Canadian Female Film & Theater Personalities

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 1 Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams.
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Birthdate: November 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

Best known for her comedic and romantic film roles, Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is a very popular figure in Hollywood. Rising to fame in the 2000s, she has worked in many critically acclaimed movies. A socially responsible person, she believes in leading a lifestyle that is eco-friendly and sustainable. She is actively involved with several charities.

 2 Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Nina Dobrev is one of the most popular Canadian actresses. Apart from her acting career, she is also known for her activism and charity work. She uses her fame to support several charitable causes, such as Puma’s Project Pink. Also an enthusiastic volunteer, Dobrev takes part in social movements like WE movement, Me to We, and We Day.

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 3 Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver

Cobie Smulders is one of the most recognized celebrities across the world, thanks to her role as Robin Scherbatsky in one of the most popular TV series of all time - How I Met Your Mother. She also serves as an inspiration to people suffering from cancer as she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 25 years old.

 4 Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Primetime Emmy-winning Canadian-American actor and comedian Catherine O'Hara soared to fame with the sketch-comedy show SCTV. She is known for her frequent appearances in the films of Tim Burton and Christopher Guest. She is the sister of singer Mary Margaret O'Hara and is herself a fairly decent singer.

 5 Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

A Canadian-American actress of Asian descent, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to win two Golden Globe awards and the first Asian woman to host the award ceremony. She is also the third actress of Asian origin to host the TV show, Saturday Night Live. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 6 Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan

Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress who has played prominent roles in films like Ant-Man and the Wasp. Also a well-known humanitarian, Lilly has made numerous trips to Rwanda, where she has touched the lives of many, as part of her charity work. She has also worked with nonprofit organizations like GO Campaign and supports Task Brasil and Sierra Club.

 7 Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Anna Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She started her career as a child actress and became the second-youngest winner in the history of the Academy Awards when she won an Oscar at the age of 11 under the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's 1993 period drama film The Piano.

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 8 Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

Shay Mitchell is a Canadian actress, entrepreneur, model, and author. She came into prominence after portraying Emily Fields in the teen drama TV series Pretty Little Liars. Also a philanthropist, Mitchell was an ardent supporter of the Somaly Mam Foundation until the non-profit organization ended its operations in 2014. She also works closely with organizations, such as The Trevor Project.

 9 Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port Perry

Emily VanCamp is a Canadian actress best known for playing Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in superhero films like Captain America. Trained in tap dance, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, VanCamp believes that she would have continued dancing had she not gone into acting. She also credits her training in dance with helping her through her action sequences in films.

 10 Tara Strong

Tara Strong.
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Famous As: Voice Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tara Strong has voiced countless animated characters, such as Dil Pickles in Rugrats, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, and Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony. She has also voiced for video games such as Mortal Kombat X. She now runs VoiceStarz, a company that helps people build careers in voice-acting.

 11 Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Cuthbert.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Elisha Cuthbert is best known as Kim Bauer from 24, Darcie Goldberg from Old School, and Danielle from The Girl Next Door. She was a foot model at 9. Her other notable projects include the remake of House of Wax, The Ranch on Netflix, and Happy Endings on ABC.

 12 August Ames

August Ames
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 5, 2017

 13 Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kristin Kreuk is one of the most popular actresses from Canada. After establishing herself as a successful actress in both American and Canadian entertainment industries, Kristin Kreuk was made the spokesmodel for Neutrogena's new worldwide advertising campaign.

 14 Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mossley Hill

Popular as Samantha Jones from the hit series Sex and the City, Golden Globe-winning actor Kim Cattrall found it difficult to recreate the same magic on screen, barring her performance in the 2014 comedy Sensitive Skin. Her comeback with the Fox series Filthy Rich in 2020 was commendable.

 15 Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ottawa
Sarah Chalke is best known for her roles of Stella Zinman in How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Elliot Reid in Scrubs, and Becky in Roseanne. She voiced Beth Smith in Rick and Morty. After losing her grandmother and aunt to breast cancer, she started spreading awareness about the disease.

 16 Emily Hampshire

Emily Hampshire.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal

Emily Hampshire is one of the most popular actresses from Canada. During Telefilm Canada's maiden Tribute To Canadian Talent event in 2012, Emily was honored with the first Birks Canadian Diamond award. Identifying herself as pansexual, Emily Hampshire got engaged to transwoman Teddy Geiger, only to end their engagement after seven months. In 2014, she became a naturalized US citizen.

 17 Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Lauren Holly is best known for her award-winning performance as Maxine Stewart in Picket Fences and her Emmy-nominated role as Julie Chandler in All My Children. She initially gained fame with the Jim Carrey-starrer Dumb and Dumber. She and her father established the “A" Fund in her brother’s honor.

 18 Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: June 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian actor and former model Melissa Peregrym is best known as Andrea "Andy" McNally from Rookie Blue and as Haley Graham from the film Stick It. Fans also loved her in her Streamy Award-winning role in the web series Cybergeddon. She collaborated with TOMS to provide shoes to the underprivileged.

 19 Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: January 8, 2007

Canadian-American actress, dancer, and singer, Yvonne De Carlo, was an internationally known Hollywood film star in the 1940s and 1950s. Born to an ambitious mother, she was groomed for a career in the show business from her childhood. She began her career as a dancer and eventually started acting. She had an extensive career spanning over five decades.

 20 Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harbor City, California

Jennifer Tilly is an American actress whose performance as Tiffany Valentine in the popular horror slasher film series, Child's Play, established her as an icon within the horror film community. Also a popular poker player, Jennifer Tilly became the first celebrity to triumph in a World Series when she won the World Series of Poker bracelet.

 21 Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnaby

 22 Italia Ricci

Italia Ricci.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Canadian actor Italia Ricci is best known for her Golden Maple Award-nominated performance as April Carver in the series Chasing Life. Fans also loved her as Emily Rhodes in the political drama Designated Survivor and as Maggie Winnock in Unnatural History. She has also appeared in many Hallmark TV movies.

 23 Mia Goth

Mia Goth.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southwark, London

English actress and model, Mia Goth, began her career as a teenage model. Soon, she ventured into acting as well and made her film debut. In the ensuing years, she appeared in many movies and TV shows, making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. The popular actress is a recipient of the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.

 24 Nora Fatehi

Nora Fatehi.
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Famous As: Dancer & Model
Birthdate: February 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada

Nora Fatehi is a popular figure in the Indian film industry. Although born and raised in Canada. Nora has worked in Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi language films. She was part of one of the highest-grossing Indian films ever - Baahubali: The Beginning. Apart from appearing in films, she has also made a mark in the TV industry.

 25 Stana Katic

Stana Katic.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

Stana Katic is a Canadian-American actress known for playing Kate Beckett on the crime-comedy-drama TV series Castle. Apart from acting in films and TV series, Katic also works toward protecting the environment; in 2010, she established the Alternative Travel Project, which encourages people to abandon personal vehicles for a day to reduce the impact of personal vehicles on the environment.

 26 Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Died: May 13, 2018

Margot Kidder is best remembered for her roles as Lois Lane in the Superman movie franchise and as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror. Fans also loved her in the hit Broadway play The Vagina Monologues. She was a vocal anti-war and pro-environment activist. She eventually died by suicide.

 27 Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Emmanuelle Chriqui is a Canadian model and actress. She is known for portraying important roles in films like You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Also known for her good looks, Emmanuelle Chriqui was voted the Most Desirable Women of 2010 in a poll conducted by a free online men's web portal called AskMen.

 28 Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford.
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Famous As: Actress, Producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: May 29, 1979

Academy Award-winning Canadian-American actor Gladys Marie Smith, better known by her pseudonym, Mary Pickford, was also one of the co-founders of Pickford–Fairbanks Studios and United Artists. She and 35 others co-founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was also known as "America's Sweetheart" of silent films.

 29 Alanis Morisette

Alanis Morisette.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Alanis Morisette is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress. Renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice, Morisette has been named by Rolling Stone as the Queen of Alt-Rock Angst. A recipient of 13 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, Morisette has released several successful albums, including Jagged Little Pill, which was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

 30 Maryse Ouellet

Maryse Ouellet.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Maryse Ouellet is a Canadian-American businesswoman, actress, and professional wrestler. Currently signed to WWE, Ouellet often appears alongside her husband and WWE superstar The Miz. In 2008, Maryse won the WWE Divas Championship and went on to become the third-longest reigning Divas Champion in the history of WWE. In 2009, she was ranked ninth in the PWI Female 50 list.

 31 Emily Rickards

Emily Rickards.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia
Canadian actor Emily Rickards gained fame as Felicity Smoak from the series Arrow and later reprised the role in the Arrowverse TV franchise shows The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, and voiced the character in the web series Vixen. She has also supported philanthropic ventures such as AARDA

 32 Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Best known as Cece in New Girl, Hannah Simone won a Teen Choice Award for the role. She began modeling at 13, when she lived in Cyprus. As a VJ at MuchMusic, she presented Much News Weekly and The NewMusic. She was also part of Gillette's What Women Want campaign.

 33 A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada

A.J. Cook is a Canadian actress best known for playing Jennifer Jareau in the popular crime drama TV series, Criminal Minds. A multi-talented personality, Cook is also a tap dancer. Also known for her good looks, Cook became a spokeswoman for the popular skin-care brand, Proactiv, in 2013 and was named in the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2014.

 34 Cree Summer

Cree Summer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 35 Vanity (Singer)

Vanity (Singer).
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Died: February 15, 2016
Canadian entertainer Denise Katherine Matthews, better known by her pseudonym, Vanity, initially gained fame as part of the girl group Vanity 6, which delivered hits such as Nasty Girl. She also released solo albums and starred in films such as Action Jackson. She died of kidney failure at 57.

 36 Marie Avgeropoulos

Marie Avgeropoulos.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Marie Avgeropoulos is best known for her performance as Octavia Blake in the science-fiction series The 100 and her Leo Award-nominated role of Cheryl in the thriller Numb. Fans also loved her in the films I Love You Beth Cooper and Hunt to Kill and the series Supernatural and Cult.

 37 Grace Park

Grace Park
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Famous As: actor, model, television actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 38 Erika Eleniak

Erika Eleniak.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Erika Eleniak began her career at age 12, in a supporting role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She is best known as Shauni McClain from Baywatch and as Vicki De Soto from the 1988 film The Blob. She has posed for Playboy, too, and has suffered from an eating disorder.

 39 Natasha Henstridge

Natasha Henstridge.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Canadian actor Natasha Henstridge is best known for her performances in the Species movies. She was also part of the films The Whole Nine Yards and Would Be Kings, winning the Gemini Award for the latter. She has also appeared in the series Eli Stone and The Secret Circle.

 40 Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donalda

 41 Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dennis, Massachusetts, United States

 42 Molly Parker

Molly Parker.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Molly Parker is a Canadian actress, director, and writer. A trained ballerina, Parker started acting at the age of 14 and garnered attention for playing a necrophiliac medical student in the 1996 erotic thriller film Kissed. Over the course of her career, Molly Parker has won several prestigious awards, such as Genie Awards and Leo Award.

 43 Sarah Gadon

Sarah Gadon
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto

 44 Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson.
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Famous As: American-Canadian Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Actress and model, Pamela Anderson, is known as a sex symbol. She featured regularly in the Playboy magazine and acted in television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and VIP. Baywatch was hugely popular and gave her international recognition. Pamela Anderson has also acted in several films. She is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights organisation.

 45 Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale
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Famous As: Voice actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada

 46 Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California
Melissa Sue Anderson started as a child actor and was initially seen in several commercials. She then gained fame with the role of Mary Ingalls in the long-running series Little House on the Prairie. She also starred in the film Happy Birthday to Me and later wrote a book.

 47 Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

 48 Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Etobicoke, Metropolitan Toronto, Canada

Canadian actor Katheryn Winnick is best known for her multiple award-nominated performance as Lagertha in Vikings. Fans also loved her as Hannah Burley in Bones and as Christine "C.G." Gavin in Wu Assassins. She has guest-starred in numerous projects and has also appeared in many short films.

 49 Mackenzie Davis

Mackenzie Davis.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Mackenzie Davis is a Canadian actress who made headlines after being cast in the popular science-fiction film Terminator: Dark Fate. In the film, she played a super soldier from the future. Mackenzie Davis serves as an inspiration to many young aspiring actors and actresses from Canada.

 50 Caterina Scorsone

Caterina Scorsone
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto