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Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian, Catherine O'Hara first gained name recognition as one of the original cast members on the Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV (1976). The show recreated itself with SCTV Network (1981) and later, SCTV Channel (1983). On the series, she impersonated the likes of Lucille Ball, Tammy Faye ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Best in Show
Best in Show Cookie Fleck
A Mighty Wind
A Mighty Wind Mickey Crabbe
Frankenweenie Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher
Home Alone
Home Alone Kate McCallister


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 2015-2018 Schitt's Creek (TV Series)
Moira Rose
 2018 The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series)
Aunt Tennelli
 2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series)
Dr. Orwell
 2016-2017 Skylanders Academy (TV Series)
 2016 Harvey Beaks (TV Series)
 2016 Sofia the First (TV Series)
 2015 Modern Family (TV Series)
Dr. Debra Radcliffe
 2015 What Lives Inside (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Delaney
 2014 Omoide no Mânî
Elderly Lady (English version, voice)
 2013 To My Future Assistant (TV Movie)
 2013 The Greatest Event in Television History (TV Series)
Muriel Rush
 2013 A.C.O.D.
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
 2012 Frankenweenie
Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher (voice)
 2012 Leslie (TV Series)
 2009-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Jackie Martin
 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
 2009 Away We Go
 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
 2005 Game 6
Lillian Rogan
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Justice Strauss
 2004 The Wool Cap (TV Movie)
 2004 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (TV Special)
Astro Glide
 2004 Surviving Christmas
Christine Valco
 2003 Odd Job Jack (TV Series)
Claudia Johnson
 2003 A Mighty Wind
Mickey Crabbe
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series)
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
 1999 The Life Before This
 1999 Bartok the Magnificent (Video)
Ludmilla (voice)
 1999 Late Last Night (TV Movie)
 1999 Oh Baby (TV Series)
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
 1996 The Last of the High Kings
 1996 Waiting for Guffman
Sheila Albertson
 1995 Tall Tale
Calamity Jane
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Geraldine Ferrett
 1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
April Simon
 1994 Wyatt Earp
Allie Earp
 1994 The Paper
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sally / Shock (voice)
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
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
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Mimi Von Astor / Amelia Von Astor
 1990 Little Vegas
 1990 Home Alone
Kate McCallister
 1990 Dream On (TV Series)
 1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (TV Series)
 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
 1988 Beetlejuice
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
 1987 Really Weird Tales (TV Movie)
Theresa Sharpe (segment "I'll Die Loving")
 1986 Heartburn
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
 1985 After Hours
 1985 The Last Polka (TV Movie)
Sylvie Lemon
 1983-1984 SCTV Channel (TV Series)
Lola Heatherton / Melissa Humphries / Essie / ...
 1984 The New Show (TV Series)
Various / Julie Andrews / Kathy Lee Crosby
 1983 Rock & Rule
Aunt Edith (voice)
 1981-1983 SCTV Network (TV Series)
Various / Late Woman / Lola Heatherton
 1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (TV Series)
 1980 You've Come a Long Way, Katie (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 From Cleveland (TV Movie)
 1980 Double Negative
 1980 Easter Fever (TV Movie)
Scarlett O'Hare (voice)
 1980 Nothing Personal
 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 / ...
 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)
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Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
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Other Works:

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

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Alternate Names:

Mitch & Mickey | Cathy O'Hara


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I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December, right? See more »


Appeared in three films with Joe Pesci: Betsy's Wedding (1990), Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). See more »


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