Celebrities from Toronto
Toronto, Canada has a long list of notable authors, athletes, artists, musicians, comedians, and other important personalities. This article will provide you with a few of the more famous people from the Toronto area.
Jim Carrey is a well-known comedian who has starred in many Hollywood movies including The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The Truman Show, Liar Liar, The Majestic, Batman Forever, and so forth. He grew up in and around the greater Toronto area and performed at many comedy clubs during the late 70’s in places such as North York and Scarborough. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles but if you ask him he will tell you that he still loves to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs play hockey.
WhMargaret Atwood is well-known in the field of literature and she also has had success in television with the show Handmaid’s Tale. At a young age she grew up in the cities of Quebec and Ottawa before settling in Toronto during her high school years. Margaret has published 17 beautiful books of poetry, 10 books of non-fiction, 16 novels, short fiction story collections, children’s books, and one graphic novel.
Mike Myers is a well-known Hollywood actor who starred in movies such as Wayne’s World, Shrek, Austin Powers, and the Cat in the Hat. He is well-known for his famous comedy chops and was given the Officer of the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian comedy. He was also a long time performer on Saturday Night Live. Mike began his performing career by doing commercials at the very young age of two.
Kiefer Sutherland moved to Toronto from California at the age of nine. He is the grandson of Tommy Douglas who was a well-known Canadian politician. Kiefer is an actor, director, producer, singer, and songwriter. His most famous character was as Jack Bauer in the TV drama series 24. He has earned a Golden Globe award, an Emmy, 2 Satellite Awards and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Some of his more notable films include Young Guns, A Few Good Men, The Three Musketeers, A Time to Kill, and Phone Booth.
Finally, we come to Samantha Bee. Samantha has become popular because of her clever takes on the politics of America. She was a former Daily Show correspondent and was at one time named among the most influential 100 people by Time Magazine. Her many accolades also include being the very first woman to ever have hosted a late-night satire show.