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
Actor
Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds
23 October 1976
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980
 

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978
 

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961
Actor
Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen
19 April 1981
Actor
Robbie AmellRobbie Amell
21 April 1988
Actor

Corey HaimCorey Haim
23 December 1971
Actor
John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Sandra OhSandra Oh
20 July 1971
Actress

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
09 January 1989
Actress

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931
Actor, Producer
Will ArnettWill Arnett
04 May 1970
Actor

Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
11 June 1978
Actor

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Taylor KitschTaylor Kitsch
08 April 1981
Actor
Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
03 April 1982
Actress, Model

Brendan FraserBrendan Fraser
03 December 1968
Actor
James CameronJames Cameron
16 August 1954
Filmmaker

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor
Emily HampshireEmily Hampshire
29 August 1981
Actress

Nora FatehiNora Fatehi
06 February 1992
Dancer
Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer
13 December 1929
Actor

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967
American-Canadian Actress

Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982
Actor
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
08 May 1981
Actor

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Mackenzie DavisMackenzie Davis
01 April 1987
Actress
Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer

Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland
17 July 1935
Actor

Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly
03 August 1979
Actress

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982
 
Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987
Actress
Mia GothMia Goth
30 November 1993
Actress, Model

Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963
Actor

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard
23 December 2002
Actor, Musician

Sarah ChalkeSarah Chalke
27 August 1976
Actress
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
27 March 1971
Actor

Pablo SchreiberPablo Schreiber
26 April 1978
Actor

Michael CeraMichael Cera
07 June 1988
Actor

Katheryn WinnickKatheryn Winnick
17 December 1977
Actress

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell
10 April 1987
Actress
David FurnishDavid Furnish
25 October 1962
Filmmaker

Drew ScottDrew Scott
28 April 1978
Actor, Realtor
Italia RicciItalia Ricci
29 October 1986
Actress

Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym
16 June 1982
Actress, Model

Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp
12 May 1986
Actress
Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
03 October 1967
Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926
 
Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938
Comedian, Actor

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician

Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk
30 December 1982
Actress

Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
21 August 1956
Actress
Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay
05 October 2006
Child Actor

Lauren HollyLauren Holly
28 October 1963
Actress

Neve CampbellNeve Campbell
03 October 1973
Actress

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Avan Jogia Avan Jogia
09 February 1992
Actor

Jay BaruchelJay Baruchel
09 April 1982
Actor
Yvonne De CarloYvonne De Carlo
01 September 1922
Actress

Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950
Actor

Hannah SimoneHannah Simone
03 August 1980
Actress
Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
27 August 1981
Actor

Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly
16 September 1958
Actress
Tara StrongTara Strong
12 February 1973
Voice Actor

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955
Actor, Comedian

Glenn FordGlenn Ford
01 May 1916
Actor
Hilary FarrHilary Farr
31 August 1952
Designer

Stana KaticStana Katic
26 April 1978
Actor
Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui
10 December 1977
Actress

Shirley DouglasShirley Douglas
02 April 1934
Actress

Erika EleniakErika Eleniak
29 September 1969
Actress

Margot KidderMargot Kidder
17 October 1948
Actress
Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany
22 September 1985
Actress
Tim RozonTim Rozon
04 June 1976
Actor

Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge
15 August 1974
Actress, Model

Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer

Henry LauHenry Lau
11 October 1989
Singer
Russell PetersRussell Peters
29 September 1970
Comedian, Actor and Producer

Oliver PlattOliver Platt
12 January 1960
Actor

Amybeth McNultyAmybeth McNulty
07 November 2001
Actress

Marie AvgeropoulosMarie Avgeropoulos
17 June 1986
Actress, Model

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
28 February 1960
Model, Actress
Kim CoatesKim Coates
21 February 1958
Actor

Melissa Sue AndersonMelissa Sue Anderson
26 September 1962
Actress
Mary PickfordMary Pickford
08 April 1892
Actress, Producer, Screenwriter

Henry CzernyHenry Czerny
08 February 1959
Actor
Vanessa MorganVanessa Morgan
23 March 1992
Actress
Steven CrowderSteven Crowder
07 July 1987
Actor, Political Commentator