Birth Place Matching "Ottawa, Ontario, Canada" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jay Baruchel
Actor | Goon
Jay Baruchel was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Robyne (Ropell), a freelance writer, and Serge Victor Baruchel, an antiques dealer. He has a younger sister who also acts. He started acting in 1995 when he made his first of three appearances on ...
2. 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 ...
3. Annie Murphy
Actress | Schitt's Creek
Annie Murphy's past projects have included Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Good God, The Story of Jen, Beauty and the Beast, and Blue Mountain State and has also worked in theatre in Montreal and Toronto.
Murphy is currently starring in Schitt's Creek for CBC/ITV. She stars alongside Eugene Levy, Daniel ...
4. Donal Logue
Actor | Blade
Donal Logue's versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and beloved actors today. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Logue moved all over the United States, from the Boston area as an infant to various towns on the Mexican border. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard University, where...
5. Tom Cavanagh
Actor | Ed
Golden Globe-nominated actor / director Tom Cavanagh can be seen acting in and directing Warner Bros.' The Flash (2014) on the CW. He additionally just completed post-production on his short film Tom and Grant (2018) which he wrote, directed and starred in opposite his "The Flash" co-star Grant ...
6. Melanie Scrofano
Actress | Ready or Not
Melanie Neige Scrofano is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing Mrs. McMurray on the Crave comedy series Letterkenny, Rebecca on the CBC comedy-drama series Being Erica, October on the Showcase mockumentary series Pure Pwnage, and Tia on the CTV fantasy-drama series The Listener. From 2016 ...
7. Kaniehtiio Horn
Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kaniehtiio 'Tiio' Horn is a Canadian actress from Kahnawake, the Mohawk reserve outside of Montreal. Since graduating from Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program in 2005 she has established herself as a versatile actress with roles on television including the multiple award-winning comedy ...
8. Dan Aykroyd
Writer | Ghostbusters
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...
9. Paul Anka
Soundtrack | No Way Out
Canadian-born Paul Anka first achieved success in the 1950s as a teenage singing star (and, for the times, an unusual one in that he wrote many of his own songs). Although he appeared in several films, and was quite believable as a nervous, hyper young soldier in The Longest Day (1962) (for which ...
10. Kelly Rowan
Actress | The O.C.
Kelly Rowan is best known for playing "Kirsten Cohen" on The O.C. (2003) for which she won a Prism award for best actress. She recently starred in and executive-produced The Good Times Are Killing Me (2009) with Rupert Graves.
Her recent indie film credits include Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008) ...
11. 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 ...
12. Mark McKinney
Actor | The Kids in the Hall
Mark was born to Canadian diplomat Russell and architectural writer Chloe McKinney. Mark and his siblings spent much time traveling with their diplomat dad, and Mark attended schools in many cities around the world, including Trinidad, Paris, and Washington, D.C. His younger brother Nick is also a ...
13. Vanessa Morgan
Actress | Riverdale
Vanessa Morgan was born on March 23, 1992 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Riverdale (2017), The Latest Buzz (2007) and My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010). She has been married to Michael Kopech since January 4, 2020. They have one child.
14. Brendan Penny
Actor | The A-Team
Brendan Penny was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is known for The A-Team (2010), John Tucker Must Die (2006) and I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009).
15. Emma Portner
Actress | Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Emma Portner is a Canadian professional dancer and choreographer. Portner was born in Ottawa, Ontario and began dancing when she was three years old. She started dancing at a competitive studio in Ottawa before spending her summers with The National Ballet of Canada. While in Ottawa, she also ...
16. Lorne Greene
Actor | Bonanza
Lorne Greene was born Lyon Himan "Chaim" Green on February 12, 1915, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He began acting while attending Canada's Queen's University, and after graduation got a job in radio broadcasting. His rich, deep, authoritarian voice quickly propelled him to prominence as Canada's top...
17. Kimberley Sustad
Actress | Travelers
Kimberley Sustad was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is known for Travelers (2016), Unspeakable (2019) and The Twilight Zone (2019). She has been married to Scot Sustad since 2004. They have two children.
18. Drew Seeley
Actor | Another Cinderella Story
Drew Seeley began his journey performing at age 11, when he joined the ensemble of Harold Prince's Showboat revival in Toronto. Twenty years later, he closed Jersey Boys on Broadway as the final 'Bob Gaudio.' Other credits include Broadway's The Little Mermaid as 'Prince Eric,' the North & South ...
19. Karina Logue
Actress | When a Stranger Calls
She made her screen acting debut with a role in the film Liar in 1997. In 1998 she had roles in television feature A Bright Shining Lie and the series Brimstone. In 1999 she appeared in two episodes of The Practice. In 2001 she had roles in the series Strong Medicine and The Guardian, the ...
20. Rachel Wilson
Actress | In the Tall Grass
Rachel Wilson was born on May 12, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for In the Tall Grass (2019), The Glass House (2001) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).
21. Gordon Thomson
Actor | Dynasty
Now enjoying his 50th anniversary as an actor, Gordon Thomson has steadily worked in theater, on television and in film, while he is co-starring in the new daytime drama web-series Winterthorne (2015), premiering in August 2015. His work has taken him to various locations around the globe including...
22. Jon McLaren
Actor | Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Jon McLaren was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Jon is an actor and producer, known for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2021), Titans (2018) and Sappy Holiday (2022).
23. Kari Skogland
Director | Fifty Dead Men Walking
Emmy-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director Kari Skogland is CEO of Mad Rabbit, a development and production company. Skogland is committed to producing high-end one-hour dramas for the international market while she continues her award- winning work. Most recently she was Executive Producer and ...
24. Melinda Shankar
Actress | How to Be Indie
Melinda Leanna Shankar is a Guyanese-Canadian actress best known for playing Alli Bhandari from the beginning of Season 8 in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Indira "Indie" Mehta on YTV series, 'How to be Indie.' Melinda made her starring mark in 2008 in the 8th season of Degrassi as Alli Bhandari...
25. Emily Holmes
Actress | Paycheck
Emily Holmes was born on March 1, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Paycheck (2003), Snakes on a Plane (2006) and The Wicker Man (2006). She has been married to Michael Ziff since November 12, 2004.
26. Sarah Fisher
Actress | #Roxy
Sarah Fisher was a fan favourite as the series regular role of Becky Baker on the award-winning Canadian Drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation (78 episodes). Sarah played the lead role and was an Associate Producer for the feature film Kiss & Cry (Netflix) where she won "Best Actress Feature" at the...
27. Chad Connell
Actor | Good Sam
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Chad started performing in local productions at a young age. He landed a few roles in Montreal; just enough to keep him busy in High School. He then took time off to attend the Ryerson University Theatre School Drama Programme, from which he graduated in 2006.
28. K.C. Martel
Actor | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
K.C. Martel was born on September 14, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Bloody Birthday (1981).
29. Jacqueline Samuda
Actress | Stargate SG-1
Jacqueline Samuda was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and grew up in both the United States and Canada. She received a B.F.A. Degree in Performance from York University in Toronto, and has appeared on stage, radio, and big and small screens in Canada and the U.S. since her debut at the Shaw ...
30. Nobu McCarthy
Actress | The Karate Kid Part II
Lovely, demure actress Nobu McCarthy, born Nobu Atsumi in Ottawa Canada, was raised in Japan and studied ballet. A modeling career eventually led to her winning the "Miss Tokyo" beauty title. She married a US serviceman and returned to the States in 1955. Discovered by a talent agent, she made a ...
31. Kelly Sheridan
Actress | Inuyasha
Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actress from Ottawa, Ontario. Her best known voice role was portraying the protagonist Barbie/ Barbara Millicent Roberts in a series of animated feature films. She portrayed the character from 2001 to 2010, and again from 2012 to 2015.
Sheridan was born in Ottawa, ...
32. Tom Butler
Actor | Freddy vs. Jason
Tom Butler was born in 1951 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Josie and the Pussycats (2001) and Shooter (2007).
33. Nicole Oliver
Actress | Wonder
Nicole Lyn Oliver was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University, a Masters Degree in Communication from Royal Roads University, and additional training from the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and London. She was a prominent member of the Union of...
34. Rich Little
Actor | Christmas Carol
Born in Canada, Rich Little got his start just like almost every other comic of his time - night clubs. he was a very popular comic in these clubs, but if there was one thing Rich was best known for, it was impersonations. He studied the voices of many stars his whole life, stars like James Stewart...
35. Grace Lynn Kung
Actress | Fahrenheit 451
Grace holds two Certificates of Distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London in the UK. Nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy, she plays Lauren in John Madden's film "Miss Sloane" with Jessica Chastain. Her directorial debut, A False Sense of Security, won Special Jury Mention ...
36. Connor Stanhope
Actor | My Life with the Walter Boys
Connor Stanhope was born on March 10, 1998 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for My Life with the Walter Boys, The Last of Us (2023) and Garage Sale Mysteries (2013).
37. Denis Forest
Actor | The Mask
An accomplished actor, painter/sculptor and writer, Denis Forest attended Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, Canada. He was an associate artist with the Necessary Angel Theatre Company from 1982-1987, where he collaborated on a number of award-winning plays under the direction of Richard Rose ("...
38. Roger Spottiswoode
Writer | 48 Hrs.
Roger Spottiswoode was born on January 5, 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a director and producer, known for 48 Hrs. (1982), The 6th Day (2000) and Shoot to Kill (1988). He was previously married to Holly Palance.
39. Adam Greydon Reid
Actor | Lost in Space
Born and raised in Nepean, Ontario, Canada, Adam began his career being slimed on Nickelodeon's cult hit "You Can't Do That on Television" (1979). He then co-wrote 30 episodes of the show at age 16 with producer/creator Roger Damon Price. He attended Sir Robert Borden H.S. and was a member of the ...
40. Stephen R. Hart
Actor | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Stephen Hart has a strong background in live theater and solo performance. He has performed with a variety of dangerous, live edgy shows, including the renown sideshow Carnival Diablo (1998-2002) as Stevan Hart the Scandinavian Giant. His voice is part of a nationally known daily opening rant on ...
41. Peter Aykroyd
Writer | Nothing But Trouble
Peter Aykroyd was born on November 19, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was a writer and producer, known for Nothing But Trouble (1991), Spies Like Us (1985) and My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988). He died on November 6, 2021 in Spokane, Washington, USA.
42. Sam Ashe Arnold
Actor | Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Sam Ashe Arnold is a Canadian actor known for playing Gavin Coscarelli in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019), Zed Novak in Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever. (2018), and Will Wigington in Brotherhood (2019).
Following a year of classes at The Ottawa Children's Theatre, Sam was signed by AMTI in 2013. At ...
43. Brett Geddes
Actor | The Boys
Born to parents Cathy and Jim Geddes, in Ottawa, Ontario on July 17th, 1990, Brett moved to Toronto at age 18 to pursue his acting career. His acting career truly started in high school, where he was playing the lead roles in many plays. He also has a brother named Trevor Geddes.
44. Christian Potenza
Actor | The Tuxedo
Christian Potenza was born on December 23, 1972 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Tuxedo (2002), Total Drama All Stars (2013) and The Rocker (2008). He was previously married to Edie Inksetter.
45. Angela Besharah
Actress | Accused
Angela Besharah was born on August 12, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Accused (2023), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022) and The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh.
46. Michael Xavier
Actor | Shazam!
Michael Xavier was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada to Shauna Xavier, a dancer and fitness instructor, and Jerome Xavier, a Financial and Insurance Advisor. He grew up in a family of artists and athletes, before studying acting in Toronto when he enrolled at Humber College's Acting for Film and ...
47. Justin Trudeau
Actor | The Great War
Justin Trudeau is a Canadian politician. He was born on December 25, 1971, the son of the then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau (née Sinclair). Educated at McGill University and the University of British Columbia, he worked as a teacher before going into politics. He was elected ...
48. Tracy Dawson
Actress | Girl Vs. Monster
Tracy Dawson is the author of Let Me Be Frank: A Book About Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren't Supposed to Do which came out in May 2022 from HarperCollins. Tracy is an award-winning actress and a TV writer who began her career at The Second City in Toronto. She was a writer and ...
49. Jon Dore
Writer | The Jon Dore Television Show
Jon Dore was born on November 2, 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The Jon Dore Television Show (2007), Stag (2013) and Hart of Dixie (2011).
50. Michael Jackson
Camera Department | Trailer Park Boys
Michael Jackson was born on November 8, 1970 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Trailer Park Boys (2001), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) and Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006).