Canadian Celebrities Born In October

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Drake
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists With the Most Top 10 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100)
Drake
179
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Drake soared to fame with his performance as Jimmy Brooks in the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then became a rap sensation with his platinum album Thank Me Later and his Grammy-winning quadruple platinum album Take Care. His track In My Feelings went viral with the global Kiki Challenge.

 2 
Noah Schnapp
(Known for His Role as ‘Will Byers’ in the TV Series ‘Stranger Things’)
Noah Schnapp
95
Birthdate: October 3, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Noah Schnapp, best known for his SAG- and Teen Choice Award-winning performance as Will Byers in Stranger Things, began acting at age 6. He appeared in The Peanuts Movie, voicing Charlie Brown, and in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, co-starring with Tom Hanks. His dogs have their own social-media accounts.
 3 
Neve Campbell
(Canadian Actress who is Known for Her Work in the Drama and Horror Genres)
Neve Campbell
39
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guelph, Canada

Neve Campbell impressed fans with her performance as Sidney in the Scream franchise. She is also known for her roles in the series Party of Five and House of Cards and the film Wild Things. A trained ballerina, Neve is mostly seen in films of the thriller or horror genre.

 4 
Jacob Tremblay
(Child Actor)
Jacob Tremblay
53
Birthdate: October 5, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Jacob Tremblay has gained considerable fame as a child actor for his award-winning performance as Jack Newsome in the Academy Award-nominated film Room. He has also appeared in in Before I Wake, Wonder, and Good Boys. He voiced Flounder in The Little Mermaid and Blue Winslow in The Smurfs 2.

 5 
Norm MacDonald
(Canadian Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Cast Member on the TV Show 'Saturday Night Live')
Norm MacDonald
50
Birthdate: October 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: September 14, 2021
Norm Macdonald began by writing for Roseanne. He then soared to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and became famous for his deadpan style of comedy. His other ventures include the podcast Norm Macdonald Live and the shows The Norm Show and Norm Macdonald Has a Show.
 6 
Margot Kidder
(Actress and Activist Known for Her Role as ‘Lois Lane’ in the ‘Superman Film Series’)
Margot Kidder
28
Birthdate: October 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Canada
Died: May 13, 2018

Margot Kidder is best remembered for her roles as Lois Lane in the Superman movie franchise and as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror. Fans also loved her in the hit Broadway play The Vagina Monologues. She was a vocal anti-war and pro-environment activist. She eventually died by suicide.

 7 
Lauren Holly
(Actress)
Lauren Holly
33
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, Pennsylvania, United States
Lauren Holly is best known for her award-winning performance as Maxine Stewart in Picket Fences and her Emmy-nominated role as Julie Chandler in All My Children. She initially gained fame with the Jim Carrey-starrer Dumb and Dumber. She and her father established the “A" Fund in her brother’s honor.
 8 
Edge
(One of The Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Edge
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orangeville, Canada
Canadian wrestler Edge is a seven-time World Heavyweight champion. He competed in the 2020 Royal Rumble match after a 9-year hiatus due to neck injuries. He has appeared as Dwight Hendrickson in Haven and as Ketill Flatnose in Vikings. He was also part of the film Highlander: Endgame.
 9 
Pierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)
Pierre Trudeau
53
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28, 2000

Pierre Trudeau was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of the country. His personality generated excitement within Canada's mass media, which gave rise to the term Trudeaumania. The effects of Trudeau's contribution to Canadian nationalism can still be felt in Canada. 

 10 
Henry Lau
(Former Member of the Chinese Boy Band "Super Junior-M")
Henry Lau
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Henry Lau is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Making his debut as a member of the boy band Super Junior-M, he became a popular figure in both China and South Korea. Since then, he has launched a successful solo career as well. He branched out into acting as well and made his Hollywood debut in 2019.

 11 
Jessica Parker Kennedy
(Canadian Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Melissa Glaser’ in the TV Series ‘The Secret Circle’)
Jessica Parker Kennedy
10
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Canadian actress Jessica Parker Kennedy is best known for playing Melissa Glaser in the CW series The Secret Circle. She began her acting career when she was in her late teens and played a few minor roles in TV shows during her initial years as an actress. She gained widespread popularity following her role in The Secret Circle.

 12 
Tom Cavanagh
(Actor )
Tom Cavanagh
9
Birthdate: October 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Tom Cavanagh is a Canadian actor well-known for his association with American television. He played the title character in NBC's comedy-drama series Ed, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. Also a humanitarian and basketball enthusiast, Tom Cavanagh founded a celebrity basketball tournament called Cavanagh Classic, which raises money for Nothing But Nets, a campaign to fight malaria. 

 13 
Mario Lemieux
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Mario Lemieux
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Canadian former professional ice hockey player Mario Lemieux spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons. A gifted playmaker and fast skater, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time. With a 0.754 career goals-per-game average, he ranks second in NHL history, behind only Mike Bossy.

 14 
Ivan Reitman
(Director Known for His Comedy Film ‘Ghostbusters’ & Owner of the ‘Montecito Picture Company')
Ivan Reitman
12
Birthdate: October 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Komárno, Czechoslovakia
Died: February 12, 2022

Ivan Reitman is a screenwriter and film and TV producer and director. He is a co-owner of The Montecito Picture Company. He attended McMaster University, where he studied music. After being fired from his first job at a TV channel, he went on to produce stage productions. Later on, he began producing films as well. 

 15 
Amy Jo Johnson
(Known for Her Roles as ‘Kimberly Hart’ on ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’, ‘Julie Emrick’ on ‘Felicity’)
Amy Jo Johnson
19
Birthdate: October 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dennis, Massachusetts, United States

Amy Jo Johnson is an American-Canadian filmmaker, actress, singer, and songwriter. Over the years, Johnson has been honored at several important film festivals including Long Island Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. A multi-talented personality, Amy Jo Johnson has also directed a couple of films like Tammy's Always Dying and The Space Between.

 16 
Shawn Ashmore
(Actor, Film producer)
Shawn Ashmore
12
Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond
 17 
Lance Stroll
(Canadian-Belgian Motorsport Racer Who Competes for Canada in Formula One)
Lance Stroll
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The son of Canadian business tycoon Lawrence Stroll and Belgian designer Claire-Anne Callens, Lance Stroll began his motorsport career with karting at age 10. He became F1’s youngest rookie podium finisher at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. His achievements include wins at the 2014 Italian F4 and the 2016 FIA European Formula 3.

 18 
Caterina Scorsone
(Known for playing Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2010–present))
Caterina Scorsone
7
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 19 
Julie Payette
(29th Governor General of Canada Who Served from 2017 to 2021)
Julie Payette
22
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.
 20 
Jodelle Ferland
(Actor)
Jodelle Ferland
6
Birthdate: October 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nanaimo
 21 
Tommy Douglas
(Canadian Politician Who was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961)
Tommy Douglas
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: February 24, 1986

Tommy Douglas was a Scottish Canadian politician. From 1944 to 1961, he served as premier of Saskatchewan. His cabinet was the first to introduce North America's first single-payer, universal health care program. His life and career inspired a TV miniseries titled Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story, in which Douglas was played by actor Michael Therriault.

 22 
Shenae Grimes
(Actress)
Shenae Grimes
6
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 23 
Johnny Lewis
(Actor)
Johnny Lewis
6
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26, 2012
 24 
Niall Matter
6
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Canadian actor Niall Matter ventured into acting after a deadly accident at the oil rig he worked at led to his right led being almost amputated at 25. He debuted with The Best Years and gained fame as Zane Donovan in Eureka and as Evan Cross in Primeval: New World.
 25 
Aaron Ashmore
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Aaron Ashmore
7
Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond
 26 
Louis Riel
(Canadian Political Leader and Founder of the Province of 'Manitoba')
Louis Riel
70
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red River Colony, Canada
Died: November 16, 1885

Louis Riel was a Canadian politician. He is credited with founding the province of Manitoba. He holds a significant place in the history of the Métis people as he served as their political leader in pre-Manitoba Northwest Territories. Louis Riel is regarded as a folk hero by the Métis and other Canadian minorities for his efforts to defend their rights.

 27 
Joanna Shimkus
(Canadian Film Actress and Wife of Actor Sydney Poitier)
Joanna Shimkus
9
Birthdate: October 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Canadian retired actress Joanna Shimkus is best known for her role in the film  The Lost Man, in which she starred opposite her future husband, Sidney Poitier. She made her movie debut in the mid-1960s and was active in the film industry for around a decade before she got married and retired to raise her children.

 28 
Cindy Breakspeare
(Canadian-Jamaican Jazz Singer, Musician and Winner of Miss World 1976 )
Cindy Breakspeare
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Cindy Breakspeare is a Canadian-Jamaican jazz singer, musician, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss World 1976, becoming the second Jamaican to clinch the crown. She later became a recording artist and entrepreneur, founding a Rastafarian craft store called Ital Craf. She was once in a relationship with reggae musician Bob Marley that lasted until his death.

 29 
Gad Saad
(Canadian Professor and Youtuber Known for Applying Evolutionary Psychology to Marketing and Consumer Behaviour)
Gad Saad
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary-psychologist Gad Saad is best-known for applying evolutionary-psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour. He is a professor of marketing at Concordia University, an advisory fellow for the Centre for Inquiry Canada, and the Concordia University Research Chairman in Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences and Darwinian Consumption. He hosts the YouTube channel The Saad Truth and writes a blog for Psychology Today.

 30 
Garrett Camp
(Innovator & Entrepreneurs)
Garrett Camp
3
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calgary

Tech magnate Garrett Camp made headlines in 2020 when he quit his position of board director of Uber, a company co-founded by him, to focus on its product strategy. Camp has also formed companies such as StumbleUpon and the start-up incubator Expa Labs, and is part of The Giving Pledge.

 31 
Ali Velshi
(Host of the Show Real Money With Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America)
Ali Velshi
5
Birthdate: October 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Ali Velshi, a Kenyan-born Canadian broadcast journalist, is a familiar name in the business shows of NBC with which he has been associated after a long stint with CNN. Apart from being a business correspondent, he also reported extensively on hurricanes and the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto. He worked for Al Jazeera America till its closure.
 32 
Taya Valkyrie
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Two-Time Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Champion)
Taya Valkyrie
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada

Trained in ballet and gymnastics since childhood, Taya Valkyrie graced the covers of fitness magazines quite early in life. After acing the Lucha Libre AAA circuit in Mexico, she moved to Impact Wrestling. In 2021, she signed with WWE. She is married to fellow wrestler John Hennigan.

 33 
Sarah Carter
(Actor, Film actor)
Sarah Carter
0
Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto
 34 
Kenny Omega
(Professional Wrestler)
Kenny Omega
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transcona, Winnipeg, Canada

Kenny Omega is the ring name of Tyson Smith, a Canadian-born professional wrestler. He had a successful tenure in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) after which he joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he is an executive vice president as well. He also appears in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Impact Wrestling. He considers himself straight edge. 

 

 35 
Howard Shore
(Composer, Conductor, Film score composer)
Howard Shore
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto

Best known to international audiences for his scores of the hit trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Canadian composer Howard Shore had begun playing music at age 8 and was part of bands by age 13. He has 3 Academy Awards and 4 Grammy Awards in his kitty.

 36 
Cale Makar
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman)
Cale Makar
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 37 
Nik Stauskas
(Canadian Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a ‘Shooting Guard' )
Nik Stauskas
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

Nik Stauskas is a Canadian basketball player who has played for popular NBA teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Sacramento Kings. Also an important member of the Canadian senior national team, Nik Stauskas played at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, where he helped his team finish third. He currently plays for the Raptors 905 of the G League.

 38 
Dalila Bela
(Actress)
Dalila Bela
15
Birthdate: October 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Dalila Bela is a Canadian actress best known for her role in the TV series Odd Squad. She was introduced to acting as a child and began her career by appearing in commercials. She started winning awards soon after, and her parents encouraged her to pursue acting full-time. Since then, she has acted in many TV shows and films.

 39 
Simply Nailogical
(Canadian YouTuber and Nail Art Expert)
Simply Nailogical
5
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Cristine Rotenberg is a Canadian social media star known for her pioneering YouTube nail art channel, Simply Nailogical. She is known for her innovative content such as painting a car with nail polish. She has also launched her own vegan nail polish brand, Holo Taco. A self-proclaimed holosexual, she loves holographic things.

 40 
Jack Carson
(Actor)
Jack Carson
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Died: January 2, 1963
 41 
Holly Taylor
(Canadian Stage, Film, and TV Actor and Dancer)
Holly Taylor
8
Birthdate: October 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
 42 
Brennan Clost
(Canadian Actor and Dancer Known for His TV Series ‘The Next Step’ and ‘Tiny Pretty Things’)
Brennan Clost
7
Birthdate: October 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, Canada

Brennan Clost is a Canadian dancer and actor best known for playing Daniel in the popular TV series, The Next Step. Clost started dancing competitively at the age of seven, winning several dance competitions. In 2012, he started studying at the Juilliard School before beginning his career as an actor.

 43 
Louis Cyr
(Strongman)
Louis Cyr
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada
Died: November 10, 1912
 44 
Patrick Roy
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender and Coach)
Patrick Roy
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
 45 
Erin Karpluk
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Erica Strange’ in the TV Series ‘Being Erica’)
Erin Karpluk
9
Birthdate: October 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jasper, Canada

Born to Ukrainian parents in Canada, actor Erin Karpluk was determined to start a career in acting and had thus majored in theater. She is best known for her roles in Being Erica and A Million Little Things and has also been seen in movies such as Reasonable Doubt.

 46 
Priscilla Faia
2
Birthdate: October 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
 47 
Killer Kowalski
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Killer Kowalski
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 30, 2008
 48 
Brendan Fehr
(Actor)
Brendan Fehr
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
 49 
Jack Kent Cooke
(Businessman)
Jack Kent Cooke
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 6, 1997
 50 
Nazem Kadri
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Nazem Kadri
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada