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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
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
Dec. 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 51
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
Dec. 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 56
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 40
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 55
Bradley Kenneth "Brad" Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

Chandra Mayor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
age 46
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 40
Julia Benson is a Canadian actress.

Terry Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Winnipeg
Dec. 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 47
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
Dec. 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 85
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 44
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)
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 63
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 35
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 30
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 86
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 39
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 49
Aleks Paunovic is an actor.