Famous Stars & Rising Talents from Vancouver

Pamela Anderson

You might think she’s American but in fact the former Baywatch star hails from Vancouver. She has one of the most recognisable faces, amongst other things, and has been on the cover of Playboy more times than anyone else. Not only that but her charitable efforts have been well documented and in March 2012he became a company spokesperson for FrogAds.

 

Bryan Adams

Another superstar from Vancouver is Bryan Adams who you no doubt know is one of the biggest music artists of his generation. He was the 2,435th star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame in March 2011and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fameat Canada’s Juno Awards. He’s just finished a tour across Canada and is expected to release and album later in the year.

Michael Bublé

No doubt you would have heard of Michael Bublé as he’s been a constant in the charts for the past few years. In October 2011 Bublé released his fifth studio album, Christmas, which reached the top of the charts in both the UK and US. He has released five studio albums and is currently finishing off his Crazy Love Tour.

Nelly Furtado

Vancouver is seemingly the place to be from if you want to make it as a musician. Nelly Furtado rose to prominence with “I’m like a Bird” in 2000 before disappearing from the limelight. However she returned to the charts with help from Timbaland in 2006 and has remained relevant since. She has a new album in called The Spirit Indestructible that will be released in September 2012.

Michael J. Fox

The star of Back To The Future was, for a time, one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and had to take time out from acting. Now, however, he’s back after NBC announced that Fox will star in a new comedy series, loosely based on his life – the first series will have 22 episodes.

Mike Douglas

We couldn’t list Vancouver’s stars without giving a mention to someone who is prominent in winter sports. Mike Douglas is one of the pioneers of free skiing and has been working with Salomon to promote the sport through Salomon Freeski TV. What Douglas does is simply amazing and is well worth a watch considering the risks involved.

Joe Sakic

One of the best Ice Hockey players in recent times, Sakic is well worth trying to get in touch with. He was drafted 15th overall on the NHL Draft and spent his whole career with the Quebec Nordique/Colorado Avalanche. He scored 625 goals in 1378 games with 1016 assists.

Milan Lucic

Another hockey player to hail from Vancouver is Milan Lucic, who won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins. In five seasons with Boston he has scored 90 goals from the left wing after he was taken 50th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft.

Amanda Tapping

Sci-Fi fans will be familiar with the work of Amanda Tapping who played Samantha Carter in the hit TV series Stargate SG-1. The show ran for 10 years with Tapping moving on to the show Sanctuary. She currently lives in Vancouver but was actually born in Essex in England.

Evangeline Lilly

The acting theme continues with Evangeline Lilly who became a Hollywood star after starring in Lost. She has served as a missionary in the Philippinesand a flight attendant with Royal Airlines. She  will play the role of the Woodland Elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s upcoming three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Justin Morneau

One of the best baseball players around Justin Morneau has excelled for the Minnesota Twins. He has 201 home runs and 767 RBIS to cement himself as a top first baseman. In 2006 him the AL MVP and was the 2008 Home Run Derby winner. However, a serious concussion has slowed his progress in recent times.

Steve Nash

One of the biggest names in the NBA, Steve Nash is one of the most likeable players in basketball. His selfless approach and fast paced play make him a joy to watch, and now that he’s with the Lakers he’s only going to be better. He has won two league MVPs, but has never won the NBA Finals.

Seth Rogan

At 30 Seth Rogan still has a long way to go in his career, but what he’s achieved until now is pretty impressive. He’s stared in films such as Superbad, Pineapple Express and 50/50, but he made his name in television when he played Ken Miller in Freaks and Geeks. Though that show was cancelled after one season, it has since become a cult hit and pressure has been mounting for the show to be picked up again.


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