Famous People Born In Edmonton

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Michael J. Fox
(Retired Actor, Activist & Philanthropist)
Michael J. Fox
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Birthdate: June 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

Beginning his career as a child star, actor Michael J. Fox went on to play more mature roles as a young adult and established himself firmly in Hollywood. His thriving career suffered a setback when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at just 29. Despite his health issues, he continues to act and advocates for Parkinson's disease research.

 2 
Nathan Fillion
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Birthdate: March 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

Nathan Fillion is a Canadian-American actor who came into prominence after playing Malcolm Reynolds in the TV series Firefly. His popularity and style prompted public artist, Martin Firrell, to choose Fillion as his subject for two works of public art. Fillion is also credited with co-founding a non-profit organization, Kids Need to Read, along with author PJ Haarsma.

 3 
Tommy Chong
(Known for His Role in TV Series ‘That '70s Show’ and Part of the Comedy Duo 'Cheech & Chong')
Tommy Chong
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Tommy Chong is best known for his marijuana-themed comedy albums and films of the Cheech & Chong series, in collaboration with Cheech Marin. He was seen as Leo on That '70s Show. He supports legalization of cannabis and is a NORML board member. He has faced many legal issues, too.
 4 
Rae Dawn Chong
(Actress)
Rae Dawn Chong
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Birthdate: February 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
K. D. Lang
(Canadian Pop and Country Singer-Songwriter)
K. D. Lang
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Grammy-winning Canadian pop and country singer Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as K.D. Lang, has delivered hits such as Constant Craving. She is openly lesbian and a champion for LGBT rights and animal rights. She performed at the 1988 Winter Olympics closing ceremony and the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
 6 
Jordan Peterson
(Canadian Clinical Psychologist and Author)
Jordan Peterson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini

Canadian clinical psychologist, writer and YouTuber, Jordan Peterson became internationally known in the 2010s for his views on cultural and political issues. He propogates his views and ideas primarily through YouTube and podcasts. He has shared many videos and podcasts that have received millions of views.

 7 
Marshall McLuhan
(Canadian Philosopher Known for His Work in the Field of Media Theory)
Marshall McLuhan
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Birthdate: July 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 31, 1980
Canadian philosopher Herbert McLuhan revolutionized media theory with his concept of "global village." He predicted the World Wide Web three decades before its invention and is also remembered for coining the expression “the medium is the message.” His works include Understanding Media, The Gutenberg Galaxy, and The Mechanical Bride
 8 
Jill Hennessy
(Actress)
Jill Hennessy
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Birthdate: November 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Mike Comrie
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Mike Comrie
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Eric Johnson
(Actor)
Eric Johnson
3
Birthdate: August 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Eric Johnson
(Football player)
Eric Johnson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Niall Matter
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Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Canadian actor Niall Matter ventured into acting after a deadly accident at the oil rig he worked at led to his right led being almost amputated at 25. He debuted with The Best Years and gained fame as Zane Donovan in Eureka and as Evan Cross in Primeval: New World.
 13 
Dion Phaneuf
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Dion Phaneuf
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Catherine Mary Stewart
(Canadian Actress)
Catherine Mary Stewart
3
Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus

Catherine Mary Stewart is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Jessie Collins in the 1993 film, Samurai Cowboy. She is also known for her work in TV movies like Sharpshooter, My Daughter's Secret, and The Husband She Met Online. A multi-talented personality, Stewart is also a trained jazz dancer. 

 15 
Arthur Hiller
(Film Director)
Arthur Hiller
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Birthdate: November 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 17, 2016
 16 
Scott Niedermayer
(Canadian Coach and Former Ice Hockey Defenceman)
Scott Niedermayer
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Kevin Koe
(Canadian Curler)
Kevin Koe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 18 
Chuba Hubbard
(Canadian Professional American Football Running Back)
Chuba Hubbard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Lucy DeCoutere
(Actress known for her role as the character Lucy in the television series Trailer Park Boys)
Lucy DeCoutere
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Birthdate: September 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Jarome Iginla
(Former Ice Hockey Winger)
Jarome Iginla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Retired Canadian ice-hockey winger Jarome Iginla is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist and a former World Championship. He also won the 2004 World Cup with the Canadian squad. He became the 4th Black player to be part of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has also represented teams such as the Boston Bruins.

 21 
Olivia Cheng
(Actress, Journalist)
Olivia Cheng
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Birthdate: August 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Ruth Berhe
(Singer, Songwriter)
Ruth Berhe
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 23 
Joanne Courtney
(Canadian Curler)
Joanne Courtney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Melody Anderson
(Canadian Former Actress, Public Speaker, and Social Worker)
Melody Anderson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 25 
John Scott
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman and Winger)
John Scott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 26 
Shannon Szabados
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Shannon Szabados
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Johnny Bucyk
(Ice hockey player)
Johnny Bucyk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
(Actor)
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
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Birthdate: October 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Randy Ferbey
(Canadian Retired Curler)
Randy Ferbey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
 30 
Red Pollard
(Canadian Horse Racing Jockey)
Red Pollard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 7, 1981
 31 
W. P. Kinsella
(Author)
W. P. Kinsella
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 16, 2016
 32 
Gene Kiniski
(Three-Time Professional Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion)
Gene Kiniski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 14, 2010
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Kane Waselenchuk
(Canadian Racquetball player)
Kane Waselenchuk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer
(model)
Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1972 AD
 35 
Bruce McCulloch
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter)
Bruce McCulloch
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 36 
Joey Moss
(Sportsperson)
Joey Moss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 26, 2020
 37 
Terry Chen
(Role as Ben Fong-Torres in film Almost Famous)
Terry Chen
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Jamie McLennan
(Ice hockey player - Goaltender)
Jamie McLennan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Daryl Katz
(Lawyer)
Daryl Katz
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
 40 
Heather Fuhr
(Canadian Triathlete)
Heather Fuhr
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 41 
Andrew Ference
(Ice hockey player)
Andrew Ference
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 42 
Erik Christensen
(Former Ice hockey centre who last played for HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL))
Erik Christensen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ken Hitchcock
(Ice hockey player)
Ken Hitchcock
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

With 849 victories, Ken Hitchcock had the third-most wins in NHL history and has also won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars. Also known to his fans as Hitch, he has been an assistant coach of team Canada and has led the team to gold wins at three Winter Olympics.

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Stephanie Labbé
(Canadian Retired Professional Soccer Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Stephanie Labbé
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Preston Manning
(Canadian Retired Politician)
Preston Manning
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
 46 
Ryan Ford
(Canadian Professional Boxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Ryan Ford
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 47 
Gordon R. Dickson
(Canadian-American Science Fiction Writer Best Known for His 'Childe Cycle' and 'Dragon Knight' Series)
Gordon R. Dickson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 31, 2001

Gordon R. Dickson was an influential science fiction writer whose 1969 novel Wolfling inspired the creation of the lightsaber, a sword showcased in the Star Wars franchise. During his illustrious career, Dickson won many prestigious awards, including three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 2000, he was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. 

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John Scott
(Film composer, Conductor)
John Scott
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Birthdate: November 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 49 
Jeff Berwick
(Entrepreneur)
Jeff Berwick
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 50 
Jesse Lumsden
(Bobsledder and Former Canadian Footballer Player)
Jesse Lumsden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo

Jesse Lumsden is a Canadian bobsledder and former Canadian football player. He is best known for winning a gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh event at the 2012 World Championships. He also won a silver medal in the same event at the 2017 World Championships. As a Canadian football player, Jesse Lumsden has played for teams like the Calgary Stampeders.