Catherine O'Hara Biography (1954-)

Born March 4, 1954, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; naturalized U.S. citizen; sister of Mary Margaret O'Hara (a singer and songwriter); married Bo Welch (a production designer and art director), 1992; children: two sons. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, writer, director
Birth Details
March 4, 1954
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Janet Samson (some sources cite role as Audrey), Nothing Personal,American International Pictures, 1980
  • Judith, Double Negative (also known as Deadly Companion), Quadrant Films, 1980
  • Voice of Aunt Edith, Rock 'n' Rule (animated; also known as Ring of Power and Rock and Rule), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1983
  • Gail, After Hours, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Betty, Heartburn, Paramount, 1986
  • Delia Deetz, Beetlejuice, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Gloria Henner, Betsy's Wedding, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Kate McCallister, Home Alone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Lexie, Little Vegas, IRS Releasing, 1990
  • Texie Garcia, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Kate McCallister, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (also known as Home Alone II), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Jessie Lodge, There Goes the Neighborhood (also known as Paydirt), Paramount, 1993
  • Voices of Sally and Shock, The Nightmare before Christmas (animated; also known as Tim Burton's "The Nightmare before Christmas"), BuenaVista, 1993
  • Allie Earp, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994
  • April Simon, A Simple Twist of Fate, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Calamity Jane, Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (also known as Tall Tale: The Incredible Adventure), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Susan, The Paper, Universal, 1994
  • Cathleen, The Last of the High Kings (also known as Summer Fling), Miramax, 1996
  • Sheila Albertson, Waiting for Guffman, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996
  • Voice of Mrs. Prysselius, Pippi Longstocking (animated; also knownas Pippi Laangstrump and Pippi Lansgrumpf), Legacy Releasing,1997
  • Mrs. Lever, Home Fries, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Sheena, The Life before This, Alliance Atlantic Communications, 1999
  • Voice of Ludmilla, Bartok the Magnificent (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1999
  • Cookie Guggelman Fleck, Best in Show, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Voice, Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (short animated film), Nickelodeon Movies, 2000
  • Connie Barker, Speaking of Sex, Twentieth Century-Fox/Canal Plus Group, 2001
  • Herself, Searching for Debra Winger (documentary), Lions Gate Films/Immortal Entertainment/Flower Child Productions/2929 Productions, 2002
  • Cindy Beugler, Orange County, Paramount, 2002
  • Mickey Crabbe, A Mighty Wind, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Christine Valco, Surviving Christmas, DreamWorks, 2004
  • Justice Strauss, Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"(also known as Lemony Snicket and Lemony Snicket--Raetselhafte Ereignisse), Paramount, 2004
  • Lillian Rogan, Game 6, Serenade Films/ShadowCatcher Entertainment,2005
  • Voice, Chicken Little (animated), Buena Vista, 2005
  • Voice of D. J.'s mother, Monster House (animated), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2006
  • Voice of Bessie, Cat Tale (animated), Imagi Entertainment, 2006
  • Voice of Penny the Porcupine, Over the Hedge (animated), DreamWorks, 2006
  • For Your Consideration, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006
  • The Great Farrell, Global United Entertainment, 2006
  • Some sources cite an appearance as Cathy in The Newcomers, 1972.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Myrna Wallbacker, Coming Up Rosie, CBC, 1976-77
  • Various roles, Second City TV (also known as SCTV), CanWestGlobal Television, CBC, and syndicated, 1976-81
  • Various roles, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, NBC, 1980-81
  • Various roles, SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), Canadian television and NBC, 1981-82
  • Various roles, SCTV Channel, Cinemax, 1983-84
  • Voice of Miss Malone, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated), NBC, 1988-89
  • Voice of Liz Larsen, Committed (animated), CTV, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Theresa Sharpe, "I'll Die Loving," Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1987
  • Movies
  • The Rimshots, CBC, 1976
  • Muriel Macswain, Hope, TNT, 1997
  • Therapist, Late Last Night, Starz!, 1999
  • Astro Glide, The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch, [Great Britain], 2002
  • Gloria, The Wool Cap, TNT, 2004
  • Specials
  • Voice of Malicious, Witch's Night Out (animated), 1978
  • Voice of Ms. Spademinder, Intergalactic Thanksgiving (animated; also known as Please Don't Eat the Planet), 1979
  • Scarlett O'Hare, Easter Fever, 1980
  • (With Northern Lights) Herself, Tears Are Not Enough (documentary), CBC, 1985
  • Lemon twin, The Last Polka, HBO, 1985
  • David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival (also known as Late Night Film Festival), NBC, 1985
  • Marie Antoinette, Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood, Showtime, 1986
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • Comic Relief '87 (also known as Comic Relief II), HBO, 1987
  • Herself and Lady Love, The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary Special (also known as The Second Best of SCTV and Second City's 15thAnniversary Special), Showtime, 1988
  • Various characters, The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988
  • Nancy Mae, "I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1989
  • Various characters, Andrea Martin: Together Again, CBC and Showtime, 1989
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989
  • Host, The Making of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (documentary), Fox, 1992
  • Herself, Friends of Gilda, CBC, 1993
  • Various characters, The Best of John Candy on SCTV, 1996
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, CBS, 2000
  • Various characters, The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire, CBC,2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Presenter, The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1993
  • Herself, The Second Annual Canadian Comedy Awards, CTV and ComedyCentral, 2001
  • The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Herself, The Mark Twain Prize: Lily Tomlin, 2003
  • The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Presenter, Hollywood Salutes Steve Martin: An American Cinematheque Tribute, American Movie Classics, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Sally Hayes, "The Dynamite Girl," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985
  • Rebecca, "Get a Job," Trying Times, PBS, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's"Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1988
  • Irma, "555-HELL," Dream On, HBO, 1990, also broadcast on Fox
  • The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990
  • Mimi Von Astor/Amelia Von Astor, "Daffy Dicks," Morton & Hayes, CBS, 1991
  • Voice of Collette (the waitress), "Flaming Moe's," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1991, 1992
  • Herself, "Talk Show," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992
  • Narrator, "Finn McCool," We All Have Tales (animated), Showtime, 1992
  • Women Aloud (also known as Funny Ladies), Comedy Central, 1992
  • Laurel Brody, "The First Battle," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1993
  • "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1994
  • Becka Paulson, "The Revelations of Becka Paulson," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1997
  • Herself, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Channel 4 (England), multiple episodes in 1998
  • Herself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Herself, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Woman on blind date, Mad TV, Fox, 2000
  • Carol, "The Eye Inside," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003
  • Carol, "Perfect Circles," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003
  • Carol, "You Never Know," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003
  • Voice of Claudia Johnson, "Broke & Broker," Odd Job Jack (animated), The Comedy Network (Canada), c. 2003
  • Carol Ward, "A Coat of White Primer," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005
  • Herself, "Tournament 5, Game 1," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo,2005
  • Pilots
  • From Cleveland, CBS, 1980
  • Ms. O'Connor, Bram and Alice, CBS, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "And Your Little Dog, Too," Dream On, HBO, 1991, also broadcast onFox
  • "Glyphic," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1998
  • "Josh," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums with Others
  • A Mighty Wind (soundtrack), Sony, 2003
  • Singles
  • (With Northern Lights) "Tears Are Not Enough," 1985, track also appearedon the album We Are the World
  • Music Videos
  • (With Northern Lights) "Tears Are Not Enough," 1985
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • Songs with Others
  • A Mighty Wind, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Teleplays
  • Series; with Others
  • Second City TV (also known as SCTV), CanWest Global Television, CBC, and syndicated, 1976-81
  • The Steve Allen Comedy Hour, NBC, 1980-81
  • SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), Canadian television and NBC, 1981-82
  • SCTV Channel, Cinemax, c. 1984
  • Miniseries
  • "I'll Die Loving," Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1987
  • Specials
  • Andrea Martin: Together Again, CBC and Showtime, 1989
  • Pilots
  • (With others) From Cleveland, CBS, 1980
  • Television Music with Others
  • Specials
  • The Last Polka, HBO, 1985
  • Albums with Others
  • A Mighty Wind (soundtrack), Sony, 2003

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