Which Hollywood Celebrities are Vegan?

Updated On 17th September 2020

Veganism is a way of life for many but is also a movement against animal cruelty. In the last decade, we have seen countless celebrities turn vegan, to show their solidarity with the movement. They have talked about veganism in their Oscar and Emmy speeches and used social media to propagate the ideas of this movement. While some may consider this an act of gaining publicity and crowd support, some of these stars have really gone out of their way to prove their mettle. Here is a list of the 5 most relatable celebrities who have turned vegans.


Joaquin Phoneix  vegan

If not earlier, we all came to know who Joaquin Phoneix is after the 2019 adaptation of the Joker where Phoenix played the titular character and went on to win the Oscar. He had also appeared in great movies like Gladiator, Mary Magdalene, and Her. In his internet-breaking Oscar acceptance speech for the best actor, he had talked about veganism and animal cruelty. Later, he was seen sharing a vegan burger with Rooney Mara.


Mayim Bialik Vegan

We can never forget the socially awkward but extremely adorable Dr Amy Farrah Fowler who was the perfect fit for Sheldon from the hit 2007 sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. Mayim Bialik is a vegan activist, as evident from her social media and youtube channel. She is an aggressive advocate of the movement. She is also an active collaborator with PETA. As of 2019, she has even opened a vegan restaurant.  While her co-star, Sara Gilbert is a vegan.  John Galecki and Kaley Cuoco happen to be vegetarians


John Stewart Vegan

Most of us are familiar with the dashing John Stewart who made a fortune on the comedy central’s late-night talk show The Daily Show till 2015. In his minute-long Emmy acceptance speech, he had briefly talked about veganism. This was later confirmed by Stephen Colbert who also linked it with him having abs. He also promoted veganism at the Game Changers screening. He was supposedly influenced by his wife to take to veganism.


Madelaine Petsch Vegan

The 26-year-old American actress best known for her role as Cheryl Blossom in the CW series Riverdale has given numerous interviews about veganism. She regularly publicizes her vegan lifestyle with videos and reports of her diet, the benefits of veganism, etc. She went onto have the first vegan cookoff with Michelin star Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on the sets of Masterchef.


Toby Maguire Vegan

Spidey doesn’t like insects anymore.

Toby Maguire, one of our favourite spiderman for many of us went vegan in 2009. He considers himself a proud vegan and has advocated for the same. Shortly after his coming out as a vegan, Natalie Portman revealed to the press how Maguire had influenced her to go vegan.

There happen to be many other stars such as Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Ellen Page who are practising vegans. However, many stars had to shift back to their non-vegan diet. Liam Hemsworth developed a kidney stone after 4 years of going vegan. Doctors recommended him to shift back to an animal and dairy-based diet.