- American celebrities from Canada make up some of the most famous faces in the American entertainment industry.
- Celebs like Celine Dion, Drake, Justin Bieber and Keanu Reeves have Canadian roots.
This is not one of my many Nigerian celebrity stories but another of my list posts and with this one we shall be making a long list of American Celebrities From Canada.
We shall be making mention of popular names you never thought were actually from the country sharing border with the USA.
But then what do you think? America has always been a country of migrants and that fact will never change.
And being a country of dreams, these outsiders are now so fulfilled in life as American Celebrities that it is almost hard to separate their names from Hollywood.
Today we shall be taking a look at these celebrated foreigners and before we go too deep, remember to check out another post we made on American celebrities with Nigerian roots.
American Celebrities From Canada
1. Jim Carrey
Carrey was born in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Ontario , Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant.
Jim Carrey is funny and will always be but these days he is now more of a spiritual person than anything else.
Talking about the purpose of life! And how everything is being control by forces so that humanity remains in spiritual infancy forever.
These days the dude is DEEP!
2. Nelly Furtado
Furtado was born on December 2, 1978, in Victoria, British Columbia , Canada. Her Portuguese parents, António José Furtado and Maria Manuela Furtado, were born on São Miguel Island in the Azores and had immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s.
3. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut on September 2, 1964, the son of Patricia (née Taylor), a costume designer and performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. He is also a Canadian.
Now this man gave me one of the most super charged sci-fi movies ever “The Matrix “. Now that’s a movie I can watch over and over again.
As an A-list actor Keanu Reeves has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
4. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver , British Columbia .
You know him as the Ant Man or even if you go backwards a bit, as the “Green Latern“.
He is one of the most popular actors in America, if you ask me.
just like Keanu Reeves, Reynolds was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. He is married to actress Blake Lively, with whom he has three children.
He is considered sexy by many and appeared in People‘s Sexiest Man Alive lists in 2007 and 2009, and was eventually awarded the honor in 2010.
5. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born in London, Ontario , the son of Thomas Ray Gosling, a travelling salesman for a paper mill , and Donna, a secretary.
He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995).
He is also a musician, his band, Dead Man’s Bones, released their self-titled debut album and toured North America in 2009.
In September 2011, he began dating his Eva Mendes. He has two daughters with Mendes, one born September 2014 and the second in April 2016.
6. Pamela Anderson
Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia.
She is best known for her appearances in Playboy magazine but far from the world of nudity, Pamela is a prominent animal rights activists, with her voice also promoting veganism through the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
She has a crazy timeline of sexual abuse, according to public revelations she made in 2014., she was molested by a female babysitter from ages 6 to 10, raped by a 25-year-old man when she was age 12, and gang-raped by her boyfriend and six of his friends when she was 14.
7. Kiefer Sutherland
Sutherland was born in St Mary’s Hospital ,Paddington, London , to Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, both successful Canadian actors who had been living and working in the United Kingdom for some time.
He is popularly known for his role as Jack Bauer in the Fox drama series 24 (2001–2010, 2014), for which he won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.
8. Will Arnett
Arnett was born in Toronto, Ontario , the son of Edith Alexandra “Alix” ( née Palk) and Emerson James “Jim” Arnett.
As a voice actor he has featured in Ratatouille (2007), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Despicable Me (2010), The Nut Job and the sequel (2014, 2017) and Batman in the Lego Movie franchise.
9. Celine Dion
Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec 15 miles west of Montreal , the youngest of 14 children of Thérèse (née Tanguay), a homemaker, and Adhémar Dion, a butcher, both of French-Canadian descent.
She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland.
Her career started with songs composed outside the English language but that changed after she learnt the language and signed to Epic Records in the United States.
It would amaze you to know that she sings in french, Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese and she is considered one of pop music’s most influential voices.
She was honored by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe.
10. Justin Bieber
Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario , at St Joseph’s Hospital, and was raised in Stratford, Ontario.
He was discovered at age 13 through his YouTube videos of Cover Songs by his manager Scooter Braun.
He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia “Pattie” Mallette, who were never married. He was born into acute poverty, sharing bed space with rats.
Bieber was a presenter at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010.
11. Ellen Page
Another pretty face on our list of American celebrities from Canada isEllen Grace Philpotts-Page who was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Her breakthrough role was the title role in Jason Reitman’s film Juno (2007), for which she received nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress while winning the Independent Spirit Award, an MTV Movie Award and a Teen Choice Award.
12. Shawn Mendes
Mendes was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Karen, a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman, who sells bar and restaurant supplies in Toronto.
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is one of the biggest reigning teen sensation on our list of American celebrities from Canada.
He came out with his debut studio album Handwritten in 2015, with the single “Stitches” reaching number one in the United Kingdom and the top 10 in the United States and Canada.
He is one of five artists ever to debut at number one before the age of 18, and the third one making him the third-youngest artist to achieve three number one albums.
He is also the first artist to land three number one singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 2017. In 2018, he became the first artist to achieve four number one singles on the Adult Pop Songs chart before the age of 20.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario .
This one is a popular face and name in the celebrity world. His first taste of the limelight when he gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s.
His father, Dennis Graham, is an African American from Memphis, Tennessee, while his mother Sandra “Sandi” Graham (née Sher), is an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian.
14. Kriten kreuk
Kreuk was born in Vancouver , British Columbia , to Peter Kreuk and Deanna Che, two landscape architects. Her father is of Dutch descent, her mother is of Chinese descent.
She is best known for her roles as Lana Lang in the superhero television series Smallville, and as Catherine Chandler in The CW sci-fi series Beauty & the Beast.
15. Sandra Miju Oh
Oh was born on July 20, 1971, in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean Ontario.
She has two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and eight Prime time Emmy Award nominations to her name.
Oh hosted the 28th Genie Awards on March 3, 2008, and became the first Asian woman to host the Golden Globe Awards at the 76th ceremony in 2019.
In another first, she became the first Asian-Canadian woman to host Saturday Night Live, after Lucy Liu in 2000 and Awkwafina in 2018. She is also the first Asian woman to win two Golden Globes.
She is best known for her roles as Cristina Yang on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
16. The Weeknd
The Weeknd was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario , and was raised in the district of Scarborough, in the city’s east end.
He is a world star and has many awards to his name. The Canadian has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, nine Juno Awards, and has been nominated for one Academy Award.
To see foreigner succeed in the USA tells the perfect story of how that country is indeed the screen world.
These American Celebrities From Canada made it another man’s land. A feat that is almost hard to achieve in other countries.