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Famous People From Newfoundland

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

List people include Leah Callahan, Mary Lou Farrell and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Newfoundland?" or "Which celebrities were born in Newfoundland?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Shannon Tweed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 61

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian actress and model. One of the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica, she is identified with the genre of the erotic ...more

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Seamus O'Regan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 48

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Seamus Thomas Harris O'Regan (born January 18, 1971) is a Canadian politician and former television personality from Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently serves as Minister of Indigenous ...more
Moondog King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Dec. at 56 (1949-2005)
Edward John White (May 18, 1949 – August 26, 2005) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best known as Sailor White and as Moondog King of The Moondogs when he joined the World Wrestling ...more
Alan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 49

Birthplace: Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Canada

Alan Thomas Doyle (born May 17, 1969) is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as the lead singer of Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea.
Gwynne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 75

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Gwynne Dyer, OC (born April 17, 1943) is a London-based independent Canadian journalist, syndicated columnist and military historian.
John Crosbie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 88

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

John Carnell Crosbie, (born January 30, 1931) is a retired provincial and federal politician who served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Crosbie has served ...more
Bob Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 85

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Robert Cecil Cole (born (1933-06-24)June 24, 1933) is a Canadian former sports television announcer who has worked for CBC and Sportsnet and former competitive curler. He is known primarily for ...more
Vincent P. Bryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Dec. at 59 (1878-1937)

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Vincent Patrick Bryan (June 22, 1878 – April 27, 1937) was an American composer and lyricist. In the 1903-1909 production of The Wizard of Oz he was called upon to introduce new songs in ...more
Mark O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 34

Birthplace: Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Americas, Newfoundland, + more

Mark O'Brien is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and film editor.
Hugh Abercrombie Anderso... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Dec. at 75 (1890-1965)

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Captain Hugh Abercrombie Anderson MBE (10 February 1890 – 9 November 1965) was a Newfoundland writer. Born in St. John's, Anderson was the son of politician John Anderson. Following an education ...more
David Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 46

Birthplace: Mount Pearl, Canada

David or Dave Cochrane may refer to: David Cochrane (footballer) (1910–?), Scottish footballer Dave Cochrane (baseball) (born 1963), Major League Baseball utility player Dave Cochrane (Canadian ...more
Amelia Curran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Amelia Curran is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The National Post describes her music as "a bit like Leonard Cohen being channeled in a dusty ...more
Brandon Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 29

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Brandon Jones (born June 17, 1989) is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Quispamsis, New Brunswick. He was a competitor on season 4 of Canadian Idol and was eliminated on August 1, 2006, placing ...more
Anne Marie DeLuise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 49

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Anne Marie DeLuise (born August 3, 1969) is a Canadian actress.
Colin Greening is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Age: 32

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He played for the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League ...more
Edward Morris, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morris Dec. at 76 (1859-1935)

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris (May 8, 1859 – October 24, 1935) was a lawyer and Prime Minister of Newfoundland.Born in St. John's, the son of Edward Morris and Catherine Fitzgerald, he ...more
Warren Norris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Warren Norris Age: 44

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Warren Norris (born (1974-09-19)19 September 1974 in St. John's, Newfoundland) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League. He has ...more
Leah Callahan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Leah Callahan Age: 31

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Leah Callahan is a female freestyle wrestler from Canada. Callahan was born in Newfoundland, grew up in Mackenzie, British Columbia, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. In 2012 Callahan ...more
Cluny MacPherson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Cluny MacPherson Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Cluny Macpherson (March 18, 1879 – November 16, 1966) was a physician and the inventor of an early gas mask. After World War I he served as the president of the St. John's Clinical Society and ...more
William Cormack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
William Cormack Dec. at 72 (1796-1868)

Birthplace: Newfoundland, Canada

William Epps Cormack (5 May 1796 – 30 April 1868) was a Scottish-Canadian explorer, philanthropist, agriculturalist and author, born St. John's, Newfoundland. Cormack was the first person of ...more
Edward Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Edward Roberts Age: 78

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Edward Roberts may refer to: Edward Roberts (Canadian politician) (born 1940), Canadian politician and former Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador Edward Roberts (mayor) (c. 1690–c. ...more
Terry Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Terry Ryan Age: 42

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Terrence William James Ryan (born January 14, 1977) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens eighth overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft and ...more
Shanawdithit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Shanawdithit Dec. at 28 (1801-1829)

Birthplace: Newfoundland, Canada

Shanawdithit (ca. 1801 – June 6, 1829), also noted as Shawnadithititis, Shawnawdithit, Nancy April and Nancy Shanawdithit, was the last known living member of the Beothuk people, who inhabited ...more
Ruby Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Ruby Holbrook Age: 88

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Ruby Holbrook is an actress.
Ruth Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Newfoundland
Ruth Lawrence

Birthplace: St. John's, Canada

Ruth Lawrence is an actress.