Do You Know if This Celebrity Is Canadian?

Jaclyn Lavine

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About This Quiz

There are quite a lot of Canadian celebrities in Hollywood, but you wouldn't know it just be hearing them speak. What sets Canadian actors apart from their American counterparts? For one thing, many Canadians prefer hockey to football. They may have grown up drinking milk in bags, celebrating Thanksgiving on a different day, they may be considered more polite or just passive-aggressive, their government is structured differently, and they grew up in a country that had two official languages, English and French.

There are also many similarities. The state of Vermont loves maple syrup just as much as its Canadian counterparts, both countries watch many of the same television shows, and parts of America and Canada, such as Vancouver and Seattle, look virtually identical.

On the surface, Canada and America are very similar but in reality, they are two different countries with very different political and cultural norms. The Canadian celebrities on this quiz may live in Los Angeles, but they are still proud Canucks. Many of them love hockey far more than football, have different views on government and are often photographed visiting Toronto and Vancouver when on vacation.

Despite these differences, on the surface, it is challenging to guess which celebrities are Canadian and which are American. Do you know if the following stars are Canadian? Prove it! Challenge yourself to this quiz! 

Is Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds Canadian?

Most famous for his role as as Deadpool, this sexiest man alive is Canadian. Reynolds was born in Vancouver, Canada, where his family still lives today. His first acting gig was on the Canadian teen soap opera, Hillside.

Is Hollywood "It Girl" Jennifer Lawrence Canadian?

J-Law is no Canadian! Lawrence was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky and is a proud Southerner. In late April of 2018, the ever-so-relatable actress visited her home state and attended the Kentucky Derby, where she was apparently wearing a pizza-stained dress.

Is LaLa Land's Ryan Gosling Canadian?

Ryan Gosling is a proud Canuck! Gosling was born in London, Ontario. After starring on the "Mickey Mouse Club" as a kid with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilar, Gosling began appearing in films. His big hit came in 2004 when he starred in "The Notebook" alongside Rachel McAdams.

Is Ryan Gosling's co-star, Rachel McAdams, Canadian?

Rachel McAdams was born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario where she grew up participating in theater. After graduating drama school, she turned to television and film. Her break-out role came in 2004, where she had a role in "Mean Girls."

Is Gosling's other co-star, Emma Stone, Canadian?

Emma Stone is not Canadian! Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and began acting at a very young age. As a teenager, she begged her parents to let her move to Hollywood and pursue acting full-time. The decision to move has certainly paid off!

Is the American Idol judge, Katy Perry, Canadian?

Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Perry grew up in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a self-described California girl and most definitely not Canadian.

Is actor turned rapper Drake Canadian?

Drake got his start on the iconic Canadian teen soap opera, 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'. Drake was born in Toronto and is lovingly know for portraying the character of Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi. After his stint on the show, Drake successfully made the switch from actor to rapper.

Most people know the answer to this question, but is Justin Bieber Canadian?

Justin Bieber is another celebrity born in London, Ontario. Justin uploaded videos of himself performing on YouTube and he soon had quite the following. Usher soon signed the young singer-songwriter and the rest is history.

Is the 'Matrix's' Keanu Reeves Canadian?

Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor famous for his roles in 'Bill & Ted' and 'The Matrix'. Reeves was actually born in Beirut. Lebanon and moved a lot as a child until he moved with his mother to Toronto.

Is Ariana Grande, the petite singer with the pipes, Canadian?

Ariana Grande is a native Floridian and NOT Canadian! Grande was born in Boca Raton. As a teenager, Ariana moved to LA where she starred on the Nickelodeon show 'Victorious' before becoming one of today's most talented chart-topping pop singers.

Is America's funnyman, Seth Rogan, really Canadian?

Seth Rogan may be America's funny man, but he grew up in Vancouver. Rogan left Canada behind for Hollywood for a supporting role in "Freaks and Geeks." Although the show didn't last, his career certaintly has!

Does Jim Carrey have dual citizenship with America and Canada?

Jim Carrey has had a long career in Hollywood, but it all began in Newmarket, Ontario in Canada. Carrey began his acting career in Canada before making his way to Hollywood and becoming the star he is today!

Is America's beach babe, Pamela Anderson, actually Canadian?

Pamela Anderson was spotted in her native Canada, on the Jumbotron at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. She was soon hired by Labatt Beer company as a model, and the rest is history!

Is Chris Pratt a Canuck?

Chris Pratt is not a Canadian! Pratt is a proud native of Washington state and a HUGE Seahawks fan.

Did the woman with the megawatt smile, Julia Roberts, come from Canada?

Born in Georgia, Julia Roberts, is an American Southerner. Roberts left Georgia State University and headed to New York City where she began her career in modeling and acting.

Is Oscar-winning Tom Hanks Canadian?

Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California and is no Canadian! Tom Hanks left California in 1979 to pursue acting in New York City. He has since returned to his roots and lives in Los Angeles today.

Is Hayden Christensen, the actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker, Canadian?

Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver, Canada. Christensen began acting on Canadian television as a young teenager. Christensen didn't become a household name until his breakout role in the 'Star Wars' films.

Is former teenage heartthrob and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio a Canadian?

Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California, where he still lives today. A true Californian and an American icon, Leo is not Canadian.

Is 'Sex and the City's' Kim Cattrall Canadian?

Kim Cattrall was born in England but emigrated to Canada at just three months old. However, just like her 'Sex and the City' Character, Cattrall has made New York City her home. `

Is Anne Hathaway Canadian?

Award-winning Anne Hathaway is not a Canadian. Hathaway was born in New York City and is a serious lover of the Big Apple.

Is country pop singer Miley Cyrus really Canadian?

Of course Miley Cyrus isn't Canadian! Growing up in Tennessee, Miley started singing country music when she was just a little girl. She even has a southern twang when she speaks.

Is the woman with the voice, Celine Dion, Canadian?

Celine Dion was born in Quebec. Her first language is French! She became a teen sensation in her native Canada before going on to become the singer of 'My Heart Will Go On' and the woman with one of the best voices the world has ever heard.

Is 'Arrested Development's' funny man, Will Arnett, Canadian?

Will Arnett grew up in Toronto and began acting there as a teenager. He moved to New York City to study acting and kept pursuing the art until he became one of Hollywood's funny men.

Did 'Vampire Diaries' star Nina Dobrev grow up in Canada??

Like Drake, Nina Dobrev starred on the teenage soap drama 'Degrassi'. At just two years old, Dobrev moved from Bulgaria to to Toronto, where she became a Canadian citizen.

Is former 'Dawson's Creek' star Joshua Jackson Canadian?

Canadian! Joshua Jackson moved from California when he was 8 years to Toronto, Canada where he was raised. Jackson is still a big fan of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey team.

Is GOOP's creator, Gwyneth Paltrow, Canadian?

Gwyneth Paltrow is a California girl, born and raised. Her parents are Hollywood legends so it is no wonder she was born in Los Angeles. Paltrow loves California so much she still lives there today.

Is Batman, aka Ben Affleck, Canadian?

Of course not! Ben Affleck is a true Bostonian. Ben and his best friend Matt Damon were just two boys from Boston when they shot to fame when they wrote and starred in 'Good Will Hunting.'

Ellen DeGeneres is Canadian. Yes or no?

No! Ellen DeGeneres was born in Louisiana where she spent most of her life. She began touring as a standup comedian in the 1980s before moving to film and television.

Is 'Austin Powers' (Mike Meyers) really Canadian?

Mike Meyer's accent in 'Austin Powers' was just for the role. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Meyers is actually Canadian.

Is the world's best actress, Meryl Streep, Canadian?

America can claim this great talent! Streep was born in New Jersey. She left home to attend Yale's School of Drama, and the rest is history!

Is 'Sk8ter Boi' singer, Avril Lavigne, Canadian?

Canada! Avril Lavigne may not be a chart topper in 2018, but she was the "it girl" back in the early 2000s. Canada can claim this talent. Lavigne was born in Ontario, Canada.

Is 1/2 of America's favorite power couple, Jay-Z, Canadian?

Everyone knows that Jay-Z is a New Yorker! Jay-Z was born and raised in a housing project in Brooklyn, New York.

Is Channing Tatum Canadian?

When Channing Tatum speaks in interviews, you can hear a bit of a Southern lilt. Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama and is most definitely, not a Canadian.

Is 'Avenger's' actress, Scarlett Johansson, Canadian?

Scarlett Johansson was born and raised in Manhattan. She performed in an Off-Broadway play before starting her film career.

Is Michael J. Fox, famous for his starring role in 'Back to the Future' Canadian?

Michael J. Fox was born in and raised in Canada but has dual citizenship with America. Fox moved to Los Angeles at just 18, where he began his long career in film.

Is the original Captain Kirk Canadian?

Hollywood legend William Shatner was born in Canada. Shatner graduated McGill and became a business manager before getting into acting and skyrocketing into stardom.

Is Hollywood royalty, Drew Barrymore, Canadian?

No! Drew Barrymore was born into a Hollywood dynasty. Her father was actor John Barrymore and her mother was an aspiring actress. With Hollywood legends for family, Barrymore was born and raised in California.

Is 'Juno' actress, Ellen Page, Canadian?

Yes, Ellen Page is a Canadian actress. Like many other Canadian actors, she began acting on Canadian television before shifting to the Big Screen. Page shot to stardom with her breakout role in Juno and has gone on to star in such films as 'X-Men' and 'Inception'.

Is Justin Timerblake's wife, Jessica Biel, Canadian?

Jessica Biel is American! Born in Minnesota, Biel was an athlete and gymnast before getting into singing and acting. Jessica got her big break when she was cast as Mary Camden in '7th Heaven' and has been acting ever since.

Is 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' actor Harrison Ford Canadian?

No, Harrison Ford is not Canadian! Ford was born in Chicago. Oddly enough, Harrison did not get into acting until his senior year of college. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and began his career as an actor.

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