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Canadian Actors in United States

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  • Italia Ricci
    Stephanie Italia Amell (née Ricci) (Italian pronunciation: [iˈtaːlja ˈrittʃi]; born October 29, 1986) is a Canadian actress who is best known for playing April Carv...
  • Joanna Shimkus
    Joanna Shimkus is a retired Canadian actor and model. She is married to Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sidney Poitier. Shimkus was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a Lithuanian-Jewish father an...
  • Colleen Dewhurst (1924 - 1991)
    Colleen Rose Dewhurst (June 3, 1924 — August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-American actress known for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so q...
  • Conrad Bain (1923 - 2013)
    Conrad Stafford Bain (February 4, 1923 – January 14, 2013) was a Canadian-American actor. His television credits include a leading role as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and ...
  • Jennifer Tilly
    Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer E. Chan September 16, 1958) is an American actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She is t...

This project focuses on Canadian actors that made it big in the United States. In most cases, people did not know or recognized them as Canadians.

Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood

Canadian expatriate actors in the United States

List

Jack Carson (1910–1963), actor

Al Christie (1881–1951), co-founder of Christie Film Company, director/producer/screenwriter

Charles Christie (1880–1955), co-founder of Christie Film Company; builder of Hollywood's first luxury hotel

Breton Churchill (1876–1940), actor

Yvonne De Carlo

Sam De Grasses (1875–1953), actor

Joe De Grasse (1873–1940), director

Fifi D'Orsay (1904–1983), actress

Marie Dressler (1869–1934), Academy Award for Best Actress

Douglass Duck-billed (1889–1974), moving and television actor

Deanna Durbin

Allan Dwan (1885–1981), director, producer, screenwriter

Glenn Ford (1916–2006), actor

Michael J. Fox

Huntley Gordon (1887–1956), actor

Walter Huston (1884–1950), Academy Award winning actor

Ruby Keeler, (1909–1993), dancer, actress

Barbara Kent (1906- ), actress

Florence La Badie (1888–1917), actress

Florence Lawrence (1886–1938), "America's first movie star"

Beatrice Billie (1894, 1989), actress

Gene Lockhart (1891–1957), actor

Del Lord (1894–1970), comedy director

Wilfred Lucas (1871–1940), director, screenwriter, actor

Henry MacRae (1876–1944), director, producer, screenwriter, actor

Howie Mandel

Raymond Massey (1896–1983), actor

Louis B. Mayer (1885–1957), co–founder of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Motion Picture Studios[3]

Joyce Meadows

Sidney Olcott (1873–1949), director

Jack Pickford (1896–1933), actor, Hollywood's first "Bad Boy"

Lottie Pickford (1893-1936), actress

Mary Pickford (1892–1979), "America's Sweetheart," Academy Award for Best Actress, co–founder of United Artists

Walter Pidgeon (1897–1984), actor

Marie Prevost (1898–1937), actress

Mack Sennett (1880–1960), director, known as the "King of Comedy"

William Shatner

Athole Shearer (1900–1985), actress, wife of director Howard Hawks

Douglas Shearer, (1899–1971), sound director/designer, winner of seven Academy Awards

Norma Shearer (1902–1983), Academy Award for Best Actress

Nell Shipman (1892–1970), actress, writer, producer

Jay Silverheels (1912–1980), actor known for his portrayal of Tonto, sidekick to the Lone Ranger

Alexis Smith

Jack Warner (1892–1978), co-founder of Warner Brothers

Joseph Wiseman (1918–2009), actor

Fay Wray (1907–2004), actress

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