Famous Vegans - List of Famous Vegans

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.

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

The Most Famous Vegans

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Milo VentimigliaJuly 8, 1977AmericanMilo Ventimiglia is an American actor who became famous for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes
Gelila BekeleSeptember 4, 1986EthiopianGelila Bekele is an Ethiopian model, social worker, and documentary maker
Ted DansonDecember 29, 1947AmericanTed Danson is an American actor, producer and environmental activist
Evanna LynchAugust 16, 1991IrishEvanna Patricia Lynch is a popular Irish actress and model
Lucy WatsonFebruary 20, 1991BritishLucy Watson is an British socialite, reporter, reality star and entrepreneur who featured in the reality series 'Made in Chelsea.'
Mark HoppusMarch 15, 1972AmericanMark Hoppus is an American musician, singer, and songwriter
Kirk HammettNovember 18, 1962AmericanKirk Hammett is a lead guitarist and songwriter of heavy metal band Metallica
Aubrey MillerAugust 8, 2001AmericanAubrey Miller is an actress and dancer known for her role in the TV show ‘Austin & Ally.’
Conor OberstFebruary 15, 1980AmericanConor Oberst is a renowned American singer and songwriter
Olivia WildeMarch 10, 1984AmericanOlivia Wilde is a famous American actress, model and producer
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was an American union leader and labor organizer

AmericanMarch 31, 1927173 views

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is a famous American country singer

AmericanMarch 10, 1983114 views

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is one of the greatest track and field athletes that the sporting world has till date witnessed

AmericanJuly 1, 1961200 views

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is one of the most popular singers of recent times, renowned for his songs Heaven and Everything I Do

Travis Barker

Travis Barker is a famous American musician noted as a drummer for the band, Blink-182

AmericanNovember 14, 1975240 views

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is a famous American actress, model and producer

AmericanMarch 10, 1984286 views

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor who became famous for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes

AmericanJuly 8, 19771,022 views

Alanis Morisette

Alanis Morissette is a popular American singer-songwriter of the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ fame

CanadianJune 1, 1974119 views

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a famous Indian actor, director, producer, as well as a TV host

IndianMarch 14, 1965130 views

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is an American actress and singer who starred in the famous film ‘(500) Days of Summer’

AmericanJanuary 17, 1980102 views