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Famous People From Alberta

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

List is made up of people like Mike Kroeger and Aaron Lines.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Alberta?" or "Which celebrities were born in Alberta?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 39

Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She gained popular acclaim for her first leading role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost (2004–10), which garnered her a ...more

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 57

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer and activist with a film and television career ...more

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Bret Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 61
Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, writer and actor. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation ...more

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 48

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Rafael Edward Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican ...more

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Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 80

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Thomas Bing Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American actor, writer, director, musician, cannabis rights activist and comedian. He is known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong ...more

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Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 47

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Nathan Fillion (; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian-American actor and voice actor, known for the leading roles of Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds on Firefly and its film continuation ...more

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Jill Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 50

Birthplace: Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Americas, Division No. 11, + more

Jillian Noel Hennessy (born November 25, 1968) is a Canadian actress and musician. She is most known for her roles on the American television series Law & Order, on which she played ...more

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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 57

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Kathryn Dawn Lang (born November 2, 1961), known by her stylized stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and ...more

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Rhiannon Fish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 27

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Rhiannon Marie Fish (born 14 March 1991) is an Australian actress best known for her role as April Scott on Home and Away. Her first television role was Lisa Jeffries in Neighbours. Fish later ...more
James Gosling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 63

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

James Arthur Gosling, OC (born May 19, 1955) is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the founder and lead designer behind the Java programming language.
Lanny Poffo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 64

Birthplace: Canada, Calgary

Lanny Mark Poffo (born December 28, 1954), better known by his ring names "Leaping" Lanny Poffo and The Genius is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, motivational speaker, poet ...more
Morris Panych is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 66

Birthplace: Canada, Calgary

Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor.
G.NA is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 31
Gina Jane Choi (born September 13, 1987), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress based in South Korea. She released her debut EP, Draw G's First ...more

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Joseph J. Stone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Dec. at 87 (1914-2001)

Birthplace: Carstairs, Canada

Joseph J. Stone was a writer and screenwriter.
Douglas Falconer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 67

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Douglas Falconer is a film producer.
Kenneth E. Iverson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)

Birthplace: Camrose, Canada

Kenneth Eugene Iverson (17 December 1920 – 19 October 2004) was a Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the programming language APL. He was honored with the Turing Award in ...more
Jarred Land is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 43

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Jarred Land is a film producer and cinematographer.
David Hart Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 33
Harry Francis Smith (born August 2, 1985) is a Canadian professional wrestler who is currently working for Major League Wrestling as Davey Boy Smith Jr. Smith is a former three-time IWGP Tag ...more
Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 95

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Arthur Hiller, (November 22, 1923 – August 17, 2016) was a Canadian-American television and film director with over 33 films to his credit during a 50-year career. He began his career directing ...more
Chad Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 32

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Chad Terry Johnson is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.
Alison Redford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 53

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Alison Merrilla Redford, (born March 7, 1965) is a Canadian lawyer and former politician. She was the 14th Premier of Alberta, having served in this capacity from October 7, 2011, to March 23, ...more
Barbara Kent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Dec. at 104 (1907-2011)

Birthplace: Gadsby, Canada

Barbara Kent (born Barbara Cloutman; December 16, 1907 – October 13, 2011) was a Canadian-American film actress, prominent from the silent film era to the early talkies of the 1920s and 1930s. ...more
Melody Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 63

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Melody Anderson (born December 3, 1955) 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 ...more
Rod Cameron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Rod Cameron may refer to: Rod Cameron (actor), Canadian actor Rod Cameron (footballer), English footballer Roderick Cameron, Canadian-American businessman
John Gibson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Alberta
Age: 38

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

John Gibson is a luger.