Kate Mara is an American actor best known for her roles in the shows House of Cards, 24 and American Horror Story. She has also appeared in several films including Brokeback Mountain, Transcendence, The Martian and Fantastic Four.
Kate was originally a vegetarian due to animal cruelty but ditched the dairy and adopted a plant-based diet for health reasons in 2013 after reading The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder.1O’Brien, P. 2018. Why Actress Kate Mara Decided to Go Vegan. Shape. Available: https://www.shape.com/celebrities/interviews/why-kate-mara-decided-go-vegan [Accessed 4 March 2021]. In a 2018 interview with USA Today, she stated the importance of making conscious and compassionate choices.2USA Today. 2018. Kate Mara is vegan, her husband isn’t – how they make it work. Video. Available: https://www.usatoday.com/videos/life/weekend/health/2018/07/26/kate-mara-vegan-her-husband-isnt-how-they-make-work/37121497/ [Accessed 4 March 2021]. Kate has joined campaigns against keeping orcas in captivity, including calls to free Tilikum, the orca who was imprisoned at SeaWorld and featured in the film Blackfish. In 2019, Kate and other stars, signed a petition urging President Putin to release trapped orcas and beluga whales back into the Sea of Okhotsk.3Choriando, M. 2019. Vegan Kate Mara Urges Putin To Release Captive Whales Into Wild. Plant Based News. Available: https://plantbasednews.org/news/vegan-kate-mara-urges-putin-release-captive-whales/ [Accessed 4 March 2021].
“I’ve always had a pretty sensitive stomach, but when I cut animal products out of my diet, I felt so much better.”1O’Brien, P. 2018. Why Actress Kate Mara Decided to Go Vegan. Shape. Available: https://www.shape.com/celebrities/interviews/why-kate-mara-decided-go-vegan [Accessed 4 March 2021].
“Just miles and miles of these awful coops, chickens living in cages and that’s their life. I was so disturbed by it, I decided I didn’t want to eat meat ever again.”4Pringle, G. 2014. House of Cards’ Kate Mara: ‘It is complicated being compared to my sister Rooney’. The Independent. Available: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/house-of-card-s-kate-mara-it-is-complicated-being-compared-to-my-sister-kate-rooney-9281446.html [Accessed 4 March 2021].