READ Famous People From Montreal

Reference
9.7k views 999 items

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
age 37
Lanny Barby is a French Canadian former actress.

Norma Shearer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. 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
age 36
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
Dec. 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
age 56
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
age 79
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
age 41
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
age 91
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
age 88
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
age 54
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
age 77
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
age 73
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
age 52
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
Dec. 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
age 57
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

Mark Robson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Montreal
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 46
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
age 64
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
age 81
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
Dec. 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
age 42
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
Dec. 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
age 82
André Perry is a 1980 Juno Award nominated record producer.

Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Montreal
age 74
Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and writer. Black controlled Hollinger International, once the world's third-largest ...more