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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.

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Dan Aykroyd age 63 - Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an ...more

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Sarah Chalke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Sarah Chalke age 40 - Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, and ...more

Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Alanis Morissette age 42 - Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Rich Little age 78 - Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices," by voice actor Mel Blanc.

Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Jay Baruchel age 34 - Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel is a Canadian actor and comedian. He plays Josh Greenberg, the main character, in the FXX comedy television series Man Seeking Woman, and played ...more

Terrence Malick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Terrence Malick age 73 - Terrence Frederick Malick is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning over four decades he has directed six feature films. He made his directorial debut with ...more

Margaret Atwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Margaret Atwood age 77 - Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias ...more

Steve MacLean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Steve MacLean age 62 - Steven Glenwood MacLean FRCGS is a Canadian astronaut. He was the President of the Canadian Space Agency, from September 1, 2008 to February 1, 2013. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is ...more

Donal Logue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Donal Logue age 51 - Donal Francis Logue is a film & television actor, producer and writer. His notable roles include starring in the film The Tao of Steve, Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, the sitcom Grounded for ...more

Max Valiquette is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Max Valiquette age 44 - Max Valiquette is one of Canada's best known culture and media experts and commentators. A marketer by trade, he was the president of Youthography, a Canadian youth marketing agency, which is ...more

Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Josh Dolgin Josh Dolgin, better known by his stage name Socalled, is a Canadian rapper and record producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip hop, klezmer, and other styles such as drum & bass and folk ...more

Jessica Holmes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Jessica Holmes age 43 - Jessica Holmes is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known for her work with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, which she joined in 2003, after starring in her own show, The Holmes Show in ...more

Michel Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Michel Trudeau Died at 23 (1975-1998) - Michel Trudeau was the youngest son of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he lived in Montreal and studied at Collège ...more

John Ralston Saul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
John Ralston Saul age 69 - John Ralston Saul, CC OOnt is a Canadian author, essayist, president of PEN International, and co-founder and co-chair of the non-profit Institute for Canadian Citizenship. As an essayist, Saul ...more

Jim Kyte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Jim Kyte age 51 - James G. Kyte is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Kyte made history by being the first legally deaf National Hockey League player, playing 598 games in the NHL. Kyte is the son ...more

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Nick Denis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Nick Denis age 32 - Nick Denis is a retired Canadian professional mixed martial artist. A World Victory Road, Aggression Fighting Championship, King of the Cage and UFC veteran, Denis is best known for being a ...more

Tommy Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Tommy Smith Died at 81 (1885-1966) - Thomas Joseph Smith was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, who played from 1905 until 1920 for 16 teams in his career. He was a member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams, the Ottawa ...more

Ebbie Goodfellow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Ebbie Goodfellow Died at 79 (1906-1985) - Ebenezer Robertson "Poker Face" Goodfellow, "Ebbie" for short, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. Goodfellow played in the National Hockey League for ...more

Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Bruce Cockburn age 71 - Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad ...more

Kelly Rowan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Kelly Rowan age 51 - Kelly Rowan is a Canadian film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen in the US television series The O.C.

Nicole Oliver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Nicole Oliver age 47 - Nicole Lyn Oliver is a Canadian actress and voice actress. She is best known for her roles as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Zoe Trent in Littlest Pet

Paul Poirier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Paul Poirier age 25 - Paul Poirier is a Canadian ice dancer. With Piper Gilles, he is the 2014 Four Continents silver medalist and a two-time Canadian national medalist. With earlier partner Vanessa Crone, he is the ...more

Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Robert J. Sawyer age 56 - Robert James Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 21 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, ...more

Bill Brodie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Bill Brodie Died at 71 (1931-2002) - Bill Brodie is a film art director and production designer.

Paul Anka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Paul Anka age 75 - Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put ...more

Anthony Lemke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Anthony Lemke Anthony Lemke is a Canadian actor. Lemke is best known for portraying Brian Becker on the hit CTV series "The Listener", now in its fifth season; Ryan Lambert on the Showcase series ...more

James Cybulski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
James Cybulski James Cybulski is a Canadian broadcaster with Sportsnet who serves as a co-anchor for their morning edition of Sportsnet Central alongside Caroline Cameron. Previously, Cybulski worked as a host ...more

Andrew Coyne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Andrew Coyne age 56 - James Andrew Coyne is a Canadian political columnist with, and Editorial and Comments editor of, the National Post and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC's The National. Previously, he has ...more

Andrew Erin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Andrew Erin age 43 - Andrew C. Erin is an American film maker, he was born on May 29, 1973. He is best known for his film Sam's Lake, starring Sandrine Holt. Sam's Lake is a thriller/horror film released in 2006. He ...more

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Kathleen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Kathleen Edwards age 38 - Kathleen Edwards is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates". Her next two albums ...more

Kelly Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Kelly Sheridan age 39 - Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actress based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has provided numerous voices for cartoons and Japanese anime series. She is best known for being the voice ...more

Dalton McGuinty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Dalton McGuinty age 61 - Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr., is a Canadian politician. He was the 24th Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2013. McGuinty is generally regarded as holding moderately center to left ...more

Robert J. LeRoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Robert J. LeRoy age 73 - Dr. Robert J. LeRoy is one of Canada’s leading chemists and is currently a University Professor at the University of Waterloo. LeRoy received the BSc and MSc degrees from University of Toronto ...more

Angela Besharah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Angela Besharah age 34 - Angela Besharah is a Canadian actor, director and producer.

John G. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
John G. Thompson age 84 - John Griggs Thompson is a mathematician at the University of Florida noted for his work in the field of finite groups. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970, the Wolf Prize in 1992 and the ...more

Bob Rae is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Bob Rae age 68 - Robert Keith "Bob" Rae, PC, OC, O.Ont, QC is a lawyer, negotiator and former Canadian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and was the former interim leader ...more

Dave Dunlop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Dave Dunlop age 51 - John David “Dave” Dunlop Disney’s Mammoth Records). Since 1990, he has had a successful musical relationship with Rik Emmett, sharing guitar-playing duties in The Rik Emmett Band, Strung-Out ...more

Dominic LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Dominic LeBlanc age 49 - Dominic A. LeBlanc, PC, MP, is a Canadian lawyer and politician from New Brunswick, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauséjour and sits in the Canadian House of ...more

Grant H. Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Grant H. Crabtree Died at 95 (1913-2008) - Grant Holland Crabtree was an award-winning cinematographer, director, and photographer who worked during the early years of the Canadian film industry, first for Crawley Films, then for the ...more

David McGuinty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
David McGuinty age 57 - David Joseph McGuinty, MP is a Canadian lawyer and politician from Ontario, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa South and sits in the Canadian House of Commons as the ...more

Millee Taggart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Millee Taggart age 76 - Millee Taggart is an American actress, best known for her long-running role as Janet Bergman Collins on Search for Tomorrow. She portrayed the character from 1971 to 1982. Her other acting roles ...more

Tom Cavanagh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Tom Cavanagh age 53 - Thomas Patrick "Tom" Cavanagh is a Canadian actor best known for a variety of roles on American television, including starring roles in Ed, Love Monkey and Trust Me. He has also ...more

John Baird is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
John Baird age 47 - John Russell Baird, PC, served as Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and had been member of the federal cabinet, in various positions, since ...more

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Jim Peterson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Jim Peterson age 75 - James Scott "Jim" Peterson, PC is a retired Canadian politician and former Minister of International Trade. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he has a DCL from McGill University, a Master of ...more

Frank Patrick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Frank Patrick Died at 75 (1885-1960) - Francis Alexis Patrick was an early Canadian professional ice hockey player, NHL head coach and manager.

Bob Chiarelli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Bob Chiarelli age 75 - Robert "Bob" Chiarelli is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who served from 1987 to 1997, and then was subsequently ...more

Eric C. R. Hehner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Eric C. R. Hehner age 69 - Eric C. R. Hehner, called Rick, is a Canadian computer scientist. Eric Hehner was born on 16 September 1947 in Ottawa. He studied mathematics and physics at Carleton University, obtaining his ...more

Bruce Stuart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Bruce Stuart Died at 80 (1881-1961) - Charles Bruce Stuart was a Canadian amateur and professional ice hockey forward who played for the Quebec Bulldogs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers, Portage Lakes Hockey Club, Pittsburgh ...more

Alan Cumyn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Alan Cumyn age 57 - Alan Cumyn is a Canadian novelist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Alan Cumyn studied at Canadian military College in 1983, and Queen's University before earning an M.A. in Creative Writing and ...more

Jen Gould is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
Jen Gould age 46 - Jennifer Gould is a film actress and singer.