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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 1 January 1956Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mini Bio (1)

Sheila met spouse Peter Donaldson while doing an aerobics warm-up (she was the instructor) while in a punk-rock production of "Godspell" at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario in 1983. With Donaldson (whose father was a Commodore of the Canadian Steamship Line), she had two daughters: one born in 1992 and one born in 1988. Before Donaldson's death, they lived in Stratford, Ontario in a century-old home that is known to be free of "bohemian exuberance" - Ridpath sofas, club chairs, oriental carpets. The one concession to McCarthy's whimsy is the stainless steel and chrome-clad kitchen with the ceiling covered in retro pressed-tin squares. In the summer of 2004, she played in "Guys and Dolls" and "Anything Goes" in the Stratford Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J. Pole - London, Ontario

Spouse (1)

Peter Donaldson (December 1986 - 8 January 2011) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Older sister of composer John McCarthy.
Originally offered the role of "Nadine" on Grace Under Fire (1993). She declined the part because she didn't want to commute weekly from her home in Toronto, to LA where the series was filmed.
Screen tested for the part of "Annie" in Field of Dreams (1989).
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Mother, with Peter Donaldson, of daughters, born in 1988 and 1992.
Can currently be seen in the Canadian sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007). [January 2007]
Stratford Festival, Ontario. Playing Marguerite in the Scarlet Pimpernel. [October 2002]
Recognizable to US audiences as TV newswoman "Samantha Coleman" who helps John McClane (Bruce Willis) in the climax of "Die Hard 2" (1990).

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