Of all the movie fandoms that exist out there, I have to say, I think that Marvel fans are easily some of the most dedicated ones out there. Although Stan Lee has recently tragically passed away, and Avengers: Endgame had us saying goodbye to some of our favourite people, the Marvel Character Universe continues to live on. Here are 12 Canadian actors who are part of the Marvel Character Universe.
It's so easy to forget that some of your favourite actors are actually from Canada, just like you and me! It's amazing to see how many talented women there are on this list, and men as well, of course:
Cobie Smulders // Maria Hill
Cobie Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 3rd, 1982. When she was younger she dreamed of being a doctor or marine biologist but ended up finding a love for acting as a teenager. She's taken on the role of Maria Hill in the MCU and has appeared in several of the Avengers films and will be in the upcoming Spiderman: Far From Home film.
Evangeline Lilly // Hope van Dyne
Evangeline was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, but was actually discovered by a modeling agency on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia. She's appeared in several Marvel films, including the Ant Man franchise, and most recently, Avengers: End Game as Hope van Dyne.
Rachel McAdams // Christine Palmer
Are you really a Canadian if you're not familiar with Rachel McAdams? The starlet has had several iconic roles over the years, including Regina George in Mean Girls and Allie in The Notebook. In the MCU, McAdams appeared in Doctor Strange as Dr. Christine Palmer, proving that she can handle more than just romantic comedies and teen movies.
Emily VanCamp // Sharon Carter
Emily VanCamp was born in Port Perry, Ontario back in 1986. She's had several lead roles over the years in shows like Everwood and Brothers & Sisters. If you're a Marvel fan, you may have seen her in the Captain America franchise as Sharon Carter/Agent 13.
Pom Klementieff // Mantis
Pom Klemenetieff was born in Quebec City and is a professionally trained French actress. She's appeared in films such as Loup and Sleepless Night, and she made her Marvel debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where she took on the role of Mantis.
Serinda Swan // Medusa
Born in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Serinda Swan was raised in a family of talented actors and directors, so her profession has almost always been in her blood. She took on her first role at the age of three, and later went on to play the role of Medusa in the MCU.
Carrie-Anne Moss // Jeri Hogarth
Yet another Marvel Vancouver native is Carrie-Anne Moss. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, moved to Europe to pursue a modeling career, and eventually ended up playing the role of Jeri Hogarth on the Netflix/Marvel collab series, Jessica Jones.
Currie Graham // Calvin Chadwick
Currie Graham was born on February 26th, 1967 in Hamilton, Ontario. He's got several credits to his name including Assault on Precinct 13, Pompeii, and in the Marvel world, Agent Carter.
Leah Gibson // Ingrid
Leah Gibson was born in Victoria, British Columbia. She found a love for performing at a young age and went on to study dance and musical theatre throughout her childhood. You may have seen her on Netflix's Jessica Jones in the role of Inez Green.
Nathan Fillion // Monstrous Inmate
Most Canadians are familiar with Nathan Fillion from his role on the popular TV series, Castle, but did you know he's also appeared in a Marvel film? Well technically, his voice has. Fillion voiced a character called Monstrous Inmate in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Dillon Casey // Will Daniels
Although he was actually born in Texas, Dillon Casey has dual citizenship and attended university here in Canada. He's appeared in shows like The Vampire Diaries and Skins and made his Marvel debut in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as Will Daniels.
Gloria Reuben // Adina Johnson
Canadian actress Gloria Reuben has an impressive number of credits to her name, including The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, and Drop Dead Diva. She appeared in Marvel's Cloak & Dagger as Adina Johnson.