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Lynsey Bartilson, Scientology celebrity

Current lifetime: Born July 1, 1983 in Edina, Minnesota
Most famous for: Playing the character Lily Finnerty on Grounded for Life
Joined Scientology: Raised in it, and has been active in Scientology’s front groups
Fun Scientology completion: Happiness Rundown, 2014


Says our Celebrity Centre source: “A second generation Scientologist, she showed talent as a dancer, singer and actress when she was only four. She has been a regular at Celebrity Centre since she was very young, dancing and singing at numerous events. Besides her role in Grounded For Life, she also worked worked with fellow Scientologist Luke Baybak on Extra Butter, Please, a short form serial comedy (2011-2012). She’s very much a Scientologist and is active with Youth For Human Rights and Way To Happiness. At this point she is no longer a child star so the acting parts are less frequent. She still has her church friends and a life in the bubble. I knew her when she was young and thought she was destined to make it big. Not much turned out the way I predicted. Of course I believed in Hubbard then.”


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