Veganism is getting into mainstream more and more. Some say avoiding animals or animal products of any kind increases energy level. Others ensure a plant-based diet makes them look better. No wonder that more and more people have gone vegan and celebrities are not the exception.
Here is the list of famous vegans and their vegan experience in years.
Actors and Actresses:
- Ellen Pompeo – 1 year
- Benedict Cumberbatch – 1 year
- Zac Efron – more than 1 year
- James Cromwell – 22 years
- Mayim Bialik – 24 years
- Jessica Chastain – 12 years
- Natalie Portman – 10 years
- Daryl Hannah – 47 years
- Alicia Silverstone – 21 years
- Woody Harrelson – 34 years
- Ellen Page – more than 8 years
- Kate Mara – 6 years
- Peter Dinklage – 5 years
- Olivia Wilde – 4 years
- Emily Deschanel – 25 years
- Michelle Pfeiffer – more than 7 years
- Tobey Maguire – 10 years
- Brad Pitt – more than 7 years
- Alec Baldwin – 7 years
- Demi Moore – more than 3 years
- Renee Olstead – 18 years
- Miley Cyrus – 5 years
- Travis Barker – 10 years
- Fred Durst – more than 3 years
- Billie Eilish – 5 years
- Andy Hurley – 23
- Ne-Yo – 2 years
- Oliver Sykes – 16 years
- Sia Furler – 5 years
- Jared Leto – 26 years
- Rob Zombie – more than 30 years
- Madonna – more than 6 years
- Anthony Kiedis – more than 11 years
- Jason Mraz – more than 7 years
- Moby – 32 years
- Bryan Adams – 30 years
- Thom Yorke – more than 3 years
- Ellie Goulding – more than 2 years
Check the reasons Hollywood stars giving us to go plant-based.
Actors and Actresses
The TV doctor on Grey’s Anatomy Ellen Pompeo took her inspiration to become a vegan from Dr. Funk’s book, Breasts: The Owner’s Manual. She transitioned her family — one son, two daughters and husband Chris Avery to a plant-based diet at the beginning of 2018. Ellen told about her family’s new vegan lifestyle on her Instagram page:
I wouldn’t have said better!
Talented British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is officially vegan. He mentioned it while promoting Avengers: Infinity War. One of the PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegans in 2018 told that vegan food is enough to keep him in action movie-worthy shape. Benedict doesn’t need egg whites or “gross” food like this.
Anyway, it’s not a surprise for Benedict’s fans, he has always been famous for his compassion to animals. He graced the cover of British GQ in a suit made of “future wool” and vegan boots from Brave GentleMan. He subscribes to Buddhist philosophy and expresses an affinity for mindfulness and meditation.
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The 30-year-old heartthrob has transitioned to veganism in recent years. Zac tried to find a way of getting more sleep and working out effectively and has switched to a dairy and meat-free diet to feel energized. He ensures his plant-based diet makes his body shape perfect.
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The actor became a vegan after filmed Babe 22 years ago. Now, he is also an outspoken vegan involved with PETA’s campaign rescuing pigs from school 4-H programs.
Mayim Bialik is famous for her role in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory first but acting it is only one of her talents. She earned a PhD in neuroscience in 2007 and has 2 sons. She is a spokesperson for the national Holistic Moms Network. Mayim is also an author of books on parenting and veganism Beyond the Sling and Mayim’s Vegan Table.
She made a final decision to go veg at age 19 after reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer and still shares her knowledge with her followers.
The actress is famous for her roles in The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter and The Tree of Life. She has kept to a plant-based diet for 12 years. Her parents are also vegans. After suffering from low energy levels, the actress changed her diet. Now, Jessica ensures veganism gave her clearer skin and more energy.
Chastain is also an animal lover and has adopted a rescue dog.
Natalie Portman doesn’t eat meat since the age of 9. The actress said she felt close to animals and later started learning more about the food industry. As a result, she came to a decision that if food comes from animals or hurt them, it does not touch her plate.
She switched to veganism in 2009 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. Later Natalie produced a documentary on factory farming systems in the U.S. named the same title.
The actress wants to keep at least some animals out of hard conditions and help the environment. She also has been an activist for women’s rights for a long time and realized that animal and women’s right are the very same thing.
She took a break from veganism only once during her pregnancy in 2011 as it made her desire bakery food containing with butter and eggs.
Of course, her plant-based clean diet is an important part of where her good health comes from. She makes her diet full by getting B12 shots once a month as this is the only one vitamin she doesn’t get from a vegan diet. Now her children and she are vegans, and her husband is a vegetarian.
This famous American actress is best known for her roles in the films Blade Runner, Roxanne, Splash, Wall Street, Kill Bill, and Steel Magnolias. She became a vegan when she was 11 after meeting a calf and found out that he would be veal the next morning.
Daryl has her own online show where she makes a video about the environment and vegan diet. She says that going vegan is an easy way for anybody to reduce the impact on the environment.
Alicia Silverstone is not only an outspoken advocate for a vegan diet for many years. In 2011 she released a book called The Kind Diet where she explained why she doesn’t eat animal-derived products. Alicia ensures it’s easy to make vegan meals and feed her son healthy vegan foods.
Silverstone follows a vegan diet for animal-rights reasons.
At the same time, she was also shocked at how better she felt overall. Once she went vegan, she lost her extra weight, her nails became stronger, and skin began glowing, as she said. The actress is glad to be able to do something good for the earth, animals, and good for her health at the same time.
PETA’s Sexiest Vegan 2012 has teamed up with PETA on securing the release of research chimpanzees and invested in vegan food development. Woody has been a vegan since he was a 24-year-old actor when he associated his streaming nose and acne with lactose intolerance.
He gave up dairy products and has never looked back.
Now, the Hunger Games star is not only a vegan but also a follower the raw food diet that means, Harrelson also doesn’t eat sugar and flour.
Ellen Page is a famous actrerss and outspoken activist. She often discusses veganism on her social media accounts. In particular, she has been known to discuss factory farming. In 2014, PETA even called her one of the sexiest vegan celebs, thanks to her advocacy activity.
The actress was a lifelong animal lover and an on-and-off vegetarian for a long time until the book by Kimberly Snyder ‘The Beauty Detox Solution’ leads her to a final decision. She gave up all animal food and stopped wearing leather.
Vegan actress Kate Mara lives with her non-vegan partner, Jamie Bell. Despite it, Mara respects his choice.
The actress is a vegan, but she still enjoys vegan, gluten-free burgers.
Peter Dinklage is most famous for his role as Tyrion Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Bolivar Trask in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. He has been vegetarian 15 years and has switched to veganism some time ago, and he is also an ambassador for Cruelty Free International.
He follows a vegan diet for ethical reasons. During filming, he asks to substitute meat for tofu that looks the same way.
The American actress is best known for the hit television series ‘House’; and films: ‘Cowboys and Aliens’, ‘Tron: Legacy’, and ‘Her’. Olivia has been a vegetarian since she was 12, and has been following a plant-based diet for the last 4 years.
42-year old vegan mom and actress Emily Deschanel, the star of the detective drama “Bones,” became vegetarian after watching the documentary “Diet for a New America.” About 2 years later and at the age of 17, she switched to a plant-based diet.
Her 6-year-old son also made the choice to go vegan. Now, Emily is an active member of Farm Sanctuary — the largest haven for rescued farm animals. She also helped raise $1.2 million for the animal rights, Mercy for Animals.
For Michelle, her vegan way started with an interest in disease prevention and health after Bill Clinton’s interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, The Last Heart Attack. Pfeiffer stresses that veganism isn’t as hard as it may seem and it makes a great investment in her beauty.
Michelle didn’t start the plant-based diet straight away, she gave herself 8 weeks for beginning but then it became her a part of her lifestyle.
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Tobias Maguire is an American film producer and actor known for the role of Peter Parker in the Spiderman trilogy. Tobey felt an aversion to meat in childhood, he imagined what kind of life the animal he eating leds and stuff like that. So he has been a vegetarian since 1992 and in 2009, he became a vegan
Former Spider-Man has developed a fondness for his fellow earth-dwelling creatures. Tobey also has banned all animal related stuff from his house as the smell of leather makes him feel sickness. While shooting a movie, he sent a Mercedes Benz he offered to drive him around back because the seats were made of leather.
Famous Hollywood Actor and Producer Brad Pitt works on many environmental issues for many years. He had turned vegan long before people knew. Brad has eliminated all animal product including dairy. He believes that veganism is one step forward towards the environment and the right path to a healthier life.
Vegan producer, actor, and environmentalist Alec Baldwin wants people to eat vegan food to save the earth.
He advises an overall swap to a vegan diet, especially for those living in the west to do the bit for the environment and save the planet. More than 75 percent of agricultural land in the world is used for dairy, meat, and eggs production.
Anyway, Alec went vegan after being diagnosed as prediabetic in 2011. He turned to veganism and by January 2012, he had lost 30 pounds!
56-year old actress Demi Moore thanks hanks her anti-aging raw vegan diet and yoga workouts for her perfect body shape. She eats only organic fruits and vegetables, green smoothies, juices, and soups without heating them higher 118°F to preserve vitamins and minerals.
Renee Olstead is a 30-year old singer and actress from America. She is famous for her role of Madison Cooperstein on the drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She was a speaker at the “PETA2 Experience”. She decided to become a vegetarian when she was 12 as she realized that meat was something with a face.
10 years later she made a decision to follow a plant-based diet and in 2018 her boyfriend Tommy also went vegan.
One of Disney Channel’s biggest teen stars in the past is famous not only for her shocking lifestyle but also for her passion for animal rights and veganism. After the death of her dog, that was found mauled to death at after fighting with a coyote, Miley gave up eating animals.
She wears only vegan leather, faux fur coats, and cruelty-free thigh high boots and promotes this fashion in social media.
Her aim is to bring a message, that there is no place for tortures in fabulous fashion. In 2018, she launched her own line without animal products with sneaker brand Converse. The musician’s Instagram is full of posts about vegan meals and promoting animals rights. Even PETA called her a “veganest vegan to ever vegan.”
Drummer of the Transplants and Blink 182, and star of the TV show “Meet the Barkers”, Travis Barker has been vegetarian since he was a child and is now vegan. He overcame a painkiller addiction and went vegan after the plane crash.
If you’re a fan of hard music, you definitely know this guy. American frontman and director of the rap-rock band Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst, is a vegan since 2013.
American model, singer-songwriter, and dancer Billie Eilish has stated that she is vegan in an interview published by The Guardian on March 2020. She also said she has never smoked or used drugs. At this moment, she regularly advocates for veganism on social media.
The drummer for Fall Out Boy is straight edge, a CrossFit athlete, and a vegan since he was 16. He believes that people should live the way they lived 10,000 years ago.
Hurley says that it’s much easier to be a vegan now.
His new band Sect includes only vegans and so they call thenselves a “hardcore, vegan punk supergroup“. Andy has also opened up his own vegan cafe ‘Oracle Coffee Company,’ in Portland’s South Waterfront area.
Singer and songwriter Ne-Yo has became a vegan in 2017 but he already sees amazing changes in his health. He was inspired to follow a plant-based diet thanks to the popular vegan documentary, What the Health.
In February 2020 he said he had lost about 30 pounds since he turned to veganism, calling it “one of the best things he’s ever done”.
The lead singer of metal band Bring Me The Horizon is a vegan advocating for animal rights with his bandmates. Sykes gave up eating meat in 2003 when he was 16 after watching a documentary about animal cruelty.
The misterious singer likes to keep her privacy but she revealed her diet in response to a vegan restaurant owner in Tweeter in 2014. She agreed to visit his place.
She also will join the cast of the vegan documentary, Dominion, alongside Rooney Mara and Joaquin Quin. Sia also participated in an advertisement for PETA Asia-Pacific, with her dog, Pantera, to promote pet neutering.
Jared Leto is an Oscar-winning actor, a star of hit films and TV series, the frontman singer of a rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, and a long-time vegan. His youthful appearance amazes many of us. Jared explains it this way:
But the singer is not the clearest vegan. He calls himself “cheagan” meaning “cheating vegan”. Jared tries to be flexible. He doesn’t eat meat at all, but he can try a cookie if it was made for himself.
The actor is also straight-edge, and don’t drink alcohol, as he thinks that there are many ways to change the state of mind.
Rob Zombie is an American filmmaker and a member of the heavy metal band White Zombie. Both Zombies (Rob and his wife) are vegans. The musician has been an ethical vegetarian since 1982 after watching slaughterhouse footage.
Madonna is a sixty-year-old international pop music icon, an actress, film and record producer. She follows a macrobiotic diet that prohibits eating eggs, wheat, meat, and dairy products. This diet provides her with energy she needs for her intense concerts and way of life.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis became a vegan after learning that people are taking far too many fish out the sea. A farming documentary about cows lead him to a final decision.
The famous singer living on an avocado farm in San Diego has always been prone to eating healthy and avoiding fast food. He started his food vegan diet 2 years to support his bandmate having type 2 diabetes.
This musician is an active outspoken vegan and animal-rights advocate. His reason for becoming a vegetarian was his desire not to be involved in anything that makes animals suffer. At first, he gave up chicken meat and beef. Then fish. And later, in 1987 he gave up all animal products including milk and eggs and became a vegan.
Moby says that eating animal-derived products are responsible for developing heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. The musician says that commercial animal production is responsible for climate change. At the same time, he respects any choice.
The musician named one of his albums Animal Rights and opened a vegan cafe in New York called TeaNY and Little Pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles. He also organized the vegan music and food festival Circle V.
Vegan musician Bryan Adams ensures that following a vegan diet is the best decision he ever made.
He became a raw food vegan more than 30 years ago and has supported the health benefits of a plant-based diet. The singer thanks raw food for a stronger immune system and healthy weight maintenance. The Canadian-born rock star also professed his respect for cruelty-free leather shoes by footwear brand, Bobohee.
British artist and the lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and pianist of Radiohead has been a supporter of ecological world issues – including animal rights. Anyway, the way he came to veganism differs a little from standart.
In January 2018, after being a vegetarian for 6 years Ellie Goulding said she is becoming a full-time vegan.
With her perfect figure, the British singer said she likes green and detox teas and fruits for breakfast. She ensures meat made her feel tired and she doesn’t see any reasons to get protein from it while there are many other better sources.
After changing his diet, the 42nd president of the United States lose more than 30 pounds and still keeps the result. He ensures he had much more energy and felt great after refusing animal-derived food. Bill Clinton made this important decision after underwent emergency heart surgery.
Bill Clinton is a devoted vegan for more than 3 years now. At the age of 66, PETA’s Person Of 2010 still works and travels. His lifestyle may exhaust those who are 2 or 3 decades younger. Veganism helped him to cope with heart disease and avoid complaints of aging.
Vegan filmmaker James Cameron has directed blockbuster hits such as Avatar and Titanic. He says animal agriculture is harmful to the environment as is the 2nd largest sector for greenhouse gas emissions next to electrical generation.
He also noticed a vegan diet improved his life quality. Now he feels healthier, younger and slimmer.
Vegan way of life has become a major wellness mainstay and it does not slow down. Vegan recipes not only swarming Instagram feeds, but it is also shaking up food scene with vegan-friendly meals and recipe books. The world is changing, and many celebs are at the forefront of the vegan movement.