Birth Place Matching "Toronto, Ontario, Canada" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Sarah Polley
Actress | My Life Without Me
Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...
2. Katheryn Winnick
Actress | Vikings
Canadian actress, director and producer Katheryn Winnick starred in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television series Vikings, produced by MGM and The History Channel. In addition to her lead role on Vikings, an episode directed by Winnick debuted in 2020. Entertainment Weekly declared...
3. Laurene Landon
Actress | Nation's Fire
Tall, leggy and extremely well-built statuesque blonde actress Laurene Landon has enlivened a bunch of hugely enjoyable movies with her spunky energy, physical dexterity, bubbly, upbeat personality and considerable sex appeal. She often portrays tough, two-fisted, no-nonsense action heroines with a...
4. David Cronenberg
Actor | The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...
5. Megan Follows
Actress | Anne of Green Gables
Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) has two children, a daughter, Lyla, and a son, Russel. Megan comes from a showbiz family: father Ted Follows, mother Dawn Greenhalgh, and sister Samantha Follows are all actors; her other sister, Edwina Follows, is a producer and writer; and her brother Laurence Follows ...
6. Alison Pill
Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Alison is a Canadian born TV, film and theater actress.
She was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her father, who is Estonian, is a financier. She attended Vaughan Road Academy, and decided she wanted to be an actor when she was age 10. She was a member of the Toronto Children's Chorus and was chosen to ...
7. Sarah Gadon
Actress | Cosmopolis
Sarah Gadon was born in a quiet residential area in Toronto, Ontario, to a teacher mother and a psychologist father. She grew up with the support and encouragement of her parents and older brother, James, and with this was inspired to go headlong into acting and dance alike. Sarah spent much of her...
8. Michael Wincott
Actor | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Widely respected among peers for his fearless commitment, Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott was born to an English father and Italian mother in Scarborough, a working class suburb of Toronto. His career began fortuitously in 1976 at the CBC, cast by Deidre Bowen, Clare Walker and director Mike Newell...
9. Tamara Taylor
Actress | Bones
Tamara Taylor's career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox's Party of Five (1994). Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco's City of Angels (2000), Hidden Hills (2002), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS (2003), and Fox's hit Bones (2005). She also had a ...
10. Will Arnett
Actor | The Lego Batman Movie
Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is most famous for playing George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested Development (2003). He also appeared in films such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ...
11. Sheila McCarthy
Actress | The Day After Tomorrow
Sheila met spouse Peter Donaldson while doing an aerobics warm-up (she was the instructor) while in a punk-rock production of "Godspell" at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario in 1983. With Donaldson (whose father was a Commodore of the Canadian Steamship Line), she had two daughters: one born in ...
12. Patrick J. Adams
Actor | Suits
For seven seasons Patrick J. Adams has charmed audiences worldwide, as Mike Ross in USA's hit drama, "Suits," a role which garnered him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Most recently, Adams took on the role of Major...
13. Christopher Plummer
Actor | Beginners
Legendary actor Christopher Plummer, perhaps Canada's greatest thespian, delivered outstanding performances as Sherlock Holmes in Murder by Decree (1979), the chilling villain in The Silent Partner (1978), the iconoclastic Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), the empathetic psychiatrist in A ...
14. Mia Kirshner
Actress | The Black Dahlia
Mia Kirshner was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 25, 1975, to Etti, a teacher, and Sheldon Kirshner, a journalist. Her father is of Polish Jewish descent and her mother is a Bulgarian Jewish immigrant. Mia had a middle class upbringing and graduated from the prestigious McGill University with a...
15. Dan Levy
Producer | Schitt's Creek
Daniel Levy is an Emmy® winning showrunner, and a writer, actor, director, and producer, best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on television, Schitt's Creek, which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy. For its fifth season, the show earned four Emmy® nominations including ...
16. Winnie Harlow
Actress | 18 & Over
Winnie Harlow (born Chantelle Brown-Young) is a Canadian fashion model, spokesperson, and activist. She gained prominence as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America's Next Top Model while having a prominent form of the skin condition vitiligo.
17. Corey Haim
Actor | The Lost Boys
Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. He was raised mostly in Willowdale.
Corey appeared in 26 episodes of the early 1980s ...
18. Laura Vandervoort
Actress | The Handmaid's Tale
Laura Vandervoort is a versatile actress, producer and writer who not only crosses over genres, but also changes from character to character flawlessly embracing the essence of every role she plays. Laura has built an international fan from her extensive resume and has been consistently working as ...
19. Catherine O'Hara
Actress | Best in Show
Canadian actress, writer, and comedian, Catherine O'Hara gained recognition as one of the original cast members on the Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV (1976). On the series, she impersonated the likes of Lucille Ball, Tammy Faye Bakker, Gilda Radner, Katharine Hepburn, and Brooke Shields...
20. Tara Strong
Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke
Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles ...
21. Stephen Amell
Actor | Arrow
Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).
Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto,...
22. Robbie Amell
Actor | Upload
Along with his sister, Robbie Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize that he ...
23. Henry Czerny
Actor | Mission: Impossible
Henry Czerny was born on February 8, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1996), Clear and Present Danger (1994) and The Pink Panther (2006). He has been married to Claudine Cassidy since 2001. They have one child.
24. Enrico Colantoni
Actor | Veronica Mars
Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Veronica Mars (2004), Galaxy Quest (1999) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...
25. Sarah Carter
Actress | Rogue
Known primarily for her acting career 'In Her Name' is Sarah Carter's debut as a feature director and filmmaker, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2022. Canadian-born, Sarah trained classically in theater, dance, and fine arts at Ryerson University Toronto. When she arrived in Los Angeles, ...
26. John Candy
Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.
Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...
27. Sara Waisglass
Actress | Ginny & Georgia
Sara Waisglass is an actress and developing screenwriter who has spent well over ten years honing her craft in the business of filmmaking. Sara was born on July 3, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her career began at the ripe age of seven when she landed the role of Jordy Cooper in Shaftesbury's "...
28. Michael Ironside
Actor | Starship Troopers
Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in ...
29. Brooke D'Orsay
Actress | Royal Pains
Brooke D'Orsay was born on February 17, 1982 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Royal Pains (2009), Drop Dead Diva (2009) and Two and a Half Men (2003).
30. Cara Pifko
Actress | Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Cara Pifko is a Canadian actress known primarily for her work on television shows produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Pifko was born in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, she started acting at the age of 8 and worked all through the nineties, but it...
31. Natalie Alyn Lind
Actress | Big Sky
Natalie Alyn Lind, the oldest of the three Lind sisters, all working actresses, grew up surrounded by the entertainment industry. Her mother is also an actress who starred in feature films and on several TV series including the hit drama "One Tree Hill". Natalie booked her first guest role at 4 ...
32. Rick Moranis
Actor | Parenthood
Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series, SCTV (1976), winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character, Bob McKenzie, which became the basis for the film, ...
33. David Foley
Actor | The Kids in the Hall
Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative high school to do stand-up comedy. He met Kevin McDonald at an improv class and, while employed as movie ushers, they began working as a comedy team. In 1984 they merged with another team to form "The Kids in the Hall". Foley made his film debut at 22 as the...
34. Brandon Cronenberg
Director | Possessor
Brandon Cronenberg was born on January 10, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a director and writer, known for Possessor (2020), Antiviral (2012) and Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You (2019).
35. Tyler Hynes
Actor | Letterkenny
Tyler Hynes was born in Toronto Canada. He is an accomplished actor, director, producer, editor, writer.
Tyler got his Professional start at the age of 8 during a 72 performance run of the Musical Stage Production of "A Christmas Carol," followed by the Cross Canada Tour of The Who's Rock Opera "...
36. Matt Johnson
Actor | The Dirties
Matt Johnson was born on October 5, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for The Dirties (2013), Operation Avalanche (2016) and Nirvanna the Band the Show (2016).
37. Rachel Blanchard
Actress | The Summer I Turned Pretty
Rachel attended Havergal College, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. To prepare for her role as Cher in the Clueless (1996) TV series, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to ...
38. Raymond Ablack
Actor | Ginny & Georgia
Raymond Ablack was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is most known for his work on Degrassi (2010), Narcos (2017) and most recently Ginny and Georgia (2021).
Raymond attended Ryerson University where he completed a 4-year B.A. in Radio and Television, Media Production, with an English minor. ...
39. Jessica Steen
Actress | Armageddon
A native of Toronto, Canada, Jessica Steen is probably best known in the U.S. for having been a regular on two short-lived TV series: the critically acclaimed Homefront (1991) and the science fiction show Earth 2 (1994). She also appeared opposite Michael Richards (Kramer from Seinfeld (1989)) in ...
40. Lexa Doig
Actress | Andromeda
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of ...
41. Chris Diamantopoulos
Actor | True Story
Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV ...
42. Gregory Smith
Actor | Everwood
Gregory Edward Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Terrea Smith (née Oster), an American-born actress, and Maurice Smith, a British-born film producer. His brother is actor Douglas Smith.
Gregory has starred in over 25 feature films, including The Patriot (2000), opposite Mel Gibson and Heath ...
43. Sarah Levy
Actress | Schitt's Creek
Sarah Levy was born on September 10, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Schitt's Creek (2015), SurrealEstate (2021) and Larry Crowne (2011). She has been married to Graham Outerbridge since October 16, 2021. They have one child.
44. Karen Robinson
Actress | Schitt's Creek
Karen Robinson was born on February 28, 1968 in Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Schitt's Creek (2015), Narc (2002) and Lars and the Real Girl (2007).
45. Gloria Reuben
Actress | Lincoln
Gloria Reuben is an actress, singer and published author whose impressive credentials in television, film, theater and music include portraying the HIV+ physician assistant Jeanie Boulet on the hit NBC series ER (a role that garnered her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination) and many ...
46. Stacey Farber
Actress | The Spencer Sisters
Stacey Farber is a Canadian actress. She is known for playing Ellie Nash in seasons 2 through 8 of the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. From 2010 to 2011, she starred in the CBC series 18 to Life with fellow Canadian Michael Seater of Life with Derek. From 2014 to 2017, Farber ...
47. Charlotte Sullivan
Actress | Chicago Fire
Charlotte Sullivan is a Canadian actress, known for her role as officer Gail Peck in the Global police drama series Rookie Blue. Sullivan was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her first on-screen role was an extra in a Liza Minnelli music video. She has had starring roles in the film Harriet the Spy (1996)...
48. Christina Cox
Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick
The youngest of three girls, Christina was born just outside Toronto. She carried a double major of theater and dance at the prestigious Arts York at Unionville High School. She went on to further her training at the Ryerson Theatre School of Toronto, among such alumni as Eric McCormack and David ...
49. Shenae Grimes-Beech
Actress | Scream 4
Shenae Grimes-Beech, previously credited as Shenae Grimes, is a Canadian actress. She portrayed Annie Wilson on The CW series 90210, a spin-off of Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that, she had a recurring role on the television series Naturally, Sadie, and played Darcy Edwards on the CTV ...
50. Nicole de Boer
Actress | Cube
Nicole de Boer began her acting career as a child in her hometown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A shy child, she one day came home and, to the astonishment of her family, told them she had gotten the lead in the play "The Wizard of Oz". With the blessing of her parents, her grandmother helped her to ...