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List of famous people from Ontario, 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 Ontario, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Ontario 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 Ontario, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list contains people like Hughie Lehman and Red Kelly.

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

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Rachel McAdams age 38 - Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as ...more

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Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Laura Vandervoort age 32 - Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian TV series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the sci-fi ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Ryan Gosling age 36 - Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Jim Carrey age 55 - James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly ...more

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Emily VanCamp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Emily VanCamp age 30 - Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood, ABC series Brothers & Sisters, the ABC drama series Revenge and as Agent 13 / Sharon Carter in ...more

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Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Corey Haim Died at 39 (1971-2010) - Corey Ian Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, and ...more

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Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Neve Campbell age 43 - Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress. She appeared in the Canadian television series Catwalk, before she played Julia Salinger in the drama series Party of Five. She also appears in ...more

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Dan Aykroyd age 64 - Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an ...more

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Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Shenae Grimes age 27 - Shenae Grimes-Beech is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next ...more

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Ontario
John Candy Died at 44 (1950-1994) - John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series and through his ...more

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Mike Myers age 53 - Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for ...more

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Shay Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Shay Mitchell age 29 - Shannon Ashley "Shay" Mitchell is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Emily Fields in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.

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A. J. Cook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Ontario
A. J. Cook age 38 - Andrea Joy "A. J." Cook is a Canadian actress known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also ...more

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Alex Trebek age 76 - George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of ...more

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Sarah Chalke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Sarah Chalke age 40 - Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, and ...more

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Alanis Morissette age 42 - Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Martin Short age 67 - Martin Hayter Short, CM is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. ...more

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Gail Kim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Gail Kim age 40 - Gail Kim-Irvine is a Canadian professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, model and actress of Korean descent currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. She also worked with ...more

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Neil Young age 71 - Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Sarah Polley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Sarah Polley age 38 - Sarah E. Polley OC is a Canadian actress and film director. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea. She has also starred in ...more

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Linda Evangelista is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Linda Evangelista age 51 - Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model. She is one of the most accomplished and influential models of all time, and has been featured on over 700 magazine covers. Evangelista is mostly known for ...more

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Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Rick Moranis age 63 - Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian and a two-time Grammy nominated musician. Moranis came to prominence around 1980 in the sketch comedy show Second City ...more

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Lanny Barby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Lanny Barby age 35 - Lanny Barby is a French Canadian former pornographic actress.

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Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Rich Little age 78 - Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices," by voice actor Mel Blanc.

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Vanity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Vanity age 58 - Denise Katrina Matthews, formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, is a Canadian former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who has ...more

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Edge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Edge age 43 - Adam Joseph Copeland is a Canadian actor, professional wrestling personality, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time with the American professional wrestling promotion ...more

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Shalom Harlow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Shalom Harlow age 43 - Shalom Harlow is a Canadian model and actress.

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Kathleen Robertson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Kathleen Robertson age 43 - Kathleen Robertson is a Canadian actress and producer. She is best known for her roles as Tina Edison, in the Canadian sitcom Maniac Mansion, and as Clare Arnold, in the Fox teen drama series ...more

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Norma Shearer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Norma Shearer Died at 81 (1902-1983) - Edith Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the ...more

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Maryse Ouellet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Maryse Ouellet age 34 - Maryse Mizanin is a French Canadian glamour model, professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, business woman, and actress better known simply as Maryse. She is best known for her time ...more

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Dave Foley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Dave Foley age 54 - David Scott "Dave" Foley is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, writer, director and producer best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio.

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Leonard Cohen age 82 - Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has ...more

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Dave Thomas age 67 - David William "Dave" Thomas is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer. He is best known for portraying Doug McKenzie on SCTV as well as in the film Strange Brew, which he

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Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Jay Baruchel age 34 - Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel is a Canadian actor and comedian. He plays Josh Greenberg, the main character, in the FXX comedy television series Man Seeking Woman, and played ...more

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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Alan Thicke age 70 - Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father ...more

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Stephen Amell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Stephen Amell age 34 - Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor who portrays Oliver Queen / Arrow in the television series Arrow.

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Andrea Jung is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Andrea Jung age 60 - Andrea Jung is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc., the company for women. Jung, a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, is fluent in ...more

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Ontario
John Kenneth Galbraith Died at 98 (1908-2006) - John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

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Sarah Gadon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Sarah Gadon age 30 - Sarah Gadon is a Canadian actress. She had film roles in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series including Are You ...more

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Traci Brooks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Traci Brooks age 41 - Tracy Brookshaw is a retired Canadian professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet and professional wrestling referee, better known by her ring name Traci Brooks. She is best known for ...more

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Daniel Negreanu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Daniel Negreanu age 42 - Daniel Negreanu is a Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour championship titles. The independent poker ranking service Global ...more

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Lance Storm is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Lance Storm age 48 - Lance Evers known professionally by his ring name Lance Storm, is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known for his work in World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme ...more

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David Furnish is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Ontario
David Furnish age 54 - David James Furnish is a Canadian/British filmmaker, former advertising executive, and now a film director and producer most known for his documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.

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Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Harland Williams age 54 - Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles ...more

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Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Scott Thompson age 57 - Scott Thompson is a Canadian television actor and comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.

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Kenny Hotz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Kenny Hotz age 49 - Kenneth Joel "Kenny" Hotz is a Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian. He is a South Park consultant and writer, creator/star of the Comedy Central television show ...more

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Roberta Bondar age 71 - Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant ...more

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Morgan Webb is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Morgan Webb age 38 - Morgan Ailis Webb is a former co-host and senior segment producer of the now-canceled G4 show X-Play. She was previously the host of the podcast WebbAlert and a monthly columnist for the United ...more

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David Rakoff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Ontario
David Rakoff Died at 48 (1964-2012) - David Benjamin Rakoff was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City who was noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff was an essayist, ...more

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Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Gregory Chamitoff age 54 - Gregory Errol Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was assigned to Expedition 17 and flew to the International Space Station on STS-124, launching 31 May 2008. He was in space 198 ...more