List of Famous people born in Halifax, Canada

Sidney Crosby

First Name Sidney
Last Name Crosby
Born on August 7, 1987 (age 36)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Sidney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed "Sid the Kid" and dubbed "The Next One," Crosby was selected first overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

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Viola Desmond

First Name Viola
Last Name Desmond
Born on July 6, 1914
Died on February 7, 1965 (aged 50)

Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian civil rights activist and businesswoman of Black Nova Scotian descent. In 1946 she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre. For this, she was convicted of a minor tax violation for the one-cent tax difference between the seat she had paid for and the seat she used, which was more expensive. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada.

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James Tupper

First Name James
Last Name Tupper
Born on August 4, 1965 (age 58)

James Tupper is a Canadian actor known for his roles as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees, Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy, and David Clarke on ABC's Revenge. He also starred in the post-apocalyptic thriller Aftermath, on Space in Canada and Syfy in the U.S., and in the HBO series Big Little Lies.

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Wendy Walsh

First Name Wendy
Born on April 30, 1962 (age 62)

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

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Sarah E. Dunsworth

First Name Sarah
Last Name Dunsworth
Born on January 25, 1976 (age 48)

Sarah Elizabeth Dunsworth-Nickerson is a Canadian actress who plays the character of Sarah in the Canadian television franchise Trailer Park Boys. She is the real-life daughter of the late John Dunsworth, the actor who played Jim Lahey. She additionally appeared in Beefcake and the shorts The Bridge and Treevenge.

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Lucy Decoutere

First Name Lucy
Last Name Decoutere
Born on September 5, 1970 (age 53)

Lucy DeCoutere is a Canadian actress and Royal Canadian Air Force officer, best known for her role as the character Lucy in the television series Trailer Park Boys.

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the Unknown Comic

Murray Langston
First Name The
Born on January 1, 1945 (age 79)

Murray Langston, who frequently performed using the stage name "The Unknown Comic", is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian best known for his performances on The Gong Show, during which he usually appeared with a paper bag over his head.

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Mike Johnston

First Name Mike
Last Name Johnston
Born on February 19, 1957 (age 67)

Mike Johnston is a Canadian ice hockey coach who currently serves as head coach, vice president and general manager of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. Johnston led the Winterhawks to four consecutive WHL Finals appearances, including a championship in 2013.

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Leslie Hope

First Name Leslie
Last Name Hope
Born on May 6, 1965 (age 59)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Leslie Ann Hope is a Canadian actress and director, best known for her role as Teri Bauer on the Fox television series 24 and prosecutor Anita Gibbs on Suits.

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Ty Olsson

Tyler Victor Olsson
First Name Ty
Last Name Olsson
Born on January 28, 1974 (age 50)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Tyler Victor Olsson is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his recurring role as Benny Lafitte in Supernatural, and for portraying real life 9/11 victim Mark Bingham in the A&E television movie Flight 93 and as the voice of Ord in PBS Kids animated children's series Dragon Tales.

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