Canadian atheists

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  1. Shenae Grimes-Beech

    Shenae Grimes-Beech


    Shenae Grimes-Beech (/ʃəˈn/; née Grimes; born October 24, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on 90210, a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was also a recurring guest star on the series Naturally, Sadie, and had a cameo role in the horror film Scream 4.

  2. Margot Kidder

    Margot Kidder


    Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American actress. She rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in the film Superman, opposite Christopher Reeve, and her reprisal of the role in the three following sequels.

  3. Geddy Lee

    Geddy Lee


    Geddy Lee Weinrib (born Gary Lee Weinrib, July 29, 1953), OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced for various other bands, including Rocket Science. Lee's first solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000.

  4. James Cameron

    James Cameron


    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. He first found major success with the science fiction action film The Terminator (1984). He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to write and direct Aliens (1986); three years later he followed up with The Abyss (1989).

  5. Sarah Polley

    Sarah Polley


    Sarah E. Polley OC (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress and film director. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea. She has also starred in such films as Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody.

  6. Tara Spencer-Nairn

    Tara Spencer-Nairn


    Tara Spencer-Nairn (born January 6, 1978 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian actress best known for her work on the television series Corner Gas, in which she played Dog River Police Department (DRPD) Constable Karen Pelly from 2004 to 2009.

  7. Alissa White Gluz

    Alissa White Gluz


    Alissa White-Gluz (/əˈlisə wt ɡlʌz/; born July 31, 1985) is a Canadian singer, best known as the former lead singer and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band The Agonist, and current lead singer for the Swedish melodic death metal group Arch Enemy.

  8. Alex Lifeson

    Alex Lifeson


    Aleksandar Živojinović, OC (born August 27, 1953), better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. In 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush, with drummer John Rutsey and bassist and singer Jeff Jones. Jones was replaced by Geddy Lee a month later, and Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart in 1974; the band's lineup has remained the same ever since.

  9. Harland Williams

    Harland Williams


    Harland Reesor Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, artist, musician and radio personality.

  10. Dave Foley

    Dave Foley


    David Scott "Dave" Foley (born January 4, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, director and producer, best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio.

  11. Paul Haggis

    Paul Haggis


    Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953) is a Canadian screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners, 2004's Million Dollar Baby and 2005's Crash, the latter of which he also directed.

  12. David Cronenberg

    David Cronenberg


    David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. He has been called "the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world."

  13. William B. Davis

    William B. Davis


    William Bruce Davis (born January 13, 1938) is a Canadian actor and director, best known for his role as The Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and movies, Davis founded his own acting school, the William Davis Centre for Actors Study. In his personal life, Davis is an avid water-skier, lectures on skepticism at events such as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's CSICon, and advocates for action on climate change. In 2011 Davis published his memoir, Where There’s Smoke .... The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man.

  14. Kenny Hotz

    Kenny Hotz


    Kenneth Joel "Kenny" Hotz is a Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian. Hotz is a South Park consultant and writer, creator/star of the Comedy Central television show Kenny vs. Spenny, creator and writer of the FX series Testees, and the creator/star of Kenny Hotz's Triumph of the Will. He has received awards for his television work—including Gemini Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards—and is a multiple-time film festival award-winner. He is also an award-winning Vice columnist and Gulf war photo-journalist.

  15. Todd McFarlane

    Todd McFarlane


    Todd McFarlane (/məkˈfɑrlɪn/; born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian cartoonist, artist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn.

  16. Jonny Craig

    Jonny Craig


    Jonathan Monroe "Jonny" Craig (born March 26, 1986) is a American-Canadian singer. He is currently working as a solo act and as the lead singer for the band Slaves, but has been the lead vocalist for the bands Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Ghost Runner on Third, and westerHALTS. As a solo artist, he has released one studio album, two EPs and a live album to date. He was also a part of the supergroup Isles & Glaciers. Craig possesses the vocal range of a baritenor and his distinct type of soul-based singing has earned him considerable acclaim.

  17. Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin O'Leary


    Terence "Kevin" Thomas O'Leary (born 9 July 1954) is a Canadian businessman, investor, journalist, writer, financial commentator and television personality.

  18. David Suzuki

    David Suzuki


    David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC OBC (born March 24, 1936) is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was a professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has been known for his TV and radio series, documentaries and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science program The Nature of Things, seen in over forty nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment.

  19. James Randi

    James Randi


    James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, August 7, 1928) is a Canadian-American retired stage magician and scientific skeptic best known for his challenges to paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Randi is the co-founder of Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). He began his career as a magician named The Amazing Randi, but after retiring at age 60, he chose to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims, which he collectively calls "woo-woo".

  20. Alan Scarfe

    Alan Scarfe


    Alan John Scarfe (born 8 June 1946) is a Canadian actor. He is a former Associate Director of the Stratford Festival and the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. He won the 1985 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in The Bay Boy and earned two other Genie best actor nominations as well as a Gemini Award nomination.

  21. Lance Storm

    Lance Storm


    Lance Timothy Evers (born April 3, 1969), known professionally by his ring name Lance Storm, is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler.

  22. Arthur Hailey

    Arthur Hailey


    Arthur Hailey (5 April 1920 – 24 November 2004) was a British/Canadian novelist, whose works have sold more than 170 million copies in 40 languages. Most of the novels are set within one major industry, such as hotels, banks or airlines, and explore the particular human conflicts sparked-off by that environment. They are notable for their plain style, extreme realism, based on months of detailed research, and a sympathetic down-to-earth hero with whom the reader can easily identify.

  23. Efrim Menuck

    Efrim Menuck


    Efrim Manuel Menuck (born November 21, 1970) is a Canadian musician involved with a number of Montreal-based bands, most notably Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. Menuck is also a frequent record producer, working with musicians from Montreal and abroad.

  24. Steven Pinker

    Steven Pinker


    Steven Arthur "Steve" Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-born American cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

  25. W.P. Kinsella

    W.P. Kinsella


    William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC (born May 25, 1935) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe (1982), which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. His work has often concerned baseball, First Nations people, and other Canadian issues.

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