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Famous People From Ontario

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

This list contains people like Hughie Lehman and Red Kelly.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Ontario?" or "Which celebrities were born in Ontario?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 40

Birthplace: London, Canada

Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress and activist. After graduating from a four-year theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian ...more

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Laura Vandervoort is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 34

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 38

Birthplace: London, Canada

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995), and went on to ...more

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 57

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, musician, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained ...more

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Emily VanCamp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 32

Birthplace: Port Perry, Canada

Emily Irene VanCamp (born May 12, 1986) is a Canadian actress known for her roles on The WB television series Everwood, the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters and Revenge, and as Sharon Carter / ...more

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Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: Died at 39 (1971-2010)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, ...more

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Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 45

Birthplace: Guelph, Canada

Neve Adrianne Campbell (; born October 3, 1973) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her starring role as Julia Salinger on the Fox television drama series Party of Five (1994–2000), and ...more

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 66

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Daniel Edward Aykroyd, ( AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician and filmmaker who was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" ...more

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Shenae Grimes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 29

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

Birthplace: Canada, Newmarket, Ontario, Regional Municipality of York, Americas

John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian, known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of ...more

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 55

Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

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Shay Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 31

Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

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A. J. Cook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 40

Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada

Andrea Joy Cook (born July 22, 1978) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also ...more

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 78

Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada

George Alexander Trebek (born July 22, 1940) is a Canadian-American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since it was revived in 1984, and has also ...more

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Sarah Chalke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 42

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Sarah Chalke (; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian actress and voice artist. She is known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Becky Conner and Andrea ...more

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 44

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Alanis Nadine Morissette (; born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in ...more

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 68

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Americas, Hamilton

Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice artist, singer and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night ...more

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Gail Kim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 42

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 73

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Sarah Polley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 40

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Sarah Ellen Polley (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, writer, director, producer and political activist. Polley first garnered attention as a child actress for her role as Ramona ...more

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Linda Evangelista is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 53

Birthplace: St. Catharines, Canada

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Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 65

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Frederick Allan Moranis (; born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, screenwriter and producer. He came to prominence in the sketch comedy series Second City ...more

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Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 80

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor. He has been nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices".

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Vanity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 60

Birthplace: Canada, Niagara Falls

Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, model, and actress who turned away from her music and acting ...more

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Edge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Ontario
Age: 45
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