Great Canadian Celebrities

by Clusium | created - 13 Feb 2017 | updated - 14 Feb 2017 | Public

Oh Canada!!!! You produced some really great celebrities.

1. 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 10-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

Hails from British Columbia.

2. Pamela Anderson

Actress | Barb Wire

Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada at 4:08 PST, to young newlywed parents who are still married. Her ancestry includes Finnish, English, and Volga German. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson ...

Also from British Columbia.

3. 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 ...

From Hamilton Ontario.

4. Hayden Christensen

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

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 ...

Born in British Columbia; raised in Thornhill Ontario.

5. 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 ...

Another one raised in Thornhill Ontario.

6. 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...

Singer from Quebec

7. Steven Page

Soundtrack | Flight

Steven Page's distinctive and powerful tenor is among the most instantly recognizable voices in popular music today. The singer/songwriter is a founding member of The Barenaked Ladies with whom he toured the globe. On his own, Steven has continued his artistic evolution with a diverse array of solo...

Singer from the Barenaked Ladies

8. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

From Toronto Ontario.

9. 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 ...

From Scarborough Ontario.

10. Corey Hart

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

Corey Hart was born on May 31, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Corey Mitchell Hart. He has been married to Julie Masse since June 1, 2000. They have four children. He was previously married to Erika Gagnon.

Singer from Montreal Quebec.

11. 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 ...

From Newmarket Ontario.

12. 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: ...

Another one from Newmarket Ontario.

13. Lauren Collins

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Lauren Collins was born on August 29, 1986 in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada as Lauren Felice Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), Kroll Show (2013) and Impulse (2018).

Another one from Thornhill Ontario.

14. Rishma Malik

October Faction

Rishma Malik is an actress and producer, known for October Faction (2020), Paper Year (2018) and Taken (2017). She has been married to Stephen Scott since August 27, 2011.

Bollywood actress from Thornhill Ontario.

15. Kathleen Robertson

Actress | Scary Movie 2

Kathleen Robertson was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and launched her career in nearby Toronto, in the George Lucas-produced Maniac Mansion (1990) and continues to work with prolific producers. She transitioned from David E. Kelley's acclaimed Girls Club (2002) into Farhad Safinia's Golden ...

Actress from Hamilton Ontario.

16. 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 ...

Singer from Ottawa Ontario.

17. Avril Lavigne

Soundtrack | Bruce Almighty

Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. Her ancestry is French-Canadian, Polish, English, Irish, and Scottish. At sixteen, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped out of ...

Singer from Napanee Ontario.

18. Jill Hennessy

Actress | Crossing Jordan

Jill Hennessy will next be seen in Showtime's newest drama "City on a Hill" with Kevin Bacon, executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Jill starred in the special event series "Shots Fired" on FOX and was the lead in the Mike Clattenburg comedy "Crawford" on CBC. She was a guest star in ...

Actress from Edmonton Alberta.

19. 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 ...

Actor from Edmonton Alberta.

20. 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).

Actor from Winnipeg Manitoba.

21. Ryan Gosling

Actor | La La Land

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

From Ontario.

22. Ivan Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...

Raised in Ontario.

23. 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 ...

From Ontario.



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