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Famous People From Montreal

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

People here include everything from Melissa Auf der Maur to Matthew Bissonnette.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Montreal?" or "Which celebrities were born in Montreal?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Norma Shearer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 81 (1902-1983)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian American actress and Hollywood star from 1925 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingenues. She ...more

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Maryse Ouellet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 36

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Maryse Mizanin (; née Ouellet; born January 21, 1983) is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, actress, businesswoman, reality star and glamour model ...more

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David Rakoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 48 (1964-2012)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

David Benjamin Rakoff (November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012) was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City, who wrote humorous and sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. ...more
Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 56

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Gregory Errol Chamitoff (born 6 August 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an engineer and former NASA astronaut. He has been to space twice, spending 6 months aboard the ISS across Expedition ...more
Henry Mintzberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 79

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Henry Mintzberg, (born September 2, 1939) is a Canadian academic and author on business and management. He is currently the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of ...more
Bianca Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Bianca Beauchamp Age: 41

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Bianca Stéphanie Beauchamp (French pronunciation: ​[bjanka stefani boʃɑ̃], born October 14, 1977) is a Canadian fetish model, known for her glamour, erotic and latex fetish modelling.
Mort Sahl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 88

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Morton Lyon Sahl (born May 11, 1927) is an American comedian, actor, and social satirist, considered the first modern stand-up comedian since Will Rogers. Sahl pioneered a style of social satire ...more

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Robert MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 88

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Robert Breckenridge Ware "Robin" MacNeil, OC (born January 19, 1931) is a Canadian-American novelist, and retired television news anchor and journalist who partnered with Jim Lehrer to ...more
Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Caroline Rhea Age: 54

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Caroline Rhea (born April 13, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actress who is best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She has performed ...more

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Peter Cullen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 77

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other incarnations ...more

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David Emerson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 73

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

David Lee Emerson, (born September 17, 1945) is a Canadian politician, financial executive, and economist Emerson is a former Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. He was ...more
André Boisclair ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 52

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

André Boisclair (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃dʁe bwaklɛʁ]; born April 14, 1966) is a politician in Quebec, Canada. He was the leader of the Parti Québécois, a social ...more
Claude Jutra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 56 (1930-1986)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Claude Jutra (French pronunciation: ​[klod ʒytʁa]; March 11, 1930 – November 5, 1986) was a French Canadian actor, film director and writer.The Prix Jutra, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and ...more
Kevin McDonald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 57

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Kevin Hamilton McDonald (born May 16, 1961) is a Canadian actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Agent Wendy Pleakley in the Lilo & ...more
Mark Robson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 65 (1913-1978)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Mark Robson may refer to: Mark Robson (film director) (1913–1978), Canadian film director and producer Mark Robson (American writer), Scottish-American writer and expert in United States coins ...more
Ben Weider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Benjamin "Ben" Weider, (February 1, 1923 – October 17, 2008) was the co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) along with brother Joe Weider. He ...more
Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 46

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey goaltender and current team executive. He played 22 seasons ...more

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Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 64

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of ...more

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Mortimer Zuckerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 81

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman (born June 4, 1937) is a Canadian-born American media proprietor, magazine editor, and investor. He is the co-founder, executive chairman and former CEO of Boston ...more
Tarzan Tyler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 58 (1927-1985)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Camille Tourville (December 4, 1927 - December 24, 1985) was a Canadian professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, Tarzan Tyler. He was one-half of the first WWWF World ...more
Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 42

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Georges Edy Laraque (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ laʁak]; born December 7, 1976) is a Canadian sports commentator, politician, and former ice hockey player. Laraque previously retired from ...more

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Colleen Dewhurst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 67 (1924-1991)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Colleen Rose Dewhurst (3 June 1924 – 22 August 1991) was a Canadian-American actress. She is known most for theatre roles, and for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway". In her ...more
Andre Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 82

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

André Perry is a 1980 Juno Award nominated record producer.
Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Age: 74

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KCSG (born August 25, 1944), is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and author. In 2007, he was convicted on four counts of fraud ...more
August Schellenberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. at 77 (1936-2013)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

August Werner Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013) was a Canadian-born actor. He was noted for his film work as Chief Powhatan in The New World (2005) and his role of Randolph Johnson ...more