List of famous vegans. These celebrities have given up animal products for a healthier lifestyle.

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.
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Jerusalem

Israeli,American

Gemini

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
(Actress, Model)

10 March 1984

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Pisces

Jared LetoJared Leto
(American actor)

26 December 1971

Bossier City

American

Capricorn

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
(Actress)

17 January 1980

Los Angeles

American

Capricorn

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
(Actor, Director, Producer)

14 March 1965

Mumbai, India

Indian

Pisces

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
(Actress)

16 August 1991

Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Leo

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood

10 March 1983

Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

American

Pisces

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
(Stand-up Comedian)

01 December 1970

Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
(American-Canadian actress)

01 July 1967

Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian

Cancer

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
(Singer)

05 November 1959

Kingston

Canadian

Scorpio

Cesar ChavezCesar Chavez
(Civil Rights Activist)

31 March 1927

23 April 1993

Yuma

American

Aries

Michelle PfeifferMichelle Pfeiffer
(American actress)

29 April 1958

Santa Ana

American

Taurus

Ted DansonTed Danson

29 December 1947

San Diego, California, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
(Actor)

08 July 1977

Anaheim, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Travis BarkerTravis Barker
(Musician)

14 November 1975

Fontana, California

American

Scorpio

Michelle ForbesMichelle Forbes
(Actress)

08 January 1965

Austin, Texas, United States

American

Capricorn

Suzy AmisSuzy Amis
(Actress)

05 January 1962

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

American

Capricorn

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons
(Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam)

04 October 1957

Queens, New York, United States

American

Libra

Venus WilliamsVenus Williams
(American tennis player)

17 June 1980

Lynwood, California

American

Gemini

Kirk HammettKirk Hammett
(American musician)

18 November 1962

San Francisco

American

Scorpio

Gelila BekeleGelila Bekele
(Model)

04 September 1986

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian

Virgo

Carl LewisCarl Lewis

01 July 1961

Birmingham, Alabama, U.S

American

Cancer

Conor OberstConor Oberst
(Singer-Songwriter)

15 February 1980

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

American

Aquarius

Tia MowryTia Mowry
(Actress)

06 July 1978

Gelnhausen, West Germany

American

Cancer

Bill FordBill Ford
(American businessman)

03 May 1957

Detroit, Michigan, United States

American

Taurus

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette
(American-Canadian singer-songwriter)

01 June 1974

Ottawa

Canadian

Gemini

Amy Lee33Amy Lee33
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

29 July 1987

England

British

Leo

Matthew LushMatthew Lush
(YouTuber, Gay Rights advocate)

01 July 1988

New York, USA

American

Cancer

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