Awesome Canadians

by minuteegg | created - 26 Jul 2013 | updated - 10 Aug 2013 | Public

Oh Canada! These are my favourite awesome Canadians in alphabetical order. By last name.

1. Roger Abbott

Actor | Royal Canadian Air Farce

Roger Abbott was born on July 10, 1946 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993), SketchCom (1998) and Royal Canadian Air Farce (1981). He died on March 26, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Royal Canadian Air Farce

2. 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 ...

Canadian music legend

3. Patrick J. Adams

Actor | Suits

A "master artist" according to Variety and "tour-de-force" according to Backstage, Patrick J. Adams has starred as a fraudulent lawyer, a superhero, a veteran, a pro tennis player, and dozens of other memorable characters on stage and screen. For seven seasons Adams has charmed audiences worldwide,...

4. Malin Akerman

Actress | Watchmen

Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced...

5. Allakariallak

Self | Nanook of the North

Indigenous Canadian Inuk, best known for starring in Nanook of the North (1922), considered by many to be the first modern documentary film, despite rumors that most of it was staged and that his wife was an actress. Allakariallak died in 1924 from tuberculosis, but around the time of his death it ...

6. Melody Anderson

Actress | Flash Gordon

Melody Anderson was born on December 3, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Firewalker (1986) and Battlestar Galactica (1978).

7. 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. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson and Carol Anderson. She has a younger brother Gerry, born ...

Baywatch, Barb Wire

8. 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 ...

Crooner and songwriter of Sinatra's signature tune "My Way"

9. Trey Anthony

Writer | 'Da Kink in My Hair

Trey Anthony is a writer and actress, known for 'Da Kink in My Hair (2007), After Hours (2001) and Instant Dread (1998).

10. Anvil

Soundtrack | It

Anvil is an actor, known for It (2017), The Final Destination (2009) and Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008).

Canadian heavy metal icons

11. Charles Arling

Actor | Back to God's Country

Charles Arling was born on August 22, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Charles F. Parr. He was an actor, known for Back to God's Country (1919), The Striped Bathing Suit (1912) and Droppington's Devilish Deed (1915). He died on April 21, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. François Arnaud

Actor | The Borgias

François Arnaud was born on July 5, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as François Barbeau. He is an actor and producer, known for The Borgias (2011), Blindspot (2015) and I Killed My Mother (2009).

13. Will Arnett

Actor | Arrested Development

Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series, Arrested Development (2003). He also appeared in films, such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ...

Arrested Development

14. Aaron Ashmore

Actor | Veronica Mars

Aaron was born one minute before his twin, Shawn Ashmore, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of homemaker Linda and manufacturing engineer Rick. When they were 10, their mother was a part of a club called the "Multiple Births Association," or as Aaron likes to call it, "The ...

15. Shawn Ashmore

Actor | X2

Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron Ashmore Aaron Ashmore in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple...

16. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Blues Brothers 2000

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...

SCTV, SNL, Ghost Busters, Grosse Point Blank, many more

17. Randy Bachman

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Randy Bachman was born on September 27, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Randolph Charles Bachman. He was previously married to Denise McCann and Lorayne Stevenson.

Music legend (BTO, Guess Who)

18. Conrad Bain

Actor | Maude

Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford ...

19. 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.

20. Brigitte Bako

Actress | Strange Days

Brigitte Bako was born on May 15, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Strange Days (1995), G-Spot (2005) and A Man in Uniform (1993).

21. Boyd Banks

Actor | Dawn of the Dead

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Boyd Banks started his entertainment career at 17, when he won a contest for Best Stand Up Comedian in Edmonton, Alberta. After spending several years doing comedy in Vancouver, British Columbia, Banks moved to Toronto, where he began acting. Boyd's first roles were...

22. Barenaked Ladies

Soundtrack | Flight

Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band that was formed by Ed Robertson & Steven Page in Scarborough, Ontario. In 1989, the Creeggan brothers (Jim Creeggan and Andy Creeggan) joined, followed by Tyler Stewart in 1990. Andy left the group in 1995, citing musical differences as the cause, and was ...

23. 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 ...

24. Adam Beach

Actor | Flags of Our Fathers

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 ...

25. Samantha Bee

Actress | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Studied at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. She waited tables for five years, did some theatre work and the odd commercial. Even kept her comedic bent alive in the Toronto sketch comedy group, the Atomic Fireballs, she formed with three other women.

The Daily Show

26. Ryan Belleville

Actor | Almost Heroes

Ryan Belleville was born in Alberta, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Almost Heroes (2011), Going the Distance (2004) and Satisfaction (2013).

27. Gil Bellows

Actor | Patriot

Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Patriot (2015), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Love and a .45 (1994). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since October 3, 1994. They have two children.

28. William Bertram

Director | The Old Maid's Baby

William Bertram was born on January 19, 1880 in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada as Benjamin Switzer. He was an actor and director, known for The Old Maid's Baby (1919), Neal of the Navy (1915) and The Phantom Buster (1927). He was married to Jean. He died on May 1, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Justin Bieber

Soundtrack | Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian, Irish, German, English, and Scottish descent. He has three younger half-siblings via ...

Successful pop singer

30. Rachel Blanchard

Actress | Snakes on a Plane

Rachel attended Havergal college, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. To prepare for her role as Cher in the Clueless (1996) TV series, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to ...

31. Ben Blue

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Ben Blue was a movie and TV comedian born on September 12, 1901, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Emigrating to the US, he became a dance instructor and dance school owner, as well as a nightclub proprietor. He began his film career in short subjects for Warner Brothers in 1926, and later worked at the...

32. Kristin Booth

Actress | Detroit Rock City

Kristin Booth is a versatile performer experienced in film, television and theatre.

Booth's feature film credits include several Toronto International Film Festival film selections, including Defendor (2009) and This Beautiful City (2007); as well as the heist thriller, Foolproof (2003), opposite ...

33. Lynda Boyd

Actress | The Age of Adaline

Lynda Boyd has been an actress for over 30 years. She was born in Vancouver and is a versatile performer with an extensive stage, television, film, animation and radio career.

Over the years, Lynda has played Diane Keaton's best friend, Leslie Neilsen's wife, Owen Wilson's confidante and Jennifer ...

34. Dave Broadfoot

Wild Bill

Dave Broadfoot was born on December 5, 1925 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Wild Bill (2019), Bye-Bye (1968) and Royal Canadian Air Farce (1981). He was married to Diane Simard and Jean Templeton. He died on November 1, 2016 in Canada.

Iconic Canadian comedian, Royal Canadian Air Farce staple

35. Geneviève Bujold

Actress | Dead Ringers

Genevieve Bujold spent her first twelve school years in Montreal's oppressive Hochelaga Convent, where opportunities for self-expression were limited to making welcoming speeches for visiting clerics. As a child she felt 'as if I were in a long dark tunnel trying to convince myself that if I could ...

36. Raymond Burr

Actor | Rear Window

Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He ...

Ironsides

37. 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 ...

Corner Gas, Hiccups

38. Inga Cadranel

Actress | Rent-a-Goalie

Inga Cadranel is an actress who was born in North America to Immigrant Parents. Her Icelandic Mother and Spanish/Egyptian Father were both artists, who instilled a love for all things creative in her. She grew up traveling and watching her parents create theatre and performance art. It wasn't long ...

39. 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 ...

Hugely successful director of Titanic, Terminator 1 & 2, Aliens, Avatar and many more

40. Neve Campbell

Actress | Scream

Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five (1994). Described as TV's ...

Party of 5

41. Nicholas Campbell

Actor | Da Vinci's Inquest

Nicholas Campbell was born on March 24, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Da Vinci's Inquest (1998), Cinderella Man (2005) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Da Vinci's Inquest & Da Vinci's City Hall

42. 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 ...

Canadian comedy legend. SCTV, several John Hughes films (Home Alone, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck)

43. 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).

...

Corner Gas

44. Jim Carrey

Actor | Bruce Almighty

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: ...

Canadian comedy legend, In Living Color, Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon

45. 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, ...

46. Kim Cattrall

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she ...

Sex in the City, several movies

47. 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 ...

48. 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...

Arrested Development, Juno

49. 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 ...

Scrubs, Roseanne

50. Justin Chatwin

Actor | Dragonball Evolution

On the big screen, Chatwin recently appeared in Warner Bros.' Dax Shepard-directed feature, CHIPS, in which he stars opposite Vincent D'Onofrio And Michael Pena. He has also wrapped production on four independent films: THE SCENT OF RAN & LIGHTENING, along with Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace and Will ...

51. Maury Chaykin

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

The award-winning Canadian-American character actor Maury Chaykin was born on July 27, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Professor Irving J. Chaykin and his wife Clarice. Irving Chaykin, an American citizen, taught accountancy at the City College of New York. The former Clarice Bloomfield, his...

Beloved Canadian character actor

52. Don Cherry

Actor | Goosebumps

Donald Stewart "Don" Cherry was born February 5, 1934. Don is a Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television and sports writer. Don is a retired professional hockey player and NHL coach. Cherry co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment on the long-running Canadian sports program "...

Former NHL coach, co-anchor of Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner"

53. Precious Chong

Actress | Pearl Harbor

Precious Chong is an actress and writer, known for Pearl Harbor (2001), L.A. Confidential (1997) and According to Spencer (2001).

54. Rae Dawn Chong

Actress | Commando

Rae Dawn Chong was born February 28, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada. After a few film and television spots, Rae Dawn earned a Genie for her performance in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama Quest for Fire (1981). She played the young, Ivaka prisoner, Ika. Other notables roles include Harpo's ...

55. Tommy Chong

Actor | Up in Smoke

Tommy Chong was born on May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Thomas B. Kin Chong. He is an actor, known for Up in Smoke (1978), Zootopia (2016) and Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980). He has been married to Shelby Chong since 1975. They have four children. He was previously married to ...

Of "Cheech & Chong" fame

56. Emmanuelle Chriqui

Actress | Wrong Turn

Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui appeared in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver, guest-starring in series such as Are ...

57. 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 ...

Star Wars: Episode 1

58. Al Christie

Producer | Mrs. Plum's Pudding

Al Christie began his career in 1909 with the Nestor Company. In 1912 he was put in charge of production for a series of westerns. By 1916 he had set up his own production company that produced comedy two-reelers and occasionally a full-length feature. He was the brother of producer/director ...

59. Charles Christie

Director | 813

Charles H.V. Christie, the motion picture studio owner and real estate developer, was born on April 14, 1880 in London, Ontario, Canada. He emigrated to the United States with his younger brother Al to seek employment in the film industry. Al eventually became head of comedy production at Adolph ...

60. Berton Churchill

Actor | Stagecoach

Berton Churchill was born on December 9, 1876 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Stagecoach (1939), The County Chairman (1935) and Sweethearts (1938). He was married to Harriet Gardner. He died on October 10, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA.

61. Kira Clavell

Actress | Frankie & Alice

Kira Clavell is an actress, known for Frankie & Alice (2010), Rogue (2013) and The Hunters (2013).

62. Kim Coates

Actor | Goon

Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other ...

63. Tom Cochrane

Soundtrack | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Tom Cochrane was born on May 14, 1953 in Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada. He is married to Kathy Cochrane. They have two children.

Canadian rocker, "Life is a Highway"

64. Leonard Cohen

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Canadian music and poetry legend

65. Enrico Colantoni

Actor | Veronica Mars

Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Veronica Mars (2004), Galaxy Quest (1999) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...

Veronica Mars, Flashpoint, Galaxy Quest

66. Stompin' Tom Connors

Soundtrack | Roadkill

Stompin' Tom Connors was born on February 9, 1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada as Charles Thomas Connors. He was married to Lena Welsh. He died on March 6, 2013 in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada.

Canadian music legend

67. Ernie Coombs

Actor | Mr. Dressup

Beloved kids performer Ernie Coombs was a fixture on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "CBC," for three decades. Coombs was lured to Canada in 1963 by the progressive ideas of the public broadcasting system, beginning his career as an assistant puppeteer on a CBC series that featured another ...

Beloved children's TV show host "Mr. Dressup"

68. Christina Cox

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David ...

69. Gavin Crawford

Writer | The Gavin Crawford Show

Gavin Crawford was born in Alberta, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The Gavin Crawford Show (2000), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992) and Two 4 One (2014).

70. 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.

71. David Cronenberg

Director | The Fly

David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

72. Neil Crone

Actor | Hollywoodland

Neil is an actor and writer. He has performed in dozens of television and radio commercials, TV shows and is the voice of numerous animation characters every Saturday morning. A Second City veteran Improvisor, host, stand-up comic and winner of a Canadian Comedy Award, Neil is also an award-winning...

73. Hume Cronyn

Actor | Cocoon

Hume Cronyn was born on July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario, Canada as Hume Blake Cronyn Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Cocoon (1985), Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and *batteries not included (1987). He was married to Susan Cooper, Jessica Tandy and Emily Woodruff. He died on June 15, 2003 in...

74. Seán Cullen

Actor | The Love Guru

Seán Cullen was born in 1965 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He is an award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter, known for The Willoughbys (2019), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2017-2018), Phil the Alien (2004) and The Seán Cullen Show (2003). He has performed stand up ...

75. Burton Cummings

Soundtrack | Stay

Burton Cummings got his start in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada performing in a number of bands. Ultimately, the Guess Who became one of the most popular of all rock bands in the 1970s. Cummings came into contact with several other Winnipeg musicians. Randy Bachman was part of the Guess Who for many ...

76. 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 ...

77. Henry Czerny

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Henry Czerny was born on February 8, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1996), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and The Pink Panther (2006). He has been married to Claudine Cassidy since 2001. They have one child.

78. Normand D'Amour

Actor | 5150 rue des Ormes

Normand D'Amour was born on September 22, 1962. He is an actor and writer, known for 5150 Elm's Way (2009), Adrien (2015) and Everything Is Fine (2008).

79. Lolita Davidovich

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Lolita Davidovich was born on July 15, 1961 in London, Ontario, Canada as Lolita Davidovic. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Blaze (1989) and Adventures in Babysitting (1987). She has been married to Ron Shelton since 1997. They have one child.

80. Geraint Wyn Davies

Actor | Cube 2: Hypercube

Geraint Wyn Davies was born in Swansea, Wales on April 20, 1957. His father is a semi-retired Welsh congregational minister and his mother, a retired teacher, was headmistress at Geraint's first school. At the age of seven, his family moved to Canada where he attended Upper Canada College then the ...

81. William B. Davis

Actor | The X Files

William B. Davis was born on January 13, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as William Bruce Davis. He is an actor and director, known for The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998) and The Dead Zone (1983). He has been married to Emmanuelle Herpin since 2011.

82. Nicole de Boer

Actress | Cube

Nicole de Boer began her acting career as a child in her hometown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A shy child, she one day came home and, to the astonishment of her family, told them she had gotten the lead in the play "The Wizard of Oz". With the blessing of her parents, her grandmother helped her to ...

83. Joseph De Grasse

Director | Pay Me!

Joseph Louis DeGrasse (May 4, 1873 - May 25, 1940) was born into a French Canadian family. He is the son of Lange DeGrasse and Ellen Comeaux of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Joseph is the older brother of actor Samuel DeGrasse. There were 11 siblings. Joe immigrated to the USA around 1880 as a young ...

84. Sam De Grasse

Actor | The Man Who Laughs

Born in Canada, Sam De Grasse entered films in 1912 and specialized in playing thoroughly disreputable, nasty, slimy bad guys. Douglas Fairbanks was so impressed with De Grasse's villainy that he used the actor in several of his more memorable productions. He wasn't the only member of the De Grasse ...

85. Gerry Dee

Writer | Mr. D

Gerry Dee is the son of Scottish immigrant parents. Born in Scarborough and raised in Toronto. Former high school physical education teacher. He was the first Canadian ever to win the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. Played Varsity hockey at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, ...

86. Louis Del Grande

Actor | Scanners

Louis Del Grande was born in 1943 in Union City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Scanners (1981), Seeing Things (1981) and Sanity Clause (1990).

87. 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 ...

88. 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 "...

89. Alex Diakun

Actor | Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Alex Diakun was born on February 8, 1946 in Rycroft, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor, known for Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) and Agent Cody Banks (2003).

90. Debra DiGiovanni

Actress | Straight Man

Debra DiGiovanni is a writer and producer, known for Straight Man (2013), Unlucky (2011) and Jay's Movie Is a Piece of Shit (2010).

91. Hugh Dillon

Actor | Flashpoint

Combining acting with a distinguished career as a singer songwriter, Hugh Dillon earned notoriety in his multi-platinum punk rock band. It was early in the band's success when Hugh caught the attention of filmmaker Bruce McDonald, who cast him in the 1996 film Hard Core Logo. Quentin Tarantino saw ...

92. 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...

93. Nina Dobrev

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian born-Canadian actress. Her best known television roles are as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The ...

94. Lexa Doig

Actress | Andromeda

Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...

95. 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: The Original Series (1966), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He was married to Wende Doohan, Anita ...

96. 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).

97. Fifi D'Orsay

Actress | Going Hollywood

Although she made her career playing the quintessential Parisian coquette, Fifi D'Orsay was actually a Canadian. She was born Yvonne Lussier in Montreal, Québec, in 1904. At the age of 20 she arrived in New York, determined to become an actress. She was met by Helen Morgan, whom she knew from ...

98. 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.

99. Marie Dressler

Actress | Min and Bill

Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on...

100. Robin Duke

Actress | Groundhog Day

Robin Duke was born on March 13, 1954 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Groundhog Day (1993), Multiplicity (1996) and Saturday Night Live (1975). She is married to Hendriik Riik. They have one child.



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