Eh? 20 Celebrities You May Not Know Are Actually Canadian

July 1, 2013 1:33 pm
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Happy Canada Day! While the entertainment industry is full of L.A. natives, we’ve found 20 hot celebrities who actually got their start just north of the U.S.

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Sure, Justin Bieber is an obvious example, but can you name 19 other Hollywood stars who truly are Canucks?

20. Shay Mitchell
Pretty Little Liar Shay Mitchell has roots in Mississauga, Ontario.
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19. Ellen Page
Our fave indie queen is no native to America … she was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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18. Cory Monteith
Glee cutie Cory Monteith got his start in Calgary, Alberta.
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17. Ryan Reynolds
Hollywood hottie Ryan Reynolds calls Vancouver home.

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16. Michael Cera
Adorkable Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario.

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15. Shania Twain
It’s hard to believe that this country crooner wasn’t born in the USA.Shania, whose real name is Eileen Edwards, is actually from Windsor, Ontario.
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14.  Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen is the definition of a Canadian comedian … he was born in Vancouver!

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13. Rachel McAdams
This Hollywood sweetheart is a household name in America, but Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario.
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12. Will Arnett
Arrested Development actor Will Arnett calls Toronto his hometown.
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11. Jay Baruchel
Though Jay Baruchel seems like a natural born Los Angelino, he’s originally from Ottawa, Ontario.
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10. Pamela Anderson
International sex symbol Pamela Anderson left Ladysmith, British Columbia to make a name for herself in Hollywood.

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9. Jim Carrey
This funny guy is a Hollywood icon, but his roots are in Newmarket, Ontario!

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8. Celine Dion
Soulful singer Celine was born in Charlemagne, Quebec.
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7. Eric McCormack
He’s a familiar face on televisions across the U.S., but Eric got his start in Toronto.
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6. Avan Jogia
The star of Nickelodeon’s Victorious is originally from Vancouver!

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5. Shenae Grimes
Though she starred in the Beverly Hills-based 90210Shenae Grimes was born in Toronto.
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4. Avril Lavigne
Punk rock princess Avril Lavigne started playing music in Belleville, Ontario.

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3. Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen is a native to Mission, British Columbia, but her hit “Call Me Maybe” was an international success.
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2. Justin Bieber
Ok, so we know it’s not surprising that pop icon Justin Bieber is Canadian, but this list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include him! The “Boyfriend” singer calls London, Ontario his home.
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1. Ryan Gosling
Fan favorite Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling is also from London, Ontario … perhaps we should plan our next vacation to this star-studded hometown!
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Who is YOUR favorite Canadian celebrity? Leave us a comment below or tweet us at @OnAirWithRyan to let us know which cuties top your list!


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