35 Celebrities You Didn't Know Are Vegetarian Or Vegan

Just because a celebrity can afford to eat at the finest cuts of steak in the world for every meal doesn't that they always want to. When it comes to chowing down on cows, not every star is so game. These celebrities decided to forgo meat in favor of a vegetarian (or, in some cases, vegan) diet. Click through to see which stars always pass on the chicken fingers.

Lea Michele

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The Glee actress has been a vegetarian for years and occasionally goes vegan.

Ellen Page

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Page scored the title of PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2014, and considers factory farming completely inhumane.

Jared Leto

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Leto, who scored the honor alongside Page in 2014, credits his ageless good looks to his vegetarian diet.


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The “Let Me Love You” singer, who was once a strict vegan, now considers himself a “dairy-free pescetarian.”

Alicia Silverstone

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The woman who made Cher Horowitz a household name has stated that she feels so much healthier now that she switched from a “steak and doughnuts” diet to a vegan one.

Woody Harrelson

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Harrelson is a vegan who gave up dairy after learning he was lactose intolerant.

Alyssa Milano

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The former Mistresses star gave up meat nearly a decade ago.

Bruce Springsteen

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The “Dancing In The Dark” singer stays fit and healthy in his 60s by following a partly vegetarian diet.

Tobey Maguire

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Longtime vegan Maguire was recently spotted out with pal Leonardo DiCaprio at a steakhouse where he stuck to his diet and ate only meat-free items.

Samuel L. Jackson

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Jackson told an interviewer that he recently went vegan so he could “live forever” — which is approximately how long the Marvel franchise is going to last.

Ariana Grande

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Grande eats a mostly plant-based diet, something she says is tough to do in her Italian household.

Chris Martin

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Martin was a vegetarian for years — that is, until he split with veggie-loving wife Gwyneth Paltrow. (Guess it’s not just Paltrow he consciously uncoupled from.)

Christie Brinkley

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The supermodel ditched meat years ago and now goes for a diet that consists of as many colorful fruits and veggies as possible.

Carrie Underwood

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Underwood has been meat-free for nearly a decade and considers herself a “practical vegan” — meaning she’s totally cool if her pasta has a sprinkling of cheese on top.


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Beyonce isn’t a full-time vegan, but she did ditch meat and other animal products for 22 days in 2013 for the 22 Days Nutrition diet plan.

Jay Z

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Also along for the vegan ride was Bey’s hubby Jay Z.

Kristen Bell

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Bell ditched meat after realizing that she had a hard time disassociating her pets from the animals she was eating. She was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2013.

Emily Deschanel

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The Bones actress admitted to Ladies Home Journal that it can be “tough” defending her vegan diet, which she has kept for 20 years.

Christina Applegate

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Applegate doesn’t miss meat — the actress has stated that she’s been a vegetarian for so long that she no longer remembers eating any differently.

Anna Paquin

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The True Blood star ain’t no carnivore. The actress has kept a vegetarian diet for years.

Thomas Dekker

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The Secret Circle star went meat-free at age 12.

Ginnifer Goodwin

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The Once Upon A Time star was a vegan for several years, but recently decided to work meat products back into her diet.

Ellen Degeneres

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The talk show host is an animal rights activist and vegetarian who recently switched over to veganism. She recently promoted the Adopt A Turkey project, which encourages people to adopt turkeys — rather than eat them — around Thanksgiving time.

Russell Brand

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Brand went vegan after watching the eye-opening pro-vegetarianism documentary Forks Over Knives.

Kal Penn

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Harold and Kumar may have gone to White Castle, but Penn wouldn’t have joined them. He’s a strict vegetarian.


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The singer-songwriter has led a vegan lifestyle for nearly 30 years.

Peter Dinklage

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The Game of Thrones actor recorded a vegetarian testimonial for PETA, encouraging fans to consider a meatless and cruelty-free lifestyle.

Paul McCartney

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The former Beatle is a longtime vegetarian who was turned on to animal rights activism by his late wife, Linda McCartney.

Natalie Portman

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Portman has been a vegetarian since age nine and has dabbled in veganism. Her biggest food stress? Not indulging in meat now that she and her family live primarily in Paris.

Brad Pitt

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According to The Daily Mail, Pitt, who has been a vegetarian for decades, wants his children to stop eating meat as well.