Matthew Ferguson

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Matthew Ferguson
Born (1973-04-03) 3 April 1973 (age 46)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1989–2010

Matthew Ferguson (born 3 April 1973) is a Canadian former actor. He is known for his roles in On My Own (1991), Love and Human Remains (1993), Lilies (1996), and La Femme Nikita (1997–2001).

Life and career[edit]

Ferguson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts.

Ferguson made his debut in theatre as "Morgan Moreen" in Geometry in Venice (1989), which garnered him a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination as Best Featured Actor, then on screen as Simon Henderson in On My Own.

He is best known as "Seymour Birkoff", from the TV series La Femme Nikita (1997–2001).[1]

His roles in movies such as Love and Human Remains (1993), Eclipse (1994) and Lilies (1996) gave him nominations at the Genie Awards in the 1990s.

Selected filmography[edit]



Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Heyn, Christopher. "A Conversation with Matthew Ferguson." Inside Section One: Creating and Producing TV's La Femme Nikita. Introduction by Peta Wilson. Los Angeles: Persistence of Vision Press, 2006. 94-99. ISBN 0-9787625-0-9. In-depth conversation with Matthew Ferguson about his role as Birkoff on La Femme Nikita, as well as his early acting experiences.


  • 2003 - ACTRA Toronto Awards: Outstanding Performance - Male for I Shout Love[2]
  • 1998 - Gemini Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for La Femme Nikita[3]
  • 1996 - Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Lilies[3]
  • 1996 - Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Eclipse[4]
  • 1994 - Genie Awards: Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Love & Human Remains[5]
  • 1993 - Australian Film Institute : Best Actor in a Leading Role for On My Own[6]


  1. ^ "Interview with Matthew Ferguson". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ Tillson, Tamsen (7 February 2003). "ACTRA awards back". Variety. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "awards database". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  4. ^ "awards database 3". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ "awards database 2". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  6. ^ "AFI | AACTA | Winners & Nominees | 1990-1999 | 1993". Archived from the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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