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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 35 Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her first film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in March 1994 at the age of 11, making ...more

Deanna Durbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 92 (1921-2013) Deanna Durbin was a Canadian actress and singer, who appeared in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, her singing voice being variously described as being light but full, sweet and unaffected. ...more

Ashleigh Banfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 50 Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist who works for CNN and hosts the legal news program Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. She previously hosted Early Start and the 11 a.m. hour ...more

Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 53 (1947-2000) Douglas James Henning 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 Daniel J. Gillies 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 Originals, as well as ...more

Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 55 Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos is a Canadian-born actress, screenwriter, director, singer and producer. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award–nominated film My Big Fat Greek ...more

John Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 39 John Morris is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic gold medalist from Chestermere, Alberta. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until 24 April 2013. Morris, author of ...more

Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 54 Bradley Kenneth "Brad" Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

Chandra Mayor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 45 Chandra Mayor, 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 39 Julia Benson is a Canadian actress.

Terry Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 23 (1958-1981) Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox CC OD was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to ...more

Greg Bryk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 46 Greggory Michael "Greg" Bryk is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for playing the role of Mallick in Saw V, Vickor Harris in the 2006 film Living Death, Commando ...more

Gisele MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 76 (1927-2003) Gisèle MacKenzie was a Canadian singer, most famous for her performances on the popular television program Your Hit Parade.

Leonard Peikoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 84 Leonard S. Peikoff is a Canadian-American philosopher. A former professor of philosophy, he was designated by the philosopher Ayn Rand as heir to her estate. He is an author, a leading advocate ...more

Darren Ross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Darren Ross age 43 Darren Ross is an actor and a stunt performer.

Marjorie White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 31 (1904-1935) Marjorie White was a Canadian-born actress of stage and film.

Guy Maddin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 62 Guy Maddin, CM OM is a Canadian screen-writer, director, author, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His ...more

Peter Mooney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 34 Peter Mooney is a Canadian actor, perhaps best known for his role as Officer Nick Collins on the drama series Rookie Blue and for playing Sir Kay on the historical fantasy series Camelot.

Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 29 Jonathan Bryan Toews is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Toews was selected by the Blackhawks ...more

Tina Keeper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 56 Tina Keeper, OM, is a Cree activist, producer, former actress and former member of the Canadian House of Commons. Keeper is best known for her role as RCMP officer Michelle Kenidi in the CBC ...more

Andy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 85 Andrew James Bathgate is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right wing who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red ...more

Art Coulter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 91 (1909-2000) Arthur Edmund Coulter was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League. Coulter, a two time Stanley Cup ...more

Frank Fredrickson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 84 (1895-1979) Sigurður Franklin Fredrickson was a Canadian ice hockey player who was significant to both the amateur and professional sport as it evolved in North America in the early 20th century. ...more

Heather Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 38 Heather Doerksen is a Canadian actress who has appeared on stage, and on screen alongside such actors as Kathy Bates, William H. Macy, Christopher Lloyd, and Jessica Alba. She has voiced many ...more

Aleks Paunovic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 48 Aleks Paunovic is an actor.

Dawna Friesen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 53 Dawna Friesen is a Canadian television journalist, currently the chief anchor and executive editor of Global National. She was previously a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in its London ...more

Roy Miki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 75 Roy Akira Miki, CM OBC FRSC is a Canadian poet and scholar. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to second generation Japanese-Canadian parents, he attended the University of Manitoba, the University of ...more

Jim Peebles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 82 Phillip James Edwin Peebles is a Canadian-American physicist and theoretical cosmologist who is currently the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University. Peebles was ...more

Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 45 Clara Hughes, OC OM MSC is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals over the ...more

David W. Slater is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 89 (1921-2010) David Walker Slater was a Canadian economist, civil servant and former President of York University. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1942 from the ...more

W. G. Unruh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 72 William George Unruh is a Canadian physicist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, who described the hypothetical Unruh effect in 1976. Unruh has an Erdős number of 3.

Graham Steele is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 53 Graham Steele is a Canadian lawyer and former politician, having represented the constituency of Halifax Fairview in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2001-2013 for the Nova Scotia New ...more

Robert Tinkler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 44 Robert Tinkler, also known as Rob Tinkler, is a Canadian actor who is primarily known for his voiceover work. He is the voice of Howie on Almost Naked Animals, Max on The Adventures of Sam & ...more

Bill Blaikie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 66 William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie, PC is a retired Canadian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, from 2009 until 2011 representing the Winnipeg division ...more

Michel Dumontier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg

Catherine Seipp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 50 (1957-2007) Catherine Seipp was a Los Angeles freelance writer and media critic. She is best known for writing the weekly "From the Left Coast" column for National Review Online and a monthly ...more

Kristin Butcher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 66 Kristin Butcher is a Canadian writer and reviewer of young adult and juvenile fiction. Her first novel, The Runaways, was published in 1997 and went on to be a regional Silver Birch Award ...more

Fred Penner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 71 Frederick Ralph Cornelius "Fred" Penner, CM OM is a Canadian children's music performer who gives appearances throughout North America. His television show, Fred Penner's Place, aired ...more

Jay Brazeau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 64 Jay Brazeau is a Canadian actor and voice actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Bob Wiseman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Robert Neil "Bob" Wiseman is a film score composer, filmmaker, political themed singer-songwriter, and actor. Wiseman discovered or produced many artists including Canadian member of ...more

Garth Von Buchholz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Garth von Buchholz is a Canadian author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia. He ...more

Joel Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Died at 57 (1954-2011) Joel Rosenberg was a Canadian American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his long-running "Guardians of the Flame" series. Rosenberg was also a gun rights activist. He ...more

Peter Lhotka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 55 Peter Lhotka is a Canadian film producer and theatre director who started in the entertainment industry as a performer at the age of nine. Graduating to behind the camera work in 1986, he has ...more

Dave Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 79 Dave Godfrey is a Canadian writer and publisher. His novel The New Ancestors won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 1970. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Godfrey was ...more

Norma Bailey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 69 Norma Bailey is a film and television director and film producer.

Waldron Fox-Decent is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 80 Waldron "Wally" Norman Fox-Decent, CM CMM OM CD MC is a Canadian professor, mediator and advisor on constitutional issues and labour relations. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received ...more

Nadia Litz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 41 Nadia Litz is a Canadian actress and director.

David Matas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 74 David Matas is the senior legal counsel of B'nai Brith Canada. He has maintained a private practice in refugee, immigration and human rights law since 1979. He has published various books and ...more

Arnie Zipursky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 67 Arnie Zipursky is a film and television producer.

Brittany Schussler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 32 Brittany Schussler is a retired Canadian speed skater. She was a member of the national speed skating team from 2002 to 2014. Schussler's best individual performance was placing sixth in the ...more