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
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds
23 October 1976
Actor

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980
 

Nora FatehiNora Fatehi
06 February 1992
Dancer

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen
19 April 1981
Actor, Voice Actor
Corey HaimCorey Haim
23 December 1971
Actor

Will ArnettWill Arnett
04 May 1970
Actor

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967
American-Canadian Actress
Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978
 

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961
Actor

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer
13 December 1929
Actor

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell
10 April 1987
Actress
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931
Actor, Producer

Brendan FraserBrendan Fraser
03 December 1968
Actor

Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
03 April 1982
Actress, Model

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
11 June 1978
Actor

James CameronJames Cameron
16 August 1954
Filmmaker
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
09 January 1989
Actress

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982
 
Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard
23 December 2002
Actor, Musician

Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland
17 July 1935
Actor
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

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

Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly
03 August 1979
Actress
Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987
Actress

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Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Mackenzie DavisMackenzie Davis
01 April 1987
Actress

David FurnishDavid Furnish
25 October 1962
Filmmaker

Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982
Actor

Sandra OhSandra Oh
20 July 1971
Actress
Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film
Lauren HollyLauren Holly
28 October 1963
Actress

Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym
16 June 1982
Actress, Model

Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
27 March 1971
Actor

Italia RicciItalia Ricci
29 October 1986
Actress
Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Michael CeraMichael Cera
07 June 1988
Actor

Stephen AmellStephen Amell
08 May 1981
Actor

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926
 

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938
Comedian, Actor
Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
21 August 1956
Actress

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia
09 February 1992
Actor
Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk
30 December 1982
Actress

Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly
16 September 1958
Actress

Katheryn WinnickKatheryn Winnick
17 December 1977
Actress
Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp
12 May 1986
Actress

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
03 October 1967
Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright
Mia GothMia Goth
30 November 1993
Actress, Model

Robbie AmellRobbie Amell
21 April 1988
Actor

Taylor KitschTaylor Kitsch
08 April 1981
Actor

Neve CampbellNeve Campbell
03 October 1973
Actress

Emily HampshireEmily Hampshire
29 August 1981
Actress
Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950
Actor

Taylor RussellTaylor Russell
18 July 1994
Actress

Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay
05 October 2006
Child Actor

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955
Actor, Comedian
Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
27 August 1981
Actor

Tara StrongTara Strong
12 February 1973
Voice Actor
Pablo SchreiberPablo Schreiber
26 April 1978
Actor

Jay BaruchelJay Baruchel
09 April 1982
Actor

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Henry LauHenry Lau
11 October 1989
Singer

Russell PetersRussell Peters
29 September 1970
Comedian, Actor and Producer
Anna CathcartAnna Cathcart
16 June 2003
Child Actor

Mark TwitchellMark Twitchell
04 July 1979
Murderer

Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer
Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor
27 September 1970
Actress

Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui
10 December 1977
Actress
Molly ParkerMolly Parker
30 June 1972
Actress

Vanessa MorganVanessa Morgan
23 March 1992
Actress

Calum WorthyCalum Worthy
28 January 1991
Actor, Writer, Producer

Margot KidderMargot Kidder
17 October 1948
Actress
Sarah ChalkeSarah Chalke
27 August 1976
Actress
Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
19 January 1980
Actor

Yvonne De CarloYvonne De Carlo
01 September 1922
Actress

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983
Wrestler

Drew ScottDrew Scott
28 April 1978
Actor, Realtor
Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Stana KaticStana Katic
26 April 1978
Actor

Hilary FarrHilary Farr
31 August 1952
Designer

Erika EleniakErika Eleniak
29 September 1969
Actress

Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge
15 August 1974
Actress, Model
Kim CoatesKim Coates
21 February 1958
Actor

Glenn FordGlenn Ford
01 May 1916
Actor
Hannah SimoneHannah Simone
03 August 1980
Actress

Tim RozonTim Rozon
04 June 1976
Actor
Meaghan RathMeaghan Rath
18 June 1986
Actress
Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany
22 September 1985
Actress