Famous Vegans

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Although veganism—the ethical philosophy of avoiding all animal products, especially in diet—is by no means a recent stance, it goes without saying that celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand have played a major role in popularizing it. The 18th century American reformer Amos Bronson Alcott—the father of writer Louisa May-- advocated a vegan diet even before the term was coined! The English animal rights advocate Donald Watson is credited with coining the term “vegan”; he also founded the Vegan Society. However, veganism as a social justice movement started gaining mainstream prominence only in the past few years with the emergence of vegan activists like Gary Yourofsky, Peter Daniel Young, and Shmuly Yanklowitz. In the contemporary times, several actors, directors and musicians are actively engaged in spreading awareness about veganism and animal rights. Actors Natalie Portman, Hillary Swank, and Tobey Maguire are prominent spokespersons for veganism as are musicians Russell Simmons and Moby. Famous vegan spiritual leaders like Alfredo Sfeir and Thich Nhat Hanh are also engaged in dispersing the message of universal peace for all irrespective of the species. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous vegans.
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Lena Headey
(Portrayed Cersei Lannister in HBO Series 'Game of Thrones' )
Lena Headey
38
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton, Bermuda
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 2 
Bryan Adams
(Best Selling Pop, Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Of All Time)
Bryan Adams
22
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Aamir Khan
(Actor)
Aamir Khan
66
Birthdate: March 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 4 
Tricia Helfer
(Canadian-American Actress Best Known for Her Role on the Sci-Fi Television Show 'Battlestar Galactica')
Tricia Helfer
10
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donalda, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Carl Lewis
(American Track-and-Field Athlete Who Won Nine Olympic Gold Medals During the 1980s and 1990s)
Carl Lewis
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Peter Sarsgaard
10
Birthdate: March 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Shannon Elizabeth
(Actress and Poker Player Best Known for Her Films: ‘American Pie’, ‘Scary Movie’, and ‘Love Actually’)
Shannon Elizabeth
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Eugenio Derbez
(Mexican Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Films: 'Instructions Not Included' and 'CODA')
Eugenio Derbez
14
Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villa Milpa Alta, Mexico
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Russell Simmons
(Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam)
Russell Simmons
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Summer Phoenix
(Actress and the Youngest Sibling of Joaquin Phoenix, Rain Phoenix and River Phoenix)
Summer Phoenix
7
Birthdate: December 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Alba Flores
(Spanish Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Saray Vargas' in the TV Series 'Vis a Vis')
Alba Flores
11
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Krista Allen
(Actress and Stand-up Comedian Known for Her Television Series ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Baywatch Hawaii’)
Krista Allen
8
Birthdate: April 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Justin Theroux
18
Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Tulsi Gabbard
(First Hindu Member of U.S. Congress)
Tulsi Gabbard
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maoputasi County, American Samoa Leloaloa, American Samoa, U.S.
 15 
Suzy Amis
(Actress)
Suzy Amis
9
Birthdate: January 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
James McCartney
(English Musician and the Son of The Beatles Legend Paul McCartney)
James McCartney
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
 17 
Soko
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Remarkably Emotional Performances )
Soko
0
Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Maria Brink
(Frontwoman of American Alternative Metal Band 'In This Moment')
Maria Brink
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
 19 
Taran Noah Smith
3
Birthdate: April 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Killer Kowalski
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Killer Kowalski
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 30, 2008
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 21 
Pete Holmes
(Known for his impressions, including most notably his one of Batman)
Pete Holmes
2
Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 22 
Don Imus
(Radio Talk Show Host)
Don Imus
4
Birthdate: July 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside
Died: December 27, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Davey Havok
(Singer)
Davey Havok
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Michael Rady
4
Birthdate: August 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Dave England
(American Stunt Performer and Former Professional Snowboarder)
Dave England
2
Birthdate: December 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Andrew Koenig
(Actor)
Andrew Koenig
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: February 14, 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 27 
Conor Oberst
(Singer-Songwriter)
Conor Oberst
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Jason Gillespie
(Australian Former Cricketer Who Played All Three Formats of the Game)
Jason Gillespie
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Marco Fu
(Snooker player)
Marco Fu
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Brian Greene
(Chairman of the World Science Festival Since Co-founding It in 2008)
Brian Greene
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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William Roache
(Actor)
William Roache
2
Birthdate: April 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, UK
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Hannah Teter
(Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist in Snowboarding)
Hannah Teter
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belmont, Mount Holly, Vermont, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Simon Amstell
(Comedian)
Simon Amstell
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gants Hill, Ilford, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Carl Palmer
(Drummer)
Carl Palmer
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
 35 
Jeff Mangum
(Founder, Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist of 'Neutral Milk Hotel')
Jeff Mangum
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruston, Louisiana, United States
 36 
Attila Csihar
(Vocalist)
Attila Csihar
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 37 
Jim Morris
(American Bodybuilder)
Jim Morris
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2016
 38 
Mike Ness
(Musician)
Mike Ness
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Dennis Kucinich
(Politician)
Dennis Kucinich
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Caroline Vreeland
(German-American Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Model, and Columnist)
Caroline Vreeland
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C, United States
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)
 41 
Zack Sabre Jr.
(British Professional Wrestler)
Zack Sabre Jr.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Isle of Sheppey, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Bryant Jennings
(Boxer)
Bryant Jennings
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 43 
Vatsal Sheth
(Actor)
Vatsal Sheth
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 44 
Eva Gutowski
(YouTuber, vlogger)
Eva Gutowski
4
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brea, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 45 
Mon Laferte
(Singer known for her musical versatility, having composed songs in a wide variety of genres such as pop, rock)
Mon Laferte
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile
 46 
Bill Ford
(Executive Chairman of Ford)
Bill Ford
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Traci Bingham
(Actress)
Traci Bingham
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 48 
Michael Greger
(General Practitioner)
Michael Greger
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: America
 49 
Rikki Rockett
(American Drummer for Rock Band 'Poison')
Rikki Rockett
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Laura Mennell
(Actress)
Laura Mennell
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)