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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
age 66
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

Sarah Chalke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
age 42
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
age 44
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
age 80
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
age 36
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
age 75
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
age 79
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
age 64
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
age 52
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
age 46
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, 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
age 45
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
Dec. 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
age 71
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
age 54
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

Nick Denis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Ottawa
age 35
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 73
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
age 53
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
age 49
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
age 27
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
age 58
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
Dec. 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
age 77
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