51 Celebrities Who Are Vegan For Life
Editor-in-Chief | Los Angeles, CA | Contactable via: jill@livekindly.com

Jill has spent more than a decade immersed in digital publishing and storytelling with a focus on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, ethics, diet preferences, health, and politics. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, and the Village Voice.

If you need a little motivation, turn to the red carpet for a little glamour and a whole lot of vegan inspo from these 51 vegan celebrities who’ve made meatless a way of life.

51 Vegan Celebrities Who Are in It for the Long Haul

moby shrub garden

1. Moby

The musician, author, restaurateur, and festival producer has been vegan for 30 years, and says animal rights is his life’s work. To that we say, thank you!


2. Morrissey

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).

Joaquin Phoenix Discusses Why He Went Vegan Nearly Forty Years Ago
image source: PETA

3. Joaquin Phoenix

The actor and activist has been a vegan since age 3! Now at 43 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.

Actress Jessica Chastain attends the world premiere for “The Martian” on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto. NASA scientists and engineers served as technical consultants on the film. The movie portrays a realistic view of the climate and topography of Mars, based on NASA data, and some of the challenges NASA faces as we prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030s. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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.


7. RZA

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.

Vegan Celeb Alicia Silverstone’s Sustainable Closet Is a Cruelty-Free Fashion Haven

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 75, 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.

15. Miley Cyrus

The exuberant singer sports two vegan themed tattoos, including the words ‘Be Kind’ on her outer wrists.

16. Liam Hemsworth

The new Mr. Cyrus has been vegan since 2015 and has been outspoken about the mistreatment of animals in the meat industry.

17. 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.

lewis hamilton

18. Lewis Hamilton

Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton proudly declares himself plant-based on his Instagram profile. 

19. Kyrie Irving

The professional NBA star adopted a vegan diet in 2017 and says making the switch has improved his game.

Rapper Will.i.am Dispels Vegan Protein Myth Because Herbivorous Animals are Strong AF

20. Will.i.am

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.

21. Craig Robinson

Star of “The Office” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine”, the famous funny man went vegan in 2017.

Suzy Amis Cameron Makes Going Vegan 'One Meal a Day' Easier Than Ever

22. 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. 

23. 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.

24. Sadie Sink

The 16-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.  

25. Stella Mccartney

British fashion designer Stella is the daughter of Sir Paul and his animal rights’ activist wife Linda. The Peta spokesperson has openly criticised the fur and leather industry.

26. Jenna Marbles

Since breaking onto the Youtube scene in 2010, the hilarious vegan vlogger has accrued 19 million subscribers.

Vegan Comedian and Director of 'Carnage' Simon Amstell to Headline UK Vegan Camp Out 2018
image credit: simon amstell

27. Simon Amstell

British stand up comedian and presenter Amstell recently brought veganism to the forefront of the BBC with his retrospective film, Carnage.

Vegan Actor Ruby Rose Invests in Plant-Based Social Justice Beverage Brand REBBL

28. 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.

Getty Images

29. 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 sword wielding Bron in GOT, vegan Flynn made a video for Peta last month titled ‘The Truth Behind High Welfare and Free Range labels.’

Mayim Bialik

30. 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 dedicated vegan activist, blogger and writer.

31. John Joseph

Vegan Ironman athlete has completed the triathlon ten times and released a book called Meat is for Pussies.

Travis Barker Cropped-2-2

32. Travis Barker

The musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182, is an investor in Los Angeles vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen. He’s a passionate vegan who frequently lends his voice to campaigns and causes.

33. Jack Monroe

UK poverty campaigner and best selling cookery book author Jack Monroe went vegan in 2016 and has since written about overcoming a meat addiction.

34. Kerry McCarthy

The Labour MP for Bristol East is also an ambassador for the Vegan Society.

35. 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.

Vegan Actor Alan Cumming Joins Anti-Dairy Campaign Because He's 'Not a Dairy Queen'

36. 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.’

Vegan Celebrity Ariana Grande Named Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year

37. 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.

Kat Von D’s Saint+ Sinner Vegan Fragrances Now Available In Candles

38. Kat Von D

The inimitable Kat Von D is not only a serial entrepreneur and committed vegan, she’s a mom now, too. Along with her husband, Prayers frontman Leafar Seyer, Von D is raising their son vegan as well.

39. Jehina Malik

Irrefutable proving that you don’t need animal protein to build muscle, bodybuilding champion Malik has been vegan since birth.

40. Sia

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.

Vegan Celebrities Lucy Watson, Mathew Pritchard, and More Encourage People to Go Vegan in New Campaign
lucy watson

41. 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.

42. 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.

James Cromwell

43. James Cromwell

Acting veteran and activist Cromwell went vegan while playing Farmer Hoggett in the 1995 film Babe.

44. 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.

'Vox Lux' Costume Designer Keri Langerman Created Natalie Portman’s Vegan Metallic Purple Leather Wardrobe
45. 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.

Rooney Mara Launches Elegant Vegan Fashion Line

46. 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.

Vegan Actor Kate Mara Urges Fans to Support Liberian Chimp Rescue Organization

47. 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.

Emily Deschanel
48. 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.

Nathalie Emmanuel Speedo49. 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.

50. 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.

Kevin Smith

51. 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.


Why not watch our video on 13 vegan actors? Part 1 Listed below:


51 Celebrities Who Are Vegan For Life
Article Name
51 Celebrities Who Are Vegan For Life
Need a little celebrity inspo for the animals? From actors to athletes, musicians, and politicians - the list of vegan celebrities is bigger than ever.
Publisher Name
Publisher Logo