Is this actor Canadian or American?

By: Kennita Leon

Angelina Jolie has been Hollywood royalty from the time that she was born, as her parents were both successful actors. This American actress may not have a good track record with men, but she has enough awards to prove that she is an amazing actress.

Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, producer and professional wrestler, who for the last 5 years has been one of Hollywood’s top actors. Starring in hits like Moana, The Fast and The Furious series and Baywatch, it’s no wonder that he was 2016’s top paid actor.

With three Golden Globes and an Academy award under her belt, 27-year-old American star Jennifer Lawrence won the title of highest world paid actress of 2016. She has acted in movies such as The Hunger Games and the X-Men series.

Ben Affleck is a multi-award winning American actor who is most well-known for his role as the Batman. He was also known for being married to and having three children with actress Jennifer Garner.

Seth Rogen is a Canadian stand-up comedian turned actor, who has starred in hit movies like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and This Is the End. Apart from that, he has also done some voice work for the Kung Fu Panda films and Sausage Party.

Canadian-born funnyman Ryan Reyolds is best known for portraying superheroes Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) and Wade Wilson (Deadpool). He has been married to both Scarlett Johansson and now, Blake Lively.

One of Hollywood’s most successful and bankable actors is the American-born star, Matt Damon. Having acted in over 60 movies, and with a net worth of $170 million, we can see why that is.

Recognized worldwide as Iron Man, American actor Robert Downey Jr. has done his fair share of movies. But life wasn’t always so great for this Marvel superhero, after finding fame in the '90s, he struggled with drug and alcohol use, which he has since been treated for.

Best known for her role as Emily Fields in Freeform’s hit series Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell was born and raised in Mississauga, Canada. After the show’s final season, she began filming her own show called You, which will go on air in 2018.

Canadian born actor Daniel Gillies made his claim to fame after starring in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals as the vampire Elijah Mikaelson, and also as Dr. Joel Goran in Saving Hope.

The world didn’t know much about funny lady Melissa McCarthy until seeing her in the extremely funny movie Bridesmaids in 2011. Since then she has gone on to portray many different roles, including former White House Communications Director, Sean Spicer.

For over 9 years, Canadian actress Sandra Oh starred on ABC’s hit series Grey’s Anatomy alongside Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, and Patrick Dempsey. It is uncertain as to whether she will return to show but for now, she has no plans to.

William Shatner is a Canadian actor who has been on the acting scene since 1951. His most memorable roles include Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, and Denny Crane in Boston Legal.

Evangeline Lilly was discovered as a model on the streets of British Colombia, but went on to pursue an acting career. Her rise to fame was playing Kate on the hit series Lost, and she has since been in films like The Hobbit, Ant-Man and Little Evil.

Johnny Depp has so many iconic roles that it is hard to say which is his most memorable. This swashbuckling pirate, who was born in Kentucky, has recently come under fire for allegations of verbal and physical abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard.

Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 18th 1963 and he has been in over 60 movies since then. He recently went through a messy divorce with Angelina Jolie but he has stated that he is excited to find love again.

Emily VanCamp is a Canadian actress who is best known for her role as Emily Thorne in the TV series Revenge. She and her costar Josh Bowman (the actor who played Daniel Grayson) have recently become engaged.

Ellen Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and she is best known for playing the role of Juno, a strong-minded 16-year-old who has the deal with an unplanned pregnancy. She has since gone on to star as Kitty Pryde (X-Men) and Ariadne (Inception).

If you haven’t seen a Fast and the Furious movie, then you may not know who this actor is. Although it is Vin Diesel's most famous role, this American has also been in xXx and he is the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jamie Foxx’s career began in 1991 when he starred in the hit comedy series In Living Color. The American actor has since gone on to win awards for playing characters like Ray Charles, and countless nominations for others.

Canada-born Eugene Levy has been a comedy fixture for years. You might recognize him from SCTV.

Denzel Washington has received much critical acclaim for work that he has done dating back to the '80s. Just last year, this American actor won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

Canadian model turned actress Elisha Cuthbert turned heads after not only starring in The Girl Next Door, House of Wax, and the TV series 24, but also for being Maxim magazine’s most beautiful woman in TV.

36-year-old Canadian actor Stephen Amell has made a name for himself as Oliver Queen on the CW’s: The Green Arrow. He has also played that role on The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Vixen.

You may have thought that Mike Myers was British, but he was actually born in Ontario, Canada. He is well known for acting as Austin Powers, and for playing in the lovable green ogre, Shrek.

Viola Davis is the only African American woman to ever be nominated for 3 Academy Awards and has been listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Often called one of the greatest actors of all time, Robert DeNiro was born in Manhattan, New York and he has a whopping 51 award wins to his name. In the next few years, we can expect to see him in The Irishman, and The War with Grandpa.

Although Daniel Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, he is more popularly known in the U.S. Some of his work includes: Ghostbusters, Coneheads, and The Blues Brothers. He has also starred in many of those movies.

Tom Hanks was born and raised in Concord, California and to date, his films have grossed over $9 billion worldwide, which makes him the 3rd highest grossing actor in all of North America.

If you don’t know American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the last 40 years. Although he has been nominated for over 200 awards, he has only just won his first Oscar for his role in The Revenant.

Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model, and he is well known for the role that he played on NBC’s Friday Night Lights. He has also starred in films such as Battleship, John Carter and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Michael J. Fox is a Canadian actor who was best known for being the Teen Wolf and for starring in all three Back to the Future movies. At the age of 29, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and has since been an advocate for finding a cure for the illness.

Jennifer Aniston has been one of the most loved American actresses in the world, and it came as a shock to everyone when she and ex-husband Brad Pitt announced that they would split back in 2005. She has since moved on and is now married to Justin Theroux.

Julia Roberts has often been called America’s sweetheart since her role as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman. She has also acted in Erin Brockovich, Notting Hill, and Eat, Pray, Love.

Not only is he an amazing award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman's authentic voice has also been featured in many documentaries. Some of his best work includes Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, Now You See Me, and Ben-Hur.

Matthew McConaughey has been voted People’s Magazine Sexiest Man Alive twice, and while this Texan native is extremely good looking, he hasn’t worn deodorant in over 20 years.

Ever heard of Han Solo, Indiana Jones, or Rick Deckard? Well, they’re all roles played by American actor Harrison Ford. He will reprise the role of Rick in Blade Runner 2049, in 2017.

Pamela Anderson has been up on the walls of young men since playing the role of C.J. Parker in Baywatch. Back when this Canadian dated Tommy Lee, the two made a sex tape that was released and to date, is one of the most viewed of all time.

Although Will Forte was born in Canada, he is also a US citizen and he is best known for is roles in Arrested Development, 30 Rock, and BoJack Horseman. He has two sons with his ex-wife Amy Poehler.

At only 11 years old, Canadian actress Anna Paquin won an Academy Award for her role in The Piano, which made her the second youngest actress to ever win one. She is now married to Stephen Moyer, who was her costar on True Blood.

American actor Will Smith is one of the most successful people in the world and has a net worth upward of $250 million. He has also been married to Jada Pinkett for over 20 years, a record in Hollywood.

Have you seen Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, or The Mask? Well those movies described Jim Carrey to a T. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, he is known throughout Hollywood for his outlandish personality and crazy facial expressions.

All of the roles that Michael Cera has played are a reflection of his own persona. He was born in Ontario, Canada and after moving to Los Angeles, he has starred in shows like Children’s Hospital and Arrested Development.

Chris Pratt was born in Minnesota in 1979 and has starred in many different movies and TV shows. Although he is recently divorced from his ex-wife Anna Farris, the two remain close as they share a child together.

Scarlett Johansson has certainly made a name for herself as an action star, and you can catch her in films like The Island, The Avengers, Lucy, and Ghost in the Shell. Many people may not know this but she is a twin, and the two were born in New York City.

Mark Wahlber wasn’t always the outstanding gentleman that he is today. When he was 16 years old, he beat and allegedly blinded a Vietnamese man. After turning his life around, this American actor went on to receive two Oscar nominations.

Rachel McAdams has been acting since she attended high school in Canada. Although her career was slow in the beginning, it quickly picked up after she starred as Regina George in 2004’s Mean Girls.

It’s been a while since we first saw Canadian Ryan Gosling singing on the Mickey Mouse Club along with Justin Timberlake. We learned in 2016, that he’s still got it, after hearing him sing in the movie, La La Land.

Adam Sandler’s classic New York accent couldn’t be mistaken as any other, even if you tried. He has starred in many comedies but is best remembered for Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and The Water Boy.

Born in Ontario Canada, Victor Garber has had a successful career since the 1970’s and some of his most memorable roles include Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Thomas Andre in Titanic.

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We'd like to think that most of the talent in Hollywood hails from the US of A, but that is not the case. Because the accents can be pretty similar, people confuse our Canadian neighbors with those from this great country. So are these actors American or Canadian?

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