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Famous People From Manitoba

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

John McCreedy and Steve Braun are included in this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Manitoba?" or "Which celebrities were born in Manitoba?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Anna Paquin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 36

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Anna Hélène Paquin ( PAK-win; born 24 July 1982) is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She was born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Los Angeles ...more

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Tracy Spiridakos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 31

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Tracy Spiridakos is a Canadian actress. She starred as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson on the NBC post-apocalyptic science fiction series Revolution from 2012–2014, for which she was ...more
Deanna Durbin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Deanna Durbin Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Edna Mae Durbin (December 4, 1921 – April 17, 2013), known professionally as Deanna Durbin, was a Canadian-born actress and singer, later settled in France, who appeared in musical films in the ...more
Ashleigh Banfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 51

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29, 1967) is a Canadian-American journalist who until October 26, 2018 was a host and legal expert at the HLN TV network. She is a former host of ...more
Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Doug Henning Dec. at 53 (1947-2000)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician.
Daniel Gillies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 42

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Daniel Gillies (born 14 March 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He is best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The ...more

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Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 56

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962; Greek: Νία Βαρντάλος) is a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer of Greek descent. Her most notable work is the ...more

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John Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 40

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

John Morris (born December 16, 1978; nicknamed "Johnny Mo") is a Canadian curler, and two-time Olympic gold medallist. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until April 24, ...more
Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 55

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Bradley Kenneth Roberts (born January 10, 1964) is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

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Chandra Mayor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 46

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Chandra Mayor (born in 1973), is a Canadian poet and novelist whose writings, among other topics, dive into worlds of urban and alternative cultures. She resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 62

Birthplace: Morden, Canada

Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle ...more

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Julia Benson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 40

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Julia Benson (born Julia Anderson; 26 June 1979) is a Canadian actress. She played the character Vanessa James in the science fiction series Stargate Universe.
Jack Carson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 53 (1910-1963)

Birthplace: Carman, Canada

John Elmer "Jack" Carson (October 27, 1910 – January 2, 1963) was a Canadian-born, American film actor. Though he was primarily used in supporting roles for comic relief, his work in ...more
Louis Slotin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 36 (1910-1946)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Louis Alexander Slotin (1 December 1910 – 30 May 1946) was a Canadian physicist and chemist who took part in the Manhattan Project. He was born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...more
Terry Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 23 (1958-1981)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to ...more

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Greg Bryk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 47

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Gregory Michael Bryk (born 19 August 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor. He has had a number of film roles, and may be best known as a series regular in three different television ...more
Gisele MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Gisèle MacKenzie (January 10, 1927 – September 5, 2003) was a Canadian-American singer, actress, and commercial spokesperson, best known for her performances on the US television program ...more
Leonard Peikoff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 85

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Leonard Sylvan Peikoff (; born October 15, 1933) is a Canadian-American philosopher. He is an Objectivist and was a close associate of Ayn Rand, who designated him heir to her estate after her ...more
Darren Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Darren Ross Age: 44

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Darren Ross is an actor and a stunt performer.
Marjorie White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 31 (1904-1935)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Marjorie White (July 22, 1904 – August 21, 1935) was a Canadian-born actress of stage and film.
Peter Mooney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 35

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Peter Mooney (born August 19, 1983) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Officer Nick Collins on the police drama series Rookie Blue and for playing Sir Kay on the historical fantasy ...more
Guy Maddin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 63

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Guy Maddin, (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screenwriter, director, author, cinematographer, and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from ...more
Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 30

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Jonathan Bryan Toews ( TAYVZ; born April 29, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...more

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Tina Keeper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 56

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Tina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962) is a Cree actress, film producer and former politician from Canada.First known for her role as RCMP officer Michelle Kenidi in the CBC Television series ...more
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Age: 86

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Andrew James "Andy" Bathgate (August 28, 1932 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the ...more

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