Famous People From Halifax

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

This list includes James Berrett, Faith Pitman and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Halifax?" or "Which celebrities were born in Halifax?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Sheffield, England
    Sophie Lowe is an actress.
  • Ed Sheeran
    Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom
    Edward Christopher Sheeran, (; born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford as an ...more
    • Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
    Sharon Carstairs (born April 26, 1942) is a Canadian politician and former Senator.
  • Mary Ann Britland

    Mary Ann Britland

    Dec. at 39 (1847-1886)
    • Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom
    Mary Ann Britland (née Hague, born 1847 – 9 August 1886) was an English serial killer. She was the first woman to be executed by hanging at Strangeways Prison in Manchester by James Berry.
  • Phyllis Bentley

    Phyllis Bentley

    Dec. at 82 (1894-1977)
    • Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom
    Phyllis Eleanor Bentley (19 November 1894 – 27 June 1977) was an English novelist. The youngest child of a mill owner, she grew up in Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire and was educated at ...more
  • Geoffrey Harris

    Geoffrey Harris

    Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
    Geoffrey Harris is a Canadian middle-distance runner. Harris qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 800 metres event with two Olympic standards and a first place finish at the 2012 Canadian ...more