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Ryan Reynolds
(One of the Highest-Grossing Actors of All Time Known for His Role of 'Deadpool' in ‘Marvel’ Films)
Ryan Reynolds
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Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
The charismatic Canadian-American actor and film producer, Ryan Reynolds is best known for his work in Deadpool, Green Lantern and The Proposal. The talented star, who was once named by People magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive, has also featured in a music video, acted in a web series, lent his voice to animation films and successfully ventured into business.
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Hayden Christensen
(Best Known for His Role of 'Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader' in the 'Star Wars' Prequel Trilogy Films)
Hayden Christensen
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Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

Canadian actor, Hayden Christensen, is best known for his role of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. However, many critics panned his acting in both the films. Shattered Glass, Awake, Jumper, Outcast, First Kill and The Last Man are some of his other notable films.

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Cobie Smulders
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Robin Scherbatsky' in 'How I Met Your Mother')
Cobie Smulders
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Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries

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.

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Seth Rogen
(Actor and Comedian Popular for Starring in Films Like ‘Neighbors,’ and ‘Knocked Up’)
Seth Rogen
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Birthdate: April 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries

Canadian actor Seth Rogen established himself as a bankable and popular comic actor when he starred in Hollywood films Knocked Up in 2007 and Funny People in 2009. His other notable films are Steve Jobs, The Interview, Like Father, Long Shot and An American Pickle. He is active in raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease and is an open marijuana user.

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Kristin Kreuk
(Canadian Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lana Lang’ in the TV Series ‘Smallville’)
Kristin Kreuk
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Birthdate: December 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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.

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Finn Wolfhard
(Known for His Roles in the TV Series, 'Stranger Things', and the Films 'It' and Its Sequels)
Finn Wolfhard
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Birthdate: December 23, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Best known as Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things, SAG Award-winner Finn Wolfhard has also appeared in It and its sequel. He was a vocalist and guitarist for the band Calpurnia and formed the indie-pop duo The Aubreys. Named to Forbes 30 under 30, he has also directed a short film.

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Yvonne De Carlo
(A Famous Hollywood Star in the 1940s & 1950s)
Yvonne De Carlo
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Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
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.

 8 
Joshua Jackson
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Birthdate: June 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Joshua Jackson is a popular Canadian-American actor who was inspired and influenced by comedian Jon Stewart during his childhood. Acting soon became his passion and he started playing prominent roles on stage, films, and TV series. Also known for his good looks, Joshua Jackson was ranked ninth in BuddyTV's list of TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010.

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Jacob Tremblay
(Child Actor)
Jacob Tremblay
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Birthdate: October 5, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra

Jacob Tremblay has gained considerable fame as a child actor for his award-winning performance as Jack Newsome in the Academy Award-nominated film Room. He has also appeared in in Before I Wake, Wonder, and Good Boys. He voiced Flounder in The Little Mermaid and Blue Winslow in The Smurfs 2.

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Emily Rickards
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Felicity Smoak’ in the TV Series ‘Arrow’)
Emily Rickards
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Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
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
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Mackenzie Davis
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Smashed’, ‘Breathe In’, ‘The F Word’ and ‘That Awkward Moment’)
Mackenzie Davis
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Birthdate: April 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries

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.

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Avan Jogia
(Actor Known for His Role in the Series: 'Victorious', 'Ghost Wars' and 'Caprica')
Avan Jogia
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Birthdate: February 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Avan Jogia is a Canadian actor and singer. He gained recognition with his performance in the American biographical TV film A Girl Like Me. Also an activist, Jogia co-founded Straight But Not Narrow, a non-profit organization which aims at changing the viewpoints of straight people about the LGBTQ community. Not surprisingly, he is loved and respected within the LGBT community.

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Dorothy Stratten
(Canadian Former Actress and Model Who was Killed by Her Estranged Husband Paul Snider)
Dorothy Stratten
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Birthdate: February 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 14, 1980

Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model, actress, and Playboy Playmate. Renowned for her beauty, Stratten was adjudged the Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1980 before she was killed by her estranged husband Paul Snider at the age of 20. Her relationship with Snider and her death inspired films, such as Death of a Centerfold and Star 80.

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Melissa Roxburgh
(Actress)
Melissa Roxburgh
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Birthdate: December 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Drew Scott
(Actor, Realtor)
Drew Scott
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Birthdate: April 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Drew Scott is best known for hosting Property Brothers and Buying and Selling with his twin brother, Jonathan. The twins are also owners of the brands Scott Living and Dream Homes, and have founded Scott Brothers Entertainment, with another bother. An avid philanthropist, he was named a "Habitat Humanitarian."
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Noel Fisher
(Actor, Film actor)
Noel Fisher
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Birthdate: March 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
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Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 20, 2005

Canadian actor James Doohan was initially a soldier in the Canadian army and had even sustained injuries in World War II. He later soared to fame with his Saturn Award-nominated role of Montgomery Scott in the Star Trek film and TV franchise. He also voiced the character in various video games.

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Devon Sawa
(Actor)
Devon Sawa
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Birthdate: September 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Anna Cathcart
(Canadian actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘To All the Boys I've Loved Before’, and ‘Odd Squad’)
Anna Cathcart
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Birthdate: June 16, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini

Anna Cathcart is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Agent Olympia in the children's live-action TV series Odd Squad, for which she won an award at the seventh annual Canadian Screen Awards. Despite not attending acting classes, Cathcart has managed to establish herself in both the TV and film industry and cites Disney Channel as an inspiration.

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Taylor Russell
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘The Heart Still Hums’, ‘Waves’ and ‘Bones & All’)
Taylor Russell
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Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer

Canadian actress, Taylor Russell, is best known for starring in the TV show Lost in Space. She began acting when she was in her late teens. At the beginning of her career, she appeared in small roles in TV shows. With time, she started getting more substantial roles and gradually ventured into films as well.

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Linus Sebastian
(CEO of Linus Media Group)
Linus Sebastian
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo

Linus Sebastian is a Canadian YouTube personality whose technology channel Linus Tech Tips is ranked highly among Google's most preferred advertising channels for the technology category on YouTube. Also an entrepreneur, Sebastian owns a video sharing platform called Floatplane Media. Sebastian is also credited with founding Linus Media Group for which he has been serving as the CEO since 2013.

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Jessica Lowndes
(Actress)
Jessica Lowndes
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Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Jessica Lucas
(Actor, Singer)
Jessica Lucas
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Birthdate: September 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Nathan Fielder
(Best Known for Co-creating, Directing, and Starring in the Comedy Central Parody Reality Show 'Nathan for You')
Nathan Fielder
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Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

A graduate of Humber College Comedy, Nathan Joseph Fielder is best known for his hit docu-realty television series, Nathan for You. Beginning his career in 2006 as the writer-director of a short film called Morris; he made his  acting debut with a television series called This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Today, he is considered an established writer, director and comedian.

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Shin Lim
(Canadian-American Magician Known for His Use of Card Manipulation and Sleight of Hand)
Shin Lim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra

Canadian-American magician Shin Lim became an international sensation after winning on America’s Got Talent. Originally an aspiring pianist, he quit music after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. A sleight-of-hand master, he believes magic is more of an art than a trick. He is married to fellow performer Casey Thomas.

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Sarah Jeffery
(Canadian Actress, Singer, and Dancer Known for Her TV Series: ‘Shades of Blue’, ‘Descendants’ and 'Charmed')
Sarah Jeffery
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Birthdate: April 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Best known as Princess Audrey from the Descendants franchise, Sarah Jeffery had plunged into acting at the tender age of 3. An Instagram star, too, she has been quite open about her struggle with obsessive–compulsive disorder. A sworn vegan, Sarah is also a PETA supporter.
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Carey Price
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Carey Price
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo

Carey Price is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. Currently an important member of the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL, Price is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalies in Montreal Canadiens history. Also regarded as one of the world's best goaltenders, Carey Price helped the Canadian national ice hockey team win a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Angela Lee
(American-Canadian Mixed Martial Artist)
Angela Lee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Katharine Isabelle
(Canadian actress described as a scream queen)
Katharine Isabelle
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Birthdate: November 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Deborah Kara Unger
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Birthdate: May 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

Canadian actress Deborah Kara Unger is best known for her role in the film Between Strangers, for which she received a Genie Award nomination. She received training at  Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, becoming the first Canadian to do so. She has appeared in many independent films since her debut 30 years ago.

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Nardwuar the Human Serviette
(Singer, Radio personality, Journalist)
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

Nardwuar the Human Serviette is a Canadian musician and interviewer. He was a founding member of the popular garage rock band The Evaporators where he currently serves as the keyboardist and lead singer. As an interviewer Nardwuar is renowned for his unorthodox approach and bizarre questions. In 2019, he was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

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Emmanuelle Vaugier
(Film and Television Actress)
Emmanuelle Vaugier
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Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

A versatile actress and avid animal activist, Emmanuelle Vaugier has been busy both on television and in films since her debut in 1995. Since then she has been appearing in scores of productions, winning awards for her roles in films like Susie's Hope and It's Christmas, Carol!, concurrently running The Fluffball Foundation,  a charitable organization that rescues animals across USA.

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David Suzuki
(Canadian Academic, Environmental Activist and Host of TV Program ‘The Nature of Things’)
David Suzuki
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Best known for the CBC show The Nature of Things, Canadian environmental activist David Suzuki has also been a genetics and zoology professor. The UN Environment Programme Medal winner has been a major force against global warming and has written several books, such as An Introduction to Genetic Analysis.
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Rossif Sutherland
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Birthdate: September 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

Canadian actor, Rossif Sutherland, has been active in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. The son of actors, Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette, he decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps. Since making his debut in the early 2000s, he has appeared in many TV shows and films. He has been nominated for one Canadian Screen Award.

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Bbnos
(Canadian Singer, Songwriter, and Rapper)
Bbnos
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Alexander Ludwig
(Actor, Singer, Model)
Alexander Ludwig
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Birthdate: May 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian singer and actor. Unlike many child actors who fail to work their magic as adults, Ludwig has managed to transition from a child actor to a successful adult actor and singer. In 2012, he was honored with a couple of awards including an MTV Movie Award for his work in the film The Hunger Games.

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Michael Ontkean
(Canadian Retired Actor Known for His Role in the Films: ‘Slap Shot’ and ‘Willie & Phil’)
Michael Ontkean
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Birthdate: January 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Canadian retired actor, Michael Ontkean, is best known for playing a homosexual man in the drama film Making Love. Beginning his career in the mid-1950s, he was active in the entertainment industry for over five decades, playing versatile roles in films and TV shows. He was nominated for a Genie Award for his role in the film Bye Bye Blues. 

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Claire Elise Boucher
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album 'Visions')
Claire Elise Boucher
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

Claire Elise Boucher is a musician whose music incorporates elements of various genres like electronic, hip-hop, and R&B, which reflects her hard-partying and volatile lifestyle; she once tried sailing down the Mississippi River in a houseboat built by her and a friend before the boat was impounded. Open about her drug use in the past, Boucher now advocates against hard drugs.

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Jean-Luc Bilodeau
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Birthdate: November 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Joely Collins
(Actress Known for Her Starring Role in the CTV Television Series 'Cold Squad')
Joely Collins
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Birthdate: August 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo

Joely Collins is a British-Canadian actress who was named the Best Leading Actress in Canada for her performance in the TV series Madison. She also won the 2004 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Guess in The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess. Collins is credited with co-founding StoryLab Productions, which produced the critically acclaimed film Becoming Redwood.

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Torrance Coombs
(Actor)
Torrance Coombs
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Birthdate: June 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jennifer Granholm
(Was the First Female Governor of Michigan)
Jennifer Granholm
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a politician, lawyer, educator, and author. She is currently serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy, in office since February 2021. Previously, she was the 47th governor of Michigan, the first woman to serve in this position. She was made a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2010. 

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Tiera Skovbye
(Actress)
Tiera Skovbye
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Birthdate: May 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
After losing the lead role of Betty in the teen drama series Riverdale to Lili Reinhart, Tiera Skovbye interestingly ended up in the series later, as Betty’s sister, Polly. She later bagged the plum role of Grace in Nurses and also starred in the film 2 Hearts
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Edison Chen
(Hong Kong Actor, Singer and Rapper)
Edison Chen
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Known as a "bad boy" once, Canadian-born Hong Kong actor/singer Edison Chen is now a doting dad to his daughter with his Chinese model wife Qin Shupei. The actor who has appeared in films such as the Infernal Affairs trilogy, was part of a nude photo scandal back in 2008.

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Teryl Rothery
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Janet Fraiser’ in the TV Series ‘Stargate SG-1’)
Teryl Rothery
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Birthdate: November 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Teryl Rothery started learning dance at 9 and appeared in the musical Bye Bye Birdie at 13. She also had a successful stint on radio. She later gained fame playing Dr. Janet Frasier in Stargate SG-1. Fans also loved her in The Collector and the play A Delicate Balance.
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Carly Pope
(Actress)
Carly Pope
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Rosa Mendes
(Canadian Retired Professional Wrestler)
Rosa Mendes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gil Bellows
(Actor Best Known for the Roles of 'Tommy Williams' in the 1994 Movie 'The Shawshank Redemption')
Gil Bellows
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Birthdate: June 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer

Gil Bellows is a Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter best known for his portrayal of Tommy Williams in the 1994 drama film The Shawshank Redemption. Renowned for playing emotionally ambiguous characters, Gil Bellows is often counted among the finest character actors from Canada.

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Marc Singer
(Actor)
Marc Singer
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Birthdate: January 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Margaret Trudeau
(Canadian Activist)
Margaret Trudeau
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Birthdate: September 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)