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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.

Lanny Barby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Lanny Barby age 35 - Lanny Barby is a French Canadian former pornographic actress.

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Norma Shearer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Norma Shearer Died at 81 (1902-1983) - Edith Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Her early films cast her as the ...more

Maryse Ouellet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Maryse Ouellet age 34 - Maryse Mizanin is a French Canadian glamour model, professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, business woman, and actress better known simply as Maryse. She is best known for her time ...more

David Rakoff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Montreal
David Rakoff Died at 48 (1964-2012) - David Benjamin Rakoff was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City who was noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff was an essayist, ...more

Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Gregory Chamitoff age 53 - Gregory Errol Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was assigned to Expedition 17 and flew to the International Space Station on STS-124, launching 31 May 2008. He was in space 198 ...more

Henry Mintzberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Henry Mintzberg age 77 - Henry Mintzberg, OC OQ FRSC is an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management. He is currently the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty ...more

Bianca Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Bianca Beauchamp age 39 - Bianca Stéphanie Beauchamp is a Canadian fetish and adult model, known for her glamour, erotic and latex fetish modelling.

Mort Sahl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Mort Sahl age 88 - Morton Lyon "Mort" Sahl is a Canadian-born American comedian and actor, widely considered the first modern stand-up comedian. He was the first comedian to dress casually and speak ...more

Robert MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Robert MacNeil age 84 - Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil, OC, also known as Robin MacNeil, is a Canadian American novelist, and former television news anchor and journalist who had paired with Jim Lehrer to create The ...more

Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Caroline Rhea age 52 - Caroline Gilchrist Rhea is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actress and model who was the original host of the reality television show The Biggest Loser on NBC until she was replaced by Alison ...more

Peter Cullen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Peter Cullen age 74 - Peter Claver Cullen is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the original voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other appearances, as well, ...more

David Emerson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Montreal
David Emerson age 71 - David Lee Emerson, PC, OBC is a Canadian politician, financial executive, and economist Emerson is a former Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. He was first elected as a ...more

André Boisclair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Montreal
André Boisclair age 49 - André Boisclair is a politician in Quebec, Canada. He was the leader of the Parti Québécois, a social democratic and sovereigntist party in Quebec. Between January 1996 and ...more

Claude Jutra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Claude Jutra Died at 56 (1930-1986) - Claude Jutra was a Canadian actor, film director and writer. The Prix Jutra, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's Claude Jutra Award, are named in his honor because of his ...more

Kevin McDonald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Kevin McDonald age 55 - Kevin Hamilton McDonald is a Canadian comedian, actor and voice artist. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, Waffle in ...more

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Mark Robson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Mark Robson Died at 65 (1913-1978) - Mark Robson was a Canadian-born film director, producer and editor. Robson began his 45-year career in Hollywood as a film editor. He later began working as a director and producer. He directed ...more

Ben Weider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Ben Weider Died at 85 (1923-2008) - Benjamin "Ben" Weider, OC CQ was the co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness along with brother Joe Weider. He was a Canadian businessman from ...more

Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Martin Brodeur age 44 - Martin Pierre Brodeur is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender and current advisor to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-time ...more

Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Steven Pinker age 62 - Steven Arthur Pinker is a Canadian-born American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author. He is a Harvard College Professor and the Johnstone Family ...more

Mortimer Zuckerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Mortimer Zuckerman age 79 - Mortimer Benjamin "Mort" Zuckerman 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) 21 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Tarzan Tyler Died at 58 (1927-1985) - Camille Tourville was a Canadian professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, Tarzan Tyler. He was one-half of the first WWWF World Tag Team Champions, along with Luke

Georges Laraque is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Georges Laraque age 40 - Georges Edy Laraque is an athlete, sports commentator and politician. Laraque is currently a member of Norway's Lokomotiv Fana, an ice hockey team in Norway's Second Division. Laraque previously ...more

Colleen Dewhurst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Colleen Dewhurst Died at 67 (1924-1991) - Colleen Rose Dewhurst was a Canadian-American actress known most for theatre roles, and for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had ...more

Andre Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Andre Perry age 80 - André Perry is a 1980 Juno Award nominated record producer.

Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Conrad Black age 71 - Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and writer. He is a non-affiliated life peer, and a convicted felon in the United ...more

August Schellenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Montreal
August Schellenberg Died at 77 (1936-2013) - August Werner Schellenberg was a Canadian-born actor. He was noted for his film work as Chief Powhatan in The New World and his recurring role of Randolph in the Free Willy series.

Donald K. Tarlton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Donald K. Tarlton age 72 - Donald K. Tarlton, CM is a Canadian entertainment businessman. He promoted numerous concerts and Canadian musicians under the name Donald K. Donald. He attended Sir George Williams University, ...more

Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Bill Graham age 78 - William Carvel "Bill" Graham PC QC CM is a former Canadian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence, Leader of the Opposition and interim ...more

Brigitte Bako is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Brigitte Bako age 48 - Brigitte Bako is a Canadian actress known for her role on Red Shoe Diaries. She also wrote, produced and starred in the adult comedy G-Spot.

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Christophe Beck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Christophe Beck age 43 - Christophe Beck, also credited as Chris Beck, is a Canadian television and film score composer. He is a brother of the noted pianist Chilly Gonzales.

Corky Laing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Corky Laing age 67 - Laurence Gordon "Corky" Laing is a Canadian rock drummer, best known as a longtime member of pioneering American hard rock band Mountain.

Kevin O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Kevin O'Leary age 62 - Kevin O'Leary is a Canadian entrepreneur, investor, journalist, writer, financial commentator and television personality. As a television personality, he is a "Shark" investor on ABC's

Charles Doherty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Charles Doherty Died at 76 (1855-1931) - Charles Joseph Doherty, PC, KC was a Canadian politician and jurist. Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Marcus Doherty, an Irish-born judge of the Supreme Court for the Province of Quebec and ...more

Kaniehtiio Horn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Kaniehtiio Horn age 31 - Kaniehtiio Horn is a Mohawk actress. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her role in the television film Moccasin Flats: Redemption. She appeared in the 2009 films The Trotsky, Leslie, My ...more

Ben Mulroney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Ben Mulroney age 39 - Benedict Martin Paul "Ben" Mulroney is a Canadian television host. He is the oldest son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Elie Abel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Elie Abel Died at 84 (1920-2004) - Elie Abel was a Canadian-American journalist, author and academic. He lived in Palo Alto, California, United States.

Fernand Dansereau is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Fernand Dansereau age 89 - Fernand Dansereau is a Canadian film director and film producer.

Shawn Levy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Shawn Levy age 48 - Shawn Adam Levy is a Canadian-American director, producer, and actor who directed the comedy films Big Fat Liar, Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum and its ...more

Robert Morin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Robert Morin age 67 - Robert Morin is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer.

Pierre Curzi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Pierre Curzi age 69 - Pierre Curzi is an actor, screenwriter and politician in Quebec. He is a former Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Borduas in the Montérégie region south ...more

Jacques Parizeau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Jacques Parizeau age 86 - Jacques Parizeau, GOQ, is an economist and noted Quebec sovereigntist who was the 26th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from September 26, 1994, to January 29, 1996.

Hubert Reeves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Hubert Reeves age 84 - Hubert Reeves, CC OQ is a French Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science.

Angelo Tsarouchas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Angelo Tsarouchas age 39 - Angelo Tsarouchas is a Canadian comedian/actor whose parents are originally from Greece. A large element of his stand-up comedy revolves around the parody of his Greek origins.

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Jill Ciment is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Jill Ciment age 60 - Jill Ciment is an American writer.

Claude Champagne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Claude Champagne Died at 74 (1891-1965) - Claude Champagne was a Canadian composer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he studied violin with Albert Chamberland, organ with Orpha-F. Deveaux, and piano with Romain-Octave Pelletier I and Alexis ...more

Janet Perlman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Janet Perlman age 62 - Janet Laurie Perlman is a Canadian animator and children's book author and illustrator whose work includes the short film The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, which was nominated for an ...more

Jehane Benoît is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Jehane Benoît Died at 83 (1904-1987) - Jehane Benoît, OC was a Canadian culinary author, speaker, commentator, journalist, and broadcaster. After studying at the Sorbonne and the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, she started ...more

Allan F. Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Allan F. Nicholls age 72 - Allan F. Nicholls born April 8, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec, is a Canadian actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, composer and musician. He was nominated for both a BAFTA and WGA award ...more

Jan Wong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Jan Wong age 64 - Jan Wong is a Canadian journalist. Wong worked for The Globe and Mail, serving as Beijing correspondent from 1988 to 1994, when she returned to write from Canada. She is the daughter of Montreal ...more

Louise Arbour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Louise Arbour age 70 - Louise Arbour, CC GOQ was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario and a former Chief Prosecutor of the ...more