100 Notable alumni of
Ryerson University

Ryerson University is 372nd in the world, 158th in North America, and 11th in Canada by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Ryerson University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Nina Dobrev

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    Nina Dobrev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractormodelfreediver
    Biography

    Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva, known professionally as Nina Dobrev, is a Canadian actress. Born in Bulgaria, she moved with her family to Canada at age two and grew up in Toronto. Her first acting role was as Mia Jones in the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She later became known for portraying Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The CW's supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries.

  2. Mena Massoud

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    Mena Massoud
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    actorsingertelevision actor
    Biography

    Mena Massoud is an Egyptian-born Canadian actor and singer known for starring as the title character in the Disney fantasy film Aladdin (2019). He also starred as Jared Malik in the Canadian drama series Open Heart (2015), Tarek Kassar in the Amazon Prime series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), and as Ethan Hart in the Hulu series Reprisal (2019).

  3. Eric McCormack

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    Eric McCormack
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorscreenwriterstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Eric James McCormack is a Canadian actor and singer, known for his role as Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace, Grant MacLaren in Netflix's Travelers and Dr. Daniel Pierce in the American crime drama Perception.

  4. Hannah Simone

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    Hannah Simone
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Hannah Simone is a British-Canadian actress, television host, and former VJ and fashion model. She is known for portraying Cece on the Fox sitcom New Girl.

  5. Nia Vardalos

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    Nia Vardalos
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwritertelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos is a Greek Canadian actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. She is best known for starring in and writing the romantic comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), which garnered her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

  6. Hawick Lau

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    Hawick Lau
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singeractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Hawick Lau Hoi-wai is a Chinese actor and singer and was named as one of the Five Fresh Tigers of TVB, best known for his performances in TVB series A Kindred Spirit (1995), Virtues of Harmony (2001) and My Family (2005).

  7. Hilary Labow

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    Hilary Labow
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actortelevision presenterinterior designer
    Biography

    Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian designer, businesswoman, television host and former actress. She is known as the co-host of the HGTV and W Network television series Love It or List It with David Visentin. She is president of Hilary Farr's Designs, established in Toronto and in New York City.

  8. Gail Kim

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    Gail Kim
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    professional wrestleractormodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Gail Kim-Irvine is a retired Canadian-American professional wrestler, currently signed to Impact Wrestling, where she serves as a producer. In Impact Wrestling, she is also a record setting seven-time Knockouts Champion. She is also known for her two stints in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she won the WWE Women's Championship in her first match.

  9. David James Elliott

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    David James Elliott
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorfilm directortelevision actor
    Biography

    David James Elliott is a Canadian actor who was the star of the series JAG, playing lead character Harmon Rabb Jr. from 1995 to 2005.

  10. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actorsingermodeldisc jockey
    Biography

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is a Canadian actress, musician and television personality. Since 2008, she has played Steffy Forrester in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which won her two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2021. She also starred as Olivia Castle in the 2011 horror film Final Destination 5 and hosted the E! series Party On from 2013 to 2014.

  11. Sarah Carter

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    Sarah Carter
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Sarah Sanguin Carter is a Canadian actress. She is known for her recurring role as Alicia Baker in the superhero series Smallville (2004–2005), Madeleine Poe in Shark (2006-2008), and main role as Maggie in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies (2011–2015).

  12. Ellen Wong

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    Ellen Wong
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actortaekwondo athletefilm actor
    Biography

    Ellen Wong is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Knives Chau in the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Jill "Mouse" Chen in The CW's series The Carrie Diaries, and Jenny Chey in the Netflix series GLOW.

  13. Jason Jones

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    Jason Jones
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producertelevision actorfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    Jason Pierre Jones is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2005 to 2015. From 2016-2019, Jones starred in the TBS comedy series The Detour, which he created with his wife, Samantha Bee.

  14. David Hayter

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    David Hayter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    voice actorscreenwritertelevision actorfilm directorfilm actor
    Biography

    David Hayter is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is well known as the English-language voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake in the Metal Gear video game series. He also co-wrote the films X-Men, X2, and Watchmen, and was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Writing in 2000 for his work on X-Men. Hayter voices King Shark on The Flash.

  15. Louise Penny

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    Louise Penny
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Louise Penny is a Canadian author of mystery novels set in the Canadian province of Quebec centred on the work of francophone Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. Penny's first career was as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). After she turned to writing, she won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2007–2010), and the Anthony Award for best novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2010–2013). Her novels have been published in 23 languages.

  16. John Saunders

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    John Saunders
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-2016 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    ice hockey playerjournalist
    Biography

    John Peterson Saunders was a Canadian-American sports journalist. He worked for ESPN and ABC from 1986 until his death in 2016.

  17. Natalie Glebova

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    Natalie Glebova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    modelbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Natalie Glebova is a Russian-born Canadian television host, author, dancer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2005. Glebova had previously been crowned Miss Universe Canada 2005.

  18. Vincenzo Natali

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    Vincenzo Natali
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Vincenzo Natali is an American-Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for writing and directing science fiction and horror films such as Cube, Cypher, Nothing, and Splice.

  19. Rebecca Liddiard

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    Rebecca Liddiard
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Rebecca Liddiard is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Constable Adelaide Stratton in the 2016 trans-Atlantic mystery series Houdini & Doyle and as morality officer Mary Shaw in Frankie Drake Mysteries.

  20. Ari Millen

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    Ari Millen
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Ari Millen is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his performance as numerous clones in the Space and BBC America science fiction television series Orphan Black (2014–2017), for which he won a Canadian Screen Award in 2016.

  21. Kristin Booth

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    Kristin Booth
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Kristin Booth is a Canadian actress, born in Kitchener, Ontario. She graduated with Honours BFA from Ryerson Theatre School at Ryerson University in 1997.

  22. Wendy Mesley

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    Wendy Mesley
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Wendy Mesley is a Canadian television journalist, reporter, and former host of The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, a defunct Sunday morning talk show about media, politics, and technology that aired Sundays on CBC Television and CBC News Network.

  23. Debra McGrath

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    Debra McGrath
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Debra McGrath is a Canadian actress and comedian.

  24. Wendy Walsh

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    Wendy Walsh
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Wendy Lee Walsh is a Canadian author, lecturer, radio host and television commentator.

  25. Robert J. Sawyer

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    Robert J. Sawyer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    science fiction writerscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Robert James Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, and many anthologies. Sawyer has won the Nebula Award (1995), the Hugo Award (2003), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (2006).

  26. Daniel DeSanto

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    Daniel DeSanto
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Daniel DeSanto is a Canadian film, television and voice actor.

  27. Liane Balaban

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    Liane Balaban
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actormodelscreenwriter
    Biography

    Liane Balaban is a Canadian actress. Her film debut was in New Waterford Girl (1999), playing Agnes-Marie "Mooney" Pottie, and has since appeared in the films Definitely, Maybe (2008), Last Chance Harvey (2009), and the independent drama One Week (2008). She has guest-starred on the television series NCIS: Los Angeles, Covert Affairs and Alphas, and joined the cast of Supernatural for its eighth season.

  28. Sue Gardner

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    Sue Gardner
    Born in
    Barbados Flag Barbados
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterbusinesspersonmanager
    Biography

    Sue Gardner is a Canadian journalist, not-for-profit executive and business executive. She was the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation from December 2007 until May 2014, and before that was the director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website and online news outlets.

  29. Isadore Sharp

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    Isadore Sharp
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Isadore "Issy" Sharp, is a Canadian hotelier and writer. He is founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

  30. Adam Hemati

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    Adam Hemati
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Adam Hemati is a Canadian-born Iranian professional footballer who is currently a Free agent. He signed his first professional contract with Persepolis in the Persian Gulf Pro League where they reached the Asian Champions League Final in 2018.

  31. Marco Brambilla

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    Marco Brambilla
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directorphotographer
    Biography

    Marco Brambilla is an Italian-born Canadian film director and video artist.

  32. Katie Griffin

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    Katie Griffin
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorsingervoice actor
    Biography

    Katie Griffin is a Canadian actress and singer. She has had roles in several television movies and feature films. In cartoons, her best-known roles include the voices of Sailor Mars in the original English Canadian dub of Sailor Moon, and Alex in Totally Spies!. She is also the voice of Laugh-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot and as a plush toy. She also voiced Farmer Shire in Corn & Peg

  33. Tyler Stewart

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    Tyler Stewart
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Tyler Joseph Stewart is the drummer for the Canadian music group Barenaked Ladies.

  34. Jay Onrait

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    Jay Onrait
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    sports commentatortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jay Michael Onrait is a Canadian television personality and sports anchor who hosts Jay on SC on TSN. From 2003 to 2021, he has been frequently paired with fellow Canadian broadcaster Dan O'Toole.

  35. Erdem Moralıoğlu

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    Erdem Moralıoğlu
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Erdem Moralioglu is a British fashion designer.

  36. Christie Blatchford

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    Christie Blatchford
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1951-2020 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    columnistjournalist
    Biography

    Christie Marie Blatchford was a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and broadcaster. She published four non-fiction books.

  37. Raymond Ablack

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    Raymond Ablack
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    actorcomedianfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Raymond Ablack is a Canadian actor and comedian. He began his career on stage as a child actor, performing as Young Simba in The Lion King at the Princess of Wales Theatre. He later gained recognition for playing Sav Bhandari in the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2007–2011).

  38. Bob McKenzie

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    Bob McKenzie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    sports commentatorjournalist
    Biography

    Robert Malcomson McKenzie is a Canadian hockey commentator who has covered hockey since joining TSN in 1986. As a TSN Hockey Insider and TSN's Draft Expert, McKenzie provides analysis for NHL on TSN telecasts, as well as for the IIHF World Junior Championships, NHL Draft, NHL Trade Deadline, Free Agency, and for six Olympic Winter Games.

  39. Liza Fromer

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    Liza Fromer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Liza Fromer is a former cohost of The Morning Show on the Global Television Network and Breakfast Television at Citytv in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  40. Natalie Lisinska

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    Natalie Lisinska
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Natalie Lisinska is a British-Canadian actress.

  41. Edward Burtynsky

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    Edward Burtynsky
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    photographerfilm director
    Biography

    Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist known for his large format photographs of industrial landscapes. His works depict locations from around the world that represent the increasing development of industrialization and its impacts on nature and the human existence. It is most often connected to the philosophical concept of the sublime, a trait established by the grand scale of the work he creates, though they are equally disturbing in the way they reveal the context of rapid industrialization.

  42. Simina Grigoriu

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    Simina Grigoriu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    electronic musiciandisc jockey
    Biography

    Ana Simina Grigoriu married Kalkbrenner is a Romanian-Canadian DJ and music producer from Toronto specializing in electronic techno music. She has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, since 2008.

  43. Tanya Huff

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    Tanya Huff
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writerfantasy authornovelist
    Biography

    Tanya Sue Huff is a Canadian fantasy author. Her stories have been published since the late 1980s, including five fantasy series and one science fiction series. One of these, her Blood Books series, featuring detective Vicki Nelson, was adapted for television under the title Blood Ties.

  44. Zanele Muholi

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    Zanele Muholi
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    photographersocial activist
    Biography

    Zanele Muholi is a South African artist and visual activist working in photography, video, and installation. Muholi's work focuses on race, gender and sexuality with a body of work that dates back to the early 2000's documenting and celebrating the lives of South Africa's Black lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex communities. Muholi is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, explaining that they "identify as a human being".

  45. Hayden

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    Hayden
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Paul Hayden Desser who records as Hayden, is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Thornhill, Ontario.

  46. Tanya Kim

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    Tanya Kim
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Tanya Kim is a Canadian television personality, best known as the co-host of etalk from 2003 to 2014.

  47. Adam Vaughan

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    Adam Vaughan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Adam G. Vaughan is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the House of Commons in the federal government who was elected in a by-election on June 30, 2014. He is currently the MP for Spadina—Fort York, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs). From 2006 to 2014 he was a Toronto city councillor who represented Ward 20 Trinity—Spadina. Prior to his career in politics he was a radio and TV journalist.

  48. Bruce McDonald

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    Bruce McDonald
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Bruce McDonald is a Canadian film and television director, writer, and producer. Born in Kingston, Ontario, he rose to prominence in the 1980s as part of the loosely-affiliated Toronto New Wave.

  49. Omar Alghabra

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    Omar Alghabra
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Omar Alghabra is a Canadian politician who has served as the minister of transport since 2021. A member of the Liberal Party, Alghabra has represented the riding of Mississauga Centre in the House of Commons since the 2015 election. He was previously the member of Parliament (MP) for Mississauga—Erindale from 2006 to 2008.

  50. Emily Andras

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    Emily Andras
    Occupations
    television producerscreenwritershowrunner
    Biography

    Emily Andras is a Canadian television producer and writer. She is known for creating the television series Wynonna Earp and serving as executive producer and showrunner of Lost Girl.

  51. Jamie Campbell

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    Jamie Campbell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    sports journalist
    Biography

    Jamie Campbell is a Canadian sportscaster with Sportsnet. He is currently the host of Toronto Blue Jays telecasts and previously provided the play-by-play from 2005 to 2009.

  52. Jessica Holmes

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    Jessica Holmes
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jessica Holmes is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known for her work with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, which she joined in 2003, after starring in her own show, The Holmes Show in 2002. She is married to actor Scott Yaphe.

  53. Linda Ballantyne

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    Linda Ballantyne
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    voice actor
    Biography

    Linda Anne Ballantyne is a Canadian voice actress, who is best known for voicing the title role of Serena Tsukino/Sailor Moon in the second half of the English version of Sailor Moon.

  54. Pat Mills

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    Pat Mills
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directoractor
    Biography

    Kevin Patrick Mills is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and actor, whose feature film debut Guidance was released in 2015.

  55. Aditya Jha

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    Aditya Jha
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Aditya Jha is an Indian Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. A globetrotter, his business portfolio consists of several startups and company turnarounds with interests in Canada, India, Thailand and Nepal. He also runs several philanthropic initiatives through his Private Charitable Foundation, promoting education and nurturing entrepreneurship to increase opportunities for the less fortunate. Jha takes special interest in nurturing prosperity and financial independence amongst Canadian First Nations (aboriginal) communities and individuals through education scholarships at top Canadian universities and a project (Project Beyshick) that nurtures entrepreneurship. Jha is 2012 inductee to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian award.

  56. Robyn Doolittle

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    Robyn Doolittle
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    journalistbiographerwriter
    Biography

    Robyn Doolittle is a Canadian investigative reporter for The Globe and Mail.

  57. Joseph Motiki

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    Joseph Motiki
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    television presentervoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Joseph "Joe" Frederick Motiki is a Canadian television host, actor, and performer. He is best known for hosting the TVOntario children's block The TVOKids Crawlspace and the Food Network game show Ice Cold Cash.

  58. Valerie Pringle

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    Valerie Pringle
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Valerie Pringle is a Canadian television host and journalist, hosting the Canadian edition of Antiques Roadshow on CBC since 2006. Pringle was born in Windsor, Ontario.

  59. Tonya Lee Williams

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    Tonya Lee Williams
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Tonya Williams is a Canadian actress, producer, director and activist. Sometimes credited as Tonya Lee Williams, she is best known for her role as Dr. Olivia Barber Winters on the American daytime drama The Young and the Restless from 1990 to 2005 and 2007 to 2012. She is the founder and executive director of Reelworld Film Festival.

  60. Monita Rajpal

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    Monita Rajpal
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Monita Rajpal is a Canadian journalist. She is a former news presenter for Citytv and CNN International.

  61. Andrew Alexander

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    Andrew Alexander
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    film producer
    Biography

    Andrew Alexander is a theater and television producer, best known for his previous leadership and co-ownership of The Second City and for co-developing and producing the television show SCTV.

  62. Sara Singh

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    Sara Singh
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sara Singh is a Canadian politician who is one of the two current Deputy Leaders of the Ontario New Democratic Party alongside John Vanthof and Opposition Critic for Attorney General since August 23, 2018. Singh was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election at the age of 33. She represents the riding of Brampton Centre as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

  63. Carol Anne Meehan

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    Carol Anne Meehan
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Carol Anne Meehan is an Ottawa City Councillor and former news anchor at CJOH. She lives on the Rideau River near Manotick with her two children.

  64. Josie Dye

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    Josie Dye
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Joscelyne "Josie" Dye is a Canadian radio and television personality, currently the morning host on CIND-FM (Indie88) in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to joining Indie88, she was a longtime personality on CFNY-FM (102.1 The Edge) in the same market, and worked in television at Corus Entertainment for both W and CMT Canada.

  65. Stephen Dunn

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    Stephen Dunn
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Stephen Dunn is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2015 with Closet Monster, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  66. George Lagogianes

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    George Lagogianes
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    George Lagionisis is a Canadian television personality, currently a reporter/anchor for CP24.

  67. Heather Mallick

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    Heather Mallick
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Heather Mallick is a Canadian columnist, author and lecturer. She has been a staff columnist for the Toronto Star since 2010, writing a news column on Saturday and on the opinion page on Monday and Wednesday. She writes about feminism, news and politics.

  68. Keith Pelley

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    Keith Pelley
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Keith W. Pelley is a sports executive who is the CEO of the PGA European Tour. He has been the president of Rogers Media, team president of the Toronto Argonauts and the president of The Sports Network (TSN).

  69. Terry O'Reilly

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    Terry O'Reilly
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    broadcaster
    Biography

    Terry O'Reilly is a Canadian broadcast producer and personality, best known as host of the CBC Radio One series O'Reilly on Advertising, The Age of Persuasion, and most recently Under the Influence - which alone has received nearly 30 million podcast downloads. These programs examine the cultural and sociological impact of advertising and marketing on modern life.

  70. Tony Parsons

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    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    news presenter
    Biography

    Tony Parsons is a Canadian broadcaster whose career has spanned more than 50 years, and he has anchored the second most-watched local evening Television newscast in North America, the News Hour on Global BC in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the co-anchor of CBC News: Vancouver on CBUT-DT with Gloria Macarenko, and the 10 PM newscast on CHEK-DT.

  71. Caitlin Cronenberg

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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Caitlin Cronenberg is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker, known for her celebrity portraits and editorials. She is David Cronenberg's daughter and Brandon Cronenberg's sister.

  72. Chris Turner

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    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
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    Chris Turner is a Canadian journalist and author.

  73. Steven Hilliard Stern

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    Years
    1937-2018 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
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    Steven Hilliard Stern was a Canadian television and documentary director, producer and writer.

  74. Amanda Joy

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    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Amanda Joy is a Canadian actress, screenwriter, comedian, satirist, and producer. She is best known for co-creating and starring in the City original series Second Jen.

  75. Camila Gonzalez

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    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    model
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    Camila Gonzalez is a Colombian-Canadian model, television host and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss International Canada 2018 and represented Canada at Miss International 2018. in Tokyo.

  76. Kevin Yarde

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    Occupations
    politician
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    Kevin Yarde is a Canadian politician and former television meteorologist, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. He represents the riding of Brampton North as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

  77. Peter Mettler

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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorcinematographerphotographerscreenwriter
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    Peter Mettler is a Swiss-Canadian film director and cinematographer. He is best known for his unique, intuitive approach to documentary, evinced by such films as Picture of Light (1994), Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002), and The End of Time (2012). "His peripatetic lens is ever gravitating toward outsiders in search of ecstatic states," writes José Teodoro in Brick, "strange spectacles that defy straightforward documentation, and sacred places that promise some metaphysical deliverance. There are precedents for his methodologies—the films of Chris Marker and Werner Herzog come to mind—but Mettler’s gifts as an open and unobtrusive interviewer and his capacity to discover shared sensibilities between people of vastly diverse cultures and creeds feels singular."

  78. Julia Belluz

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    journalist
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    Julia Belluz is a Canadian journalist who specializes in health and science reporting. She is the senior health correspondent for American news website Vox, as of August 2020. Belluz is known for her reporting on various public health issues, including the anti-vaccine movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and medical pseudoscience. Her Maclean's blog, "Science-ish" and her "Show Me the Evidence" series on Vox both do deep dives into the science behind common health claims. Belluz has also reported on celebrities who give unsubstantiated health advice, such as Dr. Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alex Jones.

  79. Gary Carr

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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Gary Carr is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003, and served in the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal from 2004 to early 2006. Gary Carr is currently the Chair of the Regional Municipality of Halton.

  80. Bob Barlen

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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    screenwriter
    Biography

    Robert George Barlen, best known as Bob Barlen, is a Canadian screenwriter and producer. He is best known for having co-written The Weinstein Company's animated film Escape from Planet Earth (2013), produced and co-written The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) and Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021), all are in collaboration with his business partner Cal Brunker, who served as the director for these films.

  81. John L'Ecuyer

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    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
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    John L'Ecuyer is a Canadian film and television director.

  82. Christin Carmichael Greb

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    Occupations
    politician
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    Christin Carmichael Greb is a Canadian politician, who was elected to Toronto City Council in the 2014 city council election to succeed Karen Stintz in Ward 16. She is the daughter of former Don Valley West Member of Parliament John Carmichael. She successfully advocated for residents in her ward after they complained about bylaw notices for hockey and basketball nets blocking roads. Council voted 35–2 in favour of Carmichael Greb's motion to lift the long-standing ban.

  83. Yuri Dojc

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Yuri Dojc is a Slovak-Canadian fine arts photographer. Dojc currently resides in Toronto, Canada, with work internationally exhibited in countries such as Brazil, Slovakia, Rwanda as well as across Canada.

  84. Waubgeshig Rice

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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Waubgeshig Rice is an Anishinaabe writer and journalist from the Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound, Ontario, in Canada. Rice has been recognized for his work throughout Canada, including an appearance at Wordfest's 2018 Indigenous Voices Showcase in Calgary.

  85. Chris Buck

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    Chris Buck
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Chris Buck is a New York-based photographer known for his unconventional portraits.

  86. Liz Marshall

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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film director
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    Liz Marshall is a Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. Since the 1990s, she has directed and produced independent projects and been part of film and television teams, creating broadcast, theatrical, campaign and cross-platform documentaries shot around the world. Marshall's feature length documentaries largely focus on social justice and environmental themes through strong characters. She is known for The Ghosts in Our Machine and for Water on the Table, for which she also produced impact and engagement campaigns, and attended many global events as a public speaker. Water on the Table features water rights activist, author and public figure Maude Barlow. The Ghosts in Our Machine features animal rights activist, photojournalist and author Jo-Anne McArthur.

  87. John Downing

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    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    columnist
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    John Downing is an author, reporter, editor and columnist, most notably writing for the Toronto Telegram and later the Toronto Sun.

  88. K. Dock Yip

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    Years
    1906-2001 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    lawyer
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    Kew Dock Yip was community leader in Toronto's First Chinatown, the first Canadian lawyer of Chinese descent, and played a critical role in helping repeal the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act in 1947. He is the third youngest son of Yip Sang, a prominent Chinese merchant and paymaster of CP Railway, in Vancouver in the 1900s.

  89. Greg Oliver

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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    writer
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    Greg Oliver is a Canadian sports writer. He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  90. Angie Lau

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    China Flag China
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    journalist
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    Angie Lau is a journalist, speaker, founder, and editor-in-chief of Forkast.News, an Asia-based digital media platform covering emerging technology. Before founding Forkast.News, Lau spent four years anchoring Bloomberg TV’s flagship morning show First Up with Angie Lau, broadcast globally from Hong Kong.

  91. D. W. Waterson

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    Occupations
    disc jockey
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    D. W. Waterson, is a Canadian DJ, drummer, writer, director, and web series creator. They are known for their work as a performer and for creating, writing, and directing the award-winning web series That's My DJ. In June 2020, Waterson announced on Instagram that they identify as non-binary and use they/them pronouns.

  92. Mike Filey

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    Mike Filey
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    historian
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    Mike Filey is a Canadian historian, journalist and author. He was awarded the Jean Hibbert Memorial Award in 2009 for promoting the city of Toronto and its history.

  93. Jeff L. Lieberman

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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    journalistscreenwriterfilm producer
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    Jeff L. Lieberman is a film director, screenwriter and producer of both narrative and documentary films. He is the founder of Re-Emerging Films and the filmmaker behind The Amazing Nina Simone, Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria and the upcoming films: Bella! and My Harlem.

  94. Moze Mossanen

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    Occupations
    film director
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    Moze Mossanen is a Canadian independent writer, director and producer who has created a body of critically acclaimed film and TV work blending drama, music, performance and documentary. Most recently, he wrote and directed the documentary feature, You Are Here: A Come From Away Story. His other works include Year of the Lion, a dance film adaptation of the novel, Dangerous Liaisons, and Nureyev, a docu-drama about the life of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

  95. Matthew Heiti

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    Canada Flag Canada
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    novelistactorscreenwriter
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    Matthew Heiti is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, novelist and playwright. As cowriter with Ryan Ward of the film Son of the Sunshine, he was a Genie Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay at the 32nd Genie Awards in 2012.

  96. Ernest Shipman

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    Ernest Shipman
    Years
    1871-1931 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    film producer
    Biography

    Ernest G. Shipman was Canada's most successful producer during the silent period. Shipman, whose nickname was "Ten Percent Ernie," made seven features from 1919 to 1923.

  97. Nyla Innuksuk

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    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Enrolled in Ryerson University
    In 2009 studied filmmaking
    Occupations
    film director
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    Nyla Innuksuk is a Canadian film director, writer, and producer, and virtual reality content creator. She is the CEO of Mixtape VR.

  98. Steven Ross Smith

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    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Steven Ross Smith is a Canadian poet, sound poet, fiction writer, arts journalist and arts activist. He is best known for his fluttertongue poems, which have been published in six volumes. One of them, fluttertongue 3: disarray, won the 2005 Book of the Year Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. The fluttertongue poems have been described as a dance with words that pushes the boundaries of both language and poetry.

  99. Tristan Homer

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    Tristan Homer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    television producer
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    Tristan Homer is a Canadian television producer and podcaster.

  100. Lida Baday

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    Lida Baday
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Lida Baday is a Canadian fashion designer who exported her designs to the United States. She used her own name as the brand and she was twice Toronto Designer of the Year.