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
|Milo Ventimiglia||July 8, 1977||American||Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor who became famous for his role as Peter Petrelli on the NBC television series Heroes|
|Gelila Bekele||September 4, 1986||Ethiopian||Gelila Bekele is an Ethiopian model, social worker, and documentary maker|
|Ted Danson||December 29, 1947||American||Ted Danson is an American actor, producer and environmental activist|
|Evanna Lynch||August 16, 1991||Irish||Evanna Patricia Lynch is a popular Irish actress and model|
|Lucy Watson||February 20, 1991||British||Lucy Watson is an British socialite, reporter, reality star and entrepreneur who featured in the reality series 'Made in Chelsea.'|
|Mark Hoppus||March 15, 1972||American||Mark Hoppus is an American musician, singer, and songwriter|
|Aubrey Miller||August 8, 2001||American||Aubrey Miller is an actress and dancer known for her role in the TV show ‘Austin & Ally.’|
|Kirk Hammett||November 18, 1962||American||Kirk Hammett is a lead guitarist and songwriter of heavy metal band Metallica|
|Conor Oberst||February 15, 1980||American||Conor Oberst is a renowned American singer and songwriter|
|Suzy Amis||January 5, 1962||American||Suzy Amis is an American environmental advocate, and also a former model and actress|