10 Famous Latter-day Saints That You Didn’t Already Know About

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There are a handful of famous Latter-day Saints. The most commonly known celebrities are Donny and Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, Mitt Romney, and Gladys Night.

Usually, when you see a list like this it has these same 5 people on it. Well, not today! Here are 10 famous Latter-day Saints that you didn’t already know are members of the Church.

Related Link: 8 Famous People Who Became Mormons

Lindsay Arnold

This Latin trained ballroom dancer was on So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 where she made it to the Top 8. She married her high school sweetheart, Sam Cusick in the Salt Lake Temple in 2015. She continues to specialize in Latin dance and is a pro dancer on Dancing With the Stars.

Jensen Arnold

Jensen is the younger sister of Lindsay Arnold and has closely followed in her sister’s footsteps. This Arnold sister was the Season 15 Runner Up on So You Think You Can Dance. She was sealed to her high school sweetheart, Topher Hill in the Salt Lake Temple in December 2018.

Related Link: Latter-day Saint Dancer Has a Real Shot at Winning “So You Think You Can Dance” 

Bryce Harper

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After finishing high school at the age of 16, Harper went on to play college baseball and later joined the MLB. He was the first overall draft pick in the 2010 MLB draft and currently plays for the Philidelphia Phillies. He married his wife Kayla in the San Diego Temple in December 2016. In August 2019 they welcomed a baby boy.

Witney Carson

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Carson is an Emmy nominated choreographer, pro-dancer, and skin cancer survivor. She married her husband Carson McAllister in the Salt Lake Temple in January 2016.

Fun Fact: Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold have been dancing together since they were children, and they both currently work together on Dancing With the Stars.

Jeremy Guthrie

Guthrie is a former baseball player and pitcher for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. After retiring from baseball in 2017, Guthrie received a call to serve as a mission president in Houston, Texas, at the age of only 38. He is currently serving a mission together with his wife and their 3 children ages 13, 11, and 7.

Stephanie and Ezra Sosa

These dancing siblings hail from Provo, Utah. The pair were both top ten finalists on Season 16 of So You Think You Can Dance. In addition to SYTYCD, Ezra has competed on World of Dance (Seasons 1 and 2), and America’s Got Talent (Seasons 9 and 10). Stephanie continues to dance as well and is a cast member of the hit show on Disney+, High School Musical: The Musical, The Series.

Andy Reid

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The coach of the Superbowl LIV Champion Kansas City Chiefs once played football for BYU as an offensive lineman. He later worked as a graduate assistant under LaVell Edwards. His impressive NFL coaching career eventually led his current team to win the Superbowl earlier this year. Reid coaches fellow member, Daniel Sorensen, who is a Safety for the Chiefs.

Dean Jagger

You probably know him best from his role as General Thomas F. Waverly in White Christmas (1954). While he was part of famous shows like Twilight Zone and Bonanza, one of his lesser-known roles was as Brigham Young in “Brigham Young, Frontiersman” (1940).

To prepare for the role of a prophet, Jagger understandably had to study the gospel. Following the film, and after marrying Etta Norton, who was a life-long member of the Church, Jagger began investigating. He was baptized in July 1972 and passed away in 1991.

KayCee Stroh

She likes to “pop and lock and jam and break.” Stroh played the role of Martha in the original High School Musical movies. Since the films, Stroh married in the Salt Lake Temple in 2009. She has since made an appearance on the franchise’s reboot, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, in a one-episode cameo. She is now the mother of 2 beautiful girls.

Katherine Heigl

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Brought my girls to work last week. I don’t do it often cause I assume they’ll get bored and I’ll be distracted and chaos will ensue. But they loved it. They ran around the stages laughing and giggling and hushing up right quick when “rolling!” was shouted out. They pillaged the craft service table leaving nothing but a couple of stale potato chips and a hot dog bun in their wake. They studied the days sides and learned the names of all the crew members they could. They helped with my touch ups and my lines. They played hide and seek around the trailers on the lot and I found them hiding in the loft area above the drivers seat in my trailer like little mice nesting. They brought smiles to everyone’s faces and my heart swelled with a potent pride that they are mine and I am theirs. It kinda worked out perfectly despite my hesitation and now I’m amped to bring them all the time! What a blessing that I can. ❤️ Thank you once again @photos_by_roger for the beautiful pics!

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She is best known for her role as Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy but she has also starred in chick flicks like Life As We Know It and 27 Dresses. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Heigl spoke about her standards prior to marrying her husband saying, “I didn’t want to live together before we were married. I still have enough Mormon in me—not a lot, but enough—that I wanted to keep that a little bit sacred.”

Who else should we add to this list of famous Latter-day Saints? Share in the comments. 

Zoë Holyoak is currently a BYU student, photographer, and writer. Her hobbies include long walks through the ice cream aisle at the grocery store and correcting bad grammar. She is also a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission for the Church in Portland, Oregon.