Famous Actors from Toronto

Will ArnettWill Arnett from Toronto

Arnett is an actor and comedian hailing from Toronto, who became famous for the role of George Oscar in the television comedy “Arrested Development” as well as for the role of Devon Banks in the NBC comedy “30 Rock”. Arnett had appeared in a number of feature films in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, including “Monster-In-Law”, “Ice Age-The Meltdown” and “The Waiting Game”. However, his career changed overnight when he was cast in the television comedy “Arrested Development” in 2003, which went on to become a hugely popular comedy show and became the main source for Arnett’s introduction to the world. Since then, he has featured in many films and appeared as a guest star in many television series. He was also cast in the blockbuster 2012 film “MIB3” alongside Will Smith.

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams

Harland Williams is another actor and comedian hailing out of Toronto, who is best remembered for his comic roles in comedy films such as “Dumb and Dumber”, “There’s Something About Mary” and “Freddy Got Fingered”. He is a stand up comedian who has performed routines on “Late Night with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Comedy Central”. As of late, he has appeared in the feature films “My Life In Ruins” in 2009, “Spooky Buddies” in 2011 and “Robot And Monster” in 2012.

Nia VardalosNia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos is a Canadian actress who rose to the heights of fame overnight after the success of the 2002 Academy Award nominated film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, in which she played the lead role. She made her acting debut in1996 through the feature film “No Experience Necessary” and made a few film appearances before “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was released in 2002 and earned her a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress.

Nia directed and starred the commercially successful 2009 film “I Hate Valentine’s Day”, and has appeared in the 2012 films “Talk of the Town” and “For a Good Time, Call”. Currently, she is working on a project called “A Wilderness of Monkeys” which is set to release in 2013.

Charlotte SullivanCharlotte Sullivan from Toronto, Canada

Sullivan is a relatively unknown actress but has done a huge body of work in a career spanning more than a decade. Hailing from Toronto, Sullivan made her film debut in the 1996 film “The Legend of Gator Face”. Since then, she has appeared in a number of feature films as well as television series. She has had small parts in the films “How to Deal” and “Fever Pitch”. Currently she portrays the role of Officer Gail Peck in the television police drama “Rookie Blue”.

Martin ShortMartin Short from Toronto, Canada

A veteran actor and comedian from Toronto, Short has spent more than three decades in the entertainment industry as an actor, comedian, writer and producer. Starting his career with small roles in films in the 1970’s, Short became hugely popular and successful after appearing in the television programmes “SCTV” and “Saturday Night Live”, where he performance comedy routines.

He has starred in comedy films such as “Mars Attacks”, “Father of the Bride”, “Jungle 2 Jungle” and “Merlin”. He is considered one of the most talented and gifted exports from Canada into Hollywood, and is a household name in his home country as an actor and comedian. His time with “Saturday Night Live” was the time when the show reached new heights of fame and success.

Gloria ReubenGloria Reuben from Toronto, Canada

Reuben is an actress who gained worldwide popularity and fame for portraying the role of an HIV positive medical assistant in the television drama “ER”. She started in season 1 as a guest star, and was promoted to a full-time cast in season 2. Gloria appeared in the drama till the sixth season and later starred in the TNT series “Raising the Bar”, but her performance and role in “ER” continues to be her most important and popular role in either film or television.

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves from Toronto, Canada

Reeves is considered one of the most successful and popular Canadian exports to Hollywood, and is one of the most successful stars and actors in the film business over the past two decades. Reeves began his acting career in the 1980’s, when he acted for a couple of theatre productions. He had a few movie appearances in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s but his first real success came when he was signed on to play the lead character in the commercially hit film “Speed”. He received immense critical acclaim for his role in the 1997 film “The Devils Advocate”.

In 1999, Reeves was selected to play the lead role in the film “The Matrix”. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing films in history and made Reeves a household name and one of the most famous celebrities in the entertainment industry. He appeared in “Matrix Reloaded” and “Matrix Revolutions”, “Street Kings”, “A Scanner Darkly”, “The Lake House”, “Constantine” and “The Day The Earth Stood Still” in the 2000’s which were all box office hits and commercial successes.

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