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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

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tommy Chong

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Thomas Bing Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American actor, writer, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nathan Fillion

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Nathan Fillion (; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian-American actor and voice actor, known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jill Hennessy

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Jillian Noel Hennessy (born November 25, 1968) is a Canadian actress and musician. She is most... more on Wikipedia

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  • k.d. lang

    k.d. lang

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Kathryn Dawn Lang (born November 2, 1961), known by her stylized stage name k.d. lang, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chandra West

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Chandra K. West (born December 31, 1970) is a Canadian actress.
  • Meghan Collison

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Meghan Collison (born Meagan Collison, February 2, 1988) is a Canadian fashion model. Collison... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Hitchcock

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Kenneth S. Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach.... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Jarred Land is a film producer and cinematographer.
  • Arthur Hiller

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Arthur Hiller, (November 22, 1923 – August 17, 2016) was a Canadian-American television and... more on Wikipedia
  • Gerhard


    Dec. at 4 (1959-1963)

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Gerhard is the professional name of a Canadian artist known for the elaborately detailed... more on Wikipedia
  • Melody Anderson

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Melody Anderson (born December 3, 1955) is a Canadian social worker and public speaker... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Crystle Lea Lightning (born February 5, 1981) is a Canadian-American actress and musician... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Comrie

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael William Comrie (born September 11, 1980) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Niall Matter

    Niall Matter

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Niall Matter ( NYLE MAY-tər; born October 20, 1980) is a Canadian-American actor. Following... more on Wikipedia


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  • John Kordic

    Dec. at 27 (1965-1992)

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    John Nicholas Kordic (March 22, 1965 – August 8, 1992) was a Canadian ice hockey player in the... more on Wikipedia
  • John Caird

    John Caird

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceCanada, Edmonton, Alberta, Americas, Division No. 11

    John Newport Caird (born 22 September 1948) is an English stage director and writer of plays,... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Ronald "Ron "Pederson (born January 8, 1978) is a Canadian actor, improviser and theatre... more on Wikipedia
  • Dan Kordic

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Daniel Kordic (born April 18, 1971) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who... more on Wikipedia
  • Neville Wright

    Neville Wright

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Neville Wright is an Olympic Bobsleigher from Canada.
  • BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Gurstein (October 2, 1944 – October 8, 2017) was a Canadian best known for his work in... more on Wikipedia
  • Jessica Linnebach

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Jessica Linnebach (born 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian classical violinist. She is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Katherine Govier

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Katherine Mary Govier (born July 4, 1948) is a Canadian novelist and essayist.
  • BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    William Patrick "W. P." Kinsella (May 25, 1935 – September 16, 2016) was a Canadian novelist... more on Wikipedia
  • David Orrell

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    David John Orrell (born 1962 in Edmonton) is a Canadian writer and mathematician. He received... more on Wikipedia