Canadian people of American descent

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  1. Keanu Reeves

    Keanu Reeves


    Keanu Charles Reeves (/kˈɑːn/ kay-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, producer, director and musician.

  2. Aubrey Graham

    Aubrey Graham


    Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several mixtapes like Room for Improvement before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.

  3. Nathan Fillion

    Nathan Fillion


    Nathan Fillion (/ˈfɪljən/; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.

  4. Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Johnson


    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson (from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship).

  5. Matthew Perry

    Matthew Perry


    Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor and writer. He is mostly known for his role as Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom Friends, as well as his portrayal of Ron Clark in the 2006 television movie The Ron Clark Story. Along with starring in the short-lived television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Perry has appeared in a number of films, including Fools Rush In (1997), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), and 17 Again (2009). In 2010, he expanded his résumé to include both video games and voiceover work when he voiced Benny in the role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas.

  6. Hayden Christensen

    Hayden Christensen


    Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian-American actor and producer. He began his career on Canadian television at the age of 13, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He was praised for his acting as Sam in Life as a House, which earned him nominations for both the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also nominated to the Saturn Award for Best Actor and earned the Cannes Film Festival Revelation Award for the Star Wars movies. He gained international fame for his portrayal of the young Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Christensen was additionally edited into the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

  7. Vanity



    Denise Katrina Matthews (born January 4, 1959), formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, is a Canadian former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who has turned away from performing to concentrate on evangelism. Vanity's career lasted from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s.

  8. Lauren Holly

    Lauren Holly


    Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & Dumber, as Linda Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and as Jenny Shepard on the TV series NCIS. She was married to comic actor Jim Carrey from 1996 to 1997.

  9. Jennifer Tilly

    Jennifer Tilly


    Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958) is a Canadian-American actress and poker player. She is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olive in the 1994 film Bullets over Broadway. Her other film roles include Made in America (1993), Bound (1996), Liar Liar (1997), and Bride of Chucky (1998). Her voice-over work includes Celia in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Bonnie Swanson in Family Guy (1999–2015). She is the sister of actress Meg Tilly.

  10. Joshua Jackson

    Joshua Jackson


    Joshua Browning Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 32 film roles. His well known roles include Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Peter Bishop in Fringe, and Cole Lockhart in The Affair. Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week.

  11. Beau Mirchoff

    Beau Mirchoff


    William Beau Mirchoff (/ˈbɔː ˈmɜrˌɒf/; born January 13, 1989) is an American-born Canadian actor, known for playing Danny Bolen on the sixth season of the ABC series Desperate Housewives and Matty McKibben on the MTV series Awkward. He also appeared in films such as Scary Movie 4, The Grudge 3 and Heartland.

  12. Laurie Holden

    Laurie Holden


    Heather Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1969), better known as Laurie Holden, is an American actress, producer, model, and human rights activist. She is perhaps best recognized for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files, Adele Stanton in The Majestic, Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill, Amanda Dumfries in The Mist, Olivia Murray in The Shield and Andrea in The Walking Dead. She plays also Dr. Hannah Tramble to NBC's TV Series Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.

  13. Neil Young

    Neil Young


    Neil Percival Young, OC OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters and performers". He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

  14. Natalie Neidhart

    Natalie Neidhart


    Natalie Katherine "Nattie" Neidhart (born May 27, 1982) is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed with WWE under the ring name, Natalya.

  15. Mary Pierce

    Mary Pierce


    Mary Pierce (born 15 January 1975) is a French-American retired tennis professional who played on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour. Although born in Canada, she is a citizen of France, Canada, and the United States and played for France in team competitions and the Olympics.

  16. Brendan Fraser

    Brendan Fraser


    Brendan James Fraser (/ˈfrzər/ FRAY-zər) is an American-Canadian actor. He portrayed Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy (1999-2008) and is known for his comedic and fantasy film leading roles in major Hollywood films, such as Encino Man (1992), The Scout (1994), George of the Jungle (1997), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) and Inkheart (2009). He also starred in numerous dramatic roles, such as Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002), Crash (2004) and Gimme Shelter (2013).

  17. Amy Jo Johnson

    Amy Jo Johnson


    Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6, 1970) is an American/Canadian actress, singer, songwriter, scriptwriter, producer, director, musician and gymnast, first starring as the Pink Ranger Kimberly Ann Hart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Aside from Power Rangers, she is also known for her roles in Felicity, The Division, Wildfire, and Flashpoint. She also starred in television films and movies including Susie Q, Killing Mr. Griffin, Perfect Body, Sweetwater, and Magma: Volcanic Disaster. Johnson is one of very few Power Rangers alumni to continue her career as an actress.

  18. Fay Wray

    Fay Wray


    Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-born American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong. Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international renown as an actress in horror movie roles. She was one of the first "scream queens".

  19. Gregory Smith

    Gregory Smith


    Gregory Edward Smith (born July 6, 1983) is a Canadian American actor. He began working as a child actor in the mid-1980s, initially appearing in several made-for-video and television films. Smith has since appeared in several Hollywood films, and has become known for his role as Ephram Brown on the television series Everwood, and more recently as Dov Epstein on Rookie Blue.

  20. Chris Jericho

    Chris Jericho


    Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian American professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman signed to WWE. He is best known for his time in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and internationally in Canadian, German, Japanese, and Mexican promotions. He is known for his over-the-top, rock star persona – dubbed "The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla" – and for a contrasting run as an aloof, manicured villain in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

  21. Rachel Luttrell

    Rachel Luttrell


    Rachel Luttrell (born 19 January 1971) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Teyla Emmagan, an Athosian warrior leader on Stargate Atlantis.

  22. Leslie Feist

    Leslie Feist


    Leslie Feist (born 13 February 1976), known professionally as Feist, is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene.

  23. Meg Tilly

    Meg Tilly


    Meg Tilly (born Margaret Elizabeth Chan; February 14, 1960) is a Canadian–American actress and novelist. For her role in the 1985 film Agnes of God, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include Psycho II (1983), The Big Chill (1983), Masquerade (1988), and Valmont (1989). For her lead role in the television series Bomb Girls (2012–13), she won a 2013 Leo Award. Tilly has written five novels, including Porcupine, which was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. She is the sister of actress Jennifer Tilly.

  24. Daniel Clark

    Daniel Clark


    Daniel Allen Clark (born October 14, 1985) is an American-Canadian actor and singer. Clark is best known for his role as Sean Cameron on Degrassi: The Next Generation and as Steve Rendazo on the movie Juno.

  25. America Olivo

    America Olivo


    America Athene Olivo (a.k.a. America Campbell, born January 5, 1978) is an actress, singer and model best known as a member of the band Soluna, for her roles in the films Bitch Slap (2009), Friday the 13th (2009) and Maniac (2012) as well as starring in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

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