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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
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
Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 80
Thomas B. Kin "Tommy" Chong is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, director, activist, and musician. He is well known for his Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies with Cheech ...more
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 47
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
Jill Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 50
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.
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 57
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
Chandra West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 48
Chandra K. West is a Canadian actress.
Meghan Collison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 31
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
Ken Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 67
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
Jarred Land is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 43
Jarred Land is a film producer and cinematographer.
Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 95
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
Gerhard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dec. at 4 (1959-1963)
Gerhard is the background artist for theCerebus comic.
Shay Sights is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 45
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
Melody Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 63
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
Crystle Lightning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 38
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
Mike Comrie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 38
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
Niall Matter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 38
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
John Kordic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dec. at 27 (1965-1992)
John Nicholas "Rambo" Kordic was a Canadian hockey player in the National Hockey League.
John Caird is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 70
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
Ron Pederson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 41
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
Dan Kordic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
Dan Kordic age 47
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
Neville Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 38
Neville Wright is an Olympic Bobsleigher from Canada.
Michael Gurstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 74
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
Jessica Linnebach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 36
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
Katherine Govier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 70
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
W. P. Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Edmonton
age 83
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