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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 35 Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her first film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in March 1994 at the age of 11, making ...more

Tracy Spiridakos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 30 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
Dec. at 92 (1921-2013) Deanna Durbin was a Canadian actress and singer, who appeared in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, her singing voice being variously described as being light but full, sweet and unaffected. ...more

Ashleigh Banfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 50 Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist who works for CNN and hosts the legal news program Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. She previously hosted Early Start and the 11 a.m. hour ...more

Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 53 (1947-2000) Douglas James Henning 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 Daniel J. Gillies 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 Originals, as well as ...more

Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 55 Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos is a Canadian-born actress, screenwriter, director, singer and producer. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award–nominated film My Big Fat Greek ...more

John Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 39 John Morris is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic gold medalist from Chestermere, Alberta. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until 24 April 2013. Morris, author of ...more

Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 54 Bradley Kenneth "Brad" Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

Chandra Mayor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 45 Chandra Mayor, 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 61 Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, CM OM is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. ...more

Julia Benson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 39 Julia Benson is a Canadian actress.

Jack Carson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 53 (1910-1963) John Elmer "Jack" Carson was a Canadian-born American-based film actor. Carson was one of the most popular character actors during the "golden age of Hollywood", with a film ...more

Louis Slotin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 36 (1910-1946) Louis Alexander Slotin was a Canadian physicist and chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project. On 21 May 1946, Slotin accidentally began a fission reaction, which released a burst of hard ...more

Terry Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 23 (1958-1981) Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox CC OD was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to ...more

Greg Bryk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 46 Greggory Michael "Greg" Bryk is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for playing the role of Mallick in Saw V, Vickor Harris in the 2006 film Living Death, Commando ...more

Gisele MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003) Gisèle MacKenzie was a Canadian singer, most famous for her performances on the popular television program Your Hit Parade.

Leonard Peikoff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 84 Leonard S. Peikoff is a Canadian-American philosopher. A former professor of philosophy, he was designated by the philosopher Ayn Rand as heir to her estate. He is an author, a leading advocate ...more

Darren Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Darren Ross age 43 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) Marjorie White was a Canadian-born actress of stage and film.

Peter Mooney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 34 Peter Mooney is a Canadian actor, perhaps best known for his role as Officer Nick Collins on the drama series Rookie Blue and for playing Sir Kay on the historical fantasy series Camelot.

Guy Maddin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 62 Guy Maddin, CM OM is a Canadian screen-writer, director, author, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His ...more

Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 29 Jonathan Bryan Toews is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Toews was selected by the Blackhawks ...more

Tina Keeper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 56 Tina Keeper, OM, is a Cree activist, producer, former actress and former member of the Canadian House of Commons. Keeper is best known for her role as RCMP officer Michelle Kenidi in the CBC ...more

Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 85 Andrew James Bathgate is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red ...more

Art Coulter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 91 (1909-2000) Arthur Edmund Coulter was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League. Coulter, a two time Stanley Cup ...more

Heather Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 38 Heather Doerksen is a Canadian actress who has appeared on stage, and on screen alongside such actors as Kathy Bates, William H. Macy, Christopher Lloyd, and Jessica Alba. She has voiced many ...more

Frank Fredrickson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 84 (1895-1979) Sigurður Franklin Fredrickson was a Canadian ice hockey player who was significant to both the amateur and professional sport as it evolved in North America in the early 20th century. ...more

Joe Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 40 Joseph Daniel Doerksen is a Canadian mixed martial artist from New Bothwell, Manitoba. He is a veteran of promotions such as the UFC and the IFL. He specializes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, with the ...more

Babe Pratt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 72 (1916-1988) Walter Peter "Babe" Pratt was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman/left winger who played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins in the National ...more

Aleks Paunovic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 48 Aleks Paunovic is an actor.

Margaret Laurence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 61 (1926-1987) Margaret Laurence was a writer.

Dawna Friesen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 53 Dawna Friesen is a Canadian television journalist, currently the chief anchor and executive editor of Global National. She was previously a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in its London ...more

Candace Rae is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 36

Roy Miki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 75 Roy Akira Miki, CM OBC FRSC is a Canadian poet and scholar. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to second generation Japanese-Canadian parents, he attended the University of Manitoba, the University of ...more

Miriam Toews is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 54 Miriam Toews is a Canadian writer, best known for her novels A Complicated Kindness and All My Puny Sorrows. She has won a number of literary prizes including the Governor General's Award for ...more

Jim Peebles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 82 Phillip James Edwin Peebles is a Canadian-American physicist and theoretical cosmologist who is currently the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University. Peebles was ...more

Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 45 Clara Hughes, OC OM MSC is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals over the ...more

David W. Slater is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 89 (1921-2010) David Walker Slater was a Canadian economist, civil servant and former President of York University. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1942 from the ...more

Vilhjalmur Stefansson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 83 (1879-1962) Vilhjalmur Stefansson was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist.

W. G. Unruh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 72 William George Unruh is a Canadian physicist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, who described the hypothetical Unruh effect in 1976. Unruh has an Erdős number of 3.

Graham Steele is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 53 Graham Steele is a Canadian lawyer and former politician, having represented the constituency of Halifax Fairview in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2001-2013 for the Nova Scotia New ...more

Robert Tinkler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 44 Robert Tinkler, also known as Rob Tinkler, is a Canadian actor who is primarily known for his voiceover work. He is the voice of Howie on Almost Naked Animals, Max on The Adventures of Sam & ...more

Michel Dumontier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Manitoba

Bill Blaikie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 66 William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie, PC is a retired Canadian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, from 2009 until 2011 representing the Winnipeg division ...more

Catherine Seipp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 50 (1957-2007) Catherine Seipp was a Los Angeles freelance writer and media critic. She is best known for writing the weekly "From the Left Coast" column for National Review Online and a monthly ...more

Kristin Butcher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 66 Kristin Butcher is a Canadian writer and reviewer of young adult and juvenile fiction. Her first novel, The Runaways, was published in 1997 and went on to be a regional Silver Birch Award ...more

Fred Penner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 71 Frederick Ralph Cornelius "Fred" Penner, CM OM is a Canadian children's music performer who gives appearances throughout North America. His television show, Fred Penner's Place, aired ...more

Jay Brazeau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 64 Jay Brazeau is a Canadian actor and voice actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Joel Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
Dec. at 57 (1954-2011) Joel Rosenberg was a Canadian American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his long-running "Guardians of the Flame" series. Rosenberg was also a gun rights activist. He ...more