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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

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Anna Hélène Paquin ( PAK-win; born 24 July 1982) is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She was...  more

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  • Deanna Durbin

    Deanna Durbin

    Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Edna Mae Durbin (December 4, 1921 – April 17, 2013), known professionally as Deanna Durbin,...  more
  • Ashleigh Banfield

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29, 1967) is a Canadian-American journalist who...  more
  • Doug Henning

    Doug Henning

    Dec. at 53 (1947-2000)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist,...  more
  • Daniel Gillies

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Daniel Gillies (born 14 March 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He is best known for...  more

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  • Nia Vardalos

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962; Greek: Νία Βαρντάλος) is a...  more

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  • John Morris

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    John Morris (born December 16, 1978; nicknamed "Johnny Mo") is a Canadian curler, and two-time...  more
  • Brad Roberts

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Bradley Kenneth Roberts (born January 10, 1964) is the lead singer and guitarist for the...  more

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  • Chandra Mayor

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Chandra Mayor (born in 1973), is a Canadian poet and novelist whose writings, among other...  more
  • Julia Benson

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Julia Benson (born Julia Anderson; 26 June 1979) is a Canadian actress. She played the...  more
  • Terry Fox

    Terry Fox

    Dec. at 23 (1958-1981)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete,...  more

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  • Greg Bryk

    Greg Bryk

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Gregory Michael Bryk (born 19 August 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor. He has had...  more
  • Gisele MacKenzie

    Gisele MacKenzie

    Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Gisèle MacKenzie (January 10, 1927 – September 5, 2003) was a Canadian-American singer,...  more
  • BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Leonard Sylvan Peikoff (; born October 15, 1933) is a Canadian-American philosopher. He is an...  more
  • Darren Ross

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Darren Ross is an actor and a stunt performer....
  • Marjorie White

    Marjorie White

    Dec. at 31 (1904-1935)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Marjorie White (July 22, 1904 – August 21, 1935) was a Canadian-born actress of stage and film....  more
  • Guy Maddin

    Guy Maddin

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Guy Maddin, (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screenwriter, director, author,...  more
  • Peter Mooney

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Peter Mooney (born August 19, 1983) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Officer Nick...  more
  • Jonathan Toews

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Jonathan Bryan Toews ( TAYVZ; born April 29, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Tina Keeper

    BirthplaceCanada, Area code 431, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Area code 204

    Tina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962) is a Cree actress, film producer and former politician...  more
  • Andy Bathgate

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Andrew James "Andy" Bathgate (August 28, 1932 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian professional...  more

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  • Art Coulter

    Art Coulter

    Dec. at 91 (1909-2000)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Arthur Edmund Coulter (May 31, 1909 – October 14, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey...  more
  • Frank Fredrickson

    Frank Fredrickson

    Dec. at 84 (1895-1979)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Sigurður Franklin Fredrickson (June 3, 1895 – May 28, 1979) was a Canadian ice hockey player...  more
  • Heather Doerksen

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Heather Doerksen (born February 12, 1980) is a Canadian actress who has appeared on stage and...  more
  • Aleks Paunovic

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Aleks Paunovic is an actor....  more