Celebrity Instagrams You Should Be Following

In an age of social media overload and over-saturation of celebrity culture, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the carefully curated lifestyles of celebrities. We all know Beyoncé’s Instagram will be heavily filtered and edited by a team of image and brand consultants who need to make her life flawless. Luckily there’s a whole slew of celebrities who go the opposite route and post their unfiltered thoughts (for better or worse) on the Internet.

Here are some great celebrities to follow on Instagram.

Lupita Nyong’o

Why: you want to see behind the curtain of the A-list and wondered what was really in those Award Show swag bags. Also, her post-event pictures are so aesthetically pleasing.


I GOTTA get back into #BuffyTheVampireSlayer. Spike. Got. Jokes. #BTVS

A video posted by Retta (@unforettable) on

Why: because stars really are like us and post videos of Spike being a dick to Harmony in their Buffy rewatch, nearly 15 years since the last episode aired. You should follow Retta on every and all social media platforms, asap.

Samira Wiley

Why: because her selfies all day everyday mean you always get your Poussey fix plus fun behind the scenes videos from Orange is the New Black.

Danielle Brooks

I must get home before midnight.

A photo posted by Danielle Brooks (@daniebb3) on

Why: because you need Taystee with Poussey, also because of her amazing body positivity and general affirmation of everything.

Gina Rodriguez

Why: you miss the ship wars of earlier tv shows (i.e. Piz v. Logan, Bill v. Eric), but also want fitspiration with her post-boxing selfies and pre-award show hilarity.

Chelsea Peretti

still reeling off this crazy nite 🐎🐎🐎🐎

A photo posted by Chelsea Peretti (@chelsanity) on

Why: she is basically Gina Linetti in real life which means a lot of Photoshop hilariousness, onesies and questionable selfies.

Hayley Atwell

Why: because you chose sides on the Dubsmash battle and you are Team Carter.

Rosario Dawson

¡Mil Gracias! So grateful for the people in my life who have inspired me to do the work I've been so privileged to do. I accept this honor in the name of my grandmother Isabel II, better known as Mima. She, my mother, my father, my brother, my great grandmother and countless organizers, volunteers, activists, artists and more have taught and encouraged me so much in this life. Onwards and upwards! #community #migente #tribute ‪#‎HispanicHeritageMonth‬ ‪#‎MiHeritage‬ #Repost @sonsandbros ・・・ “This future is ours to embrace. Whether we, the established generations, choose to accept that is in our court.” – @rosariodawson Rosario Dawson is an acclaimed actor hailing from New York City. She made her debut on Sesame Street playing a small role, but her breakthrough came when she was discovered by photographers Larry Clark and director Harmony Korine in their seminal 1995 film Kids. She went on to star in major blockbusters like Rent, Clerks II, and Sin City. In addition to acting in film, she has played Julia in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and contributed to Outkast and Prince in their musical efforts. While she's played the role of civil rights icon Dolores Huerta in the film César Chávez, she is a real life champion for justice. Not only has Rosario Dawson supported causes and organizations like Global Cool, Oxfam, Amnesty International, PFLAG, and Voto Latino, but she has been a key supporter of gender justice with her work through Lower Eastside Girls Club, Vagina Monologues, and V-Day. — This year, we are honoring the heroes and hundreds of individuals that have fought the injustices faced by our communities. Over the next month we will recognize their journeys and the ways in which they have made TODAY possible. ‪#‎HispanicHeritageMonth‬ ‪#‎MiHeritage‬ Art by @Gerardo_Arellano

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Why: because she’s like your super liberal political cousin who’s life is way cooler and informed than yours even if half of what she posts are political memes.

Martha Stewart

Onion rings in my maine kitchen served with ribeye steak

A photo posted by Martha Stewart (@marthastewart48) on

Why: because you love blurry pictures of food and seeing her weird celebrity meet ups. It’s like if your nana was famous.

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