The singer with a golden voice also has a golden heart, supporting charities that reach out to street sex workers, medical associations, and other organisations that help people on the streets. He’s particularly fond of donating his shirts – he frequently gives away his clothes to organisations in Suffolk, his home county.
Lady Gaga attributes a lot of her early success to the LGBT community. As a bisexual woman, she’s spoken out to support LGBT rights ever since her career kicked off. Aside from that, she’s also founded Born This Way Foundation, which helps the youth in America develop healthy and well-adjusted lives into adulthood.
Emma’s had plenty of experience with illness – her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she herself suffers from asthma. She dedicates most of her philanthropy towards raising funds and awareness for terminal diseases like AIDS and cancer. She always finds time to support causes that are close to her heart.
After her breakout role in Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez has shown her down-to-earth and kind personality isn’t just limited to the set! She’s a partner of Naja, a company that promotes positive body image and environmentally friendly production of goods. She’s also a staunch advocate of anti-bullying campaigns, making appearances at events that support these causes.
While he often plays a villain in his movies, Steve Buscemi is a real-life hero. He was a trained firefighter before he became an actor, and those skills came in handy on the day of the September 11 attacks. Steve spent five days with fellow firefighters in the rubble, pulling people out and helping the injured!
Although she revels in her diva persona, Taylor Swift is actually such a sweetheart! She often uses her concerts and dress rehearsals to raise money for all kinds of causes: disaster rehabilitation, school refurbishment, hearing impairment, the list goes on. Aside from that, she donates a considerable sum of money to causes that promote feminism such as Time Up.
Known for his timeless (and savage) portrayal of Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is actually quite a softie in person. He’s one of the down-to-earth guys that will recognise and acknowledge people he met before he was an actor! He also supports the rights of teachers and uses social media to donate and draw attention to charities.
Sarah Jessica Parker
As the executive producer and star of HBO’s Divorce dramedy, she’s since used the series as a platform for feminism and more professional opportunities for women. It’s one of the few shows that has more females than males involved in its production, which is a milestone for a comedy! Aside from that, she’s also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has spent years helping it support its goals of promoting children’s rights.
The undisputed originator of philanthropy on the telly, Oprah Winfrey’s contributions need an entire article of their own! Some of her remarkable contributions include spearheading mainstream acceptance of LGBT people, giving millions of dollars for education, rehabilitation after natural disasters, and empowering young girls in Africa.
Keanu Reeves is known for being a kind person behind the scenes, with many people saying he’s one of the nicest actors to work with. He interacts with the crew on set in any of his films and often helps them when they’re in trouble – and there are so many stories out there of people encountering him and finding out that how friendly and down-to-earth he is when interacting with fans.
They’re The ‘Good’ Guys...Duh
We hope this list has somewhat restored your faith in Tinseltown’s capacity for good. These celebrities show talent, kindness, and good manners can get you far in life – making them some of the most delightful people you could ever hope to meet!