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Famous People From Vancouver

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Jane McGregor and Christine Chatelain.

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

    GenderFemale

    Kristin Laura Kreuk (; born December 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. Debuting on Canadian teen drama Edgemont, she became most known for her roles as Lana Lang in the superhero television series...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameRyan Reynolds

    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and had...  more

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  • BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Richard Holman Hatch Jr. (born April 8, 1961) is an American former reality television contestant. In 2000, he won the first season of the CBS reality series Survivor. He was a contestant on a...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Emmanuelle Frederique Vaugier (, voh-zhee-AY; born June 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actress, and model. Vaugier has had recurring roles as Detective Jessica Angell on CSI: NY, Mia on...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderMale

    Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian actor and producer. He began his career on Canadian television at the age of 13, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderMale

    Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian/American actor and director. He is best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000),...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Sarah Mutch (born December 21, 1984) also known by nickname Skippy, is a Canadian fashion model and actress. She is best known for the Guess campaigns, Italian Vogue, Maxim covers and commercials....  more
  • Carly Pope

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Carly Pope (born August 28, 1980) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles on The WB's drama series Popular (1999–2001), supernatural drama series The Collector (2004-2005), USA...  more
  • Devon Sawa

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderMale

    Devon Edward Sawa (born September 7, 1978) is a Canadian actor. He began acting when he was a teen, appearing in the films Little Giants (1994), Casper (1995), Now and Then (1995), Night of the...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderMale

    Alexander Ludwig (born May 7, 1992) is a Canadian actor, singer and model. His notable film credits include The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and The Hunger Games. He currently appears in the History...  more
  • Noot Seear

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Noot Seear (born Renata Seear; October 5, 1983) is a Canadian fashion model and actress....  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderMale

    Spencer Chandra Herbert is a Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Representing the British Columbia New Democratic Party, he won the October 29, 2008,...  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameLauren Lee Smith

    Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her television roles, including Emma DeLauro in the syndicated fantasy drama Mutant X, Riley Adams in the CBS forensics...  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameKirsten Zien

    Kirsten Prout Zien (born September 28, 1990) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her lead roles in the ABC Family television shows, Kyle XY and The Lying Game. Her first sizable break in film...  more
  • Ann Rutherford

    Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Therese Ann Rutherford (November 2, 1917 – June 11, 2012) was a Canadian-American actress in film, radio, and television. She had a long career starring and co-starring in films, playing Polly...  more
  • Yvonne De Carlo

    Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton; September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-American actress, dancer, and singer. A brunette with blue-grey eyes, she became an...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

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  • Alina Cho

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceVancouver, Washington

    GenderFemale

    Alina Cho, a longtime television correspondent and former host of CNN's "Fashion: Backstage Pass", is currently an Editor at Large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, a division of Penguin Random House. Ms....  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameMichael Shanks

    Michael Garrett Shanks (born December 15, 1970) is a Canadian actor, writer and director. He is known for playing Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian–American military science fiction...  more

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  • BirthplaceVancouver, Washington

    GenderMale

    James C. Moeller is an American politician and mental health professional from Washington State and a member of the Washington State House of Representatives representing the 49th Legislative...  more
  • Andy Quan

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderMale

    Andy Quan (born 7 July 1969), is a Chinese-Canadian author who now lives in Sydney, Australia. In his writing, he frequently explores the ways in which sexual identity and cultural identity interact....  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Magda Apanowicz ( ap-ə-NOH-vitch; Polish: [apaˈnɔvit͡ʂ]; born November 8, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Andy Jensen on the ABC Family series Kyle XY, as Lacy Rand on...  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Gabrielle Sunshine Miller (born November 9, 1973) is a Canadian actress who, since the start of her career in 1993, has appeared in hundreds of television films and series episodes, including leading...  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderMale

    Roy MacLaren may refer to: Roy MacLaren (footballer) (born 1930), Scottish footballer Roy MacLaren (politician) (born 1934), Canadian politician...  more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Kimberley Joseph (born August 30, 1973) is a Canadian Australian actress who is based in the United States. Joseph was born in Canada, brought up on the Gold Coast in Australia and educated in...  more