Famous People Born In Montreal

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William Shatner
(Famous for His Portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' Franchise)
William Shatner
58
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries

Canadian actor, William Shatner, is best known for his roles in the television series Boston Legal, a legal drama for which he won two Emmy Awards and Star Trek, a science fiction adventure. He has also worked in many other sitcoms and films and has authored a number of science fiction novels. He is a singer and a spoken-word artist too.

 2 
Pierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)
Pierre Trudeau
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 28, 2000

Pierre Trudeau was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of the country. His personality generated excitement within Canada's mass media, which gave rise to the term Trudeaumania. The effects of Trudeau's contribution to Canadian nationalism can still be felt in Canada. 

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Emmanuelle Chriqui
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sloan McQuewick’ in the TV Series ‘Entourage’)
Emmanuelle Chriqui
21
Birthdate: December 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

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.

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Missy Peregrym
(Actress, Model)
Missy Peregrym
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
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.
 5 
Lance Stroll
(Canadian-Belgian Motorsport Racer Who Competes for Canada in Formula One)
Lance Stroll
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The son of Canadian business tycoon Lawrence Stroll and Belgian designer Claire-Anne Callens, Lance Stroll began his motorsport career with karting at age 10. He became F1’s youngest rookie podium finisher at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. His achievements include wins at the 2014 Italian F4 and the 2016 FIA European Formula 3.

 6 
Mario Lemieux
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Mario Lemieux
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

Canadian former professional ice hockey player Mario Lemieux spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons. A gifted playmaker and fast skater, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time. With a 0.754 career goals-per-game average, he ranks second in NHL history, behind only Mike Bossy.

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Elias Koteas
(Actor known for acting in either supporting or leading roles in films from North America)
Elias Koteas
8
Birthdate: March 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Peter Cullen
(Canadian-American Voice Actor)
Peter Cullen
6
Birthdate: July 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Rachelle Lefevre
(Actress known for her portrayal of the vampire Victoria in the Twilight Saga)
Rachelle Lefevre
12
Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Norma Shearer
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘The Divorcee')
Norma Shearer
8
Birthdate: August 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 12, 1983

Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress who often played sexually liberated ingénues in films. Shearer is often revered as a feminist pioneer as she played bold characters that challenged the norm of the society during the 1930s. In 2008, she was inducted into  Canada's Walk of Fame

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Julie Payette
(29th Governor General of Canada Who Served from 2017 to 2021)
Julie Payette
22
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.
 12 
Kevin O’Leary
(Canadian Entrepreneur and Television Personality Who Has Appeared on the Reality Shows ‘Dragons’ Den’ and ‘Shark Tank')
Kevin O’Leary
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Canadian business magnate Kevin O'Leary founded SoftKey, which was later acquired by Mattel and renamed The Learning Company. He also appeared on Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, and The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. He was in the run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada but dropped out later.
 13 
Caroline Rhea
(Actor, Model)
Caroline Rhea
8
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Emily Hampshire
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Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

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.

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Oscar Peterson
(Jazz Pianist)
Oscar Peterson
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 23, 2007
Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist Oscar Peterson had initially wished to be a trumpeter but switched to the piano because of a lung ailment. He was the first living person, apart from a king, to get a commemorative Canadian stamp. He used a signature handkerchief between performances.
 16 
Maryse Ouellet
(Professional Wrestler)
Maryse Ouellet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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.

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Martin Brodeur
(Canadian-American Former Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Martin Brodeur
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Leylah Fernandez
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Leylah Fernandez
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Corey Hart
(Pop Singer Known for His Hit Singles 'Sunglasses at Night' and 'Never Surrender')
Corey Hart
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini

Corey Hart is a Canadian singer-songwriter best known for his hit singles, Never Surrender and Sunglasses at Night. In a career spanning over 35 years, Hart has released successful albums like Boy in the Box which peaked at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. He has been inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame and Canada's Music Hall of Fame.

 20 
Jason Reitman
(Best Known for Directing the Films: 'Thank You for Smoking', 'Juno' and 'Up in the Air')
Jason Reitman
6
Birthdate: October 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Jason Reitman, a Canadian-American film director, is best known for directing the films such as Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and Young Adult.  Also a screenwriter, producer, and actor, Reitman has received one Grammy Award, one Golden Globe, and four Academy Award nominations. 
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Naomi Klein
(Canadian Author and Activist Best Known for Her Books: ‘No Logo’, ‘The Shock Doctrine’ and ‘This Changes Everything’)
Naomi Klein
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus

Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker Naomi Klein is known for her criticism of corporate globalization and capitalism. She became internationally known following the release of her alter-globalization book No Logo. She often appears on global and national lists of top influential thinkers and is the recipient of the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. She is a prominent environmentalist as well.

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Antoni Porowski
(Television Personality Who is the Food and Wine Expert on the Netflix Series 'Queer Eye')
Antoni Porowski
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: March 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Antoni Porowski is a Polish-Canadian TV personality, actor, author, and chef. He served as the food and wine expert in the Netflix series Queer Eye. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He is a self-taught cook. He was named the Sexiest Reality Star on People's annual list in 2019.

 23 
Xavier Dolan
(Director Known for His Films 'I Killed My Mother', ‘It’s Only the End of the World ' and ‘Mommy’)
Xavier Dolan
6
Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces

Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan, the son of actor-singer Manuel Tadros, first gained fame with his directorial debut, I Killed My Mother, at 19. He later won the Jury Prize at Cannes with his film Mommy. He has also dubbed for Ron Weasley in the French versions of Harry Potter films.

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Jessica Pare
(Actress)
Jessica Pare
6
Birthdate: December 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Steven Pinker
(Cognitive Psychologist and Advocate of Evolutionary Psychology and the Computational Theory of Mind)
Steven Pinker
7
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo

Steven Pinker is a Canadian-American linguist, cognitive psychologist, and popular science author. He is also a supporter of the computational theory of mind and evolutionary psychology. His works have earned him awards from organizations like the National Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the American Humanist Association. In 2013, he was named in Prospect magazine's World Thinkers list.

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Yannick Bisson
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as Detective ‘William Murdoch’ in the TV Series ‘Murdoch Mysteries’)
Yannick Bisson
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Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Canadian actor and director Yannick Bisson is best known as Detective William Murdoch from the series Murdoch Mysteries. He has also played major roles in series such as Learning the Ropes, High Tide, and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, and won an award for hosting The Adventures of Napkin Man!
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Maurice Richard
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Maurice Richard
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 27, 2000
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jessalyn Gilsig
10
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Canadian actor Jessalyn Gilsig is best known as Lauren Davis from Boston Public and Gina Russo from Nip/Tuck. Fans also loved her as Terri Schuester in Glee and as Siggy Haraldson in Vikings. She has also played prominent roles in movies such as The Stepfather and Spree.
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Mike Bossy
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Winger)
Mike Bossy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 15, 2022
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Félix Auger-Aliassime
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Félix Auger-Aliassime
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
(Baseball third baseman)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tim Rozon
(Canadian actor Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Instant Star’, ‘Schitt's Creek’ and ‘Wynonna Earp’)
Tim Rozon
6
Birthdate: June 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Tim Rozon is best known as Tommy Quincy from Instant Star and Mutt Schitt from Schitt's Creek. He has won a People's Choice Award along with the cast of Wynonna Earp, which featured him as Doc Holliday. Along with Canadian chef Chuck Hughes, Tim co-owns the Montreal-based restaurant Garde Manger.
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Emeraude Toubia
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role ‘Isabelle Lightwood’ in the TV Series ‘Shadowhunters’)
Emeraude Toubia
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Birthdate: March 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
The only child of a Mexican mother and a Lebanese-American father, Emeraude Toubia grew up training in dance and winning beauty pageants. The Montreal-born beauty is now best known for her roles in Spanish telenovelas and the series Shadowhunters, and for her work with charities such as Toys for Tots.
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Gabriel Aubry
(Canadian Model)
Gabriel Aubry
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Canadian model Gabriel Aubry has worked for top-notch fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Versace, and Tommy Hilfiger. He made headlines for his 5-year relationship with actor Halle Berry, which culminated in a bitter divorce and custody battle. Aubry is also an occasional guitarist and a skilled golfer.
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Yassine Bounou
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Yassine Bounou
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Ray Bourque
(Former Ice Hockey Player - Holds Records for Most Career Goals, Assists & Points By a Defenceman in the NHL)
Ray Bourque
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Meaghan Rath
(Actress)
Meaghan Rath
11
Birthdate: June 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini

Meaghan Rath is a Canadian actress known for her appearance in television series, such as Being Human, The Assistants, 15/Love, and Hawaii Five-0. In 2015, she won the prestigious Golden Maple Award under the Newcomer of the Year in a TV Series Broadcast in the U.S. category for her performance in the TV sitcom, New Girl.

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Eugenie Bouchard
(Canadian Professional Tennis Player)
Eugenie Bouchard
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Colleen Dewhurst
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Josie Hogan’ in the Film ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’)
Colleen Dewhurst
5
Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 22, 1991
Canadian-American actor Colleen Dewhurst is best remembered for her Tony-winning performance in the Broadway play A Moon for the Misbegotten. She was known for her frequent appearances in Eugene O'Neill’s plays. Fans also loved her in TV projects such as Murphy Brown and Anne of Green Gables.
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Charlotte Le Bon
(Actress, TV Host, Model)
Charlotte Le Bon
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

Charlotte Le Bon is an artist and actress. Following in the footsteps of her mother and her stepfather, Charlotte started modeling at the age of 16. She then established herself as a TV presenter and achieved popularity for her work in Le Grand Journal. She then became an actress and received a César Award nomination for her performance in Yves Saint Laurent.

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Ivan Koloff
(Canadian Professional Wrestler Who was the Third Wrestler to Hold the WWWF Championship)
Ivan Koloff
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 18, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Joseph Wiseman
(Actor)
Joseph Wiseman
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 19, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Luc Robitaille
(Canadian–American Professional Ice Hockey Executive and Former Player)
Luc Robitaille
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Mary Pierce
(Former Tennis Player Who Won Four 'Grand Slam' Titles)
Mary Pierce
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ruta Lee
(Role as Laura on the comedy drama Funny Bones)
Ruta Lee
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Nicholas Latifi
(Canadian Formula One Driver)
Nicholas Latifi
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Alissa White-Gluz
(Known as the Lead Vocalist of the Swedish Melodic Death Metal Band 'Arch Enemy')
Alissa White-Gluz
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo

The frontwoman of the Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy, Alissa White-Gluz is also known as the co-founder of the metalcore band the Agonist. She was once known for performing in over 250 shows a year across the globe. A true-blue vegan, she has won the Libby Award from PETA.

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Chris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Chris Benoit
140
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 25, 2007

Often regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit was known for putting his body on the line to create a greater impact than most of his fellow wrestlers. One of his popular moves, a diving headbutt, was cited as one of the reasons for his deteriorating mental health that eventually resulted in his suicide.

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Jennifer Finnigan
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Bridget Forrester’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’)
Jennifer Finnigan
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Daughter of Canadian radio star Jack Finnigan, Jennifer Finnigan soared to fame with her roles in The Bold and the Beautiful and Salvation, and in several TV movies. The Emmy Award-winning actor is also a pilates fan. She now stays in Los Angeles with her actor husband Jonathan Silverman
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Albert S. Ruddy
(Film producer, Screenwriter)
Albert S. Ruddy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries