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These 13 Super Famous Hollywood Celebrities Are Actually From Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver has hosted numerous film and television sets. Tons of movies and TV shows have been filmed in the city that we can’t count – like Riverdale, Deadpool and more. There’s a reason the city is nicknamed “Hollywood North.” Some may not know it, but surprisingly, many Hollywood celebrities also call Vancouver home.

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We are so proud to call these incredible actors and actresses our fellow Vancouverites. Canadians are certainly talented and who knows, one day you might even meet one of them while visiting the city!

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Ryan Reynolds

This idol is a proud Vancouverite, and even references his hometown in his Instagram handle, @vancityreynolds. He even went to Kitsilano Secondary in Kits! He and his wife Blake Lively are frequent visitors to Vancouver, and you can sometimes catch a glimpse of the city in their instagram.

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Cobie Smulders

This how I Met Your Mother and avengers The actress attended Lord Byng High School in Vancouver’s Point Gray neighborhood. There are even references to his Canadian identity in How I Met Your Mother – his character Robin Scherbatsky is also from Vancouver and is sometimes seen wearing a Vancouver Canucks jersey.

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Michael J. Fox

This famous actor has starred in iconic classic films such as the “Back to the Future” series, “Family Ties” and “Spin City”. He was sadly diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991, but his acting abilities are still strong and he continues to take on roles. Fox is an advocate for Parkinson’s disease and started the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure.

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Steve Nash

This famous former NBA player moved to Victoria when he was less than two years old. He went to high school in Saanich, BC. He was named MVP while playing for the Phoenix Suns and was an eight-time NBA All-Star and seven-time All-NBA. You’ve probably seen his name all over Vancouver at the Steve Nash Sports Clubs, but now the basketball player has actually sued the fitness club for using his name.

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Hayden Christensen

This Star Wars actor who played the role of Anakin Skywalker was born and raised in Vancouver. He recently starred in Little Italy with Emma Roberts, which was filmed in Toronto.

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Brian Adams

This famous rock music legend grew up in Vancouver and went to Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver. The “Summer of ’69” singer and his band were even playing high school dances all over town and he first got his start on the Vancouver music scene!

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Carly Rae Jepsen

If you couldn’t stop singing “Call Me Maybe” or it was stuck in your head, you can thank this award-winning singer from Vancouver for that. She was born and raised in Mission, British Columbia, and actually ranked number three on Canadian Idol, ahead of her 2012 single “Call Me Maybe.”

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Jessica Lowndes

If you loved watching the CW 90210 series, you’ll be happy to hear that one of the stars is actually from Vancouver. Jessica Lowndes played Adrianna in the teen drama 90210 and she is an actress and singer-songwriter. She went to Pacific Academy in Surrey.

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Bonus: Kitsch Taylor

Even though he’s not from Vancouver, we had to add Taylor Kitsch to this list. He is from Kelowna, British Columbia, about a three and a half hour drive from Vancouver. The famous actor got his break playing Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights. He went on to star in major Hollywood movies like John Carter, Battleship, and X-Men Origins.