Mag Ruffman

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Mag Ruffman
Margaret Ruffman

(1957-02-28) February 28, 1957 (age 63)
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • TV host
Years active1982–present
Daniel Hunter (m. 1989)

Margaret "Mag" Ruffman (born February 28, 1957)[1] is a Canadian comedian, actress and television host.

She has played roles in films such as Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea and TV series Road to Avonlea.[2] She was reunited with Sarah Polley on the set of the Netflix show Alias Grace in 2017 when she played Diane. [3]

Mag also creates and performs in the theatre. She created and performed as Ms. Eleanor Crumpacker in Dufferin Museum’s 1919 Prohibition Halloween Dinner Theatre in 2019.[4] Mag also wrote and performed in a one woman show entitled Self-Help Cabaret on January.19 2020.[5]

In addition to her acting, Ruffman works on home improvement, hosting shows for W Network, Canada's women's network. She hosted A Repair to Remember in 1999 and 2000. In 2000, she launched a second series, Anything I Can Do, a workshop show.[6] Ruffman writes a weekly home improvement column, ToolGirl, for the Toronto Star. She published a collection of her ToolGirl columns as a book, How Hard Can It Be?, in 2003.



Year Title Role Notes
1982 Murder by Phone Teenage Girl
1987 Deep Sea Conspiracy Nurse
1999 My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts Narrator (voice) Short film
2014 Bully Fighters Jury Woman 7 Short film
2019 All About Who You Know Linda


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Perry Mason Returns Salesgirl TV film
1985 Anne of Green Gables Alice Lawson TV miniseries
1986 Reckless Disregard Sandy TV film
1986 Alex: The Life of a Child Jane TV film
1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star TV film
1987 Smith & Smith TV series
1987 Amerika Sally TV miniseries
1987 Anne of Avonlea Alice Lawson TV miniseries
1989 Looking for Miracles Nurse Blanche TV film
1990–96 Road to Avonlea Olivia King Dale Main role
1991 Stranger in the Family Mrs. Kessler TV film
1996 Goosebumps Mrs. Mathews Episodes: "Attack of the Mutant: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 Happy Christmas, Miss King Olivia Dale TV film
1999 Shadow Lake Louise Garby TV film
2000–01 Timothy Goes to School Lilly (voice) Recurring role
2011 The Being Frank Show "1.11"
2016 Murdoch Mysteries Eunice Episode: "Unlucky in Love"
2017 Alias Grace Diane Episodes: "Part 1", "Part 5", "Part 6"
2017 Christmas Inheritance Kathy Martin TV film
2020 Avocado Toast Meredith Episodes: "Homo Milk", "Woke", "Burnt Toast"

Writer & director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2008 The Red Green Story: We're All in This Together TV movie


  1. ^ "Mag Ruffman". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  2. ^ "Catching Up With…Mag Ruffman From 'Road to Avonlea'". Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  3. ^ "Mag Ruffman – Timeline featuring movies and other highlights from her career and personal life". Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  4. ^ Vernon, Chris (2019-10-02). "Mag Ruffman delivers temprance movement message at Dufferin Museum". Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  5. ^ "Mag Ruffman's Self Help Cabaret". NOW Magazine. 2019-12-27. Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  6. ^ "Getting a fix on Mag Ruffman". Retrieved 2020-03-27.

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