Most people love meat, which is always part of their diet. However, these celebrities have discovered the other side of life and do not eat meat. Discover their reasons for going vegan!


1. Dax Shepard

After watching a documentary, Forks Over Knives, Dax made a decision to go vegan. He is an accomplished actor, director, and writer. Some of his famous works include films like Employee of the Month, Without a Paddle and Idiocracy, among others.

Quick Facts About Dax

  • Born: 2 January 1975, Milford, Michigan, United States
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Spouse: Kristen Bell
  • Children: Delta Bell Shepard, Lincoln Shepard
  • Siblings: Carly Hatter, David Shepard

One of the thing that makes Dax feel really good is his vegan diet. His spouse Kristen Bell is also a vegan and as such, they hardly have any difficulties sustaining the diet. He wishes he had started much earlier on his full plant-based diet.

2. Ariana Grande

Ariana is one of the youngest celebs who does not eat meat. She is an American actress and singer. She is popularly known for playing the role of Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon. She is a health fanatic, which informed her decision to become vegan.

Ariana Quick Facts

  • Born: 26 June 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • Height: 1.53 m
  • Albums: My Everything, Dangerous Woman, Yours Truly
  • Siblings: Frankie J. Grande

She converted to be a vegan in 2013 and has not looked back since then. She says that she is a firm believer that a vegan diet can help you lead a healthier lifestyle and you will be a happy person.

She is one of the celebs to watch as her star keeps rising.

3. Tobey Maguire 

Tobey is a renowned American producer and also an actor. He has had a successful career and gained reputation from taking various film roles.

Some of the films include Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby, The Cinder House Rules, and Wonder Boys among others.

Quick Facts on Tobey

  • Born: 27 June 1975, in Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Spouse: Jennifer Meyer
  • Children: Otis Tobias Maguire, Ruby Sweetheart Maguire

He chose the life of a vegetarian in 1992 and became a complete vegan in 2009. He says that he did not have a hard time giving up meat, as it had not been his favorite dish.

He now lives on a strictly plant-based diet.


4. Liam Hemsworth

If you ever watched neighbors, then the role of Josh Taylor was played by Liam Hemsworth. He is a successful Australian actor who is strictly vegetarian.

He has a very healthy lifestyle and does not have any second thoughts about his decision.

Liam’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 13 January 1990 in, Melbourne, Australia
  • Height: 1.91 m
  • Partner: Miley Cyrus
  • Siblings: Chris Hemsworth, Luke Hemsworth
  • Works: The Elephant Princess, Neighbours

He has actually had an influence on his fiancé, Cyrus, who has also resolved to become a vegan. He has held the title of PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celeb.

He says part of the reason he quit eating meat, is after learning about the mistreatment of animals.

5. Jason Mraz

When you look at Jason, he appears to have great looks and a good physique. As a matter of fact, he is considered to be a sexy singer.

One thing that you may not know about him is that he is really serious about his health and diet. He does not eat meat!

Quick Facts about Jason Mraz

  • Born: 23 June 1977
  • Spouse: Christina Carano
  • Height: 1.75 meters
  • Career: Singer and songwriter

He says that from the time he changed his diet, his life changed for the better. Actually, he confesses that he become more productive in his work and he is also physically fit.

He has no regrets about his meat-free diet and appeals to everyone to follow suit.

6. Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, writer, singer, director, and producer. His career has seen him feature in a number of films, plays, and television shows.

He chose the vegan way back in 2012 and says that he is happy with his new-found lifestyle.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 27 January 1965, Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Spouse: Grant Shaffer
  • Parents: Mary Darling, Alex Cumming

Having watched a couple of documentaries about meat and how it is processed, Allan decided to stop eating meat. He developed some health concerns and settled for a vegan diet henceforth.

Before becoming a vegan, he was a vegetarian for a long time. This does not inhibit his career in any way. As a matter of fact, he says that he is much healthier now.


7. Woody Harrelson

Woody was the PETA’s Sexiest Male Celebrity Vegetarian in 2012. He is an American activist, actor, and playwright.

His big break was back in 1985 when we played the role of a bartender in the TV sitcom, Cheers. This saw him win 5 Emmy Award nominations and won one in the year 1989.

Woody Quick Facts

  • Born: 23 July 1961 (age 56), Midland, Texas, United States
  • Upcoming movies: Solo: A Star Wars Story, Venom
  • Parents: Charles Harrelson, Diane Lou Oswald
  • Spouse: Laura Louie

Woody became a vegan while in New York after he was informed by a girl on a bus that informed him he was lactose intolerant.

This is because he has acne all over his face and the moment he quit dairy the symptoms vanished. He has never looked back, since.

8. Jenna Dewan Tatum

Jenna is an accomplished dancer, businesswoman, and actress. She started off her career as one of the backup dancers for Janet Jackson.

She has also worked alongside other starts like Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Missy Elliot. She is one of the celebrities that do not include meat in their diet.

Jenna Quick Facts

  • Born: 3 December 1980, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Spouse: Channing Tatum
  • Children: Everly Tatum
  • Parents: Nancy Lee Bursch, Darryll Dewan

From a tender age, Jenna chose to become a vegetarian and she loves her diet. In most cases, she takes green smoothies and avocado. She prefers to use spices and flavor instead of salt.

She is happy with her lifestyle without eating meat.

9. Matthew Mosshart 

Matthew is a celeb chef, who has had a striking careers. He is a vegan chef and has even had an influence on her fiancé, Kelly Osbourne.

As a matter of fact, Kelly says that she has been able to shed off remarkable weight because Matthew cooks for him and meat is not part of the diet.

Matthew Quick Facts

  • Born: 14 October 1983 in Vero Beach, Florida, USA
  • Education: Natural Gourmet Institute
  • Occupation: Vegan Chef
  • Spouse: Kelly Osbourne
  • Sibling: Alison Mosshart (The Kills lead singer)

Matthew Mosshart has no regrets about his lifestyle and lack of meat in his diet. Kelly says she has become healthier and lost so many pounds, as a result of his fiancé cooking for him healthy meals.


10. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is one of the actresses with a dual citizenship. She holds both American and Israeli citizenships and has had quite a number of roles in her career.

One of the popular roles is that of Padme Amidala in the Star Wars trilogy. She is also a film producer.

Natalie Quick Facts

Born: 9 June 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel

Height: 1.6 m

Spouse: Benjamin Millepied

Education: Harvard University

Career: Actress and film producer

Natalie Portman chose to become a vegan in 2009 and stopped eating animals. When asked for her reasons, she says she made up her mind after reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. However, when she was pregnant in 2011, he body craved for cheese and eggs, which made her go back to eating dairy.

11. Jessica Chastain

Jessica is an American film producer and actress, who does not take meat. She is known for a number of roles and her interests in showing feminist themes through portrayals.

She has scooped a number of accolades, as a result of her work, including 2 Academy Award Nominations and a Golden Globe Award.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 24 March 1977 in Sonoma, California, United States
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo
  • Parents: Jerri Chastain, Michael Monasterio

Jessica started out as a vegetarian and eventually converted into a full vegan. She says that she does not want to torture anything and will not contribute to the cruelty accorded to animals.

She was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celeb in 2012.

12. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Underwood is another celebrity, who does not include meat as part of her diet. She is an American songwriter, actress, and singer. 

She came into the limelight when she participated in the American Idol, season 4 and became the winner. In 2005, she released her debut album, Some Hearts.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 10 March 1983, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
  • Spouse: Mike Fisher
  • Children: Isaiah Michael Fisher

Surprisingly, the fact that she grew up on an animal farm was the main reason she stopped eating meat. She recalls an experience, where she saw her parents castrating a cow, and she stopped eating red meat.

In 2005, she chose to become a full vegetarian and later in 2012 became a full vegan.


13. Jared Leto

Born, Jared Joseph Leto, he has become one of the most accomplished American songwriter, singer, and director.

He made his debut appearances on TV in the early 1990s. One of the outstanding works to his credit is playing the role of Jordan Catalano on the TV series, My So-Called Life.

Leto’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 26 December 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Music group: Thirty Seconds to Mars (Since 1998)
  • Television shows: My So-Called Life, Into the Wild, Camp Wilder

He chose the vegan lifestyle 2 decades ago and he says this is one of the key reasons he has maintained his youthful appearances.

Besides not eating meat, he does not take alcohol, as well and leads a very healthy lifestyle.

14. Kristen Bell

Kristen Anne Bell is a successful American actress, with a promising acting career. She started off her career with stage productions and continued to grow.

She went to the Tisch School of Arts in New York, to learn about acting. She is married to Dax Shepard, who is a renowned Hollywood celebrity.

Kristen’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 18 July 1980 in Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
  • Height: 1.55 m
  • Spouse: Dax Shepard
  • Children: Delta Bell Shepard, Lincoln Shepard

Kristen says that she had no problems quitting meat and becoming a vegan. She says that she usually had a hard time to separate the animals that she loved and cuddled, from the ones on her plate.

She says she has always loved Brussels sprouts and has never been keen on meat.

15. Kristen Wiig

Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American comedian, actress, and producer who does not eat meat.

She is best known the Saturday Night Live comedy series on NBC and other films like The Martian, Bridesmaids, and Ghostbusters. She has achieved a lot in her careers, as she advances in age.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 22 August 1973, in Canandaigua, New York, United States
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Spouse: Hayes Hargrove up to 2009
  • Parents: Jon J. Wiig, Laurie J. Johnston

In 2011, Kristen Wiig got the award for being PETA’s Sexiest Celebrity Vegetarians. She enjoys taking vegetables, which she says have contributed to her overall physique.

Her diet is plant-based and has fruits, vegetables and a lot of tofu. She really appears to be younger than her actual age


16. Ellen Page

Ellen is a Canadian actress who was born on 21 February 1987. She was born as Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page and started her acting career in a number of TV shows in Canada, like ReGenesis, Pit Pony, and Trailer Park Boys.

Among her accolades is the Austin Film Critics Association Award as the Best Actress.

Ellen’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 21 February 1987 in Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
  • Height: 1.55 m
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Spouse: Emma Portner

Ellen does not find it funny that people ridicule vegetarians, while the meat processing industry is quite cruel. She does not easy any meat and hates the fact that animals have to be exploited for profits.

In 2014, PETA named her the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity.

17. Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is a band that was formed in 1983. He is another celeb, who does not eat meat.

The American musician was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2012, he and his band were welcomed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 1 November 1962, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Children: Everly Bear Kiedis
  • Parents: Blackie Dammett, Margaret Noble

Anthony has a great physique, even though he is over 50 years old, and he attributes this to the fact that he is a vegetarian.

He was PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2008 and in one interview he admitted that he tries out sustainable fish. He is happy with the lifestyle.

18. Steve-O

Steve-O goes by the full name Stephen Gilchrist Glover and is an all-around Hollywood figure who has no meat on his diet. He is a renowned musician, author, actor, stunt performance, comedian, and producer.

Strangely, he has 3 citizenships; American. British and Canadian. The American TV series, Jackass, is one of his prominent works.

Steve-O’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 13 June 1974, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.77 m
  • Parents: Donna Gay, Ted Glover

He chose to become a vegan about 5 years ago and says that he has never felt better. He is passionate about his health and has a documentary, known as What Came Before, which talks about animals escaping from factory farms.


19. Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone is another Hollywood actress who does not eat meat at all. She started off her career, with her debut movie, The Crush, in 1993.

This earned her the MTV Movie Awards for the Best Breakthrough Performance. At the age of 16, she appeared in the Aerosmith’s video, “Cryin,” which boosted her prominence.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 4 October 1976 in San Francisco, California, United States
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Spouse: Christopher Jarecki

At the age of 21, Alicia made the bold move to become a vegan. She recounts her turning was when she looked at her dog and thought is she could not it the dog, why eat the other animals.

She believes that the other animals deserve to live, just like her dog.

20. Peter Dinklage

Peter Hayden Dinklage is an accomplished film producer and actor who does not eat meat. He went to Bennington College to study acting and started out starring in some stage productions.

He has significantly grown his career, from the moment he featured in his debut film, Living in Oblivion, in 1995.

  • Peter’s Quick Facts
  • Born: 11 June 1969, Morristown, New Jersey, United States
  • Height: 1.35 m
  • Spouse: Erica Schmidt
  • Upcoming Movies: Avengers: Infinity War

He is well known for Game of Thrones, where he appears to be eating a lot of meat. The truth is, all that meat is tofu.

Peter has a great love for animals and is one of the people who believe that the cruelest industry in the world, is the meat industry.

21. Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is a man who wears many hats. He is a former American footballer, sprinter, bobsledder and martial artist. The 56-year-old does not eat meat and has had a good run in his professional career.

He won the All-American honors 3 times and also took the Heisman Trophy in 1982.

Walker’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 3 March 1962, Wrightsville, Georgia, United States
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Education: University of Georgia
  • Children: Christian Walker
  • Awards: Heisman Trophy, All-Pro

The former NFL player is happy with his choice of having a meatless diet. This has worked well for his physique to an extent that the ESPN magazine had him pose nude in the 2010 Body Issue.

He feels healthy and accomplished, irrespective of being past the 50 mark in terms of age.


22. Christie Brinkley

Talk of being a model, businesswoman, and actress, Christie has it all. She came into the limelight in the late 1970s, appearing on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

She was the face of CoverGirl for a record 25 years. This is the longest time in the cosmetics industry.

  • Quick Facts
  • Born: 2 February 1954, Monroe, Michigan, United States
  • Children: Jack Paris Brinkley Cook, Alexa Ray Joel, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook
  • Books: Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great, Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty & Fitness Book
  • Net worth: $250 million (2018)

You can hardly tell that Brinkley is 64 years old and she attributes this to her being a vegetarian. She stopped eating meat at the age of 12 and she says this has worked out well, for her career as a model.

23. Adam Young

Born in 1986, Adam Young has gained his fame through writing. He is a passionate producer, writer, and director. From as early as 7 years, he started making short films, using his parent’s camcorder.

He started with stop-motion animation and then moved to live action. He has been a member of the Owl City music group since 2007.

Adam’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 5 July 1986, Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Music Group: Owl City
  • Parents: Randy Young, Joan Young

While Adam Young is committed to being a vegetarian, his workout routine is not systematic. He is quite content with his diet plan and says that he has been looking over the P90X to see if it would suit him.

24. Paul McCartney

Paul must be one of the most accomplished stars in the industry. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, and songwriter.

He has global recognition for playing the bass guitar and being a singer for the Beatles, a rock band that is quite popular. As a matter of fact, most people known him as the Beatle.

Paul’s Quick Facts

  • Born: 18 June 1942, Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Spouse: Nancy Shevell
  • Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

From 1975, Paul has not had meat in his diet. He says that this is the main reason why he is happy and healthy.

In an interview, he said that if slaughter houses had walls made of glass, then everyone would be a vegetarian.


25. Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck is an American film director and actor, born in 1975. One of the remarkable things about him is that he does not eat meat. He started out as a child actor on Lemon Sky ad PBS television show in 1998.

Quick Facts

  • Born: 12 August 1975, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Summer Phoenix
  • Siblings: Ben Affleck

Casey has been a vegan for over 15 years and he has a very straightforward reason. He says that he does not eat meat and any other animal products because they are unhealthy.

In addition to that, he says that these are products of an inhumane and violent industry. He does not have any second thoughts about his decision for going all vegan.