Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

Highest Rated: 100% Temple Grandin (2010)

Lowest Rated: 8% Surviving Christmas (2004)

Birthday: Mar 4, 1954

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Actress Catherine O'Hara was born in Toronto, Canada, the sixth of seven children. Following high school O'Hara matriculated at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. After graduation O'Hara began performing with The Second City in Toronto in 1974, which was the beginning of her career in comedy. O'Hara served as the understudy for Gilda Radner in the troupe, until Radner decamped to NYC to work on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ). O'Hara's TV debut came in 1976 when The Second City created "SCTV" (syndication/NBC/Cinemax, 1976-1984), which featured O'Hara as a regular performer and a writer. She portrayed a number of memorable characters in the series, most notably Hollywood starlet Lola Heatherton. Around the same time O'Hara began working as a voice over actress for cartoons. After "SCTV" ended its run, O'Hara was featured in a number of films, including "Beetlejuice" (1988), "Home Alone" (1990), and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," (1993). O'Hara also starred in a number of comedies directed by Christopher Guest, including "Waiting for Guffman" (1996), "Best In Show" (2000), "A Mighty Wind" (2003) and "For Your Consideration" (2006). She provided her voice to a number of characters in beloved animated movies such as "Chicken Little" (2005) "Over the Hedge" (2006) and "Frankenweenie" (2012). In 2015 O'Hara was cast as Moira Rose in "Schitt's Creek" (PopTV, 2015- ) an original series created by her former "SCTV" costar Eugene Levy and his son Dan Levy. O'Hara married production designer Bo Welch in 1992, and they have two sons together.

Highest rated movies

Temple Grandin
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman
After Hours
The Paper
A Mighty Wind
Beetlejuice
The Life Before This

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
43% 38% Extinct Alma (Voice) - 2021
45% 69% The Addams Family Grandma Frump (Voice) $673.0K 2019
33% 46% Being Canadian Self - 2015
16% 37% The Right Kind of Wrong Tess (Character) $2.0K 2013
52% 28% A.C.O.D. Melissa (Character) $172.3K 2013
87% 70% Frankenweenie Mrs. Frankenstein/Gym Teacher/Weird Girl (Voice) - 2012
87% 65% A Monster in Paris Madame Carlotta (Voice) - 2011
100% 94% Temple Grandin Aunt Ann (Character) - 2010
10% 41% Killers Mrs. Kornfeldt (Character) $47.0M 2010
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Judith (Voice) $77.2M 2009
67% 74% Away We Go Gloria (Character) $9.4M 2009
No Score Yet 75% Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Rowena (Voice) - 2006
53% 73% Penelope Jessica Wilhern (Character) $10.0M 2006
52% 43% For Your Consideration Marilyn Hack (Character) $5.5M 2006
50% 55% Brother Bear 2 Kata (Voice) - 2006
75% 63% Monster House DJ's Mom (Voice) $73.7M 2006
75% 71% Over the Hedge Penny the Porcupine (Voice) $155.0M 2006
60% 38% Game 6 Lillian Rogan (Character) $128.1K 2005
36% 47% Chicken Little Tina, Alien Mom (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 86% The Wool Cap Gloria (Character) - 2004
72% 63% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss (Character) $118.6M 2004
8% 29% Surviving Christmas Christine Valco (Character) $11.2M 2004
87% 75% A Mighty Wind Mickey Devlin Crabbe (Character) $17.5M 2003
47% 61% Orange County Cindy Beugler (Character) $41.0M 2002
No Score Yet 38% Speaking of Sex Connie Barker (Character) - 2001
93% 89% Best in Show Cookie Fleck (Character) $18.6M 2000
80% 62% The Life Before This Sheena (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 47% Bartok the Magnificent Ludmilla (Voice) - 1999
31% 33% Home Fries Mrs. Lever (Character) $10.5M 1998
43% 55% Pippi Longstocking Mrs. Prysselius (Voice) $779.2K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope Muriel Macswain (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 59% The Last of the High Kings Cathleen (Character) $5.6K 1996
91% 91% Waiting for Guffman Sheila Albertson (Character) $2.9M 1996
48% 52% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill Calamity Jane (Character) $8.2M 1995
43% 56% A Simple Twist of Fate April Simon (Character) $3.4M 1994
32% 61% Wyatt Earp Allie Earp (Character) $24.6M 1994
88% 66% The Paper Susan (Character) $36.6M 1994
95% 91% The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally/Shock (Voice) $2.4M 1993
No Score Yet 48% Paydirt Jessie Lodge (Character) $8.2K 1992
35% 62% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Kate McCallister (Character) $172.7M 1992
50% 40% Betsy's Wedding Gloria Henner (Character) $19.7M 1990
67% 80% Home Alone Kate McCallister (Character) $281.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Vegas Lexie (Character) - 1990
85% 82% Beetlejuice Delia (Character) $73.5M 1988
43% 46% Heartburn Betty (Character) $24.3M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Really Weird Tales Theresa Sharpe (Character) - 1986
91% 87% After Hours Gail (Character) $10.9M 1985
No Score Yet 50% Nothing Personal Audrey (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Guest 2020
93% 91% Schitt's Creek Moira Rose (Character) 2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2019
96% 92% A Series of Unfortunate Events Dr. Orwell (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2017-2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% Sofia the First Morgana (Guest Voice) 2016
85% 89% Modern Family Dr. Debra Radcliffe (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Lives Inside Sarah Delaney (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 100% Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Event in Television History Unknown (Character) 2013
78% 93% 30 Rock Pearline (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 95% Face Off Guest 2012
36% No Score Yet Glenn Martin, DDS Jackie Martin (Voice) 2009-2011
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Bam Bam (Guest Star) 2009
81% 97% Six Feet Under Carol Ward (Guest Star) 2003 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Baby Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character),
Director
1997-1998
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1991-1992