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Canadian actress, writer, and comedian, Catherine O'Hara gained recognition as one of the original cast members on the Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV (1976). On the series, she impersonated the likes of Lucille Ball, Tammy Faye Bakker, Gilda Radner, Katharine Hepburn, and Brooke Shields. O'Hara stayed with the show for its entirety (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Best in Show Cookie Fleck
(2000)
Frankenweenie Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher
(2012)
A Mighty Wind Mickey Crabbe
(2003)
For Your Consideration Marilyn Hack
(2006)

Filmography

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  Extinct (pre-production) (voice)
 2019 The Addams Family
Grandma Frump (voice)
 2019 The Last Kids on Earth (TV Series short)
- Last Kids Meet The Apocalypse (2019) ... (voice)
- Episode #1.6 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.5 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.4 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.3 ... (voice)
 2015-2019 Schitt's Creek (TV Series)
Moira Rose
- Life Is a Cabaret (2019) ... Moira Rose
- The Hike (2019) ... Moira Rose
- The Roast (2019) ... Moira Rose
- Meet the Parents (2019) ... Moira Rose
- Roadkill (2019) ... Moira Rose
 2016-2018 Skylanders Academy (TV Series short)
Kaossandra
- Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 2 (2018) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Raiders of the Lost Arkus, Part 1 (2018) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Split (2018) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Off to the Races (2018) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Days of Future Crash (2018) ... Kaossandra (voice)
 2018 The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series)
Aunt Tennelli
- Ralphie and the Flying Tennellis (2018) ... Aunt Tennelli (voice)
 2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series)
Dr. Orwell
- The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One (2018) ... Dr. Orwell
- The Miserable Mill: Part One (2017) ... Dr. Orwell
- The Miserable Mill: Part Two (2017) ... Dr. Orwell
- The Wide Window: Part Two (2017) ... Dr. Orwell (uncredited)
 2016 Harvey Beaks (TV Series short)
Miley
 2016 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Morgana
- Gone with the Wand (2016) ... Morgana (voice)
 2015 Modern Family (TV Series)
Dr. Debra Radcliffe
- Clean Out Your Junk Drawer (2015) ... Dr. Debra Radcliffe
 2015 What Lives Inside (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Delaney
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Sarah Delaney
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Sarah Delaney
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Sarah Delaney
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Sarah Delaney
 2014 When Marnie Was There
Elderly Lady (English version, voice)
 2013 To My Future Assistant (TV Movie)
Magda
 2013 The Greatest Event in Television History (TV Series)
Muriel Rush
- Too Close for Comfort (2013) ... Muriel Rush
 2013 A.C.O.D.
Melissa
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Pearline
- Governor Dunston (2012) ... Pearline
 2012 Frankenweenie
Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher (voice)
 2012 Leslie (TV Series)
Leslie
- New York, 1995 Part II (2012) ... Leslie
- New York, 1995 Part I (2012) ... Leslie
 2009-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Jackie Martin
- Heist (2011) ... Jackie Martin (voice)
- Date with Destiny (2011) ... Jackie Martin (voice)
- Videogame Wizard (2011) ... Jackie Martin (voice)
- Windfall (2011) ... Jackie Martin (voice)
- Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (2011) ... Jackie Martin (voice)
 2011 A Monster in Paris
Madame Carlotta (English version, voice)
 2010 Killers
Mrs. Kornfeldt
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie)
Aunt Ann
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are
Judith (voice)
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Bam Bam
- Funkhouser's Crazy Sister (2009) ... Bam Bam
 2009 Away We Go
Gloria
 2008 Good Behavior (TV Movie)
Jackie West
 2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (Video)
Rowena (voice)
 2006 For Your Consideration
Marilyn Hack
 2006 Penelope
Jessica Wilhern
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Kata (voice)
 2006 Monster House
Mom (voice)
 2006 Over the Hedge
Penny (voice)
 2005 Chicken Little
Tina - Alien Mom (voice)
 2003-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Carol Ward
- A Coat of White Primer (2005) ... Carol Ward
- The Eye Inside (2003) ... Carol Ward
- You Never Know (2003) ... Carol Ward
- Perfect Circles (2003) ... Carol Ward
 2005 Game 6
Lillian Rogan
 2004 The Wool Cap (TV Movie)
Gloria
 2004 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (TV Movie)
Astro Glide
 2004 Surviving Christmas
Christine Valco
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Mickey Crabbe (as Mitch & Mickey)
 2003 Odd Job Jack (TV Series)
Claudia Johnson
- Broke & Broker (2003) ... Claudia Johnson
 2003 A Mighty Wind
Mickey Crabbe
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series)
Ms. O'Connor
- Pilot (2002) ... Ms. O'Connor
 2002 Orange County
Cindy Beugler
 2001 Committed (TV Series)
Liz Larsen
- Time Waits for No Mom (2001) ... Liz Larsen (voice)
- Liz's Choice (2001) ... Liz Larsen (voice)
 2001 Speaking of Sex
Connie Barker
 2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Short)
Lorna Mae Loon (voice)
 2000 Best in Show
Cookie Fleck
 2000 MADtv (TV Series)
Woman on Blind Date
- Episode #5.24 (2000) ... Woman on Blind Date
 1999 The Life Before This
Sheena
 1999 Bartok the Magnificent (Video)
Ludmilla (voice)
 1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie)
Shrink
 1999 Oh Baby (TV Series)
Roberta Hunter
- Discrimination (1999) ... Roberta Hunter
 1998 Home Fries
Beatrice Lever
 1997 Hope (TV Movie)
Muriel Macswain
 1997 Pippi Longstocking
Mrs. Prysselius (voice)
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Becka Paulson
- The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson (1997) ... Becka Paulson
 1996 The Last of the High Kings
Cathleen
 1996 Waiting for Guffman
Sheila Albertson
 1995 Tall Tale
Calamity Jane
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Geraldine Ferrett
- Let the Punishment Fit the Crime (1994) ... Geraldine Ferrett
 1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
April Simon
 1994 Wyatt Earp
Allie Earp
 1994 The Paper
Susan
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sally / Shock (voice)
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
Laurel Brody
- The First Battle (1993) ... Laurel Brody
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Jessie Lodge
 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Catherine O'Hara
- Talk Show (1992) ... Catherine O'Hara
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Mimi Von Astor / Amelia Von Astor
- Daffy Dicks (1991) ... Mimi Von Astor / Amelia Von Astor
 1990 Little Vegas
Lexie
 1990 Home Alone
Kate
 1990 Dream On (TV Series)
Irma
- 555-HELL (1990) ... Irma
 1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1990)
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Gloria Henner
 1990 Dick Tracy
Texie Garcia
 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)
Nancy Mae
 1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series)
Miss Malone
- The Irving Who Came to Dinner (1988) ... Miss Malone (voice)
- Eddy, We Hardly Knew Ye (1988) ... Miss Malone (voice)
- Eyewitness Ed (1988) ... Miss Malone (voice)
- Blowin' in the Wind (1988) ... Miss Malone (voice)
- Driver Ed (1988) ... Miss Malone (voice)
 1988 Beetlejuice
Delia
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Rebecca
- Get a Job (1987) ... Rebecca
 1987 Really Weird Tales (TV Movie)
Theresa Sharpe (segment "I'll Die Loving")
 1986 Heartburn
Betty
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
 1985 After Hours
Gail
 1985 The Last Polka (TV Movie)
Sylvie Lemon
 1983-1984 SCTV Channel (TV Series)
Lola Heatherton / Melissa Humphries / Essie / ...
- Pledge Week/The Steve Bashekis Story (1984) ... Lola Heatherton
- Allenscam (1984) ... Melissa Humphries
- Date Debate, The/Scary Previews (1984) ... Clotta White
- It's a Wonderful Film (1983) ... Various
 1984 The New Show (TV Series)
Various / Julie Andrews / Kathy Lee Crosby
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Various / Julie Andrews
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Various
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Various
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Various / Kathy Lee Crosby
 1983 Rock & Rule
Aunt Edith (voice)
 1981-1983 SCTV Network (TV Series)
Various / Late Woman / Lola Heatherton
- Midnight Cowboy II (1983) ... Late Woman
- Christmas 1982 (1982) ... Various
- Days of the Week, The/Street Beef (1982) ... Various
- Rome, Italian Style (1982) ... Various
- Battle of the PBS Stars (1982) ... Various
 1980 You've Come a Long Way, Katie (TV Mini-Series)
- The Bottom Line (1980)
- Madder Music (1980)
 1980 From Cleveland (TV Movie)
Various
 1980 Double Negative
Judith
 1980 Easter Fever (TV Movie)
Scarlett O'Hare (voice)
 1980 Nothing Personal
Audrey
 1979 Intergalactic Thanksgiving or Please Don't Eat the Planet (TV Short)
Ma Spademinder (voice)
 1976-1979 SCTV (TV Series)
Various / Lola Heatherton / Liv Ullman / ...
- The Flaming Turkey (1979) ... Various
- Consumer Action Line (1979) ... Various
- Pipeline (1979) ... Various
- SCTV Disco (1979) ... Various
 1978 Witch's Night Out (TV Movie)
Malicious (voice)
 1976 The Rimshots (TV Short)
 1975 Coming Up Rosie (TV Series)
Myrna Wallbacker (1976-77)
 1975 The Wayne & Shuster Show (TV Series)
Various
- 1975 Show #2 (1975) ... Various (as Cathy O'Hara)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (79 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Dristan nasal spray (1979) (Canada) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mitch & Mickey | Cathy O'Hara

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on doing voiceover work with Martin Short in Frankenweenie (2012)] In a live-action film, the focus is on the set and the lighting and everything that's there. In animation, it's all right in the headphones. As Marty says, it uses a different set of muscles. In this case, we were given some beautiful illustrations to guide us, and I think we just tried to honor that. See more »

Trivia:

Revealed in 2014 that Macaulay Culkin, her on-screen son from Home Alone (1990) still calls her "Mom". See more »

Trademark:

Her smile

Nickname:

Cath

Star Sign:

Pisces

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