10+ Celebrities We Always Forget Are From Canada

Many celebrities end up living in the United States as it makes the most sense for their careers to be in proximity to Hollywood. However, there are many of our favorite celebrities who aren't from the USA.

It's easy to forget that some big-name celebs that we assume are American are actually Canadian.

Here are 10+ celebrities that we always forget are from Canada.

Sandra Oh

Fans love Yang for her portrayal of Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy as well as for recently starring in Killing Eve.

While she's beloved in the states, she was actually born in Nepean, Ontario, Canada. She started her career as a ballet dancer there before branching off into acting.

James Cameron

James Cameron is one of the most recognized directors in Hollywood and has made some of the most successful films ever including Titanic and Avatar.

However, he's not from the U.S. He was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario before moving to California when he was a teenager.

Seth Rogen

This actor and comedian is known for many roles in big movies like Superbad and Knocked Up, and he got his start on the show Freaks and Geeks.

He is Canadian and started his career as an aspiring comedian in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne became a major star in the early '00s with her pop-punk music.

While many people know she is Canadian, it can be easy to forget after her Hollywood career.

Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario where she started recording music.


While not everyone knows that Drake is Canadian, fans of the series Degrassi: The Next Generation definitely do.

Drake, who went by his given name Aubrey Drake Graham at the time, played Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian teen drama.

He was born in Toronto, Canada.

Kim Cattrall


Kim Catrall played one of the most iconic characters on American television with her role as Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, but she's actually British-Canadian.

While she was born in the UK, her parents moved to Canada when she was just a baby. She was raised in British Columbia.

Matthew Perry

Technically, Perry was born in the United States in Massachusetts, but he was raised in Ottawa, Ontario.

While he might be the star of one of the most iconically American series ever, he has a lot of Canadian connections. He even claims that he beat up Justina Trudeau when they were both kids.

Elliot Page

Elliot Page is known for his roles in movies like Juno and Inception, but while he's lived in Los Angeles for many years now, he was actually born in Canada.

Page was born in Nova Scotia, and he starred in the movie Marion Bridges in 2001 that won Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion is known for starring in the short-lived series, Firefly, as well as for playing the lead role in Castle.

While he's a favorite amongst a lot of nerdy fans, many people don't realize he's actually Canadian. He even dressed up as "Captain Canada" on Halloween in 2012.

Rachel McAdams

With roles in movies like Mean Girls and The Notebook, Rachel McAdams is a beloved actress and one of America's darlings.

However, she's actually Canadian. The actress was born in London, Ontario, and she started pursuing acting there as a young teen before moving to Hollywood.

Ryan Gosling

Funnily enough, both of the leads of The Notebook are from the same area in Canada as Gosling was also born in London, Ontario.

He has been on the scene for a while after getting his start on Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club when he was just 12 years old.

Ryan Reynolds

Here we have another well-loved "Ryan" in Hollywood who comes from Canada.

The actor was born in 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and he started out acting in television shows for children.

However, given how he's been a leading man in Hollywood for a while, many people just assume he's from there.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey has been around in Hollywood for a long time, and since he's one of the most popular and well-known comedians around, most people think he's from the United States.

However, he was born in Newmarket, Ontario. He started his career doing stand-up before being discovered.

Keanu Reeves

Actually, Keanu Reeves wasn't born in the United States or in Canada but instead in Beirut, Lebanon.

However, his family moved to Toronto, Canada when he was five years old. His career eventually really took off after starring in The Matrix.

Dwayne Johnson

Not all people with Canadian citizenship were born there, and this is the cast with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

He was born in Hayward, California, but his father is from Nova Scotia. Because of this, he was able to get dual citizenship and became a Canadian citizen in 2009.