Brilliant Canadian Actors/Actresses of 2013

by carolcasper49 | created - 28 Dec 2013 | updated - 29 Dec 2013 | Public

This is a list of brilliant Canadians at the top of the game in 2013. Look for more of these people in years to come!

1. Tatiana Maslany

Actress | Stronger

Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany was born September 22, 1985 in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Renate, a translator, and Dan, a woodworker. She graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High school in 2003. She was a well respected student, and participated as often as possible in school productions. She is well known...

2. Stephen Amell

Actor | Arrow

Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).

Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto,...

3. Pascale Hutton

Actress | Sanctuary

Pascale Hutton was born on June 14, 1979 in Creston, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Sanctuary (2008), Fantastic Four (2005) and Chaos (2005). She has been married to Danny Dorosh since 2002. They have two children.

4. Alisha Newton

Actress | Heartland

Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Alisha Newton has been appearing in TV and film for over a decade and has been seen in well over 100 hours of prime time television. Her first big role came as a series regular for "The Wyoming Story", an Amy Sherman-Palladino pilot for CW/WarnerBros. ...

5. Brendan Meyer

Actor | The OA

Brendan Meyer is an accomplished actor in both theatre and film/TV. He has filmed throughout North America: in LA, New Mexico, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as his home town of Edmonton.

In addition to his writing and directorial debut, the short film, A Job, Brendan has written several screenplays...

6. Gabrielle Rose

Actress | The Sweet Hereafter

Gabrielle Rose was born in 1954 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Sweet Hereafter (1997), A Dog's Purpose (2017) and Maudie (2016). She is married to Hrothgar Mathews. They have one child.

7. John Cassini

Actor | Chaos

John was born and raised in downtown Toronto to Italian parents who made the long journey to Canada to start a new life. He first caught the acting/filmmaking bug in Grade 8. It was then that Aiko Suzuki (sister of David Suzuki) came to his class and taught a course in super 8 filmmaking. John ...

8. Ian Tracey

Actor | Continuum

Ian Tracey was born on June 26, 1964 in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Continuum (2012), Timecop (1994) and Da Vinci's Inquest (1998).

9. Miranda Frigon

Actress | Next

Miranda Frigon is a Canadian Actress and Singer-Songwriter. Born in Edmonton, Alberta she began her acting career at the age of eight, appearing in numerous television commercials. Her childhood and adolescence revolved around competitive gymnastics, ballet and classical piano so performing was a ...

10. Cory Monteith

Actor | Glee

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...

11. Michael Cera

Actor | Superbad

Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga...

12. Joshua Jackson

Actor | The Affair

Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Irish mother, Fiona Jackson, is a casting director originally from Dublin. His American father, John Carter Jackson, is from Texas. Josh spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of...

13. 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 ...

14. Eric McCormack

Actor | Will & Grace

Eric was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (the same school Mike Myers attended) and also attended Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate, named after Canada's first Prime Minister. With the support of his parents (his father was also an aspiring actor)...

15. Carrie-Anne Moss

Actress | The Matrix

Carrie-Anne Moss was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. At age 20, after studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling. While in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice which was produced in Barcelona for its first ...

16. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry. ...

19. Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Actor | Trick 'r Treat

Jean-Luc Bilodeau was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of Raymond and Barbara Bilodeau and has a sister, Danielle, a talent agent in Vancouver, BC. Jean-Luc attended Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey, BC. He was a dancer for 9 years before becoming an actor, but ...

20. Douglas Smith

Actor | Big Little Lies

Douglas Smith was born on June 22, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Douglas Alexander Smith. He is an actor and composer, known for Big Little Lies (2017), The Alienist (2018) and Big Love (2006).

21. 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 ...

22. 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, ...

23. Sophie Nélisse

Actress | The Book Thief

Sophie Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montreal with her family when she was just age 4.

She began her career at the age of seven in commercials, then made her movie debut at age 10 in the 2012 French-Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. For her performance in the film, she won a Genie ...

24. Emily Bett Rickards

Actress | Arrow

Canadian actress Emily Bett Rickards was born on July 24, 1991. She attended film school after graduating high school, and also attended Alida Vocal Studio. She plays "Felicity Smoak" on the CW network's Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014), and appears in the upcoming, acclaimed feature film, Brooklyn...

25. Allan Hawco

Actor | Republic of Doyle

Allan Hawco (Actor, Writer, Executive Producer) is one of the country's most recognizable stars, whose wide range of talents appeal to audiences of all ages. He has the unique ability to connect to the audience as an actor and from behind the scenes, as a writer and producer. He was born on Bell ...

26. Jodelle Ferland

Actress | Case 39

Jodelle Micah Ferland has built up an impressive resume filled with roles in film, television and, at the beginning of her career, commercials. Born on October 9, 1994, she got her start in an episode of CTV's Cold Squad (1998), before landing the lead role in her first film, Mermaid (2000) at an ...

27. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

28. Chris Potter

Actor | The Pacifier

Toronto native, Chris Potter, is a veteran of the film & television industry.

Having appeared in over 450 episodes of various programs (including the Lead of 8 television series), in 10 feature films, in excess of 20 TV movies, and having directed 15 television episodes, Chris is without a doubt one...

29. Siobhan Williams

Actress | Welcome to Marwen

Born in Cambridge, England, Siobhan moved to Canada with her family at a young age. With a solid performing arts background, Siobhan trained intensively for 13 years at the School of Alberta Ballet in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance. She has had studied voice, guitar, and theatre, as well as played ...

30. Cindy Busby

Actress | The Big Year

Cindy Busby was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Big Year (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and Supernatural (2005).

31. Calum Worthy

Actor | The Act

Calum Worthy was born in in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has dual citizenship - Canadian and British. He has more than 70 acting credits, 2 producer credits, 4 writing credits, and has worked in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and Singapore.

When he was four years old, after watching Macaulay ...

32. Matreya Fedor

Actress | Chaos Theory

Matreya Fedor is a Canadian actress born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 11th, 1997. She started her screen career in 2006 at the tender age of nine. Her first film appearance began with Slither (2006). Continued work came in the form of film shorts and a strong list of episodic television ...

33. Eliza Faria

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Eliza Faria was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on March 24, 2004. At age 2 she booked her first commercial with her older sister Mikayla. Since then she has booked many national commercials and has been cast in lead roles in short films that have gone to several film festivals. In 2011, ...

34. Liam James

Actor | The Way Way Back

Liam James was born on August 7, 1996 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Way Way Back (2013), 2012 (2009) and Psych (2006).



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