Vegan Celebrities Help
Increase Awareness

I hear about new vegan celebrities all the time, and I think it can only help increase public knowledge of the benefits of a vegan diet.

Most people have idols, and often those people are prominent public figures like actors, musicians, athletes, or political leaders, and many people wish they could live the lifestyle of those famous people. Sometimes all it takes is saying, "Did you know ____ is a vegan?" to get someone's attention and let them know that other people are doing it.

If someone's worried about being a skinny vegan man, tell them about Woody Harrelson or Carl Lewis. If someone thinks being a vegan's not cool, tell them about Joan Jett. If they're worried they'll never be a good leader, tell them about Steve Jobs or Dennis Kucinich.

You can no longer stick vegans into one category and get away with it, and these celebs help us prove that the stereotype is dead.

As far as I know, this is the most complete list of vegan celebrities, and I update it anytime I can be certain that someone is definitely vegan. With prominent documentaries like Earthlings and Forks Over Knives going mainstream, many people decide to drop meat and dairy products immediately, and if they're a celebrity, I've heard about it. If they sustain that diet, they make the list.

There are soooo many extra celebrities who are vegetarians-- ranging from lacto-ovo to strict vegetarians, and those diets are impressive and helpful as well, but we're keeping this one to just vegan celebrities.

So, Who Are these Famous Vegan Celebrities?

Vegan Actors, Comedians, and Producers

  • Alan Cumming
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Alyssa Milano
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Betty White
  • Bob Harper
  • Carol Alt
  • Carrie Anne Moss
  • Casey Affleck
  • Casey Kasem
  • Connie Britton
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Dave Edson
  • Demi Moore
  • Ed Begley Jr.
  • Elizah Dushku
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Heather Mills
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Jessica Chastain
  • James Cromwell
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Jonathan Slavin
  • Jorge Garcia
  • Keenan Ivory Wayens
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Larry Hagman
  • Lea Michele
  • Mayim Bialik (Blossom)
  • Meredith Viera
  • Michael Dorn
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Mutt Lange
  • Natalie Portman
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Petra Nemcova
  • Portia de Rossi
  • River Phoenix
  • Robin Quivers
  • Rooney Mara
  • Rosie O'Donnell (as of August 2012 after her heart attack)
  • Russell Brand
  • Russell Simmons
  • Sandra Oh
  • Steve-O
  • Tea Leoni
  • The Artist, formerly known as Prince
  • Tia Mowry
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Vanessa A. Williams
  • Woody Harrelson

Vegan Musicians


  • Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys)
  • Alan Cumming
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alison Mosshart
  • Andre 3000 Benjamin (Outkast)
  • Andy Hurley
  • Anoushka Shankar
  • Anthony Kiedis
  • Barry White
  • Bill Ward
  • Brandy
  • Brian Bell
  • Bryan Adams
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Christopher Drew
  • Davey Havok (AFI)
  • Emilie Autumn
  • Erykah Badu
  • Fiona Apple
  • Geezer Butler
  • Jamie Hince
  • Jared Leto
  • Jason Mraz
  • Joan Jett
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Jord Samolesky
  • Johnny Marr
  • K.D. Lang
  • Matisyahu
  • Merzbow
  • Michael Franti
  • Moby
  • Morrissey
  • Nick Zinner
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Phil Collins
  • Rick Springfield
  • Robin Gibb
  • Russell Simmons
  • Sean Brennan
  • Shania Twain
  • Sinead O'Connor
  • Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
  • Travis Barker
  • Usher
  • Weird Al Yankovic

Vegan Athletes

  • Arian Foster (NFL)
  • Brendan Brazier (ironman triathlete)
  • Brian Danielson (WWE)
  • Carl Lewis (Olympic Track Star)
  • Daniel Negreanu (professional poker player)
  • Darren Middlesworth (personal trainer)
  • Dave Zabriskie (cyclist)
  • Ed Templeton (pro skateboarder)
  • Fiona Oakes (cyclist)
  • George Laraque (retired NHL)
  • Jack LaLaine (fitness guru)
  • Jim Morris (bodybuilder)
  • John Salley (former NBA player)
  • Jon Hinds (trainer)
  • Keith Holmes (boxer)
  • Kenneth Williams (bodybuilder)
  • Lake Cummo (UFC fighter)
  • Lucy Stephens (triathlete)
  • Mac Danzig (ultimate fighting)
  • Martina Navratilova (tennis)
  • Michael Zigomanis (NHL)
  • Mike Tyson
  • Pat Neshek (Minnesota Twins pitcher)
  • Peter Burwash (tennis)
  • Rich Roll (Ironman)
  • Ricky Williams (NFL)
  • Robert Cheeke (body builder)
  • Ronda Rousey (judo)
  • Ruth Heidrich (ultramarathoner and triathlete)
  • Sally Eastall (marathoner)
  • Salim Stoudamire (NBA)
  • Scott Jurek (ultramarathoner)
  • Tim VanOrden (Running Raw mountain runner)
  • Tony Fiammetta
  • Tony Gonzalez (NFL), not totally vegan
  • Venus Williams (tennis)

Vegan CEOs and Business Executives

  • Bill Ford (Ford)
  • Biz Stone (Twitter)
  • Gulu Lalvani (telecom)
  • Ingrid Newkirk
  • John Mackey (Whole Foods)
  • Joi Ito (Creative Commons)
  • Michael Eisner (Walt Disney)
  • Michael Koss (Koss Corp.)
  • Mort Zuckerman (real estate)
  • Norm Mason (Cat Communications Intl.)
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Russell Simmons (Def Jam)
  • Steve Jobs (Apple)
  • Steve Wynn (real estate)
  • Tom Anderson (Upromise)
  • Tom Freston (Viacom)

Vegan Political and Spiritual Leaders

  • Al Gore
  • Benjamin Spock, M.D.
  • Bill Clinton (nearly vegan)
  • Coretta Scott King (Martin L.K., Jr's wife)
  • Dennis Kucinich (US Congressman)
  • Ingrid Newkirk
  • Jane Velez-Mitchell (CNN HLN journalist)
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Mohandas Ghandi
  • Tony Samara (spiritual leader)

Become a Vegan Paparazzi!

Did you spot a vegan celebrity at a restaurant? What did they order? Or maybe you saw someone at an outreach program or volunteering or speaking up for those who can't speak.

Share your story. We don't really want you to become as annoying as the real paparazzi, so don't bother anyone. But do tell us where they were and what they ordered! We want to know the goods! And, if we missed a vegan celebrity, feel free to share that info too.

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