Jaret Winokur

Scott Wolf

Evan Rachel Wood

Noah Wyle

Anton Yelchin

Ian Ziering

Nikki Ziering

Stephanie Zimbalist

Ayelet Zurer Star of David

 

REALITY STARS

Paula Abdul

David Blaine

Brooke Burke

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Andy Cohen

Leonard Maltin

Isaac Mizrahi

Kelly Osbourne

Edon Pinchot

Whitney Port

Joan Rivers

Karina Smirnoff

Jon Stewart

Barbara Walters

Gideon Yago

 

DIRECTORS, WRITERS & PRODUCERS

J.J. Abrams

Woody Allen

Judd Apatow

Avi Arad Star of David

Michael Bay  

 Peter Berg

Albert Brooks

James L. Brooks

Mel Brooks

Jerry Bruckheimer

Joel & Ethan Coen  

Nora Ephron

Jon Favreau

Al Franken

Neil Gaiman

Mark "Babaloo" Mandel & Lowell Ganz

William Goldman

Akiva Goldsman

Amy Heckerling

Spike Jonze

Lawrence Kasdan  

Charlie Kaufman

John Landis

Sherry Lansing

Stan Lee

Barry Levinson

Chuck Lorre

Nancy Meyers

Mike Nichols

Joe Nussbaum

Frank Oz

Harold Ramis

Rob Reiner

Ivan Reitman

Jay Roach

Joel Silver

Shel Silverstein

Neil Simon

Bryan Singer

Lemony Snickett

Steven Spielberg

David Wain

Chris and Paul Weitz

Maggie Wheeler

Josh Zuckerman

Ed Zwick

 

CHARACTERS

Cartoon Characters

Superheroes

TV Characters