100 Celebrities "Join the List" to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Women

December 3, 2009

Today, the Department of Justice released a list of more than 100 celebrities who have lent their names in support of the Department’s "Join the List" initiative to raise public awareness on issues around violence against women.

Their participation serves as a declaration that they support ending violence against women, including domestic violence, teen dating violence and intimate partner abuse. The release of the list coincides with the national It’s Time to Talk Day. It’s Time to Talk Day, coordinated by the Liz Claiborne Inc., is one day dedicated to ensuring that Americans speak-up about domestic, sexual and teen dating violence and its goal is to spark a national conversation about violence against women and teen dating abuse.

The list of celebrities who have "Joined the List" is below:

Aaron Eckhart - Actor
Alexis Bledel - Actress
Amanda Beard - Olympic Gold-Medal Swimmer
Amy Poehler - Actress, Comedienne
Ashley Judd - Actress
Barbara Walters - Journalist, Author, Television Host  
Brian White - Actor
Chamique Holdsclaw - Atlanta Dream, WNBA
Chrisette Michele - Singer-songwriter
Christina Ricci - Actress
Common - Hip Hop Artist
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Actor
Curtis Granderson - Detroit Tigers, MLB
Cynthia Cooper - Houston Comets, WNBA (Retired), Former NCAA and WNBA Coach, WNBA Hall of Fame Inductee
Daisy Fuentes - Television Personality
Dara Torres - 5-time Olympic Athlete
Debbie Allen - Actress, Choreographer, Director, Producer
Diane Keaton - Actress, Director, Producer
Dominique Dawes - Olympic Gold Medalist, Motivational Speaker, Activist
Ellen DeGeneres - Talk Show Host, Comedienne, Actress
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Author, Television Host, Designer
Emily Blunt - Actress
Emmy Rossum - Actress, Singer-songwriter
Eva Mendes - Actress
Faith Hill - Singer, Actress
Fiona Apple - Singer-songwriter
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon - Actress
Ginuwine - Singer
Idris Elba - Actor
Irene Bedard - Actress
Jaime Pressly - Actress
Jason Bateman - Actor
Jenna Fischer - Actress, Writer
Jennifer Love Hewitt - Actress
Joe Torre - Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Founder of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
John Lithgow - Actor
Joy Behar - Comedienne, Author, Television Host, Actress
Judy Blume - Author
Kevin Spacey - Actor
Kristina Guerrero - Television Host
Kyra Sedgwick - Actress, Producer
Linda Fairstein - Author
Leeza Gibbons – Television/Radio Host, Producer
Leslie Morgan Steiner - Author
Lisa Leslie - Los Angeles Sparks, WNBA, Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Player
LisaRaye McCoy - Actress
Marcus Johnson -Musician
Mariska Hargitay - Actress, Founder and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
Martina McBride - Singer-Songwriter
Matt Dillon - Actor
MC Lyte - Rap Pioneer, Songwriter, Actress, Activist
Melissa Joan Hart - Actress
Meryl Streep - Actress
Michael Bolton - Singer
Michelle Pfeiffer - Actress
Michelle Williams - Actress
Mira Sorvino - Actress
Nastia Liukin - Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast

The NFL Players Association, in addition to the following players:
Adalius Thomas - New England Patriots
Brandon Moore - New York Jets
Darrell Green - Washington Redskins (Retired)
Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints
Erik Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
Gary Brackett - Indianapolis Colts
George Wilson - Buffalo Bills
Hank Fraley - Cleveland Browns
Jay Feely - New York Jets
Jerricho Cotchery - New York Jets
Kareem McKenzie - New York Giants
LaDainian Tomlinson - San Diego Chargers
Muhsin Muhammad - Carolina Panthers
Nate Kaeding - San Diego Chargers
Quintin Mikell - Philadelphia Eagles
Shaun O’Hara - New York Giants
Steve Hutchinson - Minnesota Vikings

Nia Long - Actress, Director
Nicole Kidman - Actress, UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador
Omar Epps - Actor
Padma Lakshmi - Television Host
Patti LaBelle - Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Humanitarian
Paula Zahn - Journalist, Producer
Peter Hermann - Actor
Phylicia Rashad - Actress
Rebecca Romijn - Actress,
Ricky Martin - Singer
Robin Givens - Actress, Writer
Rosie Perez - Actress, Dancer, Choreographer
S. Epatha Merkerson - Actress
Sally Field – Actress
Salma Hayek - Actress, Director, Producer
Sam Jones III - Actor
Scarlett Johansson - Actress, Singer-songwriter
Sherri Shepherd - Comedienne, Actress, Television Host
Steve Buscemi - Actor, Director
Stockard Channing - Actress
Susan Sarandon - Actress
Teresa Weatherspoon - Los Angeles Sparks, WNBA (Retired), Coach of Louisiana Tech Women’s Basketball
Tim Roth - Actor
Tom Arnold - Actor
Tony Hawk - Skateboarder
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
Victor Rivas Rivers - Actor, Author, Activist
Vivica A. Fox - Actress, Director, Producer
Washington Mystics - WNBA
Washington Nationals - MLB
Whoopi Goldberg - Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Television Host
Wynton Marsalis - Musician
Zoe Saldana - Actress