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List of famous people from Edmonton, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Edmonton, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Edmonton you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Edmonton, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Ray McKay, Wendy Orr and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Edmonton?" or "Which celebrities were born in Edmonton?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Michael J. Fox age 55 - Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to ...more

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Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Tommy Chong age 78 - Thomas B. Kin "Tommy" Chong is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and ...more

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Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Nathan Fillion age 46 - Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the ...more

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Jill Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Jill Hennessy age 48 - Jillian Noel "Jill" Hennessy is a Canadian actress and musician known for her television roles on Law & Order and Crossing Jordan and in films such as RoboCop 3 and Most Wanted.

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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
k.d. lang age 55 - Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical ...more

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Chandra West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Chandra West age 46 - Chandra K. West is a Canadian actress.

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Meghan Collison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Meghan Collison age 27 - Meghan Collison is a Canadian fashion model. Collison was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and was discovered at a local mall model search. At the age of eighteen, she moved to New York, and rose to ...more

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Ken Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Ken Hitchcock age 65 - Kenneth S. Hitchcock, nicknamed "Hitch", is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, currently coaching the St. Louis Blues. He has also served as head coach of the NHL's Dallas Stars, ...more

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Jarred Land is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Jarred Land age 41 - Jarred Land is a film producer and cinematographer.

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Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Arthur Hiller age 93 - Arthur Hiller, OC is a Canadian television and film director, having directed over 33 major films during his 50-year career. He began his career directing television in Canada and later in the ...more

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Gerhard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Gerhard Died at 4 (1959-1963) - Gerhard is the background artist for theCerebus comic.

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Shay Sights is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Shay Sights age 44 - Shay Sights is a pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 1999 and was married to Miles Long® . They have since divorced. In 2003, Sights and Renee LaRue created the ...more

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Melody Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Melody Anderson age 61 - Melody Anderson is a Canadian social worker and public speaker specializing in the impact of addiction on families. She is a retired actress, whose most high-profile role was playing Dale Arden ...more

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Crystle Lightning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Crystle Lightning age 36 - Crystle Lightning is an artist/musician living in Studio City, California known for her work as a film actress, an MC with the hip hop group LightningCloud, and DJ. A dedicated electro house DJ, ...more

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Mike Comrie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Mike Comrie age 35 - Michael William Comrie is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre. During his 13-year National Hockey League career he played with the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix ...more

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Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Niall Matter age 36 - Niall Matter, born October 20, 1980, is a Canadian actor, known for his roles as Zane Donovan in the Syfy original series Eureka and Evan Cross in the Space series Primeval: New World. In 2015 ...more

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John Kordic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
John Kordic Died at 27 (1965-1992) - John Nicholas "Rambo" Kordic was a Canadian hockey player in the National Hockey League.

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John Caird is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
John Caird age 68 - John Newport Caird is an English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas. He is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a regular director with the Royal ...more

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Ron Pederson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Ron Pederson age 37 - Ronald "Ron" Pederson is an award winning Canadian actor, improviser and theatre director who has performed extensively throughout Canada and in the United States. He has worked with ...more

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Dan Kordic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dan Kordic age 45 - Daniel Kordic is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger and defenceman who played six seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers. Much like his late ...more

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Neville Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Neville Wright age 36 - Neville Wright is an Olympic Bobsleigher from Canada.

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Michael Gurstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Michael Gurstein age 72 - Michael Gurstein, Ph.D. is a Canadian best known for his work in the development and definition of community informatics as the area of research and practice concerned with enabling and ...more

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Jessica Linnebach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Jessica Linnebach age 34 - Jessica Linnebach is a Canadian classical violinist. She is a founding member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, as well as the Associate Concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. ...more

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Katherine Govier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Katherine Govier age 68 - Katherine Mary Govier is a Canadian novelist. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, she was educated at the University of Alberta and York University. In 1997, she was awarded the Marian Engel Award for a ...more

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W. P. Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
W. P. Kinsella age 81 - William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. His work has often ...more

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David Orrell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
David Orrell age 55 - David John Orrell is a Canadian writer and mathematician. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. His work in the prediction of complex systems such as the ...more

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Jacqueline Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Jacqueline Hennessy age 47 - Jacqueline Hennessy is a Canadian journalist, television host, and occasional actress. She is the identical twin sister of actress Jill Hennessy. Hennessy is of Irish, Italian, Swedish, French, ...more

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Kelly Hrudey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Kelly Hrudey age 56 - Kelly Hrudey is a Canadian former National Hockey League ice hockey goaltender and current hockey broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sportsnet for the Calgary Flames as ...more

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Barry Beyerstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Barry Beyerstein Died at 60 (1947-2007) - Barry L Beyerstein was a scientific skeptic and professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Beyerstein's research explored brain mechanisms of perception and ...more

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Dave Fennell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dave Fennell age 63 - Dave Fennell is a former defensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. After graduating from the University of North Dakota in 1973, he played for Edmonton from ...more

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Kavan Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Kavan Smith age 46 - Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor best known for playing Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 and for his recurring role as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400.

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Shannon Szabados is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Shannon Szabados age 29 - Shannon Szabados is an ice hockey goaltender for the Canadian national hockey team and the SPHL's Columbus Cottonmouths. She had played for the MacEwan University Griffins and the NAIT Ooks ...more

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Jovanna Huguet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Jovanna Huguet age 36 - Jovanna Huguet is a Canadian actress. Born in Edmonton, Alberta to a Peruvian mother and a Canadian father, she grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and she trained as a ballet dancer. ...more

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Alyssa Reid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Alyssa Reid age 24 - Alyssa Ashley Reid is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Reid rose to fame in 2011, following the release of her single "Alone Again".

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Stacey Tookey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Stacey Tookey age 40 - Stacey Tookey is an Emmy-nominated Canadian choreographer and dancer, known for her frequent appearances as a resident choreographer and guest judge on the Canadian and American versions of the ...more

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Jay Bouwmeester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Jay Bouwmeester age 33 - Jay Daniel Bouwmeester is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He was a first round selection, third overall, of the ...more

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Candas Jane Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Candas Jane Dorsey age 64 - Candas Jane Dorsey is a Canadian poet and science fiction novelist who resides in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Dorsey became a writer from an early age and works across genre boundaries, ...more

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Rob Anderson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Rob Anderson age 38 - Robert Harmen "Rob" Anderson is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Airdrie. He was a Progressive ...more

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Connor Mccormack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Connor Mccormack age 24 - Connor Mccormack is an athlete.

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Pat Conacher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Pat Conacher age 57 - Patrick John Conacher is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. He last played with the Canada men's national ice hockey team during the 1997-98 season. He is currently the General Manager of ...more

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Kit Pearson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Kit Pearson age 69 - Kathleen Margaret Pearson is a Canadian writer and winner of numerous literature awards. Pearson is perhaps best known for her linked novels The Sky Is Falling, Looking at the Moon, and The ...more

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Barb Tarbox is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Barb Tarbox Died at 42 (1961-2003) - Barb Tarbox, MSM was one of the most well-known anti-smoking activists in Canada; a lifelong smoker dying of brain and lung cancers whose very open and frank discussions of her illness, its ...more

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Gene Carrigan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Gene Carrigan Died at 39 (1906-1945) - Eugene Carrigan was a professional hockey centerman who played three seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Eagles. He was born in ...more

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Crispin Lipscomb is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Crispin Lipscomb age 37 - Crispin Lipscomb is a professional snowboarder.

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Lisa Cant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Lisa Cant age 31

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Stu Kulak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Stu Kulak age 52 - Stuart Alan Kulak is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who spent parts of 4 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1982 and 1989. Kulak was selected in the third ...more

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Ryan Rishaug is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Ryan Rishaug age 39 - Ryan Rishaug is a sports broadcaster with TSN. For TSN, he serves as an ice reporter, on the NHL on TSN and covers Edmonton for SportsCentre. Ryan appears regularly on TSN 1260 sports radio in ...more

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Ruth Secord is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Ruth Secord Ruth Secord is a costume designer.

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Phyllis Seckler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Phyllis Seckler Died at 87 (1917-2004) - Phyllis Evalina Seckler, also known as Soror Meral, was a ninth degree member of the "Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis" of Ordo Templi Orientis, and a student of Jane Wolfe, herself a ...more

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Frank Morris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Frank Morris Died at 86 (1923-2009) - Frank Morris was a professional Canadian football offensive lineman and defensive lineman who played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton ...more