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

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds
23 October 1976
Actor

Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987
Actress

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961
Actor
John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Emily HampshireEmily Hampshire
29 August 1981
Actress

Nora FatehiNora Fatehi
06 February 1992
Dancer
Mackenzie DavisMackenzie Davis
01 April 1987
Actress

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer
Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978
 

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980
 

Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland
17 July 1935
Actor

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen
19 April 1981
Actor

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer
13 December 1929
Actor

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
09 January 1989
Actress
Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
01 July 1967
American-Canadian Actress
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
11 June 1978
Actor

James CameronJames Cameron
16 August 1954
Filmmaker

Brendan FraserBrendan Fraser
03 December 1968
Actor
Nicki ClyneNicki Clyne
11 February 1983
Actress

Katheryn WinnickKatheryn Winnick
17 December 1977
Actress
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
03 April 1982
Actress, Model

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931
Actor, Producer
Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk
30 December 1982
Actress

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Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer
Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette
01 June 1974
American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Will ArnettWill Arnett
04 May 1970
Actor

Lauren HollyLauren Holly
28 October 1963
Actress
Mia GothMia Goth
30 November 1993
Actress, Model
Sandra OhSandra Oh
20 July 1971
Actress

Corey HaimCorey Haim
23 December 1971
Actor

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982
Actress

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard
23 December 2002
Actor, Musician
Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963
Actor

Michael CeraMichael Cera
07 June 1988
Actor

Elisha CuthbertElisha Cuthbert
30 November 1982
Actress

Tim RozonTim Rozon
04 June 1976
Actor

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall
21 August 1956
Actress
Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
19 January 1980
Actor

Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay
05 October 2006
Child Actor
Hannah SimoneHannah Simone
03 August 1980
Actress

Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly
03 August 1979
Actress

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926
 
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982
Actor

Robbie AmellRobbie Amell
21 April 1988
Actor
Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly
16 September 1958
Actress

Patrick J. AdamsPatrick J. Adams
27 August 1981
Actor

Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
27 March 1971
Actor

Margot KidderMargot Kidder
17 October 1948
Actress

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia
09 February 1992
Actor
Steven CrowderSteven Crowder
07 July 1987
Actor, Political Commentator

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938
Actor

Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany
22 September 1985
Actress

Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950
Actor
Marie AvgeropoulosMarie Avgeropoulos
17 June 1986
Actress, Model

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell
10 April 1987
Actress
Taylor KitschTaylor Kitsch
08 April 1981
Actor

Stephen AmellStephen Amell
08 May 1981
Actor

Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald
17 October 1959
Canadian stand-up comedian
Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym
16 June 1982
Actress, Model

Italia RicciItalia Ricci
29 October 1986
Actress
Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
03 October 1967
Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright

Pablo SchreiberPablo Schreiber
26 April 1978
Actor

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Sarah ChalkeSarah Chalke
27 August 1976
Actress

Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui
10 December 1977
Actress
Drew ScottDrew Scott
28 April 1978
Actor, Realtor

Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp
12 May 1986
Actress

Glenn FordGlenn Ford
01 May 1916
Actor

Stana KaticStana Katic
26 April 1978
Actor
Tara StrongTara Strong
12 February 1973
Voice Actor
Jay BaruchelJay Baruchel
09 April 1982
Actor

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955
Actor, Comedian

Yvonne De CarloYvonne De Carlo
01 September 1922
Actress

Jason PriestleyJason Priestley
28 August 1969
Actor
A.J. CookA.J. Cook
22 July 1978
Actress

David FurnishDavid Furnish
25 October 1962
Filmmaker

Kim CoatesKim Coates
21 February 1958
Actor

Merritt PattersonMerritt Patterson
02 September 1990
Actress

Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge
15 August 1974
Actress, Model
Erika EleniakErika Eleniak
29 September 1969
Actress

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983
Wrestler
Brennan ClostBrennan Clost
20 October 1994
Actor, Dancer

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
28 February 1960
Model, Actress
Oliver PlattOliver Platt
12 January 1960
Actor
Hilary FarrHilary Farr
31 August 1952
Designer