Canadian Celebrities Born In August

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Shawn Mendes
(Pop Singer & Songwriter Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Handwritten')
Shawn Mendes
133
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pickering, Canada

Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes is known for catchy and soulful folk-pop songs. Stitches, Treat You Better, There's Nothing Holding Me Back, In My Blood, If I Can't Have You and Senorita are some of his popular and chartbuster songs. He was named by the Time Magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

 2 
Matthew Perry
(Best Known for His Role of 'Chandler Bing' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matthew Perry
84
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 28, 2023

Matthew Perry gained worldwide popularity for playing the character of Chandler Bing on the television sitcom Friends. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and remains one of the most popular ones till date. He also starred in other television series and a number of films. He had issued with vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol addiction.

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Shania Twain
(Singer Known for Her Album 'Come On Over')
Shania Twain
55
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

Widely regarded as the Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain is the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She is also one of the best-selling music artists ever. According to Billboard, Shania Twain is the 13th Greatest Music Video Female Solo Artist ever.

 4 
Evangeline Lilly
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kate Austen’ in the TV Series ‘Lost’)
Evangeline Lilly
37
Birthdate: August 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress who has played prominent roles in films like Ant-Man and the Wasp. Also a well-known humanitarian, Lilly has made numerous trips to Rwanda, where she has touched the lives of many, as part of her charity work. She has also worked with nonprofit organizations like GO Campaign and supports Task Brasil and Sierra Club.

 5 
James Cameron
(Canadian Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'The Terminator', 'Titanic' and 'Avatar')
James Cameron
33
Birthdate: August 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada

Canadian film director, producer, and screenwriter James Cameron is best known for making science fiction and epic films. He is the co-founder of the production companies Lightstorm Entertainment and Digital Domain. Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. He is also an environmentalist.

 6 
Rocky Johnson
(Professional Wrestler and Father of Actor and Former WWE Wrestler Dwayne Johnson)
Rocky Johnson
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15, 2020

The father of former WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, Rocky Johnson was a popular Canadian professional wrestler. He was the first black wrestler to win the Georgia Heavyweight Championship. He inspired several popular wrestlers, such as The Rock. He is also credited with helping wrestlers like Hulk Hogan establish themselves in the wrestling world.

 7 
Sidney Crosby
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Sidney Crosby
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Canadian professional ice hockey player Sidney Crosby is the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, he made his professional debut in 2005. Immediately rising to stardom, he has continued to impress the audience with his powerful gameplay.

 8 
Kim Cattrall
(British and Canadian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Samantha Jones’ in the Series ‘Sex and the City’)
Kim Cattrall
48
Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Popular as Samantha Jones from the hit series Sex and the City, Golden Globe-winning actor Kim Cattrall found it difficult to recreate the same magic on screen, barring her performance in the 2014 comedy Sensitive Skin. Her comeback with the Fox series Filthy Rich in 2020 was commendable.

 9 
Sarah Chalke
(Actress and Model)
Sarah Chalke
27
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Sarah Chalke is best known for her roles of Stella Zinman in How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Elliot Reid in Scrubs, and Becky in Roseanne. She voiced Beth Smith in Rick and Morty. After losing her grandmother and aunt to breast cancer, she started spreading awareness about the disease.
 10 
Carrie-Anne Moss
(Actress)
Carrie-Anne Moss
22
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnaby
 11 
Patrick J. Adams
13
Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

Patrick J. Adams is a Canadian actor who has established himself as a celebrity in the United States. He befriended Meghan Markle while filming the legal drama series Suits and was included in the guest list at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Adams is also a passionate photographer; many of his photographs were showcased at Suits' Behind the Lens event.

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Emily Hampshire
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Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal

Emily Hampshire is one of the most popular actresses from Canada. During Telefilm Canada's maiden Tribute To Canadian Talent event in 2012, Emily was honored with the first Birks Canadian Diamond award. Identifying herself as pansexual, Emily Hampshire got engaged to transwoman Teddy Geiger, only to end their engagement after seven months. In 2014, she became a naturalized US citizen.

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Natasha Henstridge
(Actress, Model)
Natasha Henstridge
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Canadian actor Natasha Henstridge is best known for her performances in the Species movies. She was also part of the films The Whole Nine Yards and Would Be Kings, winning the Gemini Award for the latter. She has also appeared in the series Eli Stone and The Secret Circle.
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Jason Priestley
9
Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Vancouver, Canada
Jason Priestley is best known as Brandon Walsh from Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick from Call Me Fitz, and was nominated for two Golden Globes for the former. Fans also loved him as Matt Shade in Private Eyes. A racing-car enthusiast, he co-owned the FAZZT Race Team.
 15 
Linus Sebastian
(CEO of Linus Media Group)
Linus Sebastian
24
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Linus Sebastian is a Canadian YouTube personality whose technology channel Linus Tech Tips is ranked highly among Google's most preferred advertising channels for the technology category on YouTube. Also an entrepreneur, Sebastian owns a video sharing platform called Floatplane Media. Sebastian is also credited with founding Linus Media Group for which he has been serving as the CEO since 2013.

 16 
Hannah Simone
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as ‘Cece’ on the Fox Comedy Series ‘New Girl’)
Hannah Simone
16
Birthdate: August 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as Cece in New Girl, Hannah Simone won a Teen Choice Award for the role. She began modeling at 13, when she lived in Cyprus. As a VJ at MuchMusic, she presented Much News Weekly and The NewMusic. She was also part of Gillette's What Women Want campaign.
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Hilary Farr
(Designer)
Hilary Farr
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Birthdate: August 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian businesswoman, television host, designer, and former actress. Over the years, she has played an important role as a designer, renovating homes for celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Jenna Elfman. In 2017, Hilary Farr co-founded a real estate investment seminar program called Rules of Renovation, which helps aspiring investors across North America.

 18 
Carey Price
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Carey Price
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Carey Price is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. Currently an important member of the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL, Price is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalies in Montreal Canadiens history. Also regarded as one of the world's best goaltenders, Carey Price helped the Canadian national ice hockey team win a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Manny Jacinto
(Filipino-Born Canadian Actor)
Manny Jacinto
23
Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
 20 
Dan Levy
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'David Rose' on the CBC Sitcom 'Schitt’s Creek')
Dan Levy
52
Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best known as David Rose from Schitt's Creek, Dan Levy, the son of actor Eugene Levy, is an Emmy-winning Canadian actor, who has also been a writer, producer, and director. He came out as gay at 18 but only made it known to the media in a 2020 interview.

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Bruce Greenwood
(Canadian Actor and Producer)
Bruce Greenwood
6
Birthdate: August 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rouyn-Noranda

Bruce Greenwood is a Canadian actor best known for playing John F. Kennedy in the historical political thriller film Thirteen Days. His performance in the film earned him the Satellite Award under the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture category. Bruce Greenwood has also received several other awards like Gemini Award and Boston Society of Film Critics Award.

 22 
Mark Lee
(Canadian Rapper, Singer and Member of the South Korean Boy Band ‘NCT’)
Mark Lee
48
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian rapper Mark Lee performs as part of the South Korean boy band NCT, known for their Billboard-charting single such as The 7th Sense. He also became part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM in 2019. He has also been part of reality shows such as It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.
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Chris Hadfield
(Canadian Astronaut Who Became the First Canadian in History to Walk in Space)
Chris Hadfield
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian former astronaut, engineer, and singer. Hadfield, who has served in the International Space Station as a commander, is credited with flying two Space Shuttle missions. He is also the first Canadian to successfully carry out an extravehicular activity in space. Before becoming an astronaut, he served as an Air Command fighter pilot for 25 years.

 24 
Meghan Ory
(Actor, Film actor)
Meghan Ory
4
Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria
 25 
Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host Best Known as the Game Show Host and Producer of 'Let’s Make a Deal')
Monty Hall
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017

Although best remembered as the cheerful and friendly host of Let's Make a Deal, Molly Hall was also the co-creator and producer of this popular show. Born in Canada, he eventually moved to the USA, where he began producing and hosting number of television and radio shows, eventually being associated with a synonymous brain teaser called the Monty Hall Problem.

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Oscar Peterson
(Jazz Pianist)
Oscar Peterson
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: December 23, 2007
Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist Oscar Peterson had initially wished to be a trumpeter but switched to the piano because of a lung ailment. He was the first living person, apart from a king, to get a commemorative Canadian stamp. He used a signature handkerchief between performances.
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Katie Findlay
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rosie Larsen’ in the TV Series ‘The Killing’)
Katie Findlay
7
Birthdate: August 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Canadian actor Katie Findlay is best known as Rosie from The Killing. Fans also loved her as Maggie from The Carrie Diaries and as Rebecca from How to Get Away with Murder. She was also part of Man Seeking Woman. An injury had previously stopped her ballet career short.
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David Brooks
(Journalist)
David Brooks
8
Birthdate: August 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto

David Brooks is a Canadian-born American conservative political commentator. Having worked with popular publications like The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and Newsweek, Brooks is currently contributing as a writer for The New York Times. Also an educator, David Brooks has taught at prestigious institutions like the Sanford School of Public Policy and Yale University.

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Jack L Warner
(Canadian-American Film Executive and Founder of ‘Warner Brothers. Studios’)
Jack L Warner
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 9, 1978

One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.

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Cameron Mathison
(Actor and Television Host Known for His Role as ‘Ryan Lavery’ in TV Series ‘All My Children’)
Cameron Mathison
6
Birthdate: August 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada

Canadian-American actor and TV host, Cameron Mathison, is best known for playing the role of Ryan Lavery in the soap opera All My Children. A professionally qualified civil engineer, he changed his field of work and ventured into acting. Even though he has appeared in a couple of films, he works primarily in the TV industry. 

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Alex Lifeson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist of the Progressive Rock Band 'Rush')
Alex Lifeson
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fernie, Canada

Alex Lifeson is a Canadian songwriter, musician, and record producer. He co-founded the progressive rock band Rush and serves as its guitarist. He plays electric and acoustic guitars and can also play other string instruments, such as mandola, mandolin, and bouzouki. Besides music, he is a licensed aircraft pilot and an actor. He has appeared in some TV shows. 

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Félix Auger-Aliassime
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Félix Auger-Aliassime
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Gabriel Aubry
(Canadian Model)
Gabriel Aubry
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian model Gabriel Aubry has worked for top-notch fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Versace, and Tommy Hilfiger. He made headlines for his 5-year relationship with actor Halle Berry, which culminated in a bitter divorce and custody battle. Aubry is also an occasional guitarist and a skilled golfer.
 34 
Maurice Richard
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Maurice Richard
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: May 27, 2000
 35 
Richard Harmon
(Actor)
Richard Harmon
2
Birthdate: August 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canada
 36 
Manjul Bhargava
(Mathematician)
Manjul Bhargava
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
 37 
James Tupper
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jack Slattery’ on the TV Series ‘Men in Trees’)
James Tupper
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dartmouth, Canada
Canadian actor James Tupper is best known as Jack Slattery from Men in Trees, Chris Sands from Mercy, and David Clarke from Revenge. Fans also loved him in the series Aftermath and Big Little Lies. He has also appeared in films such as Beneath Us and Me and Orson Welles.
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Carly Pope
(Actress)
Carly Pope
4
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 39 
Nate Burleson
(Football Commentator)
Nate Burleson
3
Birthdate: August 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
 40 
Brett Hull
(Canadian–American Former Ice Hockey Player and General Manager)
Brett Hull
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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Eric Johnson
(Actor)
Eric Johnson
3
Birthdate: August 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
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Amanda Tapping
(Actress, director best known for portraying Samantha Carter in the Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe)
Amanda Tapping
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
5
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8, 1917

Tom Thomson was a Canadian artist best remembered for producing some of Canada's most iconic works, namely The West Wind and The Jack Pine. Thomson's work has had a profound influence on Canadian art and he is often regarded as an unofficial member of the famous Group of Seven as he died shortly before the establishment of the iconic group.

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Raymond Massey
(Canadian Actor, Known for His Commanding, Stage-Trained Voice)
Raymond Massey
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 29, 1983

Raymond Massey was a Canadian actor best remembered for his stage-trained voice. Massey earned an Academy Award nomination under the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the 1940 biographical historical drama film Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Massey has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the film and TV industries.  

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David Reimer
David Reimer
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg
Died: May 5, 2004
 46 
Selma Diamond
(Actress)
Selma Diamond
1
Birthdate: August 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: May 13, 1985
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Dakota Goyo
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Stephanie Beard
Stephanie Beard
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cochrane
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Jennifer Finnigan
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Bridget Forrester’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’)
Jennifer Finnigan
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Daughter of Canadian radio star Jack Finnigan, Jennifer Finnigan soared to fame with her roles in The Bold and the Beautiful and Salvation, and in several TV movies. The Emmy Award-winning actor is also a pilates fan. She now stays in Los Angeles with her actor husband Jonathan Silverman
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Zack Ward
(Canadian Actor and Producer)
Zack Ward
1
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian actor Zack Ward, son of actor Pam Hyatt, is best known for his roles of Dave Scovil in Titus and Scut Farkus in the iconic 1983 Christmas movie A Christmas Story. He has also appeared in series such as Lost and films such as Postal and Transformers.