List of famous Canadian film & theater personalities with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

Beirut, Lebanon

Virgo

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Capricorn

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams

17 November 1978

London

Scorpio

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds

23 October 1976

Vancouver, Canada

Libra

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

London, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson

01 July 1967

Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Cancer

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Belleville

Libra

Corey HaimCorey Haim

23 December 1971

10 March 2010

Toronto, Canada

Capricorn

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner

22 March 1931

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Aries

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev

09 January 1989

Sofia

Capricorn

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox

09 June 1961

Edmonton, Canada

Gemini

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Sagittarius

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard

23 December 2002

Vancouver

Capricorn

John CandyJohn Candy

31 October 1950

04 March 1994

Newmarket, Ontario

Scorpio

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall

21 August 1956

Mossley Hill

Leo

Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland

17 July 1935

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Cancer

James CameronJames Cameron

16 August 1954

Kapuskasing

Leo

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Leo

Seth RogenSeth Rogen

15 April 1982

Vancouver, Canada

Aries

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen

19 April 1981

Vancouver, Canada

Aries

Michael CeraMichael Cera

07 June 1988

Brampton, Canada

Gemini

Katheryn WinnickKatheryn Winnick

17 December 1977

Etobicoke, Metropolitan Toronto, Canada

Sagittarius

Mike MyersMike Myers

25 May 1963

Scarborough

Gemini

Will ArnettWill Arnett

04 May 1970

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taurus

Robbie AmellRobbie Amell

21 April 1988

Toronto, Canada

Taurus

Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk

30 December 1982

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capricorn

Kris WuKris Wu

06 November 1990

Guangzhou

Scorpio

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve

03 October 1967

Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Libra

Stephen AmellStephen Amell

08 May 1981

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taurus

Neve CampbellNeve Campbell

03 October 1973

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Libra

Stana KaticStana Katic

26 April 1978

Hamilton, Canada

Taurus

Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson

11 June 1978

Vancouver, Canada

Gemini

Lauren HollyLauren Holly

28 October 1963

Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA

Scorpio

Sandra OhSandra Oh

20 July 1971

Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman

24 September 1948

28 May 1998

Brantford

Libra

Tara StrongTara Strong

12 February 1973

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aquarius

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell

10 April 1987

Mississauga

Aries

Rick MoranisRick Moranis

18 April 1953

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aries

Tommy ChongTommy Chong

24 May 1938

Edmonton

Gemini

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen

11 February 1926

28 November 2010

Regina

Aquarius

Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly

16 September 1958

Harbor City, California

Virgo

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia

09 February 1992

Vancouver, Canada

Aquarius

Michael BubleMichael Bublé

09 September 1975

Burnaby

Virgo

Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany

22 September 1985

Regina, Canada

Virgo

Italia RicciItalia Ricci

29 October 1986

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Scorpio

Hannah SimoneHannah Simone

03 August 1980

London, England, UK

Leo

Russell PetersRussell Peters

29 September 1970

Toronto, Canada

Libra

Missy PeregrymMissy Peregrym

16 June 1982

Montreal, Canada

Gemini

Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui

10 December 1977

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sagittarius

Jason PriestleyJason Priestley

28 August 1969

Vancouver, Canada

Virgo

Martin ShortMartin Short

26 March 1950

Hamilton

Aries

Howie MandelHowie Mandel

29 November 1955

Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sagittarius

Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge

15 August 1974

Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Leo

Drew ScottDrew Scott

28 April 1978

Vancouver, Canada

Taurus

Henry LauHenry Lau

11 October 1989

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Libra

Glenn FordGlenn Ford

01 May 1916

30 August 2006

Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

Taurus

Mary PickfordMary Pickford

08 April 1892

29 May 1979

Toronto

Aries

Lorne GreeneLorne Greene

12 February 1915

11 September 1987

Ottawa

Aquarius

Yvonne De CarloYvonne De Carlo

01 September 1922

08 January 2007

Vancouver, Canada

Virgo

Tamara TaylorTamara Taylor

27 September 1970

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Libra

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten

28 February 1960

14 August 1980

Vancouver, Canada

Pisces

King BachKing Bach

26 June 1988

Toronto

Cancer

Marie AvgeropoulosMarie Avgeropoulos

17 June 1986

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Gemini

Brett SomersBrett Somers

11 July 1924

15 September 2007

New Brunswick, Canada

Cancer

Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig

30 November 1971

Montreal, Quebec

Sagittarius

Yannick BissonYannick Bisson

16 May 1969

Montreal, Quebec

Taurus

Emily HampshireEmily Hampshire

29 August 1981

Montreal

Virgo

Cameron MathisonCameron Mathison

25 August 1969

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Virgo

Rossif SutherlandRossif Sutherland

25 September 1978

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Libra

Shannon TweedShannon Tweed

10 March 1957

Newfoundland

Pisces

Nia VardalosNia Vardalos

24 September 1962

Winnipeg, Canada

Libra

Deborah Kara UngerDeborah Kara Unger

12 May 1966

Vancouver, Canada

Taurus

Devon BostickDevon Bostick

13 November 1991

Toronto

Scorpio

Hume CronynHume Cronyn

18 July 1911

15 June 2003

London, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Charlotte Le BonCharlotte Le Bon

04 September 1986

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Virgo

Drew SeeleyDrew Seeley

30 April 1982

Ottawa, Canada

Taurus

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer

10 August 1902

12 June 1983

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Leo

Sarah JefferySarah Jeffery

03 April 1996

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aries

Victor WebsterVictor Webster

07 February 1973

Calgary

Aquarius

Jadyn WongJadyn Wong

11 May 1985

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Taurus

Gloria ReubenGloria Reuben

09 June 1964

Toronto

Gemini