What do Matthew Perry, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Madonna have in common? Aside from being the #squad we didn’t know we needed, these three celebs are just a few of Hollywood’s elite that hail from “our home and native land.” We all know that Canada gifted the world with stars like Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Shania Twain and her royal highness Celine Dion, but there are many more starlets who have once called Canada home, or can trace their lineage back to the land of maple syrup and ketchup chips.

Here are all the Canadian celebrities you didn’t know about:

Canadian Celebrities: Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Mother Monster is a proud Italian American but thanks to her mom Cynthia, who is half Italian and half French Canadian, she has roots in the Great White North. I mean, it makes sense. She did pen a song called “Eh Eh.”


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(Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Hillary Clinton
Tom Cruise

Ellen DeGeneres

Dwayne Johnson

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(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Paula Abdul

Brendan Fraser

Rick Fox

Matthew Perry


This post is part of The Canada Project, a representative survey of Canadians from across the country. You can find out more right here.The Canada Project: A Red maple leaf logo.


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