20. Stephen Amell
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Claim to Fame: Actor
Amell may be a gifted actor capable of portraying Oliver Queen’s deep inner turmoil as well as his intricate fight sequences, but it’s the billionaire playboy superhero’s shirtless workout scenes that really have us tuning into Arrow every week.

19. Grace Park
Grace Park
Born: Los Angeles, USA
Canadian Connection: Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia
Claim to Fame: Actor
Park has starred in a number of television shows including Edgemont, The Cleaner and The Border. She is perhaps best known for her role in Battlestar Galactica as well as the current police drama, Hawaii Five-0.

18. George Stroumboulopoulos
Born: Mississauga, Ontario
Claim to Fame: TV Personality
George Strombo is one of the most respected interviewers in television, parlaying his turn as a Much Music VJ into his CBC talk show. He can now also be seen on CNN with his own interview program in the vein of the one that made him a household name.

17. Drake
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Claim to Fame: Rapper
Aubrey “Drake” Graham may have started out playing Jimmy Brooks on the teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation but he has made people forget all about he thespian roots by becoming one of the most popular rap artists in the game, collaborating with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Rihanna.

16. Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
Born: London, Ontario
Claim to Fame: Actor
McAdams has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses since bursting on the scene in movies like The Notebook, Wedding Crashers and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Despite being best-known for playing the ultimate Queen Bee, Regina George in the instant classic comedy, Mean Girls, McAdams projects a sincere sweetness that makes girls want to be friends with her and guys want to marry her.

15. Victor Webster
Victor Webster
Born: Calgary, Alberta
Claim to Fame: Actor
Webster is known for his work in practically every show on television (and for ditching his shirt in basically every show on television) including memorable turns in Charmed, Harper’s Island, Melrose Place and Canadian series’ Mutant X and Continuum which he currently stars.

14. Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly
Born: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Claim to Fame: Actor
With her heart-warming smile, piercing gaze and gorgeous mane, Lily has climbed to the ranks of “ultimate nerd crush” status thanks to her role as the scrappy Kate Austen on Lost and her upcoming part in The Hobbit sequels.

13. Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
Born: Edmonton, Alberta
Claim to Fame: Actor
Fillion has been a Sci-Fi icon for over 10 years thanks to roles on Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer but he actually got his start in the world of soaps, playing one of the most recognizable incarnations of Joey Buchanan. He now stars as the title character on the ABC procedural, Castle.

12. Taylor Kitsch
Taylor Kitsch
Born: Kelowna, British Columbia
Claim to Fame: Actor
Kitsch made fans swoon as the beer swilling, good-hearted bad boy with a killer six-pack, Tim Riggins on the critically-acclaimed football drama, Friday Night Lights. He recently made the jump to film in John Carter, Battleship and Savages and will next star in the Ryan Murphy-produced TV movie The Normal Heart on HBO.

11. Hannah Simone
Hannah Simone
Born: London, England
Canadian Connection: Raised in Vanouver, British Columbia
Claim to Fame: Actor
Simone first caught the attention of Canadian viewers as a VJ on Much Music. She now trades barbs with adorkable Zooey Deschanel on the FOX hit comedy, New Girl while winning the affection of douche-but-lovable ladies man, Schmidt.


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