Famous People Born In Victoria

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Nelly Furtado
(Canadian Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Singles: ‘I'm Like a Bird’ and ‘Turn Off the Light’)
Nelly Furtado
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Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Nelly Furtado is a Portuguese-Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. Known for her constant reinvention and musical versatility, Furtado is one of the most successful musical artists from Canada, having sold more than 40 million records. Her work has also inspired fellow musicians like Dua Lipa and Bridgit Mendler. Also a philanthropist, Furtado is a member of Artists Against Racism charity.

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David Foster
(Musician who Chaired 'Verve Records' (2012 to 2016))
David Foster
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Canadian musician, composer, and arranger David Foster is a prominent figure in the international music scene and has worked with the likes of  Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna. The winner of 16 Grammy Awards, he has also been nominated for the Academy Awards thrice. He launched the David Foster Foundation to help sick children.

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Meghan Ory
(Actor, Film actor)
Meghan Ory
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Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Taya Valkyrie
(Canadian Professional Wrestler and Two-Time Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Champion)
Taya Valkyrie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Trained in ballet and gymnastics since childhood, Taya Valkyrie graced the covers of fitness magazines quite early in life. After acing the Lucha Libre AAA circuit in Mexico, she moved to Impact Wrestling. In 2021, she signed with WWE. She is married to fellow wrestler John Hennigan.

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Calum Worthy
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Calum Worthy
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Birthdate: January 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Canadian actor Calum Worthy, best known for his roles in The Act and American Vandal, had started his career as a child actor. A prominent environment activist, he makes his fans aware about climate change through his social-media profiles and has been associated with the Climate Reality Project.

 6 
Vincent Li
(Canadian Computer Software Engineer and Murderer)
Vincent Li
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
 7 
Cameron Bright
(Actor)
Cameron Bright
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Birthdate: January 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Jamie Benn
(Canadian Ice-Hockey Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Jamie Benn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Canadian ice-hockey player Jamie Benn is a talented winger and captain for the NHL team Dallas Stars. He won the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2009 World Junior Championships for Canada. He also won the 2015 Art Ross Trophy and was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports list.

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Priscilla Faia
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Birthdate: October 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
Cliff Thorburn
(Canadian Retired Professional Snooker Player)
Cliff Thorburn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Sarah Kaufman
(Retired Canadian Mixed Martial Artist)
Sarah Kaufman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Shaun Sipos
(Actor)
Shaun Sipos
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Birthdate: October 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Emily Carr
(Painter, Autobiographer)
Emily Carr
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Birthdate: December 13, 1871
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 2, 1945

Emily Carr was a Canadian writer and artist remembered for painting landscapes and authoring one of the earliest chronicles of life in British Columbia. Considered a Canadian icon, Carr was one of the first modernist painters to portray the spirit of Canada. In 2013, one of her paintings The Crazy Stair sold at a Toronto art auction for $3.39 million.

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Dan Payne
(For playing the role of John in the television series Alice, I Think)
Dan Payne
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Birthdate: August 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Nathan Rourke
(Canadian Professional Football Quarterback)
Nathan Rourke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Tara Moss
(Author, Model)
Tara Moss
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jessica Sipos
(Actress known for playing Sarah on Chesapeake Shores, Hayley on UnREAL and Cassandra Savage on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow)
Jessica Sipos
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Birthdate: August 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Aliyah O'Brien
(Actress, best known for her television roles in the TV series Rookie Blue and Bates Motel and in the film Maximum Conviction.)
Aliyah O'Brien
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Birthdate: May 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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David Jensen
(Radio DJ and Television presenter)
David Jensen
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Birthdate: July 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Ian Tyson
(Singer-Songwriter)
Ian Tyson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
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Bill Reid
(Artist who combined European and native styles in his jewelry, paintings, and sculptures)
Bill Reid
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Birthdate: January 12, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 13, 1998
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William Vickrey
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
William Vickrey
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Birthdate: June 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 11, 1996

Canadian-American economist William Vickrey was declared the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on incentives under asymmetric information just 3 days before he died. A Columbia University alumnus and faculty member, he had economists such as David Colander as his doctoral students.

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Nick Pivetta
(Baseball player)
Nick Pivetta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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David Anderson
(Canadian Former Cabinet Minister and Rower)
David Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
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Muzz Patrick
(Canadian Ice Hockey Player, Coach, and General Manager)
Muzz Patrick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 27, 1998

While he excelled in boxing in his younger days, Muzz Patrick later pursued hockey as a potential career. He was one of the five members of his family to be named to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, along with his father, brother, uncle, and grandfather.

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Monica Peterson
(Canadian Fencer)
Monica Peterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Hazel Wolf
(Environmentalist)
Hazel Wolf
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 19, 2000
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David Anderson
(Civil engineer)
David Anderson
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 27, 1953

Scottish civil engineer David Anderson initially served the army and then formed the firm Mott Hay and Anderson, along with engineers David Hay and Basil Mott. He was made the president of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was also later knighted. He was a qualified lawyer, too.

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Alfred Karney Young
(11th Attorney-General of Fiji)
Alfred Karney Young
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 5, 1942
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Jocelyn Chew
(Model, Reality TV Star)
Jocelyn Chew
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Kristeen von Hagen
(Actress)
Kristeen von Hagen
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Birthdate: 1976 AD
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Richard H. Fleming
(Oceanographer)
Richard H. Fleming
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 25, 1989