Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Canadian Actors in United States

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all

Profiles

  • Taylor Kitsch
    Taylor Kitsch (born April 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor and model. He is best known for his work in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Battleship (2012), John Carter (2012), Savages (2012)...
  • Lottie Pickford (1895 - 1936)
    Lottie Pickford was a Canadian-born silent film actress, socialite, and sister to Mary Pickford and Jack Pickford. Her career is often overshadowed by that of her siblings and though she was a notable ...
  • Jack Pickford (1896 - 1933)
    Canadian-born American actor Jack Pickford was best known for his tabloid lifestyle, marriage to the top starlets of his day, and being of the famous Pickford acting family. For his contribution to the...
  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001), Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hill...
  • Ayesha D. Curry
    Ayesha Curry (née Alexander; born 23 March 1989) is a Canadian–American celebrity chef, cookbook author, television personality, businesswoman, model, and actress. Her culinary career started in 2014...

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

Links

Famous-Canadians · Canada