Canada 150: 150 Canadian Actresses

by margannlaurissa25 | created - 02 Jul 2017 | updated - 03 Jul 2017 | Public

For Canada's 150th birthday, I have compiled a list of 150 Canadian actresses. Enjoy! :)

1. A.J. Cook

Actress | Final Destination 2

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of ...

2. Aislinn Paul

Actress | Heroes Reborn

Aislinn Paul was born on March 5, 1994 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Aislinn is best-known for her role as "Clare Edwards" on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). She was a recurring character in seasons 6-7, becoming a regular character in season 8 up to season 14. Most recently seen in NBC's mini...

3. Alexa Rose Steele

Actress | Jann

Alex Steele was born on July 3rd, 1995 in Toronto, Ontario. She is best known for her role as "Tori" on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), but was first seen on the show as "Angela". She co-starred in The Choking Game (2014) as "Nina", a movie revealing the dangers in self suffocation, and as "...

4. Alicia Dea Josipovic

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Alicia Dea Josipovic can dance, act and sing. She was named after her 'Nonna' Dea, an accomplished fashion designer and opera singer.

At the age of five, she first began performing on stage as a dancer. Alicia danced competitively for eight years, winning numerous competitions. She also loved to ...

5. 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 ...

6. Amanda Arcuri

Actress | Degrassi: Next Class

Amanda Arcuri is an actress, known for Degrassi: Next Class (2016), Party of Five (2020) and Do Not Reply (2019).

7. Ana Golja

Actress | Degrassi: Next Class

Ana was born in Toronto, Canada on January 31st 1996. At the age of 5, Ana started to dance, and her love for performing grew stronger as she grew older. She began acting at the age of 9, and landed her first audition by playing Lucy in "1-800 Missing". From there, Ana went on to play a variety of ...

8. Andrea Lewis

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Andrea Lewis was born on August 15, 1985 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada as Andrea Desiree Lewis. She is an actress and producer, known for Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), Warehouse 13 (2009) and Moccasin Flats (2003).

9. Angela Featherstone

Actress | The Wedding Singer

Angela Featherstone ended her teenage years as a top fashion model, working with such great photographers as Irving Penn, David Bailey, and Bruce Weber. But for her life's work of acting, she downplayed her striking features to play unlikely roles, emerging as an actress with exceptional ...

10. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

11. Annie Clark

Actress | Solo

Annie Clark was born on June 4, 1992 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Solo (2013), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and Teen Lust (2014).

12. Arsinée Khanjian

Actress | Ararat

Arsinée Khanjian was born on September 6, 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and producer, known for Ararat (2002), Exotica (1994) and The Captive (2014). She is married to Atom Egoyan. They have one child.

13. Aryana Engineer

Actress | Resident Evil: Retribution

Aryana Engineer was born on March 6, 2001 in British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Orphan (2009) and Dreaming of Peggy Lee (2015).

14. Ashley Leggat

Actress | Life with Derek

Ashley Leggat, a twice Gemini nominated actress, was born into a large family in Hamilton, Ontario. She joined her parents, Roy (a car dealer) and Patty (a former Secondary School teacher) and four older brothers -Rob, Brett, and twins Todd and Bram.

Ashley's four brothers, all very athletic, played...

15. Carly Pope

Actress | Elysium

Carly graduated from high school in Vancouver in 1998. She made her American screen debut in I've Been Waiting for You (1998). Her most noticeable roles to date are "Molly White" in Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000), and "Sam McPherson" in TV's Popular (1999). She auditioned for roles on Roswell (...

16. Carole Laure

Actress | Les fils de Marie

Before she became an actress Carole Laure was a teacher. She was born on August 5, 1950 in Montreal (Québec) Canada. The profession she has chosen did not give her any satisfaction. She met some young Canadian film makers, that resulted in her first appearance as an actress, age twenty, in Mon ...

17. Caroline Dhavernas

Actress | Hannibal

Caroline Dhavernas commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent and poise. Beginning her career at age 11, the Montreal native is already an acclaimed young actress who has also made her mark in Hollywood. She is the recipient of two Gemeaux Awards, one for "...

18. Caroline Rhea

Actress | The Perfect Man

Caroline Rhea was born on April 13, 1964 in Westmount, Québec, Canada as Caroline Gilchrist Rhea. She is an actress and producer, known for The Perfect Man (2005), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) and Christmas with the Kranks (2004).

19. Carrie-Anne Moss

Actress | The Matrix

Carrie-Anne Moss was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. At age 20, after studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling. While in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice which was produced in Barcelona for its first ...

20. Cassie Steele

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Toronto native Cassie Steele joins the cast of THE L.A. COMPLEX as Abby. The aspiring Canadian actress is best known for her role as Manny Santos on 10 seasons of the internationally acclaimed drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Cassie was a 2003 nominee and the 2002 winner of a Young ...

21. Caterina Scorsone

Actress | Alice

Caterina Scorsone has been a professional actress since the age of eight, when she was a regular on the daytime children's program Mr. Dressup (1967) for Canada's CBC. A veteran of series television, her other series credits include Shock Treatment (2004), Once a Thief (1996) and Power Play (1998),...

22. Catherine Mary Stewart

Actress | The Last Starfighter

Catherine Mary Stewart's career has spanned more than 30 years and over 50 different productions, from film to television to theater, in England, Canada and the United States. She was living in London studying dance, acting and singing when she was cast in her first professional acting role as the ...

23. 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...

24. Charlotte Arnold

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Charlotte Arnold is an actress, born July 27, 1989, in Toronto, Canada. She is perhaps best known for playing Holly J. Sinclair on the acclaimed teen series Degrassi from 2007-2012. In her tenure on the show, she won a Gemini for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series (2010), ...

25. Chloe Rose

Actress | Teenagers

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chloe is best known for her breakout role as Katie Matlin on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). Following Degrassi, Chloe received acclaim for her performance in Teenagers (2014). She has also starred in feature films, including The Lesser Blessed (2012), ...

26. 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 ...

27. Cobie Smulders

Actress | The Avengers

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several ...

28. Colleen Dewhurst

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the ...

29. Cree Summer

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cree Summer was born on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Cree Summer Francks. She is known for her work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) and Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.

30. Cristine Prosperi

Actress | Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack

Cristine Prosperi (April 7, 1993) is best known for portraying Imogen Moreno (Degrassi) . Cristine plays the role of Tiara (Really Me series) and plays the role of Aria (Totally Amp'd series). Cristine plays the role of the Iraqi girl in the movie Stir of Echoes starring Rob Lowe. Cristine has also ...

31. Cynthia Dale

Actress | My Bloody Valentine

Cynthia Dale was born in 1961 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Cynthia Ciurluini. She is an actress and producer, known for My Bloody Valentine (1981), Moonstruck (1987) and Street Legal (1987). She has been married to Peter Mansbridge since 1998. They have one child.

32. Cynthia Preston

Actress | Jack Ryan

Cynthia Preston was born on May 18, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Carrie (2013) and Whale Music (1994). She was previously married to Kyle Martin.

33. Deanna Durbin

Soundtrack | Mad About Music

The girl who one day would be known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart" was born at Grace Hospital on December 4, 1921, as Edna Mae Durbin. In her early childhood there were no obvious signs that one day she would be a bigger box office attraction than Shirley Temple. Renamed Deanna Durbin for show business...

34. Deanna Milligan

Actress | This Boy's Life

Deanna Milligan was born in 1972 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for This Boy's Life (1993), Sliders (1995) and Out of Order (2003). She is married to Jason Gaffney. They have one child.

35. Deborah Kara Unger

Actress | The Way

Deborah Kara Unger was the first Canadian accepted into the prestigious Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. She made her feature film debut in Prisoners of the Sun (1990), followed by roles in Christopher Crowe's Whispers in the Dark (1992), Till There Was You (1991), and Highlander: The...

36. Dorothée Berryman

Actress | Les invasions barbares

Mostly known as an actress, Dorothée always had a strong passion for Jazz. She participated at "elles chantent" project in 2000, a project were many people were invited to sing their favorite songs.

Dorothée is mostly known for her acting in movies Les invasions barbares, Le violon rouge and Jack ...

37. Elisha Cuthbert

Actress | The Girl Next Door

Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became internationally known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24 (2001); Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door (2004) and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax (2005). She was voted the sexiest ...

38. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

39. Emily Perkins

Actress | Ginger Snaps

Emily Perkins was born on May 4, 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Emily Jean Perkins. She is an actress, known for Ginger Snaps (2000), Juno (2007) and Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004). She is married to Ernest Mathijs.

40. Emmanuelle Chriqui

Actress | Wrong Turn

Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui appeared in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver, guest-starring in series such as Are ...

41. Emmanuelle Vaugier

Actress | Saw II

Emmanuelle Vaugier is a Canadian actress, singer, and model. She began acting in grade school, after she was cast as an understudy in a play and had to fill in when the lead actor became ill. She modeled in Japan for three years. She made her acting debut in the 1995 made-for-TV movie drama, A ...

42. Emily Hirst

Actress | Toki o kakeru shôjo

Emily Hirst was born on July 9, 1993 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), Smallville (2001) and Blade: The Series (2006).

43. Emily VanCamp

Actress | Revenge

Emily Irene VanCamp (born May 12, 1986) is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood (2002), the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters (2006) and Revenge (2011), and as Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (...

44. Erin Karpluk

Actress | Being Erica

Erin Karpluk was born on October 17, 1978 in Jasper, Alberta, Canada as Erin Marie Karpluk. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Erica (2009), Reasonable Doubt (2014) and Wyvern (2009).

45. Estella Warren

Actress | Planet of the Apes

Estella Warren was a synchronized swimmer from the age of 7 until 17 in her native Canada. She moved away from home at 12 to train for the Canadian National Team. She was the Canadian National Champion for three years and represented her country at the World Aquatic Championship, where she placed ...

46. Evangeline Lilly

Actress | Ant-Man

Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of ...

47. Fay Wray

Actress | King Kong

Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...

48. Geneviève Bujold

Actress | Dead Ringers

Genevieve Bujold spent her first twelve school years in Montreal's oppressive Hochelaga Convent, where opportunities for self-expression were limited to making welcoming speeches for visiting clerics. As a child she felt "as if I were in a long dark tunnel trying to convince myself that if I could ...

49. Gloria Reuben

Actress | Lincoln

Gloria Elizabeth Reuben is a Canadian born actress and singer who has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater, and music.

Reuben was born in Toronto, Ontario and started classical piano lessons at the age of five. It was the beginning of a lifelong love of music.

Gloria's career ...

50. Gwynyth Walsh

Actress | Star Trek: Generations

Gwynyth Walsh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Walsh earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and started her career appearing on stage, across Canada and in the United States, in many classics, including. For ...

51. Helen Shaver

Actress | Desert Hearts

Helen Shaver has built a lasting legacy, both behind and in front of the camera. She has directed hundreds of hours of television ranging from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) to Castle (2009), from The Unit (2006) to The Outer Limits (1995). Her film, Summer's End (1999), a Showtime ...

52. Jacqueline Hennessy

Actress | Dead Ringers

Jacqueline Hennessy was born on November 25, 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for Dead Ringers (1988), The Acting Class (2000) and Northern Borders (2013). She is married to Terry Moore. They have two children.

53. Janet-Laine Green

Actress | The Believers

Janet-Laine Green was born on December 31, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for The Believers (1987), Seeing Things (1981) and Bullies (1986). She is married to Booth Savage. They have one child.

54. Jennifer Dale

Actress | So You Said Yes

Jennifer Dale was born on January 16, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jennifer Ciurluini. She is an actress and writer, known for So You Said Yes (2015), Saving Hope (2012) and What Would Sal Do? (2017). She was previously married to Robert Lantos.

55. Jennifer Tilly

Actress | Bound

An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, compelling and often all at once. She burst onto the scene playing the tone deaf Monica Moran in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), opposite brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges. She has been ...

56. Jessalyn Gilsig

Actress | The Stepfather

Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Among the American Repertory Theatre ...

57. Jessica Harmon

Actress | The 100

Jessica Harmon was born on December 27, 1985 in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on The 100 (2014), iZombie (2015) and Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy (2008).

58. Jessica Paré

Actress | Wicker Park

Jessica Paré first turned heads in Stardom (2000), broke our hearts in Lost and Delirious (2001), played the catalyst for karmic intervention in Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) and, somehow, pulled off being a secret villain in Posers (2002). She then went onto made-for-TV movies, starting with a small ...

59. Jill Hennessy

Actress | Crossing Jordan

Jill Hennessy will next be seen in Showtime's newest drama "City on a Hill" with Kevin Bacon, executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Jill starred in the special event series "Shots Fired" on FOX and was the lead in the Mike Clattenburg comedy "Crawford" on CBC. She was a guest star in ...

60. Jodelle Ferland

Actress | Case 39

Jodelle Micah Ferland has built up an impressive resume filled with roles in film, television and, at the beginning of her career, commercials. Born on October 9, 1994, she got her start in an episode of CTV's Cold Squad (1998), before landing the lead role in her first film, Mermaid (2000) at an ...

61. Julie Stewart

Actress | Cold Squad

Julie Stewart was born in 1967 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Cold Squad (1998), Still Mine (2012) and North of 60 (1992).

62. Kandyse McClure

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh ...

63. Kari Matchett

Actress | Cube 2: Hypercube

Kari Matchett was born on March 25, 1970 in Spalding, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is an actress, known for Cube²: Hypercube (2002), Maudie (2016) and Cypher (2002). She was previously married to T.W. Peacocke.

64. Kate Nelligan

Actress | Frankie and Johnny

Cando-American actress Kate Nelligan has had a successful acting career in her native Canada, in Britain and in the United States. Born Patricia Colleen Nelligan on March 16, 1951 in London, Ontario, Kate was the daughter of blue collar-worker Patrick Nelligan and his wife Josephine (née Deir), a ...

65. Kate Todd

Actress | Radio Free Roscoe

Kate Todd was born on December 12, 1987 in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on Radio Free Roscoe (2003), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011) and Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001).

66. Katharine Isabelle

Actress | Ginger Snaps

Katharine Isabelle was born Katharine Isobel Murray in Vancouver, British Columbia to Graeme Murray, an art director and production designer who has won two Emmy Awards for his special effects work on the television series The X-Files (1993) and Gail Murray, an amateur Vancouver writer and producer...

67. Kirsten Zien

Actress | Elektra

Kirsten Prout was born in Vancouver, Canada. Meeting with success at an early age, she worked locally in Vancouver, guest-starring on shows such as First Wave (1998), Stargate SG-1 (1997), Cold Squad (1998) and The Dead Zone (2002). Her first sizable break in film came in 2005, when she landed the ...

68. Kelli Fox

Actress | Timecop

Kelli Fox was born in 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Timecop (1994), The Commish (1991) and Life with Mikey (1993).

69. Kelly Rowan

Actress | The O.C.

Kelly Rowan is best known for playing "Kirsten Cohen" on The O.C. (2003) for which she won a Prism award for best actress. She recently starred in and executive-produced The Good Times Are Killing Me (2009) with Rupert Graves.

Her recent indie film credits include Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008) ...

70. Kristin Kreuk

Actress | EuroTrip

Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber Secondary School. Although she did some stage work in school, she ...

71. Kristin Lehman

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

Kristin Lehman is an award winning film and television actress, producer and director. Having top lined the multiple award nominated police procedural drama Motive (NBCU International/Bell Media) for four seasons on CTV from 2012 - 2016. Kristin holds the distinction of being the first Canadian ...

72. Ksenia Solo

Actress | Black Swan

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress. She was born in Riga, Latvia in to an artistic family. She is a recipient of many prestigious Canadian awards, including 3 Gemini Awards and a nominee of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards. Ksenia was the youngest actor in Canadian television history to...

73. Lauren Collins

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Lauren Collins was born on August 29, 1986 in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada as Lauren Felice Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), Kroll Show (2013) and Impulse (2018).

74. Leah Pinsent

Actress | Made in Canada

Leah Pinsent was born on September 20, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for The Industry (1998), April Fool's Day (1986) and The Bay Boy (1984). She has been married to Peter Keleghan since December 2001. She was previously married to Michael Capellupo.

75. Leslie Hope

Director | Lost in Space

Leslie Hope was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and is a dual citizen of the US and Canada. She has directed several episodes of television including 'Lost In Space', 'The Order', 'The Murdoch Mysteries', 'Van Helsing', Ghost Wars', and 'Aftermath'. Leslie produced and directed the ...

76. 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 ...

77. Lindy Booth

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Lindy Booth was born on April 2, 1979, in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She played "Riley Grant" on the Disney Channel series, The Famous Jett Jackson (1998) (and "Agent Hawk" in the show-within-a-show, "Silverstone"). Other credits include guest-starring as different characters in two different ...

78. Lisa Ryder

Actress | Jason X

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Lisa Ryder started performing as a child through dance, attending the Edmonton Studio of Ballet. She never considered acting as a career until she attended the University of Toronto. There she took Drama as an option and was bitten by the acting bug. After ...

79. Lolita Davidovich

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Lolita Davidovich was born on July 15, 1961 in London, Ontario, Canada as Lolita Davidovic. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Blaze (1989) and Adventures in Babysitting (1987). She has been married to Ron Shelton since 1997. They have one child.

80. Madeleine Sherwood

Actress | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Madeleine Sherwood was born on November 13, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Madeleine Louise Helene Thornton. She was an actress, known for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Changeling (1980) and The Flying Nun (1967). She was married to Robert Sherwood. She died on April 23, 2016 in Lac Cornu,...

81. Malin Akerman

Actress | Watchmen

Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced...

82. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

83. Marie Dressler

Actress | Min and Bill

Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on...

84. Marie-Josée Croze

Actress | Les invasions barbares

Marie-Josée Croze first studied fine arts before opting for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop in Montreal. In 1993 she got her first movie part in La Florida (1993) and started working for numerous Canadian TV series and movies.

In 2000, with her performance in Denis Villeneuve's ...

85. Marilyn Lightstone

Actress | Heavy Metal

Marilyn Lightstone was born on June 28, 1940 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Heavy Metal (1981), In Praise of Older Women (1978) and Avonlea (1990).

86. Martha MacIsaac

Actress | Superbad

Martha MacIsaac was born on October 11, 1984 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for Superbad (2007), The Last House on the Left (2009) and The Thaw (2009). She was previously married to Torre Catalano.

87. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

88. Meg Tilly

Actress | The Big Chill

Meg Tilly was set on being a dancer, and at 17 connected to the Connecticut Ballet Company and later Throne Dance Theatre. It was in this capacity that she had her screen debut in Alan Parker's Fame (1980). Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small ...

89. 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 ...

90. Meghan Ory

Actress | Higher Ground

Meghan Ory is a Canadian actress, born in Victoria, British Columbia. She started acting in theater before her teens, but was prohibited by her mother-a drama teacher-from auditioning for film and TV roles until she could pay for her own head shots. She made her film debut in The Darklings, a 1999 ...

91. Melanie Leishman

Actress | Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

Melanie Leishman was born on February 20, 1989 in Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010), Stage Fright (2014) and Kristal Clear (2018).

92. Melinda Shankar

Actress | How to Be Indie

Melinda Leanna Shankar is a Guyanese-Canadian actress best known for playing Alli Bhandari from the beginning of Season 8 in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Indira "Indie" Mehta on YTV series, 'How to be Indie.' Melinda made her starring mark in 2008 in the 8th season of Degrassi as Alli Bhandari...

93. Mercedes McNab

Actress | Addams Family Values

Mercedes McNab has been acting professionally since she was 10 years old. She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, but moved with her parents to Los Angeles at age 9. She wanted to be an actress and soon landed an agent.

Her first role, at age 10, is probably her best-known: a bit ...

94. Meredith Henderson

Actress | Jumper

Meredith lived in Quebec until she was 12. Her father and siblings were members of the band Tangleroot, and her mother was the group's manager. She started taking acting classes when she was 5 years old, and was offered her first role as Aurora in the Showtime production The Song Spinner (1995). ...

95. 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...

96. Micheline Lanctôt

Director | Sonatine

Micheline Lanctôt was born on May 12, 1947 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and director, known for Sonatine (1984), Pour l'amour de Dieu (2011) and L'homme à tout faire (1980).

97. Mimi Kuzyk

Actress | Lost and Delirious

Mimi Kuzyk is a Winnipeg born actress, best know for her roles in the series Hill Street Blues (1981) and Blue Murder (2001). Mimi grew up in Winnipeg with her brother and five sisters. She discovered her love of dance at the age of eight. Following her passion, Mimi joined the Rusalka Folk ...

98. Miriam McDonald

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Miriam McDonald was born on July 26, 1987 in Oakville, Ontario. She is a Canadian actress known for playing the role of "Emma Nelson", the main character on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). In August 2007, Miriam appeared, alongside Amanda Stepto and Stefan Brogren, on the Canadian edition of ...

99. Molly Parker

Actress | Deadwood

Molly Parker, the extremely talented and versatile Canadian actress is best known in the United States for playing the Western widow "Alma Garret" on the cable-TV series Deadwood (2004). Raised on a commune, she described as "a hippie farm" in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Parker got the acting bug when she ...

100. Monika Schnarre

Actress | Waxwork II: Lost in Time

At 14 Monika Schnarre was the youngest girl ever to win the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency's "Supermodel of the World" competition. At 15 she was the youngest ever to have appeared on the cover of "American Vogue" and in the pages of the coveted "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue.

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