Published On: May 26 2011 11:04:16 AM CDTUpdated On: Jul 01 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
Ryan Reynolds, may have starred in such movies as "Van Wilder," "The Proposal," "Green Lantern" and "The Change-Up," but the Vancouver native will always be "Berg" from "Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place" to us.
Pamela Anderson not only was born on Vancouver Island, but was discovered during a British Columbia Lions CFL game. How Canadian is that?
Actor Stephen Amell, best known for playing Oliver Queen/Arrow on the television series "Arrow," was born in Toronto.
Elisha Cuthbert, who starred with Emile Hirsch in "The Girl Next Door," and with a cougar in a particularly unforgettable episode during her recurring run on the TV series "24," was born in Calgary. The Alberta native also starred on the sitcom "Happy Endings" from 2011 to 2013.
Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, and honed his comedic skills after his family moved to a Toronto suburb in his adolescence.
Justin Bieber, as is already well known by his "Beliebers," was born in London, Ontario, and was raised in Stratford, Ontario.
William Shatner, better known as James T. Kirk or, as we like to think of him, God's gift to acting, is a native of Montreal.
Singer Céline Dion was born into a large French-Canadian family in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She released a series of French albums in the early 1980s before releasing her English-language debut in 1990.
"Lost" star Evangeline Lilly was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency.
Neil Young may have famously sung about the "Southern Man," but the rock music legend hails from the Great White North -- Toronto, Ontario, to be exact.
The son of a Canadian travel executive who frequently moved his family, Brendan Fraser can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. But the actor has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. So he makes the cut.
Isn't it "Ironic" that singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette is from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada? No, not particularly.
Nathan Fillion, best known for the TV series "Firefly" and "Castle," was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Canada may not be known as a hotbed of country music, but Shania Twain, a native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, was following in another great Canadian's footsteps when she became a star in the 1990s. Do you know who it was?
Anne Murray, best known for such country hits as "Snowbird," "Danny's Song" and "Could I Have This Dance," blazed the Canadian country music trail for Twain in the 1970s and '80s. She became the first woman and the first Canadian to win Album of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards for her 1984 album "A Little Good News."
For fans of teen melodrama, it doesn't get much more Canadian than "Degrassi: The Next Generation," and that's where actor and rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, better known simply as Drake, got his start.
After placing third on "Canadian Idol" in 2007, Mission, British Columbia, native Carly Rae Jepsen struggled to find an audience until fellow Canadian singer Justin Bieber gave her song "Call Me Maybe" a shout-out.
Although Tricia Helfer hales from the 224-people village of Donalda, Alberta, she earned millions of fans as the Cylon Number Six on "Battlestar Galactica."
Grace Park of "Battlestar Galactica" and "Hawaii Five-0" was born in Los Angeles, but she was raised in Canada from the age of 22 months.
Rock singer-songwriter Bryan Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario, to parents who had emigrated from England in the 1950s.
Malin Akerman, seen here in "27 Dresses" and who has also appeared in "Watchmen," "Wanderlust," "Couples Retreat" and "Rock of Ages," was born in Sweden, but raised in Toronto.
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. If you responded with "What is the birthplace of Alex Trebek?" you just might be ready to be a contestant on "Jeopardy!"
Two of Canada's best comic actors, Hamilton-native Eugene Levy and Toronto-native Catherine O'Hara, have acted together several times, including "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show."
Don't let his Hawaiian name or his Beirut, Lebanon, birthplace fool you. Keanu Reeves was raised in Toronto
Anna Paquin, star of "True Blood" and an Oscar-winner for "The Piano," was born in Winnipeg, but grew up in New Zealand.
Alex P. Keat... um, rather, Michael J. Fox hales from Edmonton.
Pop punk singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, known for hits such as "Girlfriend," "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Donal Logue, currently playing Det. Harvey Bullock on TV's "Gotham," was born in Ottawa. After first breaking through with the 2000 indie romantic-comedy "The Tao of Steve," he's been mostly known for his TV roles, including "Grounded for Life," "Sons of Anarchy," "Terriers," "Vikings" and "Copper."
Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of rock band Nickelback, was born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. On July 1, 2013, which just happens to be Canada Day, he married fellow Canadian music star Avril Lavigne.
Born in London, Ontario, halfway between Detroit and Toronto, Rachel McAdams has starred in "Sherlock Holmes," "The Wedding Crashers" and "The Notebook."
Geddy Lee, the lead singer of the rock band Rush, was born in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.
Seth Rogen, star of such films as "Pineapple Express" and "Knocked Up," was born in Vancouver.
Mike Myers was born in Scarborough, Ontario, and was immediately accepted into Toronto's Second City Comedy ensemble after graduating high school in 1982.
Martin Short, another "SCTV" veteran, was born in Hamilton, Ontario.
Ellen Page, who captured audiences' hearts in "Juno" and also starred in "Whip It" and "Inception," is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Born in Massachusetts, Matthew Perry was raised in Ottawa, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player. However, he turned to acting after moving to Los Angeles at age 15.
Neve Campbell, star of the "Scream" movies and "Wild Things," was born in Guelph, Ontario.
Sarah McLachlan, known for her emotional ballads and for founding the Lilith Fair tour, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Some of McLachlan's best known songs include "I Will Remember You," "Angel" and "Adia."
Donald Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and is father to the next entrant on our list of Canadian actors ...
Kiefer Sutherland, was born in England but raised in Canada. He earned a nomination for a "Genie," Canada's equivalent of the Oscar, for his first major role in the Canadian drama "The Bay Boy."
Singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, whose hit songs include "I'm like a Bird," "Promiscuous" and "Say It Right," was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Eric McCormack, who starred in the sitcom "Will & Grace," was born and raised in Toronto.
Jill Hennessy, a native of Edmonton, starred in "Crossing Jordan" and "Law & Order."
Hayden Christensen, who starred as Anakin Skywalker in "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith," is a Vancouver native.
Paul Shaffer, best known as David Letterman's musical director, bandleader and sidekick from 1982 until his retirement earlier this year, has come a long way since his beginnings in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Christopher Plummer, who's best known as Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" and who earned an Oscar nomination for 2009's "The Last Station," was born in Toronto.
"Sex in the City" star Kim Cattrall was born in England, but her family moved to Canada when she was 3 months old. She later graduated high school in Vancouver.
A native of Ottawa, Dan Aykroyd was born on July 1, Canada Day, a national holiday frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday."
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Ryan Gosling, who was raised in Cornwall, Ontario, became the first Canadian-born performer in over 60 years to earn a best actor Oscar nomination in 2007 for "Half Nelson."
"Growing Pains" star Alan Thicke is a native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, nearly 400 miles north of Toronto. He also hosted Wayne Gretzky's wedding in Edmonton, making him ultra-Canadian.
Carrie-Anne Moss, best known as "Trinity" in "The Matrix" movies, is a Vancouver native.
Gordon Lightfoot, internationally known for songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," and acclaimed as Canada's greatest songwriter, was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
Former "Scrubs" star Sarah Chalke is a native of Ottawa.
Dave Foley, who gained fame as a member of "The Kids in the Hall" and later starred on the sitcom "NewsRadio," is a Toronto native.
If you think Cobie Smulders makes a convincing Canadian on the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," that's because the Vancouver native is a Canadian in real life too.
Born in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Sandra Oh is better known to "Grey's Anatomy" fans as Dr. Cristina Yang.
Young starlet Shenae Grimes not only has a promising career starting with her role on "90210," but she's also a Toronto native who's put time in as a regular on the Canadian teen melodrama "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
Michael Bublé was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and grew up with dreams of becoming a singer or a hockey player. While only the former came true, he's stated "If I was any good at hockey, I probably wouldn't be singing right now."
"Titanic" and "Avatar" filmmaker James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada.
Former "SNL" star Norm MacDonald, who still does our favorite Burt Reynolds impersonation ever, was born in Quebec City.
Toronto-native Sarah Polley captured audiences' attention in the movies "Go" and "Dawn of the Dead."
Jason Priestley, still best known nearly a decade later as "Brandon Walsh" from "Beverly Hills, 90210," is also a Vancouver native.
Comedian Tommy Chong, best known as one-half of the Cheech & Chong comedy duo, was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Vancouver native James Doohan, better known as "Scotty" from "Star Trek," died in July 2005.
John Candy, who died in March 1994, was a Toronto native.
The late Leslie Nielsen, star of the "Naked Gun" movies, was born the son of a Canadian Mountie in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in the country's Northwest Territories.
The late comic actor Phil Hartman was a native of Brantford, Ontario, about 20 miles west of Hamilton, but his family moved to the United States when he was young.
Raymond Burr was best known for "Perry Mason" and "Ironside." He was born in New Westminster, British Columbia.
Conrad Bain, who starred as "Mr. Drummond" on the 1980s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," haled from Lethbridge, Alberta, and served in the Canadian Army during World War II.
Hume Cronyn, the late actor and husband of Jessica Tandy, was born in London, Ontario, but became a U.S. citizen late in life.
"Bonanza" star Lorne Greene was born in Ottawa and was a top Canadian radio broadcaster before leaving for a Hollywood career in the 1950s.
While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Anna Paquin, who is celebrating her 33rd birthday on Friday.