Canadian people of Lithuanian descent

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  1. Jillian Barberie

    Jillian Barberie


    Jillian Marie Barberie (née Warry; born September 26, 1966) is a Canadian-American actress, television hostess, and radio host who currently co-hosts Mid-Day LA on Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2005, she appeared on Fox Sports as the weatherperson on Fox NFL Sunday. From 2006 to 2013, she was known as Jillian Reynolds by marriage.

  2. Ruta Lee

    Ruta Lee


    Ruta Lee (born May 30, 1935) is a Canadian actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She is remembered for her guest appearance in a 1963 episode of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and as a semi-regular on a number of game shows, including the Hollywood Squares, What's My Line?, and as Alex Trebek's co-host on High Rollers. She is of Lithuanian descent.

  3. Joanna Shimkus

    Joanna Shimkus


    Joanna Shimkus, Lady Poitier (born 30 October 1943), is a Canadian former actress and is married to Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sidney Poitier.

  4. Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen


    Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received a Prince of Asturias Award for literature.

  5. Katya Virshilas

    Katya Virshilas


    Katya Virshilas (born 10 September 1983) is a Lithuanian-Canadian dancer and actress.

  6. 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.

  7. George A. Romero

    George A. Romero


    George Andrew Romero (/rəˈmɛr/; born February 4, 1940) is an American-Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968).

  8. Andy Rautins

    Andy Rautins


    Andrew Jay "Andy" Rautins (born November 2, 1986) is an American-born Canadian professional basketball player who plays for Royal Halı Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He played for Syracuse University and was drafted by the NBA's New York Knicks in 2010, with the eighth pick of the second round (38th overall).

  9. Ed Mirvish

    Ed Mirvish


    Edwin “Honest Ed” Mirvish, OC, CBE (24 July 1914 – 11 July 2007) was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario. He is known for his flagship business, Honest Ed's, a landmark discount store in downtown Toronto, and as a patron of the arts, instrumental in revitalizing the theatre scene in Toronto.

  10. Leo Rautins

    Leo Rautins


    Leo Rytis Rautins (born March 20, 1960) is a Canadian broadcaster, former professional basketball player and the former head coach of the Canadian men's national basketball team. Rautins played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was the first Canadian to be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft, by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1983. Rautins' NBA career was waylaid by injury. After a brief retirement, Rautins returned to basketball and played in European professional league from 1985 until 1992. Rautins has been a broadcaster for the Toronto Raptors since the team's inception in 1995.

  11. Alain Stanké

    Alain Stanké


    Alain Stanké (né Aloyzas-Vytas Stankevicius), CM CQ is a Canadian francophone television and radio host and commentator, writer, editor, producer, interviewer and journalist. Born June 11, 1934 in Kaunas (Lithuania), he immigrated to Montreal in 1951.

  12. Birutė Galdikas

    Birutė Galdikas


    Birutė Marija Filomena Galdikas, OC (born 10 May 1946), is a Canadian anthropologist, primatologist, conservationist, ethologist, and author, known as the world's foremost expert on orangutans. She is currently a Professor at Simon Fraser University where she specializes in studies of primate behavior, ecology, and evolution, with a particular focus on orangutans. Well known in the field of modern primatology, Galdikas is recognized as a leading authority on orangutans. Prior to her field study of orangutans, scientists knew little about the species.

  13. Povilas Vaitonis

    Povilas Vaitonis


    Povilas (Paul) Vaitonis (15 August 1911, in Užpaliai, Lithuania – 23 April 1983, in Hamilton, Canada) was a Lithuanian–Canadian International Master of chess. He was a five-time Lithuanian champion, and was twice Canadian champion. Vaitonis was inducted into the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame on July 9, 2011 in Toronto.

  14. Al-P



    Alex Puodziukas known by his stage name Al-P, is a Canadian musician, record producer and recording engineer, best known for being part of the electronic music duo MSTRKRFT along with Jesse F. Keeler. Al-P was producer for Black Cat 13, Death from Above 1979's album You're a Woman, I'm a Machine and The Sick Lipstick's Sting Sting Sting.

  15. Kevin Bieksa

    Kevin Bieksa


    Kevin Francesco Bieksa (born June 16, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). After a three-year career in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) with the Burlington Cougars, Bieksa was awarded a scholarship to Bowling Green State University. He was a one-time All-CCHA honourable mention during his four-year tenure with the Falcons of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). He graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree (B.A.) in finance, and was a two-time CCHA All-Academic honourable mention in 2003 and 2004.

  16. Bob Rae

    Bob Rae


    Robert Keith "Bob" Rae, PC CC OOnt QC (born August 2, 1948) is a lawyer, negotiator, public speaker and former Canadian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and was the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013. He was previously leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party and the 21st Premier of Ontario, from 1990-1995.

  17. Alex Zaliauskas

    Alex Zaliauskas


    Alex Zaliauskas (born 20 April 1971 in Toronto) is a retired Canadian high jumper.

  18. Casey Cizikas

    Casey Cizikas


    Casey Cizikas (born February 27, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He spent four seasons with the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he had two 20-goal seasons. Cizikas was selected by the Islanders in the fourth round, 92nd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He began playing for their minor league affiliate, the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, two years after the draft, during the 2011–12 season; he was recalled to the Islanders' NHL roster mid-season, where he has played since.

  19. Annis Stukus

    Annis Stukus


    Annis Paul Stukus (October 25, 1914 – May 20, 2006) was a Canadian football player, coach and general manager, and ice hockey general manager.

  20. Antanas Sileika

    Antanas Sileika


    Antanas Sileika (Antanas Šileika) is a Canadian novelist and critic.

  21. Juozas Kralikauskas

    Juozas Kralikauskas


    Juozas Kralikauskas (October 22, 1910 – February 25, 2007 in Vilnius, Lithuania ) was a novelist and short story author.

  22. Irene Piotrowski

    Irene Piotrowski


    Irene Piotrowski (born July 9, 1941 in Skaudvilė, Lithuania) is a retired female track and field athlete, who represented Canada at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1964 (Tokyo, Japan) Where she was a semi-finalist in the 100 metres at both Games. She broke the world indoor record for 880 yards in 1964. She won a silver medal in the 100 yards and a bronze in the 220 yard sprints at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. She claimed the bronze medal in the women's 100 metres at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and ran the anchor leg on the 4 x 100 metre relay squad that took the silver medal.

  23. Lillian Bilsky Freiman

    Lillian Bilsky Freiman


    Lillian Bilsky Freiman (1885 - November 2, 1940), nicknamed The Poppy Lady, was a Jewish-Canadian philanthropist, and Zionist. In 2008, she was designated a Person of National Historic Significance by the Canadian Government for being "a gifted organizer and philanthropist who worked to improve the health and welfare of her fellow citizens."

  24. Nik Stauskas

    Nik Stauskas


    Nikolas Tomas "Nik" Stauskas (born October 7, 1993) is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Stauskas played two seasons of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition for the Michigan Wolverines ending with the 2013–14 team before declaring for the NBA draft. Stauskas was drafted eighth overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings for whom he began his NBA career. Towards the end of his rookie season, Stauskas was tagged with the nickname Sauce Castillo in a social media happening. Stauskas, whose family is of Lithuanian heritage, has represented the Canadian national basketball team in youth competition.

  25. Bill Stukus

    Bill Stukus


    Bill Stukus (b. 1916 in Toronto, Ontario - d. July 1, 2003) was an award winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football quarterback.

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