Julianna Moore And Sandra Oh Jump On 'Stone Mattress'
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Sandra Oh parlayed a popular run on "Grey's Anatomy" into a breakout career as a leading actress. Oh won Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her work on "Killing Eve" and has received 12 Primetime Emmy nods over the course of 15 years. Her reach expands beyond awards shows. Oh has been named among the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and has advocated for Stop Asian Hate.
Dr. David Suzuki Receives Canada Walk Of Fame Award At Hometown Stars Ceremony
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David Suzuki was an integral part of many Canadian children's education. The academic, broadcaster and environmental activist has championed a greener tomorrow for decades. A second-generation Vancouverite, Suzuki's maternal and paternal grandparents immigrated to Canada from Hiroshima Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture respectively.
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Lilly Singh carved out an entertainment career all on her own. Singh got her start on YouTube, growing the popular IISuperwomanI channel. Once one of the highest-paid YouTubers, Singh found further success with her documentary, a best-selling book and her role as host of "A Little Late with Lilly Singh". The comedian became the first person of Indian descent to host an American major broadcast network late-night talk show.
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Russell Peters has accomplished just about everything in the comedy game. Ranking among the highest-paid comedians in history, Peters was also the first comedian to ever have a stand-up special on Netflix. His talents and interests expand beyond comedy. The Toronto-born artist of Anglo-Indian parents, Peters won the Peabody Award and the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming for producing Hip-Hop Evolution in 2016.
Shay Mitchell delivers on the screen and in the magazine spreads. Dubbed the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine in 2014, the "Pretty Little Liars" star spent time in both Toronto and Vancouver growing up. Her mother is Philipina and is related to Filipina musical theatre actress Lea Salonga.
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There is arguably no actor as beloved for his sheer niceness as Keanu Reeves. A man of the world, Reeves was born in Beirut and raised in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles. "The Matrix" and "John Wick" star is of Hawaiian, Chinese, English, Irish and Portuguese descent.
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Simu Liu broke out internationally on "Kim's Convenience" before becoming a global superstar as the titular character in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings". Born in Harbin, China, Liu spent most of his adolescence in Ontario. He initially worked in accounting. After being laid off and going through a personal crisis, Liu poured his all into acting and has emerged as a serious Hollywood player.
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
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Fan-favourite "Kim's Convenience" star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee had to crack the list. Lee, 49, has been acting professionally since 1995. He had recurring roles in "Train 48" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation" earlier in his career; however, it was his portrayal of Appa in "Kim's Convenience" that brought him international acclaim. The Korean-born actor has since appeared on "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett" and will have a significant role as the cherished Uncle Iroh in Netflix's "Avatar: The Last Airbender" live-action adaptation.
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Umma holds things down. Jean Yoon's award-winning performance in "Kim's Convenience" contributed greatly to the show's success; however, it was far from her first noteworthy appearance. The American-born Canadian actress of Korean descent performed in "The Time Traveler's Wife", "Rupture" and "This Is Wonderland".
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The "Kim's Convenience" celebration continues. Andrew Phung won five Canadian Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his contributions to the show. Phung was born to a father of Vietnamese descent and a Chinese mother. Acting since at least the age of 16, Phung can also be seen in "The Beaverton" and "Wynonna Earp".
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Vancouver's Kristin Kreuk spent a decade with fans as Lana Lang on "Smallville". A consistently wonderful and reliable actress, Kreuk also had extended runs on "Edgemont", "Beauty & the Beast" and "Burden of Truth". She most recently appeared in "Reacher" and "Ghostwriter".
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Say hi to another "Edgemont" alum, Grace Park! Born in Los Angeles to Korean parents, Park spent almost the entirety of her childhood and teen years in Vancouver. Park had key roles in "Battlestar Galactica" for five years, "The Cleaner" for 26 episodes, "The Border" for a dozen entries and seven seasons starring on "Hawaii Five-0". You can currently watch Park on "A Million Little Things".
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Scarborough's Ellen Wong has turned in great performances in some serious beloved projects. She is warmly remembered for playing Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", Jill Chen in "The Carries Diaries" and Jenny Chey in "GLOW". Wong recently starred alongside Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza in "Best Sellers".
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What can't Melissa O'Neil do? O'Neil won season three of "Canadian Idol" and became the first Canadian female to accomplish the feat. She starred in "Dark Matter" and actively holds a main role in "The Rookie" alongside Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz and Richard T. Jones. Her mom is Hong Kong Chinese and her dad is Irish.