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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

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian actress and model. One of the...  more

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  • Seamus O'Regan

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Seamus Thomas Harris O'Regan (born January 18, 1971) is a Canadian politician and former...  more
  • Moondog King

    Moondog King

    Dec. at 56 (1949-2005)

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Edward John White (May 18, 1949 – August 26, 2005) was a Canadian professional wrestler, best...  more
  • Alan Doyle

    Alan Doyle

    Age: 51

    BirthplacePetty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Canada

    Alan Thomas Doyle (born May 17, 1969) is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as the...  more
  • Gwynne Dyer

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Gwynne Dyer, OC (born April 17, 1943) is a London-based independent Canadian journalist,...  more
  • John Crosbie

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    John Carnell Crosbie, (born January 30, 1931) is a retired provincial and federal politician...  more
  • Bob Cole

    Bob Cole

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Robert Cecil Cole (born (1933-06-24)June 24, 1933) is a Canadian former sports television...  more
  • Vincent P. Bryan

    Vincent P. Bryan

    Dec. at 59 (1878-1937)

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Vincent Patrick Bryan (June 22, 1878 – April 27, 1937) was an American composer and...  more
  • BirthplaceCanada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Americas, Newfoundland

    Mark O'Brien is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and film editor....  more
  • Hugh Abercrombie Anderson

    Hugh Abercrombie Anderson

    Dec. at 75 (1890-1965)

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Captain Hugh Abercrombie Anderson MBE (10 February 1890 – 9 November 1965) was a Newfoundland...  more
  • BirthplaceMount Pearl, Canada

    David or Dave Cochrane may refer to: David Cochrane (footballer) (1910–?), Scottish...  more
  • Amelia Curran is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Brandon Jones (born June 17, 1989) is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Quispamsis, New...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Anne Marie DeLuise (born August 3, 1969) is a Canadian actress....  more
  • Colin Greening

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left...  more
  • Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morris

    Edward Morris, 1st Baron Morris

    Dec. at 76 (1859-1935)

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris (May 8, 1859 – October 24, 1935) was a lawyer and...  more
  • Warren Norris

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Warren Norris (born (1974-09-19)19 September 1974 in St. John's, Newfoundland) is a Canadian...  more
  • Leah Callahan

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Leah Callahan is a female freestyle wrestler from Canada. Callahan was born in Newfoundland,...  more
  • Cluny MacPherson

    Cluny MacPherson

    Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Cluny Macpherson (March 18, 1879 – November 16, 1966) was a physician and the inventor of an...  more
  • William Cormack

    Dec. at 72 (1796-1868)

    BirthplaceNewfoundland, Canada

    William Epps Cormack (5 May 1796 – 30 April 1868) was a Scottish-Canadian explorer,...  more
  • Edward Roberts

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Edward Roberts may refer to: Edward Roberts (Canadian politician) (born 1940), Canadian...  more
  • Terry Ryan

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Terrence William James Ryan (born January 14, 1977) is a Canadian retired professional ice...  more
  • Shanawdithit


    Dec. at 28 (1801-1829)

    BirthplaceNewfoundland, Canada

    Shanawdithit (ca. 1801 – June 6, 1829), also noted as Shawnadithititis, Shawnawdithit, Nancy...  more
  • Ruby Holbrook

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Ruby Holbrook is an actress....
  • Ruth Lawrence

    Ruth Lawrence is an actress....