People don’t often reveal their diet but some celebrities are very vocal about their views on animal welfare. Scroll down to see 10 famous vegans you may not know were vegans.
Bialik is known for playing neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler in Big Bang Theory. Handy for Bialik’s role in the series, she’s also a neuroscientist in real life. Not only is she a vegan, but she has also written a vegan cookbook too. Her book is called Mayim’s Vegan Table which contains 100 plant-based recipes.
American musician Richard Melville Hall, known professionally as Moby, has been a vegan since 1987. He tells his route to veganism in his memoir Porcelain.
Canadian film director James Cameron, you may know for directing the Terminator and Aliens franchise, Titanic and Avatar, has been a vegan since 2012. Similarly, his wife Suzy Amis Cameron is also a vegan and she co-founded a school with her sister which became the first vegan K-12 school in the US.
Well-known English Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dr Strange in the Avengers franchise and Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Moreover, according to various interviews, he follows a plant-based diet.
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, reaching fame at the age of 14, grew up as a vegetarian and has been a vegan since 2014. She’s also very vocal about animal rights.
Actor best known for playing Commodus in Gladiator, Joaquin Phoenix has been a vegan since the age of 3. Additionally, he’s a very active animal rights campaigner.
Playing dancer Nina Sayers in Black Swan and Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequels, actress Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since the age of 8. She then became a vegan in 2009 after reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.
You may know this actress from Molly’s Game and Interstellar. Being a pescatarian for most of her life, she moved to a vegan diet following some health issues. Chastain is also an investor for Beyond Meat.
You may recognise actress Rooney Mara from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She’s a vegan and the founder of a vegan clothing line called Hiraeth Collective. Additionally, she’s an animal rights activist and she has co-narrated an Australian animal rights documentary named Dominion. Mara is married to another vegan celebrity Joaquin Phoenix and they have a son.
Seven-time Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton said in an interview in 2017 that he has become a vegan. Hamilton has also launched a vegan burger restaurant chain Neat Burger in 2019.
Did you recognise those big names?
There are a lot of other big names that are trying to eat a plant-based diet but not all can stick to it. That said, there seems to be an uptick in veganism in recent years so hopefully, there will be a lot more people with kind hearts soon.
- Mayim Bialik – Wikipedia
- Amy Farrah Fowler | The Big Bang Theory | Fandom
- Moby – Wikipedia
- James Cameron – Wikipedia
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- Benedict Cumberbatch – PETA
- Joaquin Phoenix – Wikipedia
- Billie Eilish Opens Up About Her Health On a Vegan Diet – LiveKindly
- Billie Eilish – Wikipedia
- Natalie Portman – Wikipedia
- Jessica Chastain – Wikipedia
- Rooney Mara – Wikipedia
- Lewis Hamilton – Wikipedia