Mitt Romney's Mormonism: 10 Famous Mormons [PHOTOS]

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    Jeffress and others argue Romney's Mormon faith makes him unsuitable for the White House. Who are other famous Mormons, and how have they expressed their beliefs in the past? Reuters
  • Andy Reid
    The Philadelphia Eagles' head coach is a devout member of LDS Church. He met wife Tammy at Brigham Young University, and donated $2,300 to Mitt Romney's 2008 Presidential Campaign. Tim Shaffer / Reuters
  • Gladys Knight
    The R&B/soul singer turned to Mormonism in 1997 while battling a gambling addiction. Knight created and now directs the Mormon-themed choir Saints Unified Voices, and used to tease the LDS Church President, the late Gordon B. Hinckley, of the need for more "pep" in Mormon music. Phil McCarten / Reuters
  • Aaron Eckhart
    The "Thank You for Smoking" and "Dark Knight Rises" star was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served a two-year mission in Switzerland and France. In a recent EW interview, he questioned whether he could still be considered a Mormon, since he "[hasn't] lived that lifestyle for so many years." Phil McCarten/REUTERS
  • David Archuleta
    The devout Season 7 finalist described his experience as "being, in a way, like a [Mormon] mission." In 2010, he made a guest appearance during the annual Christmas concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Phil McCarten / Reuters
  • Jon Heder
    Best known for "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Blades of Glory," Heder is a lifelong Mormon. He learned to speak Japanese while on an LDS mission in Japan. Phil McCarten / Reuters)
  • Katherine Heigl
    The comedy actress and star of "Grey's Anatomy" was raised in the LDS Church. Though she is not a practicing Mormon, Heigl has frequently expressed a wish to return to the Church in the future. "I hope to find my way back as I get older and a little less selfish," she told The Daily Mail. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
  • Paul Walker
    The "Fast and Furious" stud was raised a Mormon. Although he stopped following the Church's guidelines a few years ago, he remains close to his family, devout members of LDS Church. Nicky Loh / Reuters
  • Glenn Beck
    The bombastic and controversial Fox frontman discovered Mormonism in 1999 after his struggles with alcohol addiction. “I led people astray as much I could,” he said in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, “but [God] kept putting Mormons in my way.” Lucas Jackson / Reuters
  • Roseanne Barr
    Barr, best known for the 80's sitcom "Roseanne," was raised in both the Jewish and Mormon traditions. The family became full Mormon when Barr was seemingly cured of Bell's Palsy by a Mormon preacher. She has since left the LDS Church, and has spoken harshly of its condemnation of the LGBT community. Chris Pizzello / Reuters
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Mitt Romney's Mormonism is everywhere in the news, with some decrying Rick Perry supporter Pastor Robert Jeffress' comments about a cult and others wondering whether Romney's being a Mormon will cost him the presidential nomination.

Despite keeping a relatively low profile, however, there are many actors, musicians, athletes, and other celebrities who adhere to the Mormon faith.

Check out 10 of the most famous people who are or have been devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and see how they balance their political beliefs with their religious beliefs.

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