8 Christian Women Actors in Hollywood
Hollywood may have a well-deserved reputation for being a spiritual wasteland, but faith is hardly absent. Here are 8 actresses who are in Hollywood.
1. Letitia Wright
One of the breakout stars of Black Panther , Letitia Wright is a 24 years old Guyanese-British Christian actress who played the character of Shuri, the smartest ( and spunkiest) person to appear in a Marvel movie.
"I wanted to make people feel like how I felt after that movie –inspired, happy, like I believe I can do anything." - Letitia Wright
Not only that, but Wright sees her career as a “ministry,” and has said that she is not going to hide her religious beliefs. She prays before every scene and came back to acting because she felt God has given her a new mission in life.
2. Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth's career has ranged from Broadway to TV to movies. She has spoken at Women of Faith conferences and released an album of Christian inspirational music called "As I Am."
3. Tamera Mowry Housley
The 38-year-old actress, Tamera Mowry-Housley starred in the TV sitcom "Sister Sister" with her sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict from 1994 to 1999.
The Christian actress and co-host of "The Real" has frequently spoken about her faith throughout the years, including making God a priority before her career.
4. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is an American Idol winner, and actress known for faith-based songs such as 'Jesus Take the Wheel' and 'Something In The Water' grew up in the church. After her first acting role in "Soul Surfer," Underwood was quoted as saying, "It's easy to have faith when things are going great and you're on top of the world. I'm winning, I'm selling, I'm on tour and this is all great! But this story is about having faith when the chips are down and how to deal with that."
Naya Rivera is a devout Christian and regular church attendee. Despite this "Glee" starlet's success, Rivera has revealed about the opposition she faces as a Christian in Hollywood and admitted to taking those attacks to heart.
7. Angela Bassett
LeToya Luckett is a 33-year-old actress and singer & entertainer who is not shy about speaking about how important her Christian faith is to her. Luckett has learned to pray and speak things into existence after growing up in church where she got her start singing in a children's choir. There, the singer recalled gaining confidence which later proved useful in the entertainment industry.