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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 1 
Lena Headey
(Portrayed Cersei Lannister in HBO Series 'Game of Thrones' )
Lena Headey
27
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
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Aamir Khan
(Actor)
Aamir Khan
58
Birthdate: March 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 4 
Peter Sarsgaard
10
Birthdate: March 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Carl Lewis
(Track and field athlete)
Carl Lewis
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Shannon Elizabeth
(Actress and Poker Player Best Known for Her Films: ‘American Pie’, ‘Scary Movie’, and ‘Love Actually’)
Shannon Elizabeth
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Eugenio Derbez
(Mexican Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Films: 'Instructions Not Included' and 'CODA')
Eugenio Derbez
10
Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villa Milpa Alta, Mexico
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Russell Simmons
(Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam)
Russell Simmons
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Alba Flores
(Spanish Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Saray Vargas' in the TV Series 'Vis a Vis')
Alba Flores
8
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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 
Krista Allen
(Actress and Stand-up Comedian Known for Her Television Series ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Baywatch Hawaii’)
Krista Allen
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Justin Theroux
18
Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Suzy Amis
(Actress)
Suzy Amis
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Maria Brink
(Frontwoman of American Alternative Metal Band 'In This Moment')
Maria Brink
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
 15 
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)
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Conor Oberst
(Singer-Songwriter)
Conor Oberst
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Taran Noah Smith
2
Birthdate: April 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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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)
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Michael Rady
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
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)
 21 
Brian Greene
(Chairman of the World Science Festival Since Co-founding It in 2008)
Brian Greene
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Killer Kowalski
(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)
 23 
William Roache
2
Birthdate: April 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, UK
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 24 
Simon Amstell
(Comedian)
Simon Amstell
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gants Hill, Ilford, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
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)
 26 
Jason Gillespie
(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)
 27 
Davey Havok
(Singer)
Davey Havok
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Carl Palmer
(Drummer)
Carl Palmer
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
 29 
Jeff Mangum
(Founder, Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist of 'Neutral Milk Hotel')
Jeff Mangum
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruston, Louisiana, United States
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Attila Csihar
(Vocalist)
Attila Csihar
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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Caroline Vreeland
(Singer-songwriter)
Caroline Vreeland
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C, United States
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)
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Dennis Kucinich
(Politician)
Dennis Kucinich
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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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)
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Zack Sabre Jr.
(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)
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Bryant Jennings
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Mon Laferte
(Singer known for her musical versatility, having composed songs in a wide variety of genres such as pop, rock)
Mon Laferte
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile
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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)
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Laura Mennell
(Actress)
Laura Mennell
0
Birthdate: April 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Michael Greger
(General Practitioner)
Michael Greger
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: America
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Marco Fu
(Snooker player)
Marco Fu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Vatsal Sheth
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 42 
Bill Ford
(Executive Chairman of Ford)
Bill Ford
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 43 
Rikki Rockett
(Drummer)
Rikki Rockett
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
 44 
Julia Butterfly Hill
(Environmental Activist)
Julia Butterfly Hill
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Missouri, United States
 45 
Traci Bingham
(Actress)
Traci Bingham
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Nicole Lapin
(News anchor)
Nicole Lapin
0
Birthdate: March 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: California, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Mark Haddon
(Writer)
Mark Haddon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Northampton, England, United Kingdom
 48 
Enrique Bunbury
(Rock Singer Known for His Time as the Lead Vocalist of ‘Héroes de Silencio')
Enrique Bunbury
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
James Wilks
(Mixed martial artist)
James Wilks
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 50 
Arielle Dombasle
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)