The list of Hollywood entertainers who come from Canada grows a little more every year. A lot of celebrities are known for the fact that they're Canadian like Drake, Shawn Mendes, and Justin Bieber. Showing off pride for our country, and their love for Tim Hortons' coffee is pretty common too. Although there are tons more, here are a few Canadian celebrities you may not know where born and raised in the Great White North.

Ayesha Curry

Curry was born in 1989 in Toronto with the birth name Ayesha Disa Alexander. Coincidentally her hubby, Steph Curry, also lived in Toronto temporarily as a teenager when his dad, Dell Curry, played for the Toronto Raptors in the early 2000s. 

Tristan Thompson

Thompson was born in 1991 in Toronto and grew up in the Brampton area, but left the city after his first year of high school and moved to the US. He actually had a pretty normal life before he got into drama with the Kardashian fam. 

Finn Wolfhard

Wolfhard was born in Vancouver in 2002 and was raised in the BC area until he got his fame on Stranger Things.

Keir Gilchrist

Gilchrist, who stars in Atypical, has a Canadian background since he was born in England in 1992 but lived in Toronto as a child. His family moved around a bit, but they ended up making a home in The Six where he went to school and started off his acting career. 

Robbie Amell 

Amell, who's best known for his roles in Duff, The Flash, and Life With Derek, was born and raised in Toronto. According to IMDb, he started acting at six years old and had roles at the Lawrence Park Stage in midtown Toronto.

Nathan Fillion

Fillion has a huge variety of acting experience, most notably in Castle, Firefly, and Santa Clarita Diet. He's been in Hollywood for so long that you might be surprised to learn that he was actually born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1971. He even went to the University of Alberta before moving to New York City in 1994, according to IMDb.

Avan Jogia

Jogia has a pretty impressive acting history including Victorious, Ghost Wars, and Zombieland: Double Tap. The hunky actor was born in Vancouver in 1992 and he attended Killarney Secondary School until he got his first acting gig, according to The Star.  

Deadmau5

The incredibly successful DJ and musician was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1981 with the birth name Joel Thomas Zimmerman. He still stays true to his Canadian roots and lives in Milton, Ontario. 


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