7 Famous Celebrities Everyone Always Forgets Are Canadian

If you’re looking for talent that comes from north of the border, Canadian celebrities are always crushing it.

From Simu Liu becoming a real Marvel superhero to Ryan Reynolds in the new Netflix movie The Adam Projectit’s always nice to see Canadian representation in Hollywood.

Most people know these guys — and people like Celine Dion, Seth Rogen and Mike Myers — are Canadian, but there are a few other people you probably didn’t know were from the Great White North.

Matthew Perry

Yes, it’s true ! Friends Icon Matthew Perry grew up in Ottawa, according to CBC, and he apparently even once got into a fight with someone who later turned out to be a Canadian prime minister.

In a 2017 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Perry said he beat up Justin Trudeau when they were kids, which is kind of crazy considering Pierre Trudeau was prime minister at the time!

Keanu Reeves

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Hollywood star Keanu Reeves grew up in Yorkville and was recently inducted onto Canada’s Walk of Fame, where he shared some memories of his early days in the Toronto area.

“I went to Jesse Ketchum Public School for second grade, and so began a wonderful journey of growth – of friendships and adventures, of teachers, of coaches, of mentors – in one place, in a city, in a culture that I am eternally grateful for,” he said in December.

Elliot Page

Elliot Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to CBC, and he actually moved back to the province at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since then, the Canadian star has been sharing cheeky shirtless selfies on Instagram, and he honestly looks so happy.

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Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, and he recently took to his Twitter to share a hilarious and bizarre video for his 60th birthday.

“It’s my birthday! Whoohoo! I’m old but golden! I love you all!!!” he captioned the tweet.

Rachel McAdams


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Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario, although she now resides in the city of Toronto.

This great lady received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in 2001, before being inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2014.

Dwayne Johnson

Although he may not have been born in Canada, Dwayne Johnson’s father was. The larger-than-life star claimed her Canadian citizenship at the age of 37, according to PopSugar.

Canada is so happy to have you, Dwayne!

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, according to Macleans, and she hilariously worked the Canuck angle into her character on how I Met Your Mother in his over-the-top performance as Robin Sparkles.

She also starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Maria Hill. Pretty cool, huh?

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