Canadian Celebrities

by john-hitchcock | created - 14 Dec 2010 | updated - 20 Aug 2014 | Public

This list contains many famous people who are Canadian. They are not listed in any particular order.

1. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister...

2. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

3. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

4. Carrie-Anne Moss

Actress | The Matrix

Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice (1991), which was produced in ...

5. Graham Greene

Actor | The Green Mile

Graham Greene was born on June 22, 1952 in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Green Mile (1999), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Wind River (2017). He has been married to Hilary Blackmore since December 20, 1990.

6. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

7. Barry Pepper

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, as the youngest of three sons. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. ...

8. Alanis Morissette

Soundtrack | Dogma

Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, on June 1st 1974. Alanis' Greek name is a feminine version of her father's name, Alan. Her mother's name's Georgia and she has two brothers: Chad and Wade (Alanis' Twin). She learned to play the piano at age 6 and the guitar at age 21. In 1986 ...

9. Céline Dion

Soundtrack | Titanic

Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...

10. William Shatner

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.

Shatner ...

11. James Doohan

Actor | Star Trek

James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as James Montgomery Doohan. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). He was married to Wende Doohan, Anita Yagel and Janet Young. He ...

12. Paul Gross

Actor | Due South

Paul Gross is the elder of two brothers. He was an Army brat; his father, Bob Gross, was a Tank Commander in the Canadian Army. As a consequence Paul and his family moved around a lot: he has lived in Canada, the U.S, England and Germany. Paul was introduced to acting in his early teens, while the ...

13. Amanda Marshall

Soundtrack | The Replacements

Amanda Marshall was born on August 29, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Amanda Lindsay Marshall.

14. Wendy Crewson

Actress | Air Force One

Wendy Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She attended Westwood Collegiate and was first exposed to acting when she performed in The Boy Friend in grade 10.

15. Gabrielle Miller

Actress | Corner Gas

Gabrielle Miller is on the fast track to becoming one of Canada's foremost actors. She has lead roles in two of Canada's hottest shows - Corner Gas (2004) and Robson Arms (2005). But these are not the first popular screen appearances that she has made. Gabrielle has been acting since she was ...

16. Brent Butt

Writer | Corner Gas

Born in the small farming town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada (population 3000) as the youngest of seven children. Brent began doing stand-up comedy in 1988. He was soon headlining top clubs and theatres across Canada, and has been selected to represent his country at both the Just For Laughs ...

17. Steve Smith

Writer | The Red Green Show

Steve Smith was born on December 24, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The Red Green Show (1991), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Smith & Smith (1979). He has been married to Morag Smith since 1966. They have two children.

18. Fred Ewanuick

Actor | Just Friends

Fred Ewanuick was born on June 23, 1971 in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Just Friends (2005), Corner Gas (2004) and The Core (2003).

19. Janet Wright

Actress | The Perfect Storm

Janet Wright was born in 1945 in England and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a family of theatre actors. Her siblings are: Anne Wright, John Wright and Susan Wright. Janet had the chance to work with her two sisters, Susan and Anne, in the theater play "Les Belles ...

20. Eric Peterson

Actor | Corner Gas

Eric Peterson was born on October 2, 1946 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Corner Gas (2004), Street Legal (1987) and Corner Gas: The Movie (2014). He is married to Annie Kidder.

21. Lorne Cardinal

Actor | Corner Gas

Well known for his role as Sergeant Davis Quinton on 6 seasons of International Emmy-nominated comedy Corner Gas (2004), Lorne Cardinal has acquired close to 100 professional Film & TV credits including feature films Never Steady, Never Still (2017), Gods Acre (2016) and FX's Fargo (2014).

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22. Tara Spencer-Nairn

Actress | Corner Gas

Tara Spencer-Nairn's big breakout role came in 1999 when she was cast as the tough Bronx-raised teen in the festival darling, New Waterford Girl (1999). The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and received seven Genie Award nominations including Best...

23. Nancy Robertson

Actress | Hiccups

Nancy Robertson is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying Wanda Dollard of the Canadian television series Corner Gas, and for her role as Millie Upton in the series Hiccups.

Robertson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Robertson appeared in the mockumentary film The Delicate Art...

24. Gordon Pinsent

Actor | Away from Her

Gordon Edward Pinsent was born on July 12, 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to Florence (Cooper) and Stephen Arthur Pinsent. Gordon was known as "Porky" as a child, and dreamed of performing as early as he can remember. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1948-51....

25. Douglas Rain

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Douglas Rain was born on March 13, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Douglas James Rain. He is an actor, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 2010 (1984) and Oedipus Rex (1957).

26. Corey Haim

Actor | The Lost Boys

Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. He was raised mostly in Willowdale.

Corey appeared in 26 episodes of the early 1980s ...

27. Rachel McAdams

Actress | The Notebook

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...

28. Michael Bublé

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 2

Multi-platinum artist Michael Bublé grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was introduced to swing music and old standards by his grandfather, who offered his services for free as a professional plumber to musicians who were willing to let Michael sing a couple of songs with them on ...

30. Justin Bieber

Soundtrack | Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. He has two ...

31. Avril Lavigne

Soundtrack | Bruce Almighty

Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. She is of French-Canadian (father) and English, Scottish, and German (mother) descent. At 16, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped...

32. Aaron Douglas

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Aaron Douglas was born on August 23, 1971 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016) and Imposters (2017).

33. Hayden Christensen

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and ...

34. Alex Trebek

Producer | Jeopardy!

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada's premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news ...

35. Art Linkletter

Actor | Champagne for Caesar

Art Linkletter was born on July 17, 1912 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada as Gordon Arthur Kelly. He is known for his work on Champagne for Caesar (1950), Philippine Adventure (1964) and Make Room for Daddy (1953). He was married to Lois Foerster. He died on May 26, 2010 in Bel-Air, California, ...

36. Brendan Fraser

Actor | The Mummy

Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and travel executive. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. As his parents frequently moved, Brendan can claim ...

37. Catherine O'Hara

Actress | Best in Show

Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV (1976). Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's ...

38. Corey Sevier

Actor | Immortals

Born in Ajax, Ontario, Corey's career in front of the camera began as a baby model at the tender age of six months. Modelling soon led to work in commercials. At seven years old, he landed his first acting job in the ABC mini-series "Family Pictures", alongside screen veterans Angelica Houston and ...

39. Dave Thomas

Writer | The Blacklist

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Dave was the eldest son of John and Moreen Thomas. John Thomas (deceased) was a PHD in Philosophy (Duke), noted medical ethicist, head of Philosophy Department at McMaster University, and author of several books including: "Matters of Life and Death," "Well ...

40. David James Elliott

Actor | Trumbo

David James Elliott was born on September 21, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David William Smith. He is an actor and director, known for Trumbo (2015), JAG (1995) and The Storm (2009). He has been married to Nanci Chambers since 1992. They have two children.

41. John Candy

Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...

42. Mike Myers

Actor | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively.

Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he ...

43. Elias Toufexis

Actor | Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Elias Toufexis has become an actor with a fan base and cult following around the world.

He has played dozens of major characters on television in shows like. Bitten, Lost Girl, Alphas, Stargate Atlantis, Smallville, Eureka, Houdini & Doyle and particularly memorable characters on Supernatural and ...

44. Elisha Cuthbert

Actress | The Girl Next Door

Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became internationally known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24 (2001); Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door (2004) and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax (2005). She was voted the sexiest ...

45. Howie Mandel

Actor | Gremlins

The story goes that huggable stand-up comedian Howie Mandel, who ran a carpet business once upon a time, began his show biz career by chance while catching amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation. Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired ...

46. Jim Carrey

Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

47. Rick Moranis

Actor | Spaceballs

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange...

48. Rush

Soundtrack | Small Soldiers

Rush were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

49. Bryan Adams

Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made ...

50. Cindy Sampson

Actress | Supernatural

Cindy Sampson was born on May 27, 1978 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Cindy Marie Sampson. She is known for her work on Supernatural (2005), Private Eyes (2016) and The Shrine (2010).

51. Caroline Dhavernas

Actress | Hannibal

Caroline Dhavernas commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent and poise. Beginning her career at age 11, the Montreal native is already an acclaimed young actress who has also made her mark in Hollywood. She is the recipient of two Gemeaux Awards, one for "...

52. Joe Dinicol

Actor | Diary of the Dead

Joe Dinicol was born on December 22, 1983 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on Diary of the Dead (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Passchendaele (2008).

53. Meredith Bailey

Actress | Passchendaele

Meredith Bailey is an actress, known for Passchendaele (2008), Blood Mountain (2017) and Heartland (2007).

54. Jim Mezon

Actor | Passchendaele

Jim Mezon is an actor, known for Passchendaele (2008), Avonlea (1990) and Dieppe (1993).

55. Michael Greyeyes

Actor | The New World

Michael Greyeyes is an actor, director, scholar and founding artistic director of Signal Theatre. He is Plains Cree from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. His film work includes the role of Sitting Bull in the forthcoming feature, "Woman Walks Ahead," co-starring Jessica Chastain and...

56. Adam J. Harrington

Actor | Dexter

Adam J. Harrington was born on November 26, 1972 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Adam John Harrington. He is known for his work on Dexter (2006), Parks and Recreation (2009) and TURN: Washington's Spies (2014).

57. Gil Bellows

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Love and a .45 (1994) and Ally McBeal (1997). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since October 3, 1994. They have two children.

58. James Kot

Actor | Supernatural

James Kot's first Feature Film role came as the young soldier 'Skinner' in Paul Gross' World War I drama, Passchendaele. Passchendaele was the premiere film of the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and remains the biggest budget Canadian production of all time.

James Kot graduated from the ...

59. Leslie Hope

Actress | Never Back Down

Leslie Hope was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Leslie Ann Hope. She is an actress, director, and producer. As an actor she is known for Never Back Down (2008), 24 (2001) and Talk Radio (1988). She directed and wrote 'Gaykeith' and produced and directed the award-winning documentary 'What I...

60. John Reardon

Actor | Tron

Studied theater at the Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts In Dublin, Ireland

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, John Reardon is one of three children, and is part of a large extended family of over 300 cousins living in Canada's Maritimes. During his school years, John performed in many plays, but had never ...

61. Laura Regan

Actress | Dead Silence

Laura Regan was born on October 17, 1977 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Dead Silence (2007), My Little Eye (2002) and Unbreakable (2000). She has been married to Farhad Safinia since 2007.

62. Art Hindle

Actor | E.N.G.

Born in Halifax to a Royal Canadian Navy father, Art's mother soon had him back in their home town of Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in the "Beaches" of Toronto a big fan of Elvis Presley and rock n' roll. Although shy as a child, he grew to be a rebellious and independent teenager. This lead him to ...

63. Sarah McLachlan

Soundtrack | Charlotte's Web

Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Sarah Ann McLachlan. She was previously married to Ashwin Sood.

64. Joe Cobden

Actor | Devil

Joe Cobden (born October 7, 1978 in Canada) found his first taste of acting while as an 11-year-old child busker on the street. As a busker, Joe toured all over Europe and America before deciding to focus on finishing out his education. He attended Concordia University's renowned Theatre ...

65. Craig Olejnik

Actor | The Listener

Craig Olejnik was born in Halifax, Canada. He graduated from High School in Nova Scotia. His father was in the Canadian military. His grandfather was a soldier and POW in a concentration camp for five years in Poland during WW2. Later after his release, his grandparents immigrated to Canada from ...

66. Amy Kerr

Stunts | Outlander

Halifax native, Amy Kerr, began her career as a model at the age of fifteen. A multiple award winner at myriad modeling and acting competitions, as well as beauty pageants, Amy has booked many Internet, print and billboard campaigns including Kameleon Jewelry, uMame Maternity, Metrin Skincare, ...

67. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother, Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

68. Sonja O'Hara

Actress | Doomsday

Sonja O'Hara was raised in Williamswood, Nova Scotia. Starting at the age of ten, she began performing in local theatre and she knew immediately it was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. By the age of 11, she was enrolled in professional acting classes and was performing in ...

69. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

70. Stan Rogers

Soundtrack | Due South

Legendary Canadian folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Stan Rogers began his professional career in 1969 and quickly became a fixture on the Canadian folk club and festival circuit. In the 1970s, he performed frequently on CBC Radio and appeared on the Canadian television variety series "John ...

71. Patrick McKenna

Actor | The Red Green Show

Patrick McKenna was born on May 8, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Red Green Show (1991), Traders (1996) and Stargate SG-1 (1997). He has been married to Janis McKenna since 1983. They have one child.

72. Polly Shannon

Actress | Miranda & Gordon

Polly Shannon grew up in Aylmer, Quebec, with her mother (a Canadian Script-Writer for children's television) and her father (Director-General of Health Canada). She was given a deadline of the age of 25 to make it or break it as an actress, and she's more than met that quota. In 1999, alone, she's...

73. Don McKellar

Actor | Last Night

Don McKellar was born on August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Last Night (1998), Blindness (2008) and The Red Violin (1998). He was previously married to Tracy Wright.

74. Robert Slade

Actor | iD3

Robert Slade is an actor, known for iD3 (2009) and Codename Panzers: Cold War (2008).

75. Tara Strong

Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke

Tara Strong was born on February 12, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Tara Lyn Charendoff. She is an actress, known for Batman: The Killing Joke (2016), The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Fainaru fantajî X-2 (2003). She has been married to Craig Strong since May 14, 2000. They have two ...

76. Cree Summer

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cree Summer was born on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Cree Summer Francks. She is known for her work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) and The Care Bears Movie (1985). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.

77. Roy Dupuis

Actor | Shake Hands with the Devil

Roy Dupuis was born on April 21, 1963, in New Liskeard, Ontario. He spent a significant portion of his childhood (from early infancy until he was eleven years old) in Amos, which is in a region of Québec called Abitibi. For the next three years, he lived in Kapuskasing, Ontario, where he learned to...

78. James Gallanders

Actor | Bride of Chucky

James Gallanders was born at Scarborough General Hospital on February 9th, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario. Raised in Oshawa, James discovered acting at a young age as a means to overcome his stutter. Having found his voice, James became heavily involved in theatre in his community and at school.

After ...

79. Mordecai Richler

Writer | The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Mordecai Richler was born on January 27, 1931 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was a writer and actor, known for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) and Joshua Then and Now (1985). He was married to Florence Richler. He died on July 3, 2001 in Montréal.

80. Colleen Dewhurst

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the ...

81. Cavan Cunningham

Actor | Corner Gas: The Movie

Cavan Cunningham is an actor and writer, known for Corner Gas: The Movie (2014), Just Friends (2005) and Epicenter (2000).

82. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

83. Lisa Jakub

Actress | Mrs. Doubtfire

Lisa Jakub was born on December 27, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Independence Day (1996) and George Lucas in Love (1999). She has been married to Jeremy since June 2005.

84. Dustin Milligan

Actor | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dustin Milligan was born on July 28, 1985 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada as Dustin Wallace Milligan. He is an actor, writer and producer, known for Extract (2009), 90210 (2010), Schitt's Creek (2014), Silicon Valley (2015), Me Him Her (2015) and Dirk Gently (2016). He currently ...

85. Tyler Mane

Actor | X-Men

Tyler Mane was born on December 8, 1966 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada as Daryl Karolat. He is an actor and producer, known for X-Men (2000), Troy (2004) and Halloween II (2009). He has been married to Renae Geerlings since September 3, 2007. He was previously married to Jean Goertz.

86. Jay Brazeau

Actor | Watchmen

Jay Brazeau was born on December 22, 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Watchmen (2009), Horns (2013) and Insomnia (2002).

87. Michael Eklund

Actor | The Call

Michael Eklund was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Call (2013), Errors of the Human Body (2012) and The Divide (2011). He was previously married to Megan Bennett and Erin MacGilvray.

88. Alex Zahara

Actor | Open Range

Alex Zahara was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. He attended high school at the Grande Prairie Composite High School where he won a scholarship to college for his direction of the stage version of "M*A*S*H". He was inducted to the wall of honor at GPCH, where former alumni include Olympic ...

89. Laura Bertram

Actress | Andromeda

Laura Bertram was born on September 5, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Laura Maureen Bertram. She is known for her work on Andromeda (2000), Ready or Not (1993) and 50/50 (2011).

90. Kevin Durand

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Kevin Durand was born on January 14, 1974 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada as Kevin Serge Durand. He is an actor, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), I Am Number Four (2011) and Robin Hood (2010). He has been married to Sandra Cho since October 1, 2010.

91. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...

92. Shirley Douglas

Actress | Dead Ringers

Shirley Douglas was born on April 2, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is known for her work on Dead Ringers (1988), Wind at My Back (1996) and Lolita (1962). She was previously married to Donald Sutherland.

93. Debbie Melnyk

Writer | The Frank Truth

Debbie Melnyk is a director and writer, known for The Frank Truth (2001), Manufacturing Dissent (2007) and Junket Whore (1998).

94. Sarah Polley

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...

95. Sarah Chalke

Actress | Scrubs

Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her ...

96. Ann Rutherford

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ann Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of a former Metropolitan Opera singer, John Rutherford, and her actress mother, Lillian Mansfield, was destined for show business. Not long after her birth, her family moved to California, where she made her stage debut in...

97. Shania Twain

Soundtrack | I Heart Huckabees

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa ...

98. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

99. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...

100. Kevin Zegers

Actor | Transamerica

Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.

Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...