Hollywood North! The Canadian Celebrities We Love

Canada is known for its endless winters, delicious poutine, abundant natural resources and hockey. Canada is also known for its endless supply of entertainment talent. Sometimes referred to as Hollywood North, Canada has been pumping out successful star after star and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Canadian celebrities.

If we’ve missed one of your favorites or if you think we’ve got some of the details wrong, please let us know!

Without further ado…

Ryan Gosling

Born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, he is known for several leading roles, including in the film Drive and the Notebook. He is also well known for a highly publicized romance with wife Eva Mendes. His family is of: Scottish, French-Canadian, English, and German descent.


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  1. jelena

    November 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Sandra Oh is from Ottawa, Ontario. Nepean is just part of the city.

    • Linda

      November 25, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Yes but at the time she was born, Nepean was a separate city that was not a part of Ottawa.

  2. Mary

    November 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Eugene Levi. Definitely Canadian American Pie actor.

  3. Marc

    December 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    How about John Candy and Catherine O’Hara and pretty much everyone else on SCTV, the pre curser to SNL.

  4. Jesse

    December 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Almost none of these people are “secretly Canadian. That implies that they are Canadian and pretend not to be. Most of these celebrities are quite proud to be Canadian and are quite public about it.

  5. Alison

    December 22, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    You completely forgot Ryan Reynolds, Shania Twain, Carly Rae Jepson.

  6. Dave

    January 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Nathan Fillion of Castle fame was born in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Stana Katic also of Castle fame was born in Hamilton, Ontario.
    This is going back away but Rick Little was born in Ottawa, Ontario.

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