Canadian Celebrities Born In January

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Nina Dobrev
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Nina Dobrev
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Birthdate: January 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Nina Dobrev is one of the most popular Canadian actresses. Apart from her acting career, she is also known for her activism and charity work. She uses her fame to support several charitable causes, such as Puma’s Project Pink. Also an enthusiastic volunteer, Dobrev takes part in social movements like WE movement, Me to We, and We Day.

 2 
Wayne Gretzky
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players in the History of the National Hockey League)
Wayne Gretzky
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
Nicknamed "The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion and a six-time All-Star record-breaker. The Hockey Hall of Fame inductee played for four NHL teams from 1979 to 1999, was the leading scorer in NHL history, and served as the head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
 3 
Connor McDavid
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Centre)
Connor McDavid
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Canada

Canadian ice hockey player Connor McDavid currently serves as the captain of the NHL team Edmonton Oilers. The two-time Art Ross Trophy-winning player became the youngest NHL captain and has won the gold at the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championships, the 2015 Junior Championships, and the 2013 U-18 Championships.

 4 
Deadmau5
(Canadian Electronic Music Producer and DJ)
Deadmau5
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Six-time Grammy-nominated Canadian electronic music artist and DJ Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, soared to fame with his house music albums. He gained recognition for his collaborations with Steve Duda as part of the groups WTF? and BSOD. He also produced techno music under the pseudonym Testpilot.
 5 
Oliver Platt
(Best Known for His Roes in the Films: ‘Flatliners’, ‘Beethoven’, ‘Indecent Proposal’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’)
Oliver Platt
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Birthdate: January 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Oliver Platt is best known for his Emmy-nominated roles in the series The West Wing, Huff, and Nip/Tuck. He has been part of movies such as Frost/Nixon, Dr. Doolittle, and Simon Birch, and has also voiced characters in animated films such as Wonder Woman and Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
 6 
Vanity (Singer)
(Lead Singer of The Female Trio 'Vanity 6' Known for Their Hit Song "Nasty Girl")
Vanity (Singer)
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15, 2016
Canadian entertainer Denise Katherine Matthews, better known by her pseudonym, Vanity, initially gained fame as part of the girl group Vanity 6, which delivered hits such as Nasty Girl. She also released solo albums and starred in films such as Action Jackson. She died of kidney failure at 57.
 7 
Luke Macfarlane
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Scotty Wandell’ in the TV Series ‘Brothers & Sisters’)
Luke Macfarlane
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Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane is best known for his performance as Scotty Wandell in Brothers & Sisters. He has appeared in countless Hallmark Christmas movies. Fans also loved him as RAC Agent D'avin Jaqobis in the sci-fi series Killjoys. He came out as gay in a newspaper interview.
 8 
Sarah McLachlan
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Best-Selling Album “Surfacing”)
Sarah McLachlan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Canadian singer Sarah Ann McLachlan is best known for her signature ballads and her bestselling album Surfacing. The three-time Grammy-winning and nine-time Juno-winning artist has also launched a free music school for disadvantaged youth and works against animal cruelty. She also launched the Lilith Fair, to promote female music artists.
 9 
Maryse Ouellet
(Professional Wrestler)
Maryse Ouellet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Maryse Ouellet is a Canadian-American businesswoman, actress, and professional wrestler. Currently signed to WWE, Ouellet often appears alongside her husband and WWE superstar The Miz. In 2008, Maryse won the WWE Divas Championship and went on to become the third-longest reigning Divas Champion in the history of WWE. In 2009, she was ranked ninth in the PWI Female 50 list.

 10 
Andrea Martin
(Played Aunt Voula in the Comedy Hit 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding')
Andrea Martin
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Birthdate: January 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States

American-Canadian actor Andrea Martin is best known for her roles in movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She has also won Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in plays such as My Favorite Year and Pippin. Her one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude was a hit.

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John A. Macdonald
(The First Prime Minister of Canada (1878 - 1891))
John A. Macdonald
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1891

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. A dominant figure in Canadian politics for half a century, he was a lawyer by profession before venturing into politics. As a politician, he was influential in building Canada’s new government. To date, he remains one of the highest-rated prime ministers in Canadian history. 

 12 
Josh Richards
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Birthdate: January 31, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 13 
Calum Worthy
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Calum Worthy
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Birthdate: January 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian actor Calum Worthy, best known for his roles in The Act and American Vandal, had started his career as a child actor. A prominent environment activist, he makes his fans aware about climate change through his social-media profiles and has been associated with the Climate Reality Project.

 14 
Peyton Kennedy
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Birthdate: January 4, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
 15 
Mark Messier
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Centre)
Mark Messier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
 16 
Bobby Hull
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Bobby Hull
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Point Anne, Belleville, Canada
Died: January 20, 2023
 17 
Lara Fabian
(One of the Best-Selling Belgian Female Artists of All Time)
Lara Fabian
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium

Lara Fabian is a Canadian-Belgian musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. One of the best-selling Belgian music artists ever, Fabian has sold more than 20 million records all over the world. Over the course of her career, she has won many prestigious awards, such as Félix Awards and World Music Awards.

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Michael Ontkean
(Canadian Retired Actor Known for His Role in the Films: ‘Slap Shot’ and ‘Willie & Phil’)
Michael Ontkean
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Birthdate: January 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian retired actor, Michael Ontkean, is best known for playing a homosexual man in the drama film Making Love. Beginning his career in the mid-1950s, he was active in the entertainment industry for over five decades, playing versatile roles in films and TV shows. He was nominated for a Genie Award for his role in the film Bye Bye Blues. 

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Whitney Peak
(Acted in 2021 HBO Max revival of Gossip Girl)
Whitney Peak
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Birthdate: January 28, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 20 
Matt Frewer
(Actor and Comedian)
Matt Frewer
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Birthdate: January 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Matt Frewer is a Canadian-American actor, singer, and comedian. He rose to fame in the 1980s for playing the iconic character Max Headroom in the TV movie of the same name. Interested in acting from a young age, he received training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before starting his career. He is regarded as a brilliant character actor.

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Dave Foley
(Actor, Comedian and Co-founder of the Comedy Group 'The Kids in the Hall')
Dave Foley
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Birthdate: January 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada

A high-school dropout, Dave Foley started his career with stand-up comedy. After meeting Kevin McDonald, he formed the iconic sketch-comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall with him and others. He later appeared in movies such as The Wrong Guy and voiced for animated characters, such as Flik from A Bug's Life.

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Gilles Villeneuve
(Canadian Racing Driver)
Gilles Villeneuve
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
Died: May 8, 1982
Canadian race-car driver Gilles Villeneuve is remembered for his 6-year stint with Grand Prix, racing with Ferrari. He won six races but died in a violent collision with Jochen Mass’s car during a qualifying race for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. His son, Jacques, later became a F1 champion.
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Johnny Orlando
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Actor)
Johnny Orlando
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Canadian vlogger and singer Johnny Orlando initially gained fame with his covers of artists such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber. Known for tracks such as Day and Night and Phobias, he was also part of Vh1 Quarantunes, a virtual live performance with songs inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mike Bossy
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Winger)
Mike Bossy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: April 15, 2022
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Léo Major
(Canadian Soldier)
Léo Major
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: October 12, 2008
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Frances Bay
(Actress)
Frances Bay
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Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Died: September 15, 2011
 27 
Harold Russell
(American 'Second World War' Veteran and Actor)
Harold Russell
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Birthdate: January 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: January 29, 2002
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William B. Davis
(Known for His Role as the 'Cigarette Smoking Man' on the TV Series 'X-Files')
William B. Davis
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Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Ty Olsson
(Actor)
Ty Olsson
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Birthdate: January 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax, Canada
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Robert W. Service
(Poet & Writer)
Robert W. Service
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Died: September 11, 1958

Robert W. Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer. Popularly called "the Bard of the Yukon," he wrote some of the most commercially successful poetry of his era. A bank clerk by profession, he often wrote while traveling for work. Besides poetry, he also wrote fiction and non-fiction. He was often compared to English writer and novelist Rudyard Kipling. 

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Jonathan David
(Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Jonathan David
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Jagmeet Singh
(Canadian Politician and Leader of the New Democratic Party)
Jagmeet Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Jagmeet Singh is a Canadian politician and lawyer. Since 2017, Singh has been serving as the leader of the popular Canadian political party, New Democratic Party. Jagmeet Singh serves as an inspiration to other Canadian politicians of Indian origin as he is the first member from a visible minority group to lead a prominent federal political party in Canada.

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Sandford Fleming
(Scottish Canadian Engineer and Inventor of 'Worldwide Standard Time')
Sandford Fleming
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Birthdate: January 7, 1827
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Died: July 22, 1915
Hailed as the Father of Standard Time, Canadian engineer ,Sandford Fleming, promoted worldwide standard time zones, a prime meridian, and the use of the 24-hour clock. He also designed Canada's first postage stamp and founded the Royal Canadian Institute in 1849. Fleming gained the reputation as one of the primary railway engineers and was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1897.
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Mia Kirshner
(Actress)
Mia Kirshner
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Birthdate: January 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Marc Singer
(Actor)
Marc Singer
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Birthdate: January 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Abdullah the Butcher
(Canadian Retired Professional Wrestler)
Abdullah the Butcher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 37 
Claude Giroux
(Canadian Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Claude Giroux
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hearst, Ontario, Canada

Claude Giroux is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays as a forward for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. He has also played for other popular clubs like the Florida Panthers and the Philadelphia Flyers. In 2022, Claude Giroux won the NHL All-Star Game MVP award.

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Ronnie Hawkins
(Rockabilly musician notable for his role as a talent scout and mentor of musicians he recruited for his band the Hawks)
Ronnie Hawkins
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntsville, Arkansas, United States
Died: May 22, 2022
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MacKenzie Porter
(Actress)
MacKenzie Porter
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Long John Baldry
(Actor)
Long John Baldry
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: July 21, 2005
 41 
Qiyu Zhou
(First Canadian Chess Player to Hold the Title of Woman Grandmaster)
Qiyu Zhou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jingzhou, China

Chinese-born Canadian chess sensation Qiyu Zhou grew up in countries such as France and Finland and began learning chess at age 3. She won the Finnish U-10 championship at 5 and won the World Youth Chess Championship at 14. Known for her Twitch livestreams as akaNemsko, she is also Canada’s first woman grandmaster.

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Jean Chrétien
(20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993 - 2003))
Jean Chrétien
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Canada
Jean Chrétien was the Canadian prime minister from 1993 to 2003. He has previously served in cabinet posts such as the minister of justice and the minister of finance. He has led the Liberal Party of Canada and helped in the passage of the Clarity Act.
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Michael Lee-Chin
(Chairman and CEO of Portland Holdings Inc)
Michael Lee-Chin
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica

Michael Lee-Chin is a Jamaican-Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for his association with a privately held investment company named Portland Holdings Inc., where he serves as the CEO and chairman. A well-known philanthropist, Michael Lee-Chin has donated millions of dollars to educational institutions and museums across Canada. 

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Rachel Luttrell
(Actress)
Rachel Luttrell
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Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
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Éric Gagné
(Baseball player)
Éric Gagné
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
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Mack Sennett
(Canadian-American Film Actor, Director, and Producer)
Mack Sennett
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Birthdate: January 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Canada
Died: November 5, 1960

Mack Sennett was a film actor, director, and producer. He specialized in comedy and was known as the 'King of Comedy'. Born in Canada in 1880, he moved to USA as a young man and entered the fledgling film industry as an actor. He found considerable success and went on to open Keystone Studios in Edendale. 

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Mary Pierce
(Former Tennis Player Who Won Four 'Grand Slam' Titles)
Mary Pierce
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Jake Epstein
(Actor)
Jake Epstein
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Birthdate: January 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Brian Tracy
(Canadian-American Self-Development Author and Motivational Public Speaker)
Brian Tracy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlottetown, Canada
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Tenille Townes
(Singer)
Tenille Townes
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grande Prairie, Canada

Nominated for a Canadian Country Music Award at 17, Tenille Townes rocked the country music scene of Canada with hits such as Somebody’s Daughter and Come as You Are. Her albums, such as The Lemonade Stand, have been inspired by the beauty of her hometown, Grande Prairie, in Alberta.