March 4, 1954
67 years old
5 ft 4 in | 162.5 cm tall
35-23-36 in | 89-58-91.5 cm
57 kg | 125.5 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Catherine Anne O'Hara was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on March 4, 1954, is a Canadian actress.
Young Catherine O'Hara first started performing as a cast member of sketch comedy and improv theater The Second City, in Toronto (1974).
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film Nothing Personal (1980) in role as Audrey.
She got her television debut in sketch comedy series Wayne and Shuster (1975) in episode "1975 Show #2", in various roles.
Her breakthrough performance came as a cast member on the Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV (1976).
She won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Sheena in drama action movie The Life Before This (1999).
She won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and a Canadian Comedy Awardfor Best Performance by a Female - Film for her role as Cookie Fleck in mockumentary comedy film Best in Show (2000).
She won the Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Cast and a Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Music for her role as Mickey Crabbe in mockumentary comedy film A Mighty Wind (2003).
She won the National Board of Review, a New York Film Critics, Online and a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Marilyn Heck in comedy mockumentary movie For Your Consideration (2006).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseriesfor her role as Aunt Ann in drama film Temple Grandin (2010).
She was nominated for the Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for her voice role as Susan Frankenstein / Gym Teacher / Weird Girl in stop motion animated science fiction comedy horror film Frankenweenie (2012).
After Hours (1985) dark comedy opposite Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette and Martin Scorsese
Beetlejuice (1988) horror comedy with Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis
Dick Tracy (1990) action crime opposite Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Madonna
She played Kate McCallister in comedy films: Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).
She voiced Sally / Shock in stop-motion animated musical dark fantas movie The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).
The Paper (1994) comedy drama with Michael Keaton, Glenn Close and Marisa Tomei
Wyatt Earp (1994) biographical Western opposite Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman
Waiting for Guffman (1996) mockumentary comedy with Eugene Levy and Parker Posey
Away We Go (2009) comedy drama opposite John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph
She voiced Judith in fantasy adventure drama film Where the Wild Things Are (2009).
She voiced Madame Carlotta in animated musical comedy science fantasy adventure movie A Monster in Paris (2011).
She voiced Grandma Frump in animated supernatural dark comedy film The Addams Family (2019).
She voiced Alma in animated adventure comedy movie Extinct (2021).
She wrote and starred in sketch comedy series Second City Television (1976–1984), for which she won ACTRA Award for Best Variety Performance and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
She was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for her role as Becka Paulson in science fiction television series The Outer Limits (1997) in episode "The Revelations of Becka Paulson", also directed episode "Glyphic".
She was nominated for the Gold Derby Award for Best Comedy Guest Actress for her role as Bam Bam in HBO comedy television series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009) in episode "Funkhouser's Crazy Sister".
She won five consecutive Canadian Screen Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and one Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Moira Rose in Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek (2015-2020).
You've Come a Long Way, Katie (1980) Canadian miniseries in role as Chris Dougherty
Six Feet Under (2003-2005) HBO drama series in role as Carol Ward
She voiced Jackie Martin in stop-motion animated sitcom Glenn Martin, DDS (2009-2011).
She voiced Kaossandra in Netflix animated series Skylanders Academy (2016-2018).
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-2018) Netflix black comedy drama series in role as Dr. Georgina Orwell
She voiced Skaelka in Netflix children's animation series The Last Kids on Earth (2019-2020).
Attended the Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute and Adult Learning Centre, high school in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Has two brothers: Marcus ‘Marc’, Michael Patrick and two sisters: Mary Margaret, Maureen, also has one other older sibling.
Has Irish ancestry.
Her acting mentor was American comedian and actress Gilda Radner.
Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2007.
Good friends with actress and writer Robin Duke.
She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2018.
She was honoured with the Governor General's Performing Arts Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award in 2020.
She was awarded with Toronto International Film Festival Birks Diamond Tribute Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2015.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She married production designer Bo Welch in 1992, they have have two sons: Matthew and Luke.