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

This list below has everything from Bill Casey to Rodger Cuzner.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Nova Scotia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Nova Scotia?" then this list is a great resource for you.

John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 98 (1908-2006)
John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 31
Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Crosby was drafted first overall by the ...more

Scott Brison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 51
Scott A. Brison, PC, MP is a Canadian politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. Brison has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Kings-Hants since the 1997 federal election. Brison was ...more

Harold Russell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 88 (1914-2002)
Harold John Russell was a Canadian-American World War II veteran who became one of only two non-professional actors to win an Academy Award for acting. Russell also holds the unique honor of ...more

Nikki Payne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 43
Nikki Payne, is a Canadian comedian and actress, from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Born with a cleft palate, she is well known for incorporating her lisp into her comedy act. She has ...more

Rita MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)
Rita MacNeil, CM, ONS was a Canadian country and folk singer from the community of Big Pond on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Her biggest hit, "Flying On Your Own", was a crossover ...more

George Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 72 (1885-1957)
George Alan Cleveland was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1933 and 1954.

Donald Olding Hebb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
Donald Olding Hebb FRS was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons contributed to psychological ...more

Shawn Alex Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 67
Shawn Alex Thompson, is a Canadian actor, award winning Screenwriter, television producer, and television director, as well as a professional magician. Notably he is one of the producers of ...more

Sarah Conrad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 33
Sarah Conrad is a professional snowboarder.

Peter North is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 61
Peter North is a Canadian pornographic actor, director, dancer and producer.

George Elliott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 59
George Elliott Clarke, OC ONS is a Canadian poet and playwright. His work largely explores and chronicles the experience and history of the Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New ...more

The Unknown Comic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 74
Murray Langston is an actor.

Andrew Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 33
Andrew Jacob Gordon is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

Michael L. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Michael L. MacDonald age 63
Michael L. Macdonald (born May 4, 1955) is a Canadian politician and a Conservative member of the Canadian Senate. He was appointed on the advice of Stephen Harper to the Senate on 22 December

Anne Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 73
Morna Anne Murray CC ONS, known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of ...more

Natalie MacMaster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 46
Natalie MacMaster, CM is an award-winning fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada who plays Cape Breton fiddle music. MacMaster has toured with the ...more

John Makdessi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
John Makdessi age 33
John Makdessi is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Makdessi has been a professional MMA competitor since 2008, ...more

Tanya Huff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 62
Tanya Sue Huff is a Canadian fantasy author. Her stories have been published since the late 1980s, including five fantasy series and one science fiction series. One of these, her Blood Books ...more

Peter MacKay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 53
Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC, MP is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Nova and current Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the ...more

Sixtoo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 41
Sixtoo was the main project of a Canadian underground hip hop DJ, producer and rapper Vaughn Robert Squire between 1996 and 2007. He has since retired the Sixtoo name pursuing other directions ...more

Charles Aubrey Eaton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 85 (1868-1953)
Charles Aubrey Eaton was a Canadian-born American clergyman and politician who led congregations at Natick, Massachusetts, 1893–1895; Bloor Street, Toronto, 1895–1901; Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, ...more

Darrell Dexter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
age 61
Darrell Elvin Dexter is a Canadian lawyer, journalist and former naval officer who served as the 27th Premier of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia from 2009 to 2013. A member of the Nova ...more

George Mercer Dawson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 52 (1849-1901)
George Mercer Dawson CMG FRS FRSC, was a Canadian scientist and surveyor. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of Sir John William Dawson, Principal of McGill University and his ...more

Abraham Pineo Gesner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Nova Scotia
Dec. at 67 (1797-1864)
Abraham Pineo Gesner was a Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Although Ignacy Łukasiewicz developed the modern kerosene lamp, starting the world's oil industry, Gesner is ...more