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Celebrity Mormons (24 images)

GOP Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, along with the wildly popular Broadway musical "Book of Mormon" are bringing the sometimes-controversial religion back into the spotlight. Here's a look at some well-known figures whose faith, or that of their parents, may surprise you.
Adams' family left the church as a result of their divorce when she was 11, though she has said her early faith instilled in her an essential moral compass. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Actress Heigl was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after her parents converted to the faith following her older brother's death in 1986. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Dushku's mother was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and as such she was raised in the church with her three brothers, but she currently doesn't practice the faith. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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The multi-talented ballroom dancer, actress and country music singer, Hough is the youngest of five children raised within the Mormon faith. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Handler's mother was Mormon, but she was raised in Reform Judaism, under her father's faith. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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The musician was reportedly raised as a Mormon during her childhood, but since the faith has had little to do with her life. UPI/Michael Bush
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Gosling has described his Mormon upbringing as such: "We (he and his sister) were brought up pretty religious. My mother admits it: She says, you were raised by a religious zealot. She's different now, but at the time, it was a part of everything - what they ate, how they thought." UPI/Jim Ruymen
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