If you need a little motivation, turn to the red carpet for a little glamour and a whole lot of vegan inspo from these 50 vegan celebrities who’ve made meatless a way of life.
50 Vegan Celebrities Who Are in It for the Long Haul
The musician, author, restaurateur, and festival producer has been vegan for more than three decades and says animal rights is his life’s work. To that we say, thank you!
The former Smiths frontman was vegetarian for most of his adult life, and the band’s 1985 record “Meat is Murder” turned many fans into vegetarians (this writer included).
3. Joaquin Phoenix
The actor and activist has been a vegan since age three! Now, at 45, the otherwise mysterious Phoenix takes all the mystery out of how he looks so young. Must be all the tofu.
4. Forest Whitaker
The Academy Award winner has been spotted at LA’s trendiest vegan restaurants with his family—and since going veg more than a decade ago, he’s spoken out about his diet choice for PETA, even bringing his daughter into some of the media spots.
5. Pamela Anderson
It’s been more than 20 years since the former “Baywatch” star first posed nude for PETA, and since then, she’s been an outspoken voice for the voiceless, even briefly opening a vegan pop-up in France over the summer.
6. Jessica Chastain
The celebrated actress may not have an Academy Award yet, but as a vegan for more than 15 years, she’s a big winner for the animals and the planet.
Just try to imagine a world without the Wu-Tang Clan. Hurts, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is the Wu’s RZA is planning to be around for a long time, and his vegan diet over the last decade is keeping him healthy (and creative as heck) for many more years of amazing music.
8. Alicia Silverstone
Would it be a vegan celebrity list if we didn’t mention Alicia Silverstone? The actress, author, activist, and mom has been vegan for more than 20 years—and we’re pretty sure she stopped aging the day she went vegan, too. She’s not only #momgoals, but #vegangoals, too.
9. Erykah Badu
The singer and songwriter has been a committed vegan for more than 20 years. But you won’t find her lolling around vegan donut shops—she prefers wheatgrass and green juice to sugary vegan junk food.
10. Woody Harrelson
Cheers to Woody! Not only has he been vegan for more than ten years, but he’s invested in vegan businesses, and most recently appeared in Sir Paul McCartney’s short documentary about meat’s impact on the climate.
11. Paul McCartney
We love you, Sir Paul, yeah, yeah, yeah. At 77, the vegan for more than 20 years looks younger than ever and can still bring stadiums to a rocking frenzy.
12. Peter Dinklage
There may be carnage all over the GoT sets but not on Dinklage’s plate. The actor’s been vegan since childhood and a tireless voice for compassion.
13. Tony Kanal
Though he’s only been a vegan since 2012, Tony Kanal’s clearly in it for the long haul. His “I wasn’t born vegan but I definitely will die vegan” quote gives us all the feels.
14. James Cameron
Not only has the Titanic director been outspoken about veganism, but he’s currently producing a documentary on the diet, recently invested in a pea protein facility, and co-founded a vegan school in southern California with his wife Suzy Amis Cameron.
Grammy Award-winning singer Mya was a longtime vegetarian before she decided to make the leap into veganism. She has released a guide to help others with the transition, available online.
16. Cory Booker
The vegan U.S. Senator could be the first vegan president. Naturally reducing meat production forms a key part of his environmental policy.
17. Lewis Hamilton
Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton proudly declares himself plant-based on his Instagram profile.
18. Kyrie Irving
The professional NBA star adopted a vegan diet in 2017 and says making the switch has improved his game.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman and The Voice judge went vegan in 2017 and credits his new diet with improved health and over 15lb weight loss.
20. Craig Robinson
Star of “The Office” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine”, the famous funnyman went vegan in 2017.
21. Suzy Amis Cameron
Former actor Cameron is now an educator and environmentalist who last year published a book outlining how to change the world with one vegan meal a day. She is the visionary behind MUSE—the nation’s first fully vegan school.
22. Mac Danzig
The King Of The Cage Lightweight Champion 2005 has been vegan since the age of 20 after working at an animal sanctuary in Pennsylvania.
23. Sadie Sink
The 18-year-old star of Stranger Things credits Woody Harrelson for opening her eyes to veganism when they worked on The Glass Castle together in 2017.
24. Stella McCartney
British fashion designer Stella is the daughter of Sir Paul and his animal rights’ activist wife Linda. The Peta spokesperson has openly criticized the fur and leather industry.
25. Jenna Marbles
Since breaking onto the Youtube scene in 2010, the hilarious vegan vlogger has accrued 19 million subscribers.
26. Simon Amstell
British stand-up comedian and presenter Amstell recently brought veganism to the forefront of the BBC with his retrospective film, Carnage.
27. Ruby Rose
The Australian model and star of Orange is the New Black has been vegan since 2013 and is rather partial to Vego chocolate.
28. Jerome Flynn
The more mature readers may have fond memories of Flynn crooning as part of 90s musical duo, Robson and Jerome. Now better known for his exploits as the sword wielding Bron in GoT, vegan Flynn made a video for Peta last month titled ‘The Truth Behind High Welfare and Free Range labels.’
29. Mayim Bialik
The former child star is today best known for her portrayal of super-smart Amy Farrah-Fowler on The Big Bang. Real-life neuroscientist Bialik is also a dedicated vegan activist, blogger, and writer.
30. John Joseph
Vegan Ironman athlete has completed the triathlon ten times and released a book called Meat is for Pussies.
31. Travis Barker
The musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182, is an investor in the Los Angeles vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen. He’s a passionate vegan who frequently lends his voice to campaigns and causes.
32. Jack Monroe
U.K. poverty campaigner and best selling cookery book author Jack Monroe went vegan in 2016 and has since written about overcoming a meat addiction.
33. Kerry McCarthy
The Labour MP for Bristol East is also an ambassador for the Vegan Society.
34. Benjamin Zephaniah
British poet and Rastafarian, Zephaniah has been vegan since his teens and has even written a short poetry anthology called The Little Book of Vegan Poems.
35. Alan Cumming
Scottish X-Men star and longtime vegan Cumming supported Peta’s 2018 anti-dairy campaign by donning a pastel pink T.shirt blazing the logo ‘Not a Dairy Queen.’
36. Ariana Grande
The ‘Into You’ singer has been vegan since 2013 and famously told the Mirror that she loves animals more than she loves people.
37. Kat Von D
38. Jehina Malik
Irrefutable proving that you don’t need animal protein to build muscle, bodybuilding champion Malik has been vegan since birth.
Quirky Australian singer Sia Furler made the switch from veggie to vegan a couple of years ago and took part in the revelatory 2018 animal agriculture documentary, Dominion.
40. Lucy Watson
Model and former “Made in Chelsea” star Watson won Peta’s coveted ‘Best Vegan Cookbook’ award for her debut publication Feed Me Vegan in 2017.
41. Christina Rees
The Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Labour MP for Neath has used her position to highlight the environmental impact of livestock farming.
42. James Cromwell
Acting veteran and activist Cromwell went vegan while playing Farmer Hoggett in the 1995 film Babe.
43. Benedict Cumberbatch
The “Avengers” star isn’t just a superhero on screen—he’s also a real-life hero for animals, adhering to a vegan diet. He was named one of the “Most Beautiful” vegan celebrities by animal rights group PETA last year.
44. Natalie Portman
Film icon Natalie Portman is a longtime vegetarian who turned vegan after reading the 2009 Jonathan Safran Foer book, “Eating Animals.” She’s not only lent her support to various causes, but she also narrated the 2018 documentary based on Foer’s book.
45. Rooney Mara
Not only is the “Carol” star a vegan activist, but she’s also a designer, too. She’s the visionary behind the Hiraeth Collective—a vegan fashion label gaining ground as a leading luxury line for compassionate consumers.
46. Kate Mara
Like her sister, actress Kate Mara is vegan. And, she says being vegan is one of her “personal truths.” She’s recently also championed for wildlife conservation efforts for chimpanzees.
47. Emily Deschanel
“Bones” star Emily Deschanel is a committed vegan and raising her family vegan, too. “Being healthy, being kind to animals, being kind to our environment, to me, that’s the thing that motivates me the most,” the star says.
48. Nathalie Emmanuel
Not only is the “Game of Thrones” star a longtime vegan, but she’s also an activist, speaking out for animals. She recently took to Instagram to encourage her fans to avoid elephant tourist attractions that exploit animals.
49. Harley Quinn Smith
The actress and daughter of filmmaker Kevin Smith has been an animal rights activist for years, speaking out in numerous campaigns for animals. But her biggest achievement may be in saving her father’s life by helping him go vegan last year.
50. Kevin Smith
The filmmaker behind “Clerks” and “Mallrats” went vegan last year after suffering a massive heart attack. He’s since lost weight, reversed his heart disease and become an outspoken voice for the animals. Recently, he said he’d welcome an investor who would bring his fictional restaurant “Mooby’s” to life—but only if it’s vegan.
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