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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?

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

26 April 1912

26 January 2000

Manitoba, Canada

Taurus

Aaron FunkAaron Funk
(Electronic Musician)

11 January 1975

Winnipeg

Capricorn

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
(Canadian Politician)

24 March 1890

13 February 1954

Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario

Aries

Alan YoungAlan Young
(Actor)

North Shields, England

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette

01 June 1974

Ottawa

Gemini

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles
(Singer)

25 December 1958

Toronto

Capricorn

Albert BanduraAlbert Bandura

04 December 1925

Mundare

Sagittarius

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek

22 July 1940

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Alexander Henry the ElderAlexander Henry The Elder
(Explorer, Pioneer of British-Canadian Fur Trade)

31 July 1739

04 April 1824

New Brunswick

Leo

Alexis SmithAlexis Smith
(Actress)

08 June 1921

09 June 1993

Penticton, British Columbia

Gemini

Ali VelshiAli Velshi
(Television host)

29 October 1969

Nairobi

Scorpio

Alice MunroAlice Munro

10 July 1931

Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
(Endocrinologist)

30 November 1926

Wilno, Poland

Sagittarius

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Leo

Anne MurrayAnne Murray
(Singer)

20 June 1945

Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gemini

Arthur HillerArthur Hiller
(Film Director)

22 November 1923

17 August 2016

Edmonton, Canada

Scorpio

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Belleville

Libra

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
(Sprinter)

30 December 1961

Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica[1]

Capricorn

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Jaffa

Sagittarius

Bertram BrockhouseBertram Brockhouse
(Physicist)

15 July 1918

13 October 2003

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Cancer

Bjarni TryggvasonBjarni Tryggvason
(Astronaut)

21 September 1945

Reykjavik

Virgo

Bobby OrrBobby Orr

20 March 1948

Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
(Singer)

05 November 1959

Kingston

Scorpio

Celine Dion Celine Dion
(Singer)

30 March 1968

Charlemagne

Aries

Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk

18 May 1974

Holne, Devon, England

Taurus

Charles BestCharles Best
(Co-discoverer of insulin)

27 February 1899

31 March 1978

Washington County, Maine

Pisces

Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins
(Physician & Surgeon)

22 September 1901

12 January 1997

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Virgo

Christian CollinsChristian Collins
(YouTube Star)

18 April 1996

Canada

Aries

Christian DelGrossoChristian DelGrosso
(Vine/Internet Celebrity, Actor)

24 May 1993

Canada

Gemini

Crawford CollinsCrawford Collins
(Vine/Internet Celebrity)

15 April 1997

Calgary, Canada

Aries

Daria WerbowyDaria Werbowy
(Model)

19 November 1983

Kraków

Scorpio

Darren EspantoDarren Espanto
(Singer)

24 May 2001

Calgary, Canada

Gemini

David BrooksDavid Brooks
(Journalist)

11 August 1961

Toronto

Leo

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki

24 March 1936

Vancouver

Aries

DavidParodyDavidParody
(YouTube Star)

09 March 1991

Ottawa, Canada

Pisces

Donovan BaileyDonovan Bailey
(Former Sprinter)

16 December 1967

Manchester, Jamaica

Sagittarius

Doug HenningDoug Henning
(Magician)

03 May 1947

07 February 2000

Winnipeg

Taurus

Edward DmytrykEdward Dmytryk
(Film Director)

04 September 1908

01 July 1999

Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada

Virgo

Emily MurphyEmily Murphy
(First Female Magistrate in Canada)

14 March 1868

17 October 1933

Pisces

Evan FongEvan Fong
(Video game commentator)

31 May 1992

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

FaZe RainFaZe Rain
(YouTuber)

29 May 1996

Toronto, Canada

Gemini

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard
(Actor)

23 December 2002

Vancouver, Canada

Capricorn

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pisces

Frederick BantingFrederick Banting
(Discoverer of Insulin)

14 November 1891

21 February 1941

Alliston

Scorpio

Garrett CampGarrett Camp
(Innovator & Entrepreneurs)

04 October 1978

Calgary

Libra

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee

29 July 1953

Toronto

Leo

George StephenGeorge Stephen
(Scots-Quebecker Banker, Railway Executive in Canada and Businessman)

05 June 1829

29 November 1921

Dufftown, Banffshire

Gemini

Gerhard HerzbergGerhard Herzberg
(Physical Chemist, Physicist)

25 December 1904

03 March 1999

Hamburg, Imperial Germany

Capricorn

Graser10Graser10
(YouTuber, Gamer)

16 January 1997

Canada

Capricorn

Henry TaubeHenry Taube
(Chemist)

30 November 1915

16 November 2005

Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada

Sagittarius

Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay
(Child Actor)

05 October 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia

Libra

James CameronJames Cameron
(Filmmaker)

16 August 1954

Kapuskasing

Leo

James J. HillJames J. Hill
(Canadian-American railroad executive, Businessman)

16 September 1838

29 May 1916

Eramosa Township, Ontario, Upper Canada

Virgo

James NaismithJames Naismith
(Invented Basketball)

06 November 1861

28 November 1939

Almonte

Scorpio

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
(Journalist, Author, Activist)

04 May 1916

25 April 2006

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Taurus

Jennifer TranJennifer Tran
(Instagram Star, Musical.ly Star)

02 January 2003

Born In: Canada

Capricorn

Jessii VeeJessii Vee
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

14 February 1994

Ontario, Canada

Aquarius

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Capricorn

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

29 April 2006

Iona Station

Libra

John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
(Chemist)

23 January 1929

Berlin, Germany

Aquarius

John TurnerJohn Turner
(Former Prime Minister of Canada)

07 June 1929

Richmond, Surrey, England

Gemini

Johnny OrlandoJohnny Orlando
(YouTube star and ‘vlogger’)

24 January 2003

Ontario, Canada

Aquarius

Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)

25 December 1971

Ottawa, Canada

Capricorn

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
(Singer, Songwriter)

02 November 1961

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Scorpio

Karisma CollinsKarisma Collins
(Instagram, YouTube and Vine star)

21 June 2000

Calgary, Canada

Gemini

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Virgo

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

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Sagittarius

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
(Actress)

21 August 1956

Mossley Hill

Leo

Kristen HancherKristen Hancher
(Social media personality, Musical.ly star, actor, dancer)

17 May 1999

Canada

Taurus

Lauren OrlandoLauren Orlando
(YouTube personality)

06 November 2004

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Virgo

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11 February 1926

28 November 2010

Regina

Aquarius

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

23 April 1897

27 December 1972

Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario

Taurus

Li Ka-shingLi Ka-shing
(Entrepreneur)

29 July 1928

Chaozhou

Leo

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

26 September 1988

Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Libra

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
(Author)

30 November 1874

24 April 1942

Clifton, Prince Edward Island

Sagittarius

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Marie DresslerMarie Dressler
(Actress)

09 November 1868

28 July 1934

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux
(Former Ice Hockey Star)

05 October 1965

Montreal, QC, CAN

Libra

Marnie ThomsonMarnie Thomson
(Television and Movie Actress)

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Martin ShortMartin Short
(Actor)

26 March 1950

Hamilton

Aries

Mary PickfordMary Pickford
(Actress, Producer, Screenwriter)

08 April 1892

29 May 1979

Toronto

Aries

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
(Actor)

19 August 1969

Williamstown

Leo

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)

09 September 1975

Burnaby

Virgo

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Colombo

Virgo

Michael SmithMichael Smith (Chemist)
(Biochemist)

26 April 1932

04 October 2000

Blackpool, England

Taurus

Michaelle Jean Michaëlle Jean
(Former Governor General of Canada)

06 September 1957

Port-au-Prince

Virgo

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

25 May 1963

Scarborough

Gemini

Mr. MonkeyMr. Monkey
(YouTube Star, Viner)

30 April 2005

Toronto, Canada

Taurus

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
(Economist)

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Taurus

Neal PeartNeil Peart
(Musician, Songwriter)

12 September 1952

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Virgo

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado

02 December 1978

Victoria

Sagittarius

NickNick
(YouTube & Social Media Personality)

30 December 1999

Canada

Capricorn

Nick BatemanNick Bateman
(Actor, Model, Instagram Star)

18 November 1986

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald

17 October 1963

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Libra

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
(Actress)

10 August 1902

12 June 1983

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Leo

Norman BethuneNorman Bethune
(Physician)

03 March 1890

12 November 1939

Gravenhurst

Pisces

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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