Famous People Born In Toronto

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The Weeknd
(Best Known for Singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills")
The Weeknd
173
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius

One of the most successful Canadian recording artists, singer-songwriter, the Weeknd, holds several chart records and has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards. Despite a difficult childhood marred by drug abuse and violence, he persevered and worked hard to emerge as a beloved music star. He is actively involved in philanthropy.

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Drake
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists With the Most Top 10 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100)
Drake
183
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Drake soared to fame with his performance as Jimmy Brooks in the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then became a rap sensation with his platinum album Thank Me Later and his Grammy-winning quadruple platinum album Take Care. His track In My Feelings went viral with the global Kiki Challenge.

 3 
Catherine O'Hara
(Actress Known for Her Comedy Series 'Second City Television' and 'Schitt's Creek')
Catherine O'Hara
64
Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces

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.

 4 
Christopher Plummer
(One of the Most Accomplished Actors of His Era andthe Oldest Person to Win an Academy Award)
Christopher Plummer
41
Birthdate: December 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 5, 2021

Arguably the best Canadian actor of all time, Christopher Plummer is the only Canadian and one of the few actors to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting (winning Emmy, Tony, and Academy Award). He won the Academy Award at the age of 82, becoming the oldest person to do so. Not surprisingly, he is the most respected actor in Canada.

 5 
Will Arnett
(Canadian Actor, Comedian and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Gob Bluth’ in the TV Series ‘Arrested Development’)
Will Arnett
48
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus

Will Arnett is widely regarded as one of the most handsome and best-looking comedians of all time; he has been named in lists like Top 15 Sexiest Nerd Boys and The 20 Hottest New Faces in Comedy. Famous for his smooth baritone voice, Will is also a popular voice actor. In 2019, he became a Canada Walk of Fame inductee.

 6 
Stephen Amell
39
Birthdate: May 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor who contributed to the commencement of the popular American media franchise The Arrowverse by portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow on the superhero television series Arrow. Also a well-known philanthropist, Stephen Amell has hosted several fundraising campaigns to benefit charity organizations, such as Fuck Cancer, Stand For The Silent, and Paws and Stripes.

 7 
Rick Moranis
(Actor & Comedian)
Rick Moranis
30
Birthdate: April 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries

Rick Moranis is one of the most popular Canadian artists to make it big in the American film industry. Best known for playing father characters in children's films like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Rick proved to be a great father off-screen as he took a long break from his career to take care of his children, after the death of his wife.

 8 
Neil Young
(Rock Singer-Songwriter Famous As The 'Godfather of Grunge')
Neil Young
34
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio

One of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers of all time, Neil Young has worked both solo as well with bands like Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The Grammy award winning musician’s notable albums include After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Harvest Moon and Ragged Glory. He strongly backs environmental and disability issues too.

 9 
Tara Strong
(Voice Actor)
Tara Strong
25
Birthdate: February 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.
 10 
Corey Haim
(Actor)
Corey Haim
29
Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 10, 2010

Corey Haim was one half of the popular duo The Two Coreys. He became an icon during the 1980s, thanks to his success as an actor. Despite achieving success early in his life, he was troubled by financial issues and drug addiction problems throughout his career. He eventually died of pneumonia at the age of 38.

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Dan Levy
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'David Rose' on the CBC Sitcom 'Schitt’s Creek')
Dan Levy
52
Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo

Best known as David Rose from Schitt's Creek, Dan Levy, the son of actor Eugene Levy, is an Emmy-winning Canadian actor, who has also been a writer, producer, and director. He came out as gay at 18 but only made it known to the media in a 2020 interview.

 12 
Trish Stratus
(One of the Most Popular Female Professional Wrestlers in WWE)
Trish Stratus
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Canadian fitness model and former wrestler Trish Stratus is known for her stint with WWF (later renamed WWE). The Diva of the Decade and three-time WWE Babe of the Year has also been a WWE Hardcore Champion. She also became the first female to earn the Lou Thesz Award.

 13 
Russell Peters
(The First Comedian to Get a Netflix Stand-up Special)
Russell Peters
11
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
The first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special, Russell Peters started his career by performing in Toronto's stand-up circuit. He gained prominence for his accents and humorous cultural observations. For producing Hip-Hop Evolution, he bagged in the International Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. He also earned a Gemini Award for his performance in Comics!
 14 
Stephen Harper
(Former Prime Minister of Canada (2006 - 2015))
Stephen Harper
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus

Stephen Harper is a Canadian politician and economist. From 2006 to 2015, Harper served as the prime minister of Canada. In 2019, he was made the Companion of the Order of Canada for his service to the nation and for his illustrious career in politics.

 15 
Sarah Gadon
(Actress who gained recognition for her roles in David Cronenberg's films A Dangerous Method (2011), Cosmopolis (2012), and Maps to the Stars (2014))
Sarah Gadon
5
Birthdate: April 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Mary Pickford
(One of the Most Popular Actresses of the 1910s and 1920s)
Mary Pickford
13
Birthdate: April 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
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.

 17 
Robbie Amell
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role as ‘Stephen Jameson’ on the CW Series ‘The Tomorrow People’)
Robbie Amell
34
Birthdate: April 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus

Robbie Amell is a Canadian-American actor who became a US citizen, along with his wife Italia Ricci, after moving to Los Angeles. Also a producer, Robbie has played an important role in many Canadian film productions. An ice hockey enthusiast, Robbie is currently a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, although he supported the Toronto Maple Leafs while growing up.

 18 
Patrick J. Adams
13
Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Patrick J. Adams is a Canadian actor who has established himself as a celebrity in the United States. He befriended Meghan Markle while filming the legal drama series Suits and was included in the guest list at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Adams is also a passionate photographer; many of his photographs were showcased at Suits' Behind the Lens event.

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Robbie Robertson
(Guitarist, Producer)
Robbie Robertson
18
Birthdate: July 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 9, 2023

Canadian musician, songwriter, and film composer Robbie Robertson became popular following his association as lead guitarist and songwriter with the rock group, The Band. He is credited for playing a key role in popularizing the Americana music genre. He also had a successful career as a solo artist. As a film composer, he has often collaborated with director Martin Scorsese.

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Frank Gehry
(Architect and Designer Whose Works are Considered Among the Most Important of Contemporary Architecture)
Frank Gehry
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry is best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in France, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, U.S. He has won countless awards, such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Praemium Imperiale.
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David Cronenberg
(Film Director Known for Body Horror Genre Films Such as 'Shivers', 'Scanners' and 'Videodrome')
David Cronenberg
7
Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces

David Cronenberg is a Canadian actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is considered a pioneer in what is known as the body horror genre. His films have earned numerous awards, and he has both earned critical acclaim and sparked controversy due to the nature of his work. He often collaborates with fellow actor Viggo Mortensen. 

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Peter Jennings
(One of the Most Prominent Television Journalists and the Anchor of 'ABC World News Tonight’)
Peter Jennings
13
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 7, 2005

Canadian-American journalist Peter Jennings is best remembered for his stint on ABC World News Tonight, as its sole anchor. A high-school drop-out, Jennings became one of the U.S.’s Big Three news anchors, along with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. He was known for his meticulous coverage of breaking news stories.

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Emma Raducanu
(British Professional Tennis Player)
Emma Raducanu
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Rick Fox
(Actor and Former Basketball Player Who Played at the 'Small Forward' Position)
Rick Fox
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Rick Fox is a Canadian-Bahamian actor, businessman, former basketball player, and e-sports franchise owner. He is best known for representing the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After retiring from the sport, Rick Fox went on to establish himself as a media personality, appearing in TV shows like Dancing with the Stars.

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Eric McCormack
(Known for His Roles in the Series: 'Will & Grace,' 'Travelers' and 'Perception')
Eric McCormack
8
Birthdate: April 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries

Canadian-American actor-singer Eric McCormack is best known as Will Truman from Will & Grace, a role that earned him a Primetime Emmy. He has also appeared in lead roles in Lonesome Dove: The Series and Perception, and has delivered an award-winning performance in Here's to Life!

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Nora Fatehi
(Actress, Model, and Producer Known for Her Work in the Indian Film Industry)
Nora Fatehi
136
Birthdate: February 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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.

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Ayesha Curry
(Host of The 'Food Network' Show 'Ayesha's Home Kitchen')
Ayesha Curry
36
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Ayesha Curry initially played guest roles in various series and films. She later gained fame with the Food Network culinary show Ayesha's Homemade and her YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine. She has authored a cookbook and owns an olive oil brand. She is married to NBA star Stephen Curry. 
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P. K. Subban
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman)
P. K. Subban
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

P.K. Subban is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays as a defenceman for the NHL's New Jersey Devils. In 2013, Subban was adjudged the NHL's top defenceman and was honored with the Norris Trophy. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Subban promised in 2015 that he would help raise $10 million by 2022 for the Montreal Children's Hospital. 

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Nav
(Canadian Hip-Hop Artist Known for His Silky Vocals & Slick Beats)
Nav
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Navraj Singh Goraya, popularly known as Nav, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He achieved recognition when his song Myself went viral in 2016. Bad Habits, his second studio album, debuted at the top position on the US Billboard 200. He has also received criticism for using the word nigga in some of his songs like TTD.

 30 
Michael Ironside
(Canadian Film Director, Producer, Actor, and Screenwriter)
Michael Ironside
5
Birthdate: February 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Michael Ironside is a Canadian film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter. He achieved popularity in 1984, when he played a cynical anti-hero named Ham Tyler in the popular TV series, V: The Final Battle. Michael Ironside has also played important roles in popular films like Top Gun, Total Recall, and The Machinist.

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Hilary Farr
(Designer)
Hilary Farr
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Birthdate: August 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo

Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian businesswoman, television host, designer, and former actress. Over the years, she has played an important role as a designer, renovating homes for celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Jenna Elfman. In 2017, Hilary Farr co-founded a real estate investment seminar program called Rules of Renovation, which helps aspiring investors across North America.

 32 
Henry Lau
(Former Member of the Chinese Boy Band "Super Junior-M")
Henry Lau
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Henry Lau is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Making his debut as a member of the boy band Super Junior-M, he became a popular figure in both China and South Korea. Since then, he has launched a successful solo career as well. He branched out into acting as well and made his Hollywood debut in 2019.

 33 
Alison Pill
(Actor, Stage actor)
Alison Pill
7
Birthdate: November 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Caterina Scorsone
(Known for playing Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2010–present))
Caterina Scorsone
7
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 35 
Glenn Gould
(Canadian Classical Pianist)
Glenn Gould
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 4, 1982

Glenn Gould was a Canadian classical pianist, counted among the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. He was also an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He was known for his remarkable technical proficiency and unorthodox musical interpretations. He was a writer and composer as well. The Glenn Gould Foundation was established in his honor.   

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Lorne Michaels
(Creator and Producer of 'Saturday Night Live')
Lorne Michaels
6
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, and screenwriter. He is credited with creating and producing one of the most popular American TV sketch comedy and variety shows, Saturday Night Live. With 91 nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards under his belt, Lorne Michaels holds the record for having the most nominations by an individual in the award show's history.

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James Randi
(Canadian-American Stage Magician Who Extensively Challenged Paranormal and Pseudoscientific Claims)
James Randi
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 20, 2020

World renowned stage magician James Randi, better known by his stage name, The Amazing Randi, had been drawn to magic while recovering from a bicycle accident. He later dropped out of high school to become a road magician. He is also fond of debunking theories of paranormal activity.

 38 
Devon Bostick
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Rodrick Heffley’ in ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Film Series)
Devon Bostick
13
Birthdate: November 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Canadian actor Devon Bostick is best known as Rodrick Heffley from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie franchise. He appeared as Simon in the film Adoration and as Jasper Jordan in the popular sci-fi series The 100. He has also been seen in the web series Aim High.
 39 
Lester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada (1963 - 1968))
Lester B. Pearson
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 27, 1972

Lester B. Pearson was a Canadian statesman, scholar, diplomat, and soldier. He is best remembered for organizing the first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in an attempt to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis, for which he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957. From 1963 to 1968, Lester B. Pearson served as the prime minister of Canada.

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Tamara Taylor
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Dr. Camille Saroyan’ in the TV Series ‘Bones’)
Tamara Taylor
14
Birthdate: September 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

Tamara Taylor is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Dr. Camille Saroyan in the popular crime procedural comedy-drama TV series, Bones. Taylor dropped out of high school in order to pursue modeling and travel around the world. Her mother's decision to support her daughter's choice of career proved to be fruitful as Taylor became a successful actress.

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Megan Follows
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Anne Shirley’ in the TV Series ‘Anne of Green Gables’)
Megan Follows
16
Birthdate: March 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

Megan Follows is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Anne Shirley in the miniseries Anne of Green Gables, for which she won a Gemini Award in 1986. Also known for her humanitarian work, Megan Follows travelled to Tanzania and Rwanda as a spokeswoman for World Vision Canada, a relief, advocacy, and development organization.

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Alannah Myles
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Actress Known for Her Song ‘Black Velvet’)
Alannah Myles
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Best known for her Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting single Black Velvet, written in memory of Elvis Presley, Alannah Myles is the daughter of legendary Canadian broadcaster William Douglas Byles. She was later seen in Eurovision and also sang the Canadian national anthem at Toronto All-Star Game in 1991.

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Harland Williams
(Actor, Comedian & Writer)
Harland Williams
1
Birthdate: November 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Canadian-American actor and stand-up comedian Harland Williams was initially interested in drawing, painting, and poetry and had also worked briefly as a forest ranger. Apart from appearing in minor roles in movies such as Dumb and Dumber, he has been a voice actor and a children’s book author, too.

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Lexa Doig
(Actress)
Lexa Doig
5
Birthdate: June 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Laura Vandervoort
(Actress)
Laura Vandervoort
13
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Renee Paquette
(Canadian-American Television Personality Who Was a Sports Broadcaster for ‘The Score’ Network)
Renee Paquette
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo

Renee Paquette is a Canadian television personality and host. She is best known for appearing in WWE, where she worked as an interviewer, presenter, and commentator from 2012 to 2020. In 2013, Renee Paquette received the Slammy Award for her work in The JBL and Cole Show. In 2020, she started hosting Oral Sessions, her own podcast.

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Heather Menzies
(Actress)
Heather Menzies
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 24, 2017
 48 
Gail Kim
(Wrestler)
Gail Kim
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Raymond Massey
(Canadian Actor, Known for His Commanding, Stage-Trained Voice)
Raymond Massey
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 29, 1983

Raymond Massey was a Canadian actor best remembered for his stage-trained voice. Massey earned an Academy Award nomination under the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the 1940 biographical historical drama film Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Massey has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the film and TV industries.  

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Sarah Polley
(Actress, Director)
Sarah Polley
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)