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Famous People From Ottawa

Updated June 8, 2017 9.0k views733 items

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

List people include George Russell Boucher, Jason Bailey and more.

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

    GenderMale

    Daniel Edward Aykroyd, ( AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian,...  more

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    Sarah Chalke (; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian actress and voice artist. She is known for...  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Alanis Nadine Morissette (; born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and...  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (; born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor, director,...  more

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    Terrence Frederick Malick (; born November 30, 1943) is an American film director,...  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary...  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Steven Glenwood MacLean (born December 14, 1954) is a Canadian astronaut. He was the...  more
  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Donal Francis Logue (born February 27, 1965 or 1966) (sources vary) is an Irish-Canadian film...  more

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    Max Valiquette is a Canadian culture and media expert and commentators. A marketer by trade,...  more
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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Jessica Holmes (born August 29, 1973) is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known...  more
  • Michel Trudeau

    Dec. at 23 (1975-1998)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Michel Charles-Émile Trudeau (October 2, 1975 – November 13, 1998) was the youngest son of...  more
  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    John Ralston Saul, (born June 19, 1947) is a Canadian writer, political philosopher, and...  more
  • Jim Kyte

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    James G. Kyte (born March 21, 1964) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. Kyte...  more
  • Nick Denis

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceNorth Bay, Canada

    GenderMale

    Nick Denis (born October 11, 1983) is a retired Canadian professional mixed martial artist. A...  more
  • Tommy Smith

    Dec. at 81 (1885-1966)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Thomas Joseph Smith (September 27, 1886 – August 1, 1966) was a Canadian professional ice...  more
  • Ebbie Goodfellow

    Dec. at 79 (1906-1985)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Ebenezer Robertson "Poker Face" Goodfellow, "Ebbie" for short, (April 9, 1907 – September 10,...  more
  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Bruce Douglas Cockburn (; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist....  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Kelly Rowan (born October 26, 1965) is a Canadian film and television actress and former...  more

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  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Nicole Lyn Oliver (born February 22, 1970) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is best known...  more
  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Paul Poirier ([pɑl pwa.ʁje]; born November 6, 1991) is a Canadian ice dancer. With Piper...  more
  • BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    Robert James Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23...  more
  • Bill Brodie

    Dec. at 71 (1931-2002)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Bill Brodie is a film art director and production designer....  more
  • Paul Anka

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actor....  more

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