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Overview (2)

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Birth NameMary Cynthia Walsh

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Walsh was born on May 13, 1952 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada as Mary Cynthia Walsh. She is a writer and actress, known for The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992) and Codco (1986). She has been married to Donald Nichol since 2002.

Spouse (1)

Donald Nichol (2002 - present)

Trivia (11)

Founded the award-winning CODCO comedy troupe of Newfoundland.
Walsh's This Hour Has 22 Minutes characters include Dakey Dunn, Genoa Hellerstein and Marg Delahuntey.
In 1993 Mary Walsh was chosen to deliver the prestigious Graham Spry lecture which was broadcast nationally on CBC Radio.
In 1994, Walsh addressed the United Nations Global Conference on Development in New York.
Won Best Supporting Actress at the Atlantic Film Festival in 1992 for her performance in Mike Jones' Secret Nation.
Won several Gemini awards for writing and performing during the CODCO years on CBC Television.
She had a tough childhood with alcoholic parents.
Studied theatre in Toronto, but dropped out to appear with CBC and the group that became Codco.
She has a son, Jesse.
She was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on April 27, 2000 for her services to broadcasting and performing arts in Canada.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

[on attending Our Lady of Mercy School] I was in the choir, but Sister Mary Catherine was constantly going around saying 'What is the problem? There is a problem in the altos'. And I knew, of course, that I was the problem in the altos. So she finally discovered me and gave me the heave-ho.

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