List of Famous people born in Nova Scotia, Canada

Elliot Page

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page
First Name Elliot
Last Name Page
Born on February 21, 1987 (age 37)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia
Height 154 cm | 5'1

Elliot Page is a Canadian actor and producer. He first became known for his role in the film and television series Pit Pony (1997–2000), for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award, and for recurring roles in Trailer Park Boys (2002) and ReGenesis (2004). Page also received recognition for his role in the film Hard Candy (2005), and won a Austin Film Critics Association's Award.

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Anita Anand

Anita Indira Anand
First Name Anita
Last Name Anand
Born on November 30, 1966 (age 57)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia

Anita Indira Anand is a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the minister of national defence since 2021. She has represented the riding of Oakville in the House of Commons since the 2019 federal election, sitting as a member of the Liberal Party. Anand previously served as minister of public services and procurement from 2019 to 2021. She is the first Indian Canadian of a Hindu background to become a federal minister in Canada.

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August Ames

Mercedes Grabowski
First Name August
Last Name Ames
Born on August 23, 1994
Died on December 5, 2017 (aged 23)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia
Height 168 cm | 5'6

August Ames was a Canadian pornographic actress and model. She appeared in almost 290 movies, including a non-pornographic film in 2016, and was nominated for several AVN Awards. In 2017, at the age of 23, Ames committed suicide after a particular event of social media backlash following a tweet she posted.

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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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Rocky Johnson

Wayde Douglas Bowles
First Name Rocky
Last Name Johnson
Born on August 24, 1944
Died on January 9, 2020 (aged 75)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Rocky Johnson was a Canadian-American professional wrestler. Among many National Wrestling Alliance titles, he was the first black Georgia Heavyweight Champion. He won the World Tag Team Championship in 1983, along with his partner Tony Atlas, to become the first black champions in WWE history.

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Frankie MacDonald

First Name Frankie
Last Name MacDonald
Born on April 24, 1984 (age 40)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia

Frankie MacDonald is a Canadian amateur meteorologist from the Whitney Pier area of Sydney, Nova Scotia. MacDonald, who has autism, is known for his boisterous online weather forecasts. Frankie records meteorologist reports then he posts the videos to his YouTube channel, under the handle of dogsandwolves. MacDonald's videos have received more than 32 million views. He also maintains a Twitter account and blog. Weather reports MacDonald has produced include warnings for his home province of Nova Scotia, a snowstorm in Winnipeg, heavy rainfall in Vancouver, a storm in Minnesota, New York, Australia, and Bermuda during Hurricane Gonzalo of 2014.

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John Dunsworth

First Name John
Last Name Dunsworth
Born on April 12, 1946
Died on October 16, 2017 (aged 71)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia

John Francis Dunsworth was a Canadian actor best remembered for playing the alcoholic trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey on the comedy series Trailer Park Boys. He was also known for playing the mysterious reporter Dave Teagues on the supernatural drama series Haven, and for playing Officer McNabb in Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion, a CBC film about the 1917 Halifax Explosion. He had extensive experience in regional theater.

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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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Maud Lewis

Maud Kathleen Dowley
First Name Maud
Born on March 7, 1903
Died on July 30, 1970 (aged 67)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia

Maud Kathleen Lewis was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. Lewis lived most of her life in poverty in a small house in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, achieving national recognition in 1964 and 1965. Several books, plays and films have since been produced about her. Lewis remains one of Canada's best-known folk artists; her works and the restored Maud Lewis House are displayed in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Brad Marchand

First Name Brad
Born on May 11, 1988 (age 36)
Born in Canada, Nova Scotia
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Bradley Kevin Marchand is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and alternate captain for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Marchand was selected by the Bruins in the third round, 71st overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. During his time with the Bruins, he won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and was named to the 2017 and 2018 NHL All-Star Game.

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