Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber was discovered via YouTube and subsequently went on to become a teen pop sensation. By age 25 he became the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number-one albums in the US. Bieber has received many accolades, including a Grammy Award. He’s also had his share of controversies and run-in with the law.
Ryan Gosling began his career as a child actor and gained recognition as an adult after starring in the commercially successful film, The Notebook, in 2004. Half Nelson, The Ides of March, The Big Short, La La Land and Blade Runner are some of his other popular films. He is also a musician and his band is called Dead Man's Bones.
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.
Victor Garber is a Canadian singer and actor best known for his work in theatre, television, and film. Over the years, Garber has received nominations for several prestigious awards, such as Primetime Emmy Awards and Tony Awards. His work in critically acclaimed movies like Titanic, Argo, and Milk was also appreciated with Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.
Born to a politician father and a brewery heiress mother, actor Hume Cronyn, initially showed promise as a boxer. He teamed up with Alfred Hitchcock for films such as Shadow of a Doubt. The film The Seventh Cross, set in Nazi Germany, earned him an Academy Award nomination.
Lolita Davidovich is a Canadian actress renowned for her portrayal of Blaze Starr in the American comedy-drama film Blaze, for which she earned a nomination for the prestigious Chicago Film Critics Association Award. Lolita Davidovich has also played notable roles in popular TV films, such as Prison Stories: Women on the Inside, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and Harvest of Fire.
Canadian track and field athlete and decathlon expert Damian Warner is an Olympic gold medalist, a World Indoor champion, and a 2-time Pan American Games champion. He is also the fourth decathlete to score more than 9,000 points and has created records in hurdles and long jump.
Gene Lockhart was a Canadian American actor, singer, playwright, and lyricist. Apart from acting, Lockhart also worked as a teacher at the Juilliard School of Music where he taught acting and stage technique. Two stars have been dedicated to Gene Lockhart on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to films and TV.
Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist and musician. He is best known for his work in the Scott Pilgrim series. One of the most celebrated cartoonists of his generation, O'Malley has won several prestigious awards, such as the Doug Wright Award and Joe Shuster Award.
Jeff Carter is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. He has also played for other popular NHL teams like the Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Philadelphia Flyers. Jeff Carter has won two Stanley Cups and has played in a couple of All-Star Games so far in his career.
Canadian-born New Zealand author Eleanor Catton soared to fame with her debut award-winning novel The Rehearsal. She has also been a scriptwriter, adapting one of her books into a series and writing for films such as Emma. She also offers a grant to budding authors with great talent.
Better known as a prominent cannabis legalization activist, Marc Emery is also an entrepreneur and politician, active in multiple Canadian political parties. Often described as the Prince of Pot, he was the founder of Hemp BC, a cannabis-related store, Cannabis Culture Magazine and Pot TV. Sentenced to prison several times for his cannabis activism, he continues to pursue his goal.
WolfieRaps is a Canadian social media personality and YouTuber. He is best known for posting challenges, DIY videos, comedic-vlogs, pranks, and music on his YouTube channel Wolfie, which has millions of subscribers. WolfieRaps is also known for being a part of the famous internet group, CloutGang.
Canadian ichthyologist Helen Battle was also the first Canadian woman to get a PhD in marine biology. She taught for over 50 years and was primarily associated with the University of Western Ontario. She also co-established the Canadian Society of Zoologists and was a champion for women’s participation in science.