Famous People Born In Winnipeg

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Anna Paquin
(Canadian-born New Zealand Actress and the Second Youngest Winner in Oscar History)
Anna Paquin
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Birthdate: July 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo

Anna Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She started her career as a child actress and became the second-youngest winner in the history of the Academy Awards when she won an Oscar at the age of 11 under the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's 1993 period drama film The Piano.

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Terry Fox
(Canadian Activist Who Became a National Hero and an Inspirational Figure for His Battle Against Cancer)
Terry Fox
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 28, 1981

Terry Fox was a popular cancer research activist and humanitarian. Despite suffering from cancer and having lost one of his legs to cancer, he embarked on a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. Although he died at the age of 22, his efforts resulted in a worldwide legacy and gave rise to the annual Terry Fox Run.

 3 
Jennifer Jones
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Birthdate: March 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 17, 2009
Jennifer Jones is best remembered for her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning role in the film The Song of Bernadette. A former model, she also starred in movies such as Love Letters and Duel in the Sun. She survived a suicide attempt once and became a mental health advocate later.
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Jonathan Toews
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Centre)
Jonathan Toews
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus

Chicago Blackhawks captain and three-time Stanley Cup-winning ice-hockey player Jonathan Toews became the second-youngest NHL captain ever, at 20. Known as Captain Serious, he is not the one to be found in the middle of any controversy. He was named to the 100 Greatest NHL Players list in 2017.

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Randy Bachman
(Guitarist, singer, and songwriter who was a founding member of the bands The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
Randy Bachman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
 6 
Burton Cummings
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Musician and Keyboardist)
Burton Cummings
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Burton Cummings is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He was the frontman of the rock band The Guess Who from 1966 to 1975. He also enjoyed a highly successful solo career and has been cited as one of the most influential performers in Canadian rock music. He was named an officer of the Order of Canada, in 2009. 

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Daniel Gillies
(Known for His Role of ‘Elijah Mikaelson’ in the TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Daniel Gillies
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Birthdate: March 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

Daniel Gillies is a Canadian-New Zealander actor. Despite being born into a family of medical professionals, Daniel Gillies decided to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Although he initially had to work as a waiter and dishwasher, Gillies chose not to give up and eventually established himself as an actor.

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Kenny Omega
(Professional Wrestler)
Kenny Omega
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Kenny Omega is the ring name of Tyson Smith, a Canadian-born professional wrestler. He had a successful tenure in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) after which he joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he is an executive vice president as well. He also appears in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Impact Wrestling. He considers himself straight edge. 

 

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Nia Vardalos
(Best Known for Starring in & Writing the Romantic Comedy Film 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding')
Nia Vardalos
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Birthdate: September 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra

Nia Vardalos is a Canadian actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Fotoula Toula Portokalos in the 2002 romantic comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which she also wrote. For her work in the film, Vardalos received several award nominations. Nia Vardalos is also part of the non-profit collaborative art project, 1 Second Film

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Tracy Spiridakos
(Actress)
Tracy Spiridakos
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Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Duncan Keith
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman)
Duncan Keith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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David Reimer
David Reimer
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Birthdate: August 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 5, 2004
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Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host Best Known as the Game Show Host and Producer of 'Let’s Make a Deal')
Monty Hall
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Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 30, 2017

Although best remembered as the cheerful and friendly host of Let's Make a Deal, Molly Hall was also the co-creator and producer of this popular show. Born in Canada, he eventually moved to the USA, where he began producing and hosting number of television and radio shows, eventually being associated with a synonymous brain teaser called the Monty Hall Problem.

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Robert Hardy
(Actor)
Robert Hardy
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Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 3, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Louis Slotin
(Canadian Physicist and Chemist Who Took Part in the Manhattan Project)
Louis Slotin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 30, 1946
While showing his colleagues how to work on a plutonium bomb, Canadian scientist Louis Slotin was exposed to a lethal radioactive dose that first caused him to vomit and then die 9 days later. He had, however, reportedly shielded his colleagues from maximum exposure, thus saving their lives.
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David Steinberg
(comedian, actor and director who appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson more than 130 times)
David Steinberg
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Birthdate: August 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
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Joanna Gleason
(Actress Known for Originating the Role of Baker’s Wife in Stephen Sondheim’s Musical 'Into the Woods')
Joanna Gleason
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Birthdate: June 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini

Joanna Gleason is a singer and actress best known for her portrayal of the Baker's Wife in Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods for which she was honored with the Tony Award. Renowned for her musical theatre and stage work, Gleason was also honored with a Special Award for Achievement in Theatre by the New England Theatre Conference in 2007.

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Deanna Durbin
(Actress & Singer)
Deanna Durbin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 17, 2013
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 19 
Ashleigh Banfield
(Canadian-American Journalist and Host of Banfield on the Newsnation Network)
Ashleigh Banfield
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Birthdate: December 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist best known for hosting the popular television news program Banfield. A well-known journalist, Banfield has also hosted shows like Early Start and Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN. In 1994, she was honored at the NATPE Iris Awards with two awards under the Best of Festival and Best News Documentary categories.

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Kaitlyn Lawes
(Canadian Curler)
Kaitlyn Lawes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Clara Hughes
(Canadian Cyclist and Speed Skater)
Clara Hughes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
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Barry Trotz
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Coach)
Barry Trotz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer

Barry Trotz, popularly known as Trotzy and Eggman, is the head coach of the NHL team New York Islanders and also won a Stanley Cup, coaching the Washington Capitals. While he initially played as a defenseman, he soon realized his playing career wasn’t of NHL standards and this took to coaching.

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Max Domi
(Canadian Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Left Winger or Centre)
Max Domi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces

Max Domi is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays as a left winger or centre for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. He came into prominence in 2016, when he became part of the national team that won the gold medal at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Russia.

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John Urschel
(Canadian-American Mathematician, Former Professional Football Guard and Centre)
John Urschel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer

Part of the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of young scientists, Canadian-American mathematician John Urschel has previously had an illustrious football career as part of the NFL team Baltimore Ravens. He played with the Ravens without revealing that he was a full-time graduate student at MIT.

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Don Callis
(Canadian Former Professional Wrestler)
Don Callis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John Morris
(Canadian Curler and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
John Morris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Jennifer Jones
(Canadian Curler)
Jennifer Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Terry Jacks
(Canadian Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer)
Terry Jacks
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
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Terry Sawchuk
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Terry Sawchuk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 31, 1970
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Doug Henning
(Magician)
Doug Henning
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 7, 2000
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Guy Maddin
(Filmmaker who imitated the look and style of the silent film era in films such as Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary)
Guy Maddin
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Birthdate: February 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Len Cariou
(Actor, Singer, Stage actor)
Len Cariou
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Birthdate: September 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
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Patrick Sharp
(Canadian Former Professional Ice Hockey Left Winger)
Patrick Sharp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Chantal Kreviazuk
(Canadian singer-songwriter)
Chantal Kreviazuk
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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William Stephenson
(Canadian Fighter Pilot, Soldier, Spymaster, and Businessman)
William Stephenson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 31, 1989
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Louriza Tronco
(Canadian Actress)
Louriza Tronco
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Birthdate: October 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Cindy Klassen
(Long Track Speed Skater)
Cindy Klassen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo

Cindy Klassen is a Canadian former long track speed skater. She is best known for winning a gold medal, two silver medals, and two bronze medals at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Cindy Klassen also won a gold medal each at the 2003 and 2006 World Allround Championships.

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Bob Rock
(Canadian Record Producer, Sound Engineer and Musician)
Bob Rock
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries

Grammy Award-winning Canadian sound engineer and music producer Robert Jens Rock, or Bob Rock, has not just worked with bands such as Metallica and Aerosmith, but has also composed for films such as Mission: Impossible II and St. Elmo's Fire. He is part of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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Aleks Paunovic
(Actor known for his roles in the CW shows iZombie and The 100)
Aleks Paunovic
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Birthdate: June 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Dave Semenko
(Ice hockey player)
Dave Semenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 29, 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jill Officer
(Canadian Curler)
Jill Officer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Aaron Funk
(Electronic Musician)
Aaron Funk
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Lisa Codrington
(Canadian Actress and Playwright Best Known for Her Comedy Series 'Letterkenny')
Lisa Codrington
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Listed In: Writers

Canadian actor and playwright Lisa Codrington is best known as Gail from the sitcom Letterkenny. She traced her Barbadian ancestors back in the CBC documentary Big Sugar and also appeared in supporting or minor roles in series such as The Handmaid's Tale and plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Mychael Danna
(Canadian Composer, Musician and Film Score Composer)
Mychael Danna
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Ryan Reaves
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Right Winger)
Ryan Reaves
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jess Salgueiro
(Canadian Actress)
Jess Salgueiro
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Birthdate: November 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Cathy Overton-Clapham
(Canadian Curler)
Cathy Overton-Clapham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jeff Stoughton
(Canadian Retired Curler)
Jeff Stoughton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
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Andy Bathgate
(Ice hockey player)
Andy Bathgate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 26, 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alexander Steen
(Swedish Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
Alexander Steen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Born to NHL forward Thomas Steen, Alexander Steen followed in his father’s footsteps to become a professional ice hockey player. The Canadian-born Swedish player, however, outshone his father by winning the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues. He later retired from the sport due to a back injury.