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Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV (1976). Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's on-screen mother in Home Alone (1990) and its sequel ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993)
Home Alone
Home Alone Kate McCallister
(1990)
Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher
(2012)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016-2017 Skylanders Academy (TV Series)
Kaossandra
- Touch of Evil (2017) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Anger Mismanagement (2016) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Assault on Skylander Academy (2016) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- Crash Landing (2016) ... Kaossandra (voice)
- The Skylands Are Falling! (2016) ... Kaossandra (voice)
 2015-2017 Schitt's Creek (TV Series)
Moira Rose
- Grad Night (2017) ... Moira Rose
- Friends & Family (2017) ... Moira Rose
- Stop Saying Lice! (2017) ... Moira Rose
- Sebastien Raine (2017) ... Moira Rose
- The Affair (2017) ... Moira Rose
 2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series)
Dr. Orwell
- The Miserable Mill: Part One (2017) ... Dr. Orwell
- The Miserable Mill: Part Two (2017) ... Dr. Orwell
 2016 Harvey Beaks (TV Series)
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 Omoide no Mânî
Elderly Lady (English version, voice)
 2013 The Greatest Event in Television History (TV Series)
Muriel Rush
- Too Close for Comfort (2013) ... Muriel Rush
 2013 A.C.O.D.
Melissa
 2013 To My Future Assistant (TV Movie)
Magda
 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 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Justice Strauss
 2004 The Wool Cap (TV Movie)
Gloria
 2004 Surviving Christmas
Christine Valco
 2003 A Mighty Wind
Mickey Crabbe
 2003 Odd Job Jack (TV Series)
Claudia Johnson
- Broke & Broker (2003) ... Claudia Johnson
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series)
Ms. O'Connor
- Pilot (2002) ... Ms. O'Connor
 2002 Orange County
Cindy Beugler
 2001 Speaking of Sex
Connie Barker
 2001 Committed (TV Series)
Liz Larsen (voice)
 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 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Kate McCallister
 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 McCallister
 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 Andrea Martin... Together Again (TV Movie)
Dee Lee / Jane / Kitten / ...
 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 Deetz
 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)
Lemon Twin
 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
 1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.22 (1981) ... Various
 1980 From Cleveland (TV Movie)
Various
 1980 Double Negative
Judith
 1980 Easter Fever (TV Movie)
Scarlett O'Hare (voice)
 1980 Nothing Personal
Audrey
 1980 You've Come a Long Way, Katie (TV Mini-Series)
- The Bottom Line (1980)
- Madder Music (1980)
 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 Movie)
 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 (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 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:

I think everyone is born funny. Sadly, some lives beat it out of them. I don't know what allows someone to keep being funny and actually make a career of it. I was encouraged to see the humor in life and have always been around people who think funny, but I know some hilarious people whose sense of humor saved them from their lives. See more »

Trivia:

In 2013, she participated in "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton" to perform "Sally's Song" from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). She received a standing ovation when she entered the stage, as well as when she left. See more »

Trademark:

Her smile

Nickname:

Cath

Star Sign:

Pisces

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