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Famous People From Winnipeg

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

Examples of people on this list include Kate Charbonneau and Micah Lexier.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Winnipeg?" or "Which celebrities were born in Winnipeg?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Anna Paquin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 36

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Anna Hélène Paquin ( PAK-win; born 24 July 1982) is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She was born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Los Angeles ...more

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Deanna Durbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Deanna Durbin Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Edna Mae Durbin (December 4, 1921 – April 17, 2013), known professionally as Deanna Durbin, was a Canadian-born actress and singer, later settled in France, who appeared in musical films in the ...more
Ashleigh Banfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 51

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29, 1967) is a Canadian-American journalist who until October 26, 2018 was a host and legal expert at the HLN TV network. She is a former host of ...more
Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Doug Henning Dec. at 53 (1947-2000)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician.
Daniel Gillies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 42

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Daniel Gillies (born 14 March 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He is best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The ...more

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Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 56

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962; Greek: Νία Βαρντάλος) is a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer of Greek descent. Her most notable work is the ...more

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John Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 40

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

John Morris (born December 16, 1978; nicknamed "Johnny Mo") is a Canadian curler, and two-time Olympic gold medallist. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until April 24, ...more
Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 55

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Bradley Kenneth Roberts (born January 10, 1964) is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

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Chandra Mayor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 46

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Chandra Mayor (born in 1973), is a Canadian poet and novelist whose writings, among other topics, dive into worlds of urban and alternative cultures. She resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Julia Benson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 40

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Julia Benson (born Julia Anderson; 26 June 1979) is a Canadian actress. She played the character Vanessa James in the science fiction series Stargate Universe.
Terry Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Dec. at 23 (1958-1981)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to ...more

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Greg Bryk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 47

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Gregory Michael Bryk (born 19 August 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor. He has had a number of film roles, and may be best known as a series regular in three different television ...more
Gisele MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Gisèle MacKenzie (January 10, 1927 – September 5, 2003) was a Canadian-American singer, actress, and commercial spokesperson, best known for her performances on the US television program ...more
Leonard Peikoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 85

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Leonard Sylvan Peikoff (; born October 15, 1933) is a Canadian-American philosopher. He is an Objectivist and was a close associate of Ayn Rand, who designated him heir to her estate after her ...more
Darren Ross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Darren Ross Age: 44

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Darren Ross is an actor and a stunt performer.
Marjorie White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Dec. at 31 (1904-1935)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Marjorie White (July 22, 1904 – August 21, 1935) was a Canadian-born actress of stage and film.
Guy Maddin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 63

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Guy Maddin, (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screenwriter, director, author, cinematographer, and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from ...more
Peter Mooney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 35

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Peter Mooney (born August 19, 1983) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Officer Nick Collins on the police drama series Rookie Blue and for playing Sir Kay on the historical fantasy ...more
Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 30

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Jonathan Bryan Toews ( TAYVZ; born April 29, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...more

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Tina Keeper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 56

Birthplace: Canada, Area code 431, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Area code 204, + more

Tina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962) is a Cree actress, film producer and former politician from Canada.First known for her role as RCMP officer Michelle Kenidi in the CBC Television series ...more
Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 86

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Andrew James "Andy" Bathgate (August 28, 1932 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the ...more

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Art Coulter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Dec. at 91 (1909-2000)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Arthur Edmund Coulter (May 31, 1909 – October 14, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey ...more
Frank Fredrickson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Dec. at 84 (1895-1979)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Sigurður Franklin Fredrickson (June 3, 1895 – May 28, 1979) was a Canadian ice hockey player who was significant to both the amateur and professional sport as it evolved in North America in ...more
Heather Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 39

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Heather Doerksen (born February 12, 1980) is a Canadian actress who has appeared on stage and screen. She has also voiced many cartoons and advertising campaigns.
Aleks Paunovic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Age: 49

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Aleks Paunovic is an actor.