Ten Actresses you didn’t know were Canadian

January 8, 2014

1. Rachel McAdams


A London, Ontario native, Rachel McAdams is a graduate of New York University and has appeared in such films as Mean Girls, The Notebook, and The Devil Wears Prada.

She got her first big Hollywood movie role beside Rob Schneider in The Hot Chick in 2004.

She has also co-starred in recent films such as Sherlock Holmes and The Vow.

2. Sandra Oh


The star of the hit television drama Grey’s Anatomy, and the movies Sideways and Under the Tuscan Sun, Sandra Oh was born in Ottawa, Ontario.

The actress has won several awards for her work both on television and in film, including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Grey’s Anatomy, and five Primetime Emmy nominations for the same role.

3. Elisha Cuthbert


The gorgeous Canadian actress was born in Calgary, and grew up in Greenfield Park, near Montreal. She has played in hit shows like 24, as the daughter of Kiefer Sutherland’s character Jack Bauer, and on the ABC show Happy Endings.

4. Cobie Smulders


Also known as Robin for her work on the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother, or Maria Hill from The Avengers, Cobie Smulders is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia.

5. Evangeline Lilly


A native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, the star of the hit show Lost, as well as movies like The Hurt Locker and Real Steel, is also involved in The Hobbit Movies.

She has also appeared as a bit player in other television shows like Smallville and Kingdom Hospital.

6. Anna Paquin

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The gorgeous star of HBO’s True Blood has had a long and successful career for the past twenty years. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has starred in such films as Fly Away Home, Almost Famous, and several movies from the X-Men franchise.

7. Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Better known as Sloan McQuewick from the HBO series Entourage, Emmanuelle Chriqui is originally from Montreal Quebec.

She has starred alongside comedian Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, and has several guest appearances in other hit shows like The Mentalist.

8. Shenae Grimes


The star of 90210, Grimes has been a professional actor since 2004, when she starred in the children’s television show Degrassi: The Next Generation. She has also appeared in movies like True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet, and Scream 4. Grimes was born in Toronto in 1989.

9. Emily Van Camp


The Port Perry, Ontario native has had a successful television career, working on shows such as Everwood, Brothers and Sisters, and the current ABC drama Revenge.

She got her first television role as a bit part in the Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark? She will be starring in the upcoming film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

10. Ellen Page

Ellen Page

Probably best known for her outstanding work in the hit movie Juno, Ellen Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has also starred in such other films as Smart People, and Inception. Page has made appearances on hit television shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy.