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Quebec Famous

People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.


  • Pierrette Alarie opera singer
  • Dame Emma Albani opera singer
  • Paul Almond television, movie director, author
  • Denys Arcand film director, screenwriter
  • Violet Archer composer
  • Melissa Auf der Maur musician
  • Eva Avila singer, songwriter
  • Kim Barlow singer, songwriter
  • Myriam Bedard Olympic medalist
  • Daniel Belanger musician, singer, songwriter
  • Jean Beliveau hockey player
  • Dan Bigras singer, actor
  • Yannick Bisson actor
  • Paul Bley musician
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier inventor-snowmobile
  • Ray Bourque hockey player
  • Cory Bowles actor, choreographer
  • Martin Brodeur hockey player
  • Genevieve Bujold actress
C - D
  • Cirque du Soleil entertainment company
  • Leonard Cohen singer, songwriter, poet
  • Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru fashion critic
  • Pierre Cossette television producer, grammy awards producer
  • Louis Cyr "uncontested and incontestible" strongest man ever to live
  • Pierre Francis De Marigny Berton author, journalist
  • Colleen Dewhurst actress
  • Celine Dion singer
  • Mike Dopud actor, stuntman
  • Fifi D'Orsay actress
F - J
  • Maynard Ferguson musician, bandleader
  • Glenn Ford actor
  • Andre-Philippe Gagnon comedian, impressionist
  • Marc Garneau astronaut, engineer, politician
  • Harold Greenberg film producer
  • Bruce Greenwood actor
  • Corey Hart musician, singer
  • Claude Jutra actor, film director

K - M

  • Elias Koteas actor
  • Rachelle Lefevre actress
  • Mario Lemieux hockey player
  • Vanessa Lengies actress
  • Robert Lepage playwright, actor, director
  • Shawn Levy director, actor
  • Norman Macdonald actor
  • Robert MacNeil television journalist, anchor, author
  • Kevin McDonald actor
  • Chris Makepeace actor
  • Colin Mochrie actor, comedian (born in Scotland)
P - R
  • Melissa "Milly" Peregrym actress
  • Oscar Emmanuel Peterson pianist, composer
  • Kim Poirier actress, producer
  • Jason Reitman director, writer, producer
  • Caroline Rhea comedian, actress
  • Maurice "Rocket" Richard hockey player
  • Mordecai Richler screenwriter, essayist
  • Patrick Roy hockey player
S - W
  • August Schellenberg actor
  • Mack Sennett director, innovator slapstick comedy
  • William Shatner actor
  • Norma Shearer actress
  • Georges St-Pierre martial artist, athlete
  • Cali Timmins actress
  • Gilles Villeneuve race car driver
  • Jacques Villeneuve race car driver
  • Joseph Wiseman actor

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This page was last updated on July 14, 2016.