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16 Celebrities You Probably Didn't Realize Have Canadian Connections

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1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Johnson's father is Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson. Along with a bonafide Canadian heritage, Johnson also briefly played football for the Calgary Stampeders in 1995.
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Johnson's father is Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson. Along with a bonafide Canadian heritage, Johnson also briefly played football for the Calgary Stampeders in 1995.

2. Sir Elton John

David Furnish, the famous musician's husband, is a Canadian. Furnish was born in Scarborough, Ontario. The couple has two sons.
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David Furnish, the famous musician's husband, is a Canadian. Furnish was born in Scarborough, Ontario. The couple has two sons.

3. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening

Groening's father, Homer (yes, really), was born in Main Centre, Saskatchewan. This makes Groening part Canadian — but does it make Homer Simpson part Canadian, too?
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Groening's father, Homer (yes, really), was born in Main Centre, Saskatchewan. This makes Groening part Canadian — but does it make Homer Simpson part Canadian, too?

4. Vince Vaughn

Vaughn's had some high-profile romances over the years (Jennifer Aniston!!!), but he settled down with a Canadian realtor named Kyla Webber. Vaughn married the Calgarian in 2010 and they have two kids, daughter Locklyn and son Vernon.
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Vaughn's had some high-profile romances over the years (Jennifer Aniston!!!), but he settled down with a Canadian realtor named Kyla Webber. Vaughn married the Calgarian in 2010 and they have two kids, daughter Locklyn and son Vernon.

5. Anna Paquin

The True Blood star may have been raised in New Zealand, but she was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She returned to her Canadian roots to film Fly Away Home in Ontario in 1996.
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The True Blood star may have been raised in New Zealand, but she was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She returned to her Canadian roots to film Fly Away Home in Ontario in 1996.

6. Keanu Reeves

Though he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, Reeves spent most of his childhood growing up in and around Toronto, Ontario.
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Though he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, Reeves spent most of his childhood growing up in and around Toronto, Ontario.

7. Carrie-Anne Moss

Reeve's fellow Matrix star was born and raised in Canada. Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Reeve's fellow Matrix star was born and raised in Canada. Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.

8. Brendan Fraser

Fraser wasn't born in the Great White North himself, but his parents were both Canadians. He also spent some time among Canucks when he attended Upper Canada College, a boarding school in Toronto.
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Fraser wasn't born in the Great White North himself, but his parents were both Canadians. He also spent some time among Canucks when he attended Upper Canada College, a boarding school in Toronto.

9. Eric McCormack

The Will and Grace star was born in Toronto, Ontario. He went to Ryerson University and performed in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.
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The Will and Grace star was born in Toronto, Ontario. He went to Ryerson University and performed in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.

10. Hilary Duff

The grown-up Lizzie McGuire married Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010. They divorced in 2014, but Duff has an everlasting Canadian connection in their son, Luca.
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The grown-up Lizzie McGuire married Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010. They divorced in 2014, but Duff has an everlasting Canadian connection in their son, Luca.

11. Carrie Underwood

Another American to fall for a Canadian hockey player, Underwood married Mike Fisher in 2010. Fisher, formerly an Ottawa Senator, now plays for the Nashville Predators. The couple have a son, Isaiah.
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Another American to fall for a Canadian hockey player, Underwood married Mike Fisher in 2010. Fisher, formerly an Ottawa Senator, now plays for the Nashville Predators. The couple have a son, Isaiah.

12. Matthew Perry

The Friends alum was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts but was raised in Ottawa, Ontario by his Canadian mother. He moved to Los Angeles in the '80s to pursue acting — and we guess it worked out pretty well for him.
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The Friends alum was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts but was raised in Ottawa, Ontario by his Canadian mother. He moved to Los Angeles in the '80s to pursue acting — and we guess it worked out pretty well for him.

13. Nathan Fillion

Fillion starred in the now-cancelled American TV series Castle and Firefly, but he's a born and raised Albertan from Edmonton.
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Fillion starred in the now-cancelled American TV series Castle and Firefly, but he's a born and raised Albertan from Edmonton.

14. Gene Simmons

If you've watched Gene Simmons Family Jewels, you probably know that Simmons's longtime partner (and now wife) Shannon Tweed is Canadian. She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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If you've watched Gene Simmons Family Jewels, you probably know that Simmons's longtime partner (and now wife) Shannon Tweed is Canadian. She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

15. James Cameron

He may have moved to California at 17 years old, but Cameron was born a Canadian. He grew up in Chippawa, Ontario.
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He may have moved to California at 17 years old, but Cameron was born a Canadian. He grew up in Chippawa, Ontario.

16. Jessica Paré

Like her Mad Men character, Megan Draper, Jessica Paré is from Québec. She was born and raised in Montréal.
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Like her Mad Men character, Megan Draper, Jessica Paré is from Québec. She was born and raised in Montréal.