17 famous actors you may not have known are from Quebec

Mar 8 2021, 9:14 pm

We may not breed Hollywood actors at the same rate as California but Quebec has churned out an impressive amount of famous big-screen stars.

According to IMDB’s birth place actor list, here are some well-known actors who were born in Quebec.

While you’re in the mood for movie buzz, be sure to take a peek at some famous movies that were filmed in Montreal.

Pom Klementieff


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Having appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,  Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, The Addams Family, Black Mirror, Westworld, and the upcoming 7th and 8th Misson Impossible films, Pom Klementieff is making a big splash in Hollywood.

Klementieff was born in Quebec City in 1986, to a Korean mother and French-Russian father who worked in the capital as a consultant with the Quebec government.

Emily Hampshire


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Born and raised in Montreal, Emily Hampshire has made considerable strides in the Canadian film and television industry in a relatively short time.

She’s received three Genie Award Nominations and a Gemini Award for her work in¬†Schitt’s Creek.

Emmanuelle Chriqui


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Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal to Moroccan Jewish immigrants. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old and then on to Vancouver when she was 10.

Chriqui got her big break by playing Sloan on the HBO show¬†Entourage. She’s appeared in¬†You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, alongside Adam Sandler,¬†¬†and plays Lana Lang on the series¬†Superman and Lois.¬†

Norm MacDonald

Norm MacDonald was born in Qu√©bec City, Qu√©bec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy before writing for The Dennis Miller Show¬†and¬†Roseanne. He’s perhaps best known for his tenure on¬†Saturday Night Live but has also appeared in¬†Billy Madison, The Animal, Family Guy, The Orville, My Name Is Earl,¬†and many others.

Anna Hopkins


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Anna Hopkins, also born in Montreal, is fluent in English and French and works in both languages. She’s a regular in Amazon Prime’s¬†The Expanse¬†and has appeared in¬†Arrow,¬†The Flash,¬†and¬†Shadowhunters.¬†

Tim Rozon


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Tim Rozon, who plays Mutt Schitt on¬†Schitt’s Creek,¬†was born in Montreal. Rozon has also appeared in¬†Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation,¬†and is playing Doc Holliday in the new¬†Wynonna Earp TV series.

William Shatner


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William Shatner has amassed an impressive acting career, spanning more than five decades. Perhaps best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the cult TV show Star Trek, the Montreal-born Shatner has also appeared in Miss Congeniality, Futurama, The Big Bang Theory, and plenty more.

Elias Koteas


Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal. He attended Vanier College before graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

He’s known for his roles in¬†The Thin Red Line,¬†Shooter, Shutter Island,¬†and¬†Crash.¬†

Meaghan Rath


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Known for her roles in¬†Schitt’s Creek and¬†Hawaii Five-o,¬†Meaghan Rath was born in Montreal in 1986.

Bruce Greenwood


Bruce Greenwood was born in 1956 in Noranda, Quebec. He’s been on the acting scene for a few decades, having appeared in¬†Star Trek, Thirteen Days,¬†and¬†I, Robot,¬†among others.

KawennaŐĀhere Devery Jacobs

KawennaŐĀhere Devery Jacobs¬†was born on August 8, 1993 in Kahnawake. She is an actress and writer, known for American Gods,¬†Rhymes for Young Ghouls,¬†Cardinal,¬†and Netflix’s¬†The Order.

Michael Mando


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Michael Mando was born in Quebec City and is trained in both classic and contemporary theatre. He is known for his work in¬†Better Call Saul,¬†Orphan Black, The Hummingbird Project and¬†appeared as Mac Gargan in Marvel’s¬†Spiderman Homecoming.

Amanda Brugel


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Amanda Brugel is an actress known for¬†The Handmaid’s Tale, Kim’s Convenience, and Workin’ Moms.¬†She was born in Pointe Claire.

Peter Cullen

You may not recognize Peter Cullen’s face but you would his voice.

Cullen was born in Montreal and has been providing the voice of Optimus Prime in the highly-lucrative Transformers franchise since the 1990s.

Jon Lajoie


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Jon Lajoie started off as an everyday normal guy making YouTube videos out of his parent’s home in the South Shore. He moved to Los Angeles and worked as a regular on the FX series¬†The League, and had roles in¬†The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and¬†Wolfie’s Just Fie: A New Beginning.¬†

Kevin McDonald


Kevin McDonald is a member of the Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, played in the¬†That ’70s Show,¬†and provided the voice in the¬†Lilo & Stitch¬†franchise.


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