The film and theater industry in Canada reflects a rich diversity of regional and cultural identities. Theater began developing in Canada in the 17th century with the Annapolis Basin in Nova Scotia serving as the cradle for both French and English language theatre in the country. Canadian theater saw rapid growth in the late 19th and early 20th century when Martha Allan spearheaded the Canadian Little Theatre Movement. During the same time, cinema also emerged in Canada, and former newspaper reporter James Freer went on to become a Canadian film-making pioneer. During the later part of the 20th century, Canada producer several significant theater and film personalities such as James Cameron who is not just a film maker, but also an inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. Famous theater personalities of the late 20th century include Bill Glassco who is credited with introducing the English-speaking world to the plays of Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay. In the contemporary era, Colleen Murphy is a prominent, multiple award winning screenwriter, film director and playwright. Hannah Moscovitch is also a well-know name, often hailed as “Canada’s Hottest Young Playwright”. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Canadian film & theater personalities.
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

02 September 1964

Ellen PageEllen Page

21 February 1987

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds

23 October 1976

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone

13 May 1981

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams

17 November 1978

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev

09 January 1989

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson

01 July 1967

John CandyJohn Candy

31 October 1950

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox

09 June 1961

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James CameronJames Cameron

16 August 1954

Sandra OhSandra Oh

20 July 1971

Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders

03 April 1982

Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly

03 August 1979

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland

21 December 1966

Seth RogenSeth Rogen

15 April 1982

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William ShatnerWilliam Shatner

22 March 1931

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell

10 April 1987

Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym

16 June 1982

Michael BubleMichael Bublé

09 September 1975

Jason PriestleyJason Priestley

28 August 1969

Mike MyersMike Myers

25 May 1963

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Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Eugene LevyEugene Levy

17 December 1946

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen

19 April 1981

Nathan FillionNathan Fillion

27 March 1971

Will ArnettWill Arnett

04 May 1970

Pablo SchreiberPablo Schreiber

26 April 1978

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Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland

17 July 1935

Katheryn WinnickKatheryn Winnick

17 December 1977

Catherine PaizCatherine Paiz

24 August 0199

Corey HaimCorey Haim

23 December 1971

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman

24 September 1948

Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk

30 December 1982

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Tommy ChongTommy Chong

24 May 1938

Michael CeraMichael Cera

07 June 1988

Nora FatehiNora Fatehi

06 February 1992

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard

23 December 2002

Neve CampbellNeve Campbell

03 October 1973

Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly

16 September 1958

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Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer

13 December 1929

Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay

05 October 2006

Cory MonteithCory Monteith

11 May 1982

Emily HampshireEmily Hampshire

29 August 1981

Margot KidderMargot Kidder

17 October 1948

Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp

12 May 1986

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Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui

10 December 1977

Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams

27 August 1981

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia

09 February 1992

Howie MandelHowie Mandel

29 November 1955

Lauren HollyLauren Holly

28 October 1963

Mackenzie DavisMackenzie Davis

01 April 1987

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Stephen AmellStephen Amell

08 May 1981

Yvonne De CarloYvonne De Carlo

01 September 1922

Nicki ClyneNicki Clyne

11 February 1983

Taylor KitschTaylor Kitsch

08 April 1981

Rick MoranisRick Moranis

18 April 1953

Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson

11 June 1978

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Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11 February 1926

Tara StrongTara Strong

12 February 1973

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall

21 August 1956

Stana KaticStana Katic

26 April 1978

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve

03 October 1967

Mia GothMia Goth

30 November 1993

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Vanessa MorganVanessa Morgan

23 March 1992

Russell PetersRussell Peters

29 September 1970

Kris WuKris Wu

06 November 1990

Martin ShortMartin Short

26 March 1950

Robbie AmellRobbie Amell

21 April 1988

Paulina GretzkyPaulina Gretzky

19 December 1988

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Hilary FarrHilary Farr

31 August 1952

Sarah ChalkeSarah Chalke

27 August 1976

Drew ScottDrew Scott

28 April 1978

Calum WorthyCalum Worthy

28 January 1991

Erika EleniakErika Eleniak

29 September 1969

Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany

22 September 1985

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Henry LauHenry Lau

11 October 1989

Italia RicciItalia Ricci

29 October 1986

Hannah SimoneHannah Simone

03 August 1980