Jason Lee and Scientology
Jason Lee is an actor known for starring in the hit television show My Name is Earl (along with fellow Scientologist Ethan Suplee) and movies such as Chasing Amy, Dogma, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
When did Jason Lee join Scientology?
Apparently in the late 1980s. On the View Askew message board, he wrote, "I started studying Scientology years before I became an actor," and he started acting in 1991. The earliest completion that appears in Scientology's Celebrity magazine completion lists (a marriage course) is from 1992.
What level has Jason Lee reached in Scientology?
According to entries for Jason Lee in Scientology service completions lists, he has mostly done introductory level services. He has attested to Grade 1 (a pretty early lower level) and has completed the Purification Rundown twice, in 2000 and 2004.
Has Jason Lee had close relationships with other Scientologists?
Yes. Lee married actress/photographer Carmen Llywelyn in 1995; they were divorced in 2001.
Lee was involved with actress Beth Riesgraf from 2001-2007. In 2003 they had a son, Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee.
In 2008, Lee married Australian model Ceren Alkac, who gave birth to a daughter the same year. It is not known whether she is a Scientologist.
Does Jason Lee promote Scientology?
No. He told Playboy magazine:
I'm not trying to lie low about my personal beliefs because of a fear that I'll be judged harshly. I'm just not interested in being a spokesperson for anything. (Playboy, June 2006)
Is Jason Lee involved with any Scientology front groups?
Yes. Lee has participated in activities connected to the CCHR, which lobbies against medical psychiatric treatment (including mental health parity bills). He was previously listed on Scientology's CCHR web site as a member of CCHR's Board of Advisors and supported a Los Angeles march and protest against psychiatry along with fellow Scientology celebrities Nancy Cartwright, Marisol Nichols, David Pomeranz, and Raven Kane Campbell.
Lee has also participated in activities connected to the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.
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