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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
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 31
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 51
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 56
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 40
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 55
Bradley Kenneth "Brad" Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

Chandra Mayor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Manitoba
age 46
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 62
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 40
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 47
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 85
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 44
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 35
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 63
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 30
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 86
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