How Aboot That?: Stars that You Didn’t Know are Canadian

Michael Cera

Another Canadian who was elevated to stardom by his association with Judd Apatow is Michael Cera, who grew up just outside of Toronto in a town called Brampton, Ontario. Although he spent several years in the ensemble cast of Arrested Development, one of his first big movie roles was Evan in Superbad, a movie based on fellow Canadian Seth Rogen’s experience as a Canadian teenager.

Although he’s mostly been working as a TV and film actor, he made his Broadway debut in the 2014 play This Is Our Youth. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack, who we all know and love as Will Truman from Will & Grace was born and spent his childhood in Toronto, where he established himself as an actor at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival before moving to Los Angeles to pursue more lucrative acting roles. Since Will & Grace’s first run, he’s appeared in a whole host of other TV series’ and has also spent some time on Broadway, starring in The Music Man in 2001 and in the play Some Girl(s) in 2006. He splits his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.

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Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin is a Canadian-American actress who wasn’t actually born in Canada but is claimed as a local by many Canadian comedy fans because she was such a big part of the Toronto comedy scene in the 1970s. She was one of the founding members of the Canadian sketch comedy show SCTV alongside comedy greats like John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, and Harold Ramis. She worked primarily in live theater and comedy, making her Broadway debut in 1992 in the musical My Favorite Year, for which she won a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She was recently seen in the NBC sitcom Great News.

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