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List of famous Canadians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

If you are fan of pop music and Hollywood, then you have a big reason to be grateful to Canadians for many of your favourite pop-stars and film actors were born in this snowy nation. While grooving to the foot tapping music of Bryan Adams, Justin Beiber and Avril Lavigne, imagine for a while how boring contemporary music would be without these musicians! Talking about fun times, let us not forget to think about Samuel Bronfman who founded the distillery, the Seagram Company Ltd. which provides the liquors for your parties. Getting to more serious matters, do you know that the famous architects David Ewart and John M. Lyle were also Canadians?

The WeekndThe Weeknd
(Singer)

16 February 1990

Scarborough

Aquarius

Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)

25 December 1971

Ottawa, Canada

Capricorn

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
(Speculative Fiction Writer)

17 March 1948

Conway, South Carolina, USA

Pisces

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
(Actor)

09 June 1961

Edmonton, Canada

Gemini

Justin BieberJustin Bieber
(Singer-songwriter)

01 March 1994

London, Canada

Pisces

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
(Author)

30 November 1874

24 April 1942

Clifton, Prince Edward Island

Sagittarius

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

28 September 2000

Montreal, Quebec

Libra

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
(Singer-Songwriter)

08 August 1998

Leo

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Virgo

Robbie AmellRobbie Amell
(Actor)

21 April 1988

Toronto, Canada

Taurus

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Capricorn

DrakeDrake
(Rapper)

24 October 1986

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams

17 November 1978

London

Scorpio

James CameronJames Cameron
(Filmmaker)

16 August 1954

Kapuskasing

Leo

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

London, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
(YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian)

26 September 1988

Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Libra

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Belleville

Libra

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
(Actress)

09 January 1989

Sofia

Capricorn

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)

09 September 1975

Burnaby

Virgo

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

Williamstown

Leo

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson

01 July 1967

Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Cancer

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
(Actor, Producer)

22 March 1931

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Aries

Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado

02 December 1978

Victoria

Sagittarius

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
(Singer)

05 November 1959

Kingston

Scorpio

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
(Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor)

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Sagittarius

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Virgo

Mike MyersMike Myers
(Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film Director)

25 May 1963

Scarborough

Gemini

Shania TwainShania Twain

28 August 1965

Windsor

Virgo

Sarah JefferySarah Jeffery
(Actress)

03 April 1996

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aries

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Leo

Will ArnettWill Arnett
(Actor)

04 May 1970

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taurus

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician)

18 April 1953

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aries

Steve NashSteve Nash

07 February 1974

Aquarius

Terry FoxTerry Fox

28 July 1958

28 June 1981

Winnipeg, Canada

Leo

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11 February 1926

28 November 2010

Regina

Aquarius

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
(Actress)

21 August 1956

Mossley Hill

Leo

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell
(Actress)

10 April 1987

Mississauga

Aries

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Robert HerjavecRobert Herjavec
(Business People)

14 September 1962

Varaždin, Croatia

Virgo

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
(Comedian, Actor)

24 May 1938

Edmonton

Gemini

Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald

17 October 1963

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Libra

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
(Singer, Songwriter)

30 July 1941

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Leo

Neal PeartNeil Peart
(Musician, Songwriter)

12 September 1952

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Virgo

Sarah McLachlanSarah McLachlan
(Singer-songwriter)

28 January 1968

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Aquarius

Albert BanduraAlbert Bandura

04 December 1925

Mundare

Sagittarius

Martin ShortMartin Short
(Actor)

26 March 1950

Hamilton

Aries

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia
(Actor)

09 February 1992

Vancouver, Canada

Aquarius

Rob FordRob Ford
(Former Mayor of Toronto)

28 May 1969

22 March 2016

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
(Film Director)

22 November 1923

17 August 2016

Edmonton, Canada

Scorpio

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing
(Entrepreneur)

29 July 1928

Chaozhou

Leo

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
(Actress, Producer, Screenwriter)

08 April 1892

29 May 1979

Toronto

Aries

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee

29 July 1953

Toronto

Leo

James NaismithJames Naismith
(Invented Basketball)

06 November 1861

28 November 1939

Almonte

Scorpio

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Taurus

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada)

23 April 1897

27 December 1972

Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario

Taurus

Nicole ArbourNicole Arbour
(YouTuber, Comedienne)

26 June 1985

Hamilton

Cancer

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
(Actress)

10 August 1902

12 June 1983

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Leo

John TurnerJohn Turner
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

07 June 1929

Richmond, Surrey, England

Gemini

Calum WorthyCalum Worthy
(Actor, Writer, Producer)

28 January 1991

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Aquarius

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
(Former Ice Hockey Star)

05 October 1965

Montreal, QC, CAN

Libra

Alice MunroAlice Munro

10 July 1931

Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
(Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister)

20 October 1904

24 February 1986

Falkirk

Libra

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
(Innovator & Entrepreneurs)

04 October 1978

Calgary

Libra

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
(Discoverer of Insulin)

14 November 1891

21 February 1941

Alliston

Scorpio

Alan YoungAlan Young
(Actor)

North Shields, England

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
(Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat)

11 November 1937

Ottawa, Ontario

Scorpio

Anne MurrayAnne Murray
(Singer)

20 June 1945

Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gemini

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Jaffa

Sagittarius

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki

24 March 1936

Vancouver

Aries

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean
(Former Governor General of Canada)

06 September 1957

Port-au-Prince

Virgo

Bobby OrrBobby Orr

20 March 1948

Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson

15 August 1925

23 December 2007

Montreal

Leo

Barbara DunkelmanBarbara Dunkelman
(Voice Actress, Internet Personality)

02 July 1989

Montreal, Québec, Canada

Cancer

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

29 April 2006

Iona Station

Libra

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
(Journalist, Author, Activist)

04 May 1916

25 April 2006

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Taurus

William OslerWilliam Osler
(Professor of Medicine, Historian, Pathologist, Educator, Author, Practical Joker)

12 July 1849

29 December 1919

Bond Head, Canada

Cancer

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles
(Singer)

25 December 1958

Toronto

Capricorn

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock

30 December 1869

28 March 1944

Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Rich LittleRich Little

26 November 1938

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sagittarius

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Colombo

Virgo

Richard Edward Taylor Richard E. Taylor
(Physicist)

02 November 1929

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Tom ThomsonTom Thomson
(Artist)

05 August 1877

08 July 1917

Claremont

Leo

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Scorpio

Norman BethuneNorman Bethune
(Physician)

03 March 1890

12 November 1939

Gravenhurst

Pisces

Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk

18 May 1974

Holne, Devon, England

Taurus

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
(Economist)

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Daria WerbowyDaria Werbowy
(Model)

19 November 1983

Kraków

Scorpio

Roberta BondarRoberta Bondar
(Astronaut & Neurologist)

04 December 1945

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Sagittarius

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
(Canadian Politician)

24 March 1890

13 February 1954

Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario

Aries

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
(Poet & Writer)

16 January 1874

11 September 1958

Preston, Lancashire, England

Capricorn

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
(Science Fiction Author)

26 April 1912

26 January 2000

Manitoba, Canada

Taurus

Doug HenningDoug Henning
(Magician)

03 May 1947

07 February 2000

Winnipeg

Taurus

Alexis SmithAlexis Smith
(Actress)

08 June 1921

09 June 1993

Penticton, British Columbia

Gemini

Marie DresslerMarie Dressler
(Actress)

09 November 1868

28 July 1934

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
(Former Sprinter)

16 December 1967

Manchester, Jamaica

Sagittarius

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
(Author and Journalist)

28 August 1913

02 December 1995

Thamesville

Virgo

The nation boasts of a multiethnic population and is an amalgamation of different cultures, religions, and races as much of the population comprises immigrants from other nations who come to the country in search of better opportunities. And why would not they? After all Canada is one of the most developed nations and among the wealthiest in the world—this proves how hardworking and dedicated Canadians are! Canada is a pioneer in space technology and has produced astronauts like Roberta Bondar and Marc Garneau. Browse on to discover many more fascinating details about the famous people of Canada.

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