Birth Place Matching "Manitoba, Canada" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 ...

2. Tracy Spiridakos

Actress | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tracy spent part of her childhood in her parents' homeland, Greece, before the Spiridakos family returned to Canada to open a Greek restaurant. She worked there until moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, a center of Canadia film and trlevision production, to ...

3. Julia Benson

Actress | SGU Stargate Universe

Canadian actress Julia Benson (born June 26, 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) finished her theatrical studies in 2001 before starting her professional acting career in 2003 around the age of twenty-four. Julia's screen credits include an impressive range of film shorts, feature-length films and ...

4. Daniel Gillies

Actor | The Originals

Daniel Gillies was born on 14 March 1976 in Winnipeg, Canada and moved to New Zealand at a young age. Though born into a family of strong medical background (his father is a pediatrician, his mother a nurse, and his great great great grandfather is the renowned ENT/plastic surgery pioneer Sir ...

5. Lee Montgomery

Actor | Ben

Brother of actress Belinda Montgomery, Lee began his career as a model before venturing into the acting business. He made his debut in the Disney film The Million Dollar Duck (1971), before landing a starring role in Ben (1972), the sequel to Willard (1971). Lee made a successful transformation ...

6. Ty Wood

Actor | Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Ty Wood was born on September 6, 1995 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Tyson Wood. He is an actor, known for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) and ReBoot: The Guardian Code (2018).

7. Adam Beach

Actor | Windtalkers

Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to ...

8. Gwynyth Walsh

Actress | Star Trek: Generations

Gwynyth Walsh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Walsh earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and started her career appearing on stage, across Canada and in the United States, in many classics, including. For ...

9. Len Cariou

Actor | Spotlight

Len Cariou was born on September 30, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Leonard Joseph Cariou. He is an actor, known for Spotlight (2015), Thirteen Days (2000) and Death Wish (2018). He has been married to Heather Summerhayes since October 25, 1986. He was previously married to Susan Kapilow and...

10. Aleks Paunovic

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Aleks Paunovic was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to a Croatian mother and Serbian father. The result of this remarkable blend of bloodlines is the 6'5" ruggedly handsome actor appearing on screens around the world at a rapidly escalating rate.

Acting came to Aleks while he was onstage in his hometown ...

11. Greg Bryk

Actor | Saw V

Greg Bryk was born in 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor, known for Saw V (2008), Shoot 'Em Up (2007) and Poor Boy's Game (2007). He has been married to Danielle Nicholas since March 9, 1996. They have three children.

12. Joanna Gleason

Actress | The Wedding Planner

She may be the daughter of Let's Make a Deal (1963) game show host Monty Hall, but talented Joanna Gleason has never had to worry about being overshadowed by her father's looming TV star. Born Joanna Hall on June 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (her father and mother (Marilyn Hall) were wed in ...

13. Nia Vardalos

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Nia Vardalos was born on September 24, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Antonia Eugenia Vardalos. She is an actress and writer, known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), My Big Fat Greek Life (2003) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). She was previously married to Ian Gomez.

14. Belinda Montgomery

Actress | Tron

Belinda Montgomery, who sometimes inserted the middle initial "J." into her stage moniker, is a native of Canada, where she began her career on TV in the 1967 series Barney Boomer (1967). She then proceeded to play "Cinderella" and essayed the roles of other emotional and/or confused teen types as ...

15. Mimi Kuzyk

Actress | Lost and Delirious

Mimi Kuzyk is a Winnipeg born actress, best know for her roles in the series Hill Street Blues (1981) and Blue Murder (2001). Mimi grew up in Winnipeg with her brother and five sisters. She discovered her love of dance at the age of eight. Following her passion, Mimi joined the Rusalka Folk ...

16. Donnelly Rhodes

Actor | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Royal Manitoba Theatre ...

17. Tara Westwood

Actress | Blue Bloods

Tara Westwood was born in Manitoba, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Blue Bloods (2010), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2015) and The Good Wife (2009).

18. Mara Marini

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Mara Marini is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Brandi Maxxxx in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Marini was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. During her childhood, she avidly studied acting and dance. After high school, she relocated to Los Angeles where she continues ...

19. 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).

20. Heather Doerksen

Actress | Pacific Rim

Standing at 5'9", Heather Doerksen (pronounced Dirk-sin) was born in Manitoba, Canada. Heading into college, her goal was to study Biological Sciences, but it took one influential acting class to convince her to switch her major. She graduated with her BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University in...

21. Cameron Bancroft

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Cameron Bancroft was born on May 17, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Cameron M. Bancroft. He is known for his work on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Simple Things (2007) and 24 (2001).

22. Peter Mooney

Actor | Rookie Blue

Peter Mooney was born on August 19, 1983 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Rookie Blue (2010), Camelot (2011) and Heroes Reborn (2015). He has been married to Sarah Power since July 1, 2017.

23. Scott Bairstow

Actor | The Postman

Scott Bairstow was born on April 23, 1970 in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada as Scott Hamilton Bairstow. He is an actor, known for The Postman (1997), Tuck Everlasting (2002) and Wild America (1997). He was previously married to Marty Rich.

24. Ryan Kennedy

Actor | The Invisible

Ryan Kennedy was born on December 6, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Invisible (2007), Hannah's Law (2012) and Caprica (2009).

25. Roger Avary

Writer | Pulp Fiction

Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center ...

26. Tamara Gorski

Actress | The Next Three Days

Tamara Gorski was born on November 21, 1968 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for The Next Three Days (2010), Murder at 1600 (1997) and Man with the Screaming Brain (2005).

27. Jack Carson

Actor | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

When Jack Carson arrived in Hollywood in 1937, he found work at RKO as an extra. His first major acting role came alongside Humphrey Bogart in the romantic comedy Stand-In (1937). After a few years, he developed into a popular character actor who would be seen in a large number of comedies, ...

28. Kristopher Turner

Actor | A Little Bit Zombie

Kristopher was born in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an only child. Kristopher discovered he had a love for the stage very early in life; landing a small role in his high school's production of A Midsummer's Night Dream. He received a degree in theatre from the University of ...

29. Jennifer Pudavick

Actress | Mohawk Girls

With over 20 years of on camera experience in film and television across Canada and the United States, Jenny's most recent television credits include a recurring role on CBC's new comedy Workin' Moms, a lead role in APTN's Mohawk Girls, and a recurring role in The Pinkerton's. Watch for Jenny is ...

30. Douglas Rain

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Douglas Rain was born on March 13, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Douglas James Rain. He was an actor, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 2010: The Year We Made Contact (1984) and Startime (1959). He was married to Martha Henry and Lois Esther Shaw. He died on November 11, 2018 in ...

31. Jack Kruschen

Actor | The War of the Worlds

Canadian-born Jack Kruschen entered films after years on the stage, and became a dependable character actor both in movies and on television. Often cast as ethnic comedy relief, Kruschen occasionally landed a role as a villain, but was more often the volatile, emotional Italian or Jewish neighbor ...

32. Allison Hossack

Actress | Stargate: Atlantis

Allison Hossack was born on January 26, 1965 in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. She is an actress, known for Stargate: Atlantis (2004), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Fringe (2008).

33. Tammy Gillis

Actress | Siren

Tammy Gillis is an award-winning actress and an indisputable talent powerhouse who has so far appeared in over 50 roles across a variety of acclaimed film and television projects. She appears in a recurring role as the determined Deputy Marissa Staub on FreeForm's "Siren", nominated in 2018 by the ...

34. Rochelle Okoye

Stunts | War for the Planet of the Apes

Rochelle was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and began her gymnastics career at the very early age of 2. When Rochelle was 7 yrs old, both her parents decided to uproot the family and move to Leeds, England, where her father finished his PhD at Cambridge and Oxford University.

Rochelle continued her ...

35. Deanna Durbin

Soundtrack | Mad About Music

The girl who one day would be known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart" was born at Grace Hospital on December 4, 1921, as Edna Mae Durbin. In her early childhood there were no obvious signs that one day she would be a bigger box office attraction than Shirley Temple. Renamed Deanna Durbin for show business...

36. David Steinberg

Director | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Comedian David Steinberg, born in 1942, grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. He left home to attend the University of Chicago. The family moved to Chicago when he was a teen. It was there that he saw a performance by the Second City Chicago Troupe and it changed the course of his life. With another student...

37. Enid-Raye Adams

Actress | Final Destination 2

Enid-Raye Adams was born in 1973 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Since then, no one has ever pronounced her name correctly. Kids at school called her Igor and Enid The Peenid. (Those kids were ill-mannered and had gastric intestinal problems.) After two perms in a row in junior high, Enid-Raye ...

38. Ted Atherton

Actor | Hollywoodland

Ted Atherton's big break came when he was cast as Pan Philips in the CBC TV series "Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy." This series gave him a Gemini Award nomination in 2000,as "Best Lead in a Continuing Dramatic Role." Now Ted is well known by fans everywhere as the sarcastic yet funny F.B.I. Agent ...

39. Dorothy Patrick

Actress | Come to the Stable

Dorothy Patrick was born on June 3, 1921 in St-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada as Dorothy Wilma Davis. She was an actress, known for Come to the Stable (1949), Tarnished (1950) and Destination Big House (1950). She was married to Harold Hammerman, J. Hugh Davis and Joseph Lynn Patrick. She died on May ...

40. Sophia Santi

Actress | Babysitters

Sophia Santi was born Angela Stettner on December 6, 1981 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She's of mixed Irish, Romanian, Mongolian, and Cherokee Indian descent. Santi grew up as a tomboy in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and first started modeling at age 14 (she also lost her virginity when ...

41. Donald Woods

Actor | Frisco Kid

Donald Woods, a prolific cinema and television character actor whose career spanned 75 films and 150 TV programs over 40 years, was born Ralph L. Zink on December 2, 1906, in Brandon, Manitoba. (He legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.) His family eventually departed Canada for ...

42. Brent Stait

Actor | Final Destination 5

Brent Stait was born on September 9, 1959 in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Final Destination 5 (2011), Andromeda (2000) and Tron (2010).

43. Paul Maxwell

Actor | Aliens

Paul Maxwell was born on November 12, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was an actor, known for Aliens (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He was married to Mary Lindsay. He died on December 19, 1991 in London, England.

44. Richard Kahan

Producer | Lifeline

Born and raised in the beautiful open prairies of Winnipeg, Canada, Richard Kahan has been working his way through the entertainment business for over twenty-five years.

Richard got his start as an actor, and went on to appear in over 100 hours of television and various films, starring opposite the ...

45. Ashleigh Banfield

Actress | Rise of the Damned

Ashleigh Banfield was born on December 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield. She is an actress and producer, known for Rise of the Damned (2011), House of Cards (2013) and Breaking Bad (2008). She has been married to Chris Haynor since December 29, 2017. She was ...

46. Tom McCamus

Actor | The Sweet Hereafter

Tom McCamus was born on July 25, 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Room (2015) and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004). He is married to Chick Reid.

47. Guy Maddin

Director | The Saddest Music in the World

Guy Maddin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Herdis Maddin (a hair-dresser) and Charles "Chas" Maddin (grain clerk and general manager of the Maroons, a Winnipeg hockey team). Maddin studied economics at the University of Winnipeg, working as a bank manager, house painter, and photographic...

48. Kurt Evans

Actor | Watchmen

Kurt Evans was born on January 25, 1974 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Watchmen (2009), Shattered (2007) and Stargate SG-1 (1997). He has been married to Karen Hamm since August 29, 1998.

49. Donavon Stinson

Actor | Fantastic Four

Donavon Stinson has always had a knack for the comedic. Born into a family that were always telling jokes, playing pranks, and just acting the fools. As a young student, Donavon was always disrupting class with his outlandish and hilarious behavior. He soon discovered the excitement and freedom of ...

50. Monty Hall

Producer | Let's Make a Deal

Monty Hall was born Maurice Halperin on August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1945. He's the father of Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, television writer/director Sharon Hall, and Emmy Award winner ...


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