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Famous People From Edmonton

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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.
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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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Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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) 3 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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) 4 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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) 5 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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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Chandra West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 48

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Chandra K. West (born December 31, 1970) is a Canadian actress.
Meghan Collison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 31

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Meghan Collison (born Meagan Collison, February 2, 1988) is a Canadian fashion model. Collison was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and was discovered at a local mall model search by Kelly Streit of ...more
Ken Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 67

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Kenneth S. Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach. Hitchcock coached the Dallas Stars (1996–2002, 2017–2018), Philadelphia Flyers (2002–2006), Columbus ...more
Jarred Land is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 43

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Jarred Land is a film producer and cinematographer.
Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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
Gerhard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dec. at 4 (1959-1963)

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Gerhard is the professional name of a Canadian artist known for the elaborately detailed background illustrations in the comics series Cerebus the Aardvark.
Melody Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
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
Crystle Lightning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 38

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Crystle Lea Lightning (born February 5, 1981) is a Canadian-American actress and musician living in Studio City, California, known for her work as a film actress, an MC with the hip hop group ...more
Mike Comrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 38

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Michael William Comrie (born September 11, 1980) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. During his 13-year National Hockey League (NHL) career he played with the Edmonton Oilers, ...more
Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Niall Matter Age: 38

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Niall Matter ( NYLE MAY-tər; born October 20, 1980) is a Canadian-American actor. Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on an oil rig, Matter chose to pursue a ...more

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John Kordic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dec. at 27 (1965-1992)

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

John Nicholas Kordic (March 22, 1965 – August 8, 1992) was a Canadian ice hockey player in the National Hockey League.
John Caird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 70

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

John Newport Caird (born 22 September 1948) is an English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas. He is an honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a ...more
Ron Pederson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 41

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Ronald "Ron "Pederson (born January 8, 1978) is a Canadian actor, improviser and theatre director who has worked extensively throughout Canada and in the United States. He has ...more
Dan Kordic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dan Kordic Age: 47

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Daniel Kordic (born April 18, 1971) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers. Much like his late ...more
Neville Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Neville Wright Age: 38

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Neville Wright is an Olympic Bobsleigher from Canada.
Michael Gurstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 74

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Michael Gurstein (October 2, 1944 – October 8, 2017) was a Canadian best known for his work in the development and definition of community informatics as the area of research and practice ...more
Jessica Linnebach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 36

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Jessica Linnebach (born 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian classical violinist. She is a founding member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, as well as the Associate Concertmaster of the ...more
Katherine Govier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 70

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Katherine Mary Govier (born July 4, 1948) is a Canadian novelist and essayist.
W. P. Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 83

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

William Patrick "W. P." Kinsella (May 25, 1935 – September 16, 2016) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe (1982), which was adapted into the ...more
David Orrell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Age: 57

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

David John Orrell (born 1962 in Edmonton) is a Canadian writer and mathematician. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. His work in the prediction of complex ...more