Catherine O'Hara

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Catherine Anne O'Hara
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/04/1954, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; director; writer; comedian
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Catherine O'Hara Fast Facts:
  • Began acting at age 7 when she played Mary in a nativity play.
  • Waited tables at the Toronto Second City Theatre Company in 1973; joined the troupe in 1974 and quickly replaced Gilda Radner as a regular when Radner left for SNL.
  • Became one of the founding members of the sketch-comedy series SCTV in 1976.
  • Won a Genie Award for her work in the film The Life Before This (1999).
  • Earned an American Comedy Award in 2001 for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the 2000 mockumentary Best in Show; has appeared in three other Christopher Guest films (Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration).
  • Was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto in 2007.
  • Spoke at the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • Is a singer-songwriter and performed with the group Northern Lights on the song "Tears Are Not Enough" from the 1985 album We Are the World.
  • Catherine O'Hara Relationships:
  • Patsy - Sister
  • Maureen - Sister
  • Bo Welch - Husband
  • Marcus - Brother
  • Matthew - Son
  • Dylan - Son
  • Mary Margaret O'Hara - Sister
  • Catherine O'Hara Awards:
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1999 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner

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