Sheila McCarthy


Sarah grew up in the prairies as an Anglican but converted to Islam “for love” after marrying Yasir. Sarah is what you would call a casual Muslim. She goes to the mosque but stumbles on some of the finer points of Islam. Sarah's had a few slips in the past–like the time she won the lottery or the time she tap danced in a talent show. But thanks to her daughter Rayyan she has always found her way back to the straight and narrow. Sarah sees the world as a friendly place. She's a fun–loving free spirit who speaks from the heart and has a gift of always knowing just what will make people feel better. Sarah works as the public relations officer for the Mayor's office, which can be challenging when the boss also happens to be your best friend. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Sarah fancies herself both notable and quotable. Whether it's signing up for a fun–run or a chili cookout, her spontaneous nature usually results in some crazy hijinks making her the perfect partner in crime. Sarah prides herself on catering to the needs of others, but when left to her own devices would she be able to recognize her own needs?


SHEILA MCCARTHY A Genie Award–winner for the classic Canadian films I've Heard The Mermaids Singing and The Lotus Eaters, McCarthy has appeared in the films Being Julia, Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen, The Day After Tomorrow and Die Hard.Most recently, she starred in director Sook Yin Lee's Year of the Carnivore. Currently a lead in CBC's hit series Little Mosque on the Prairie, Sheila McCarthy shines on the screen and stage with many credits including Picket Fences, I Was A Rat, Roxana, Missing, Wonderland, Road To Avonlea, Street Legaland Virtual Mom, which she also produced. She has won the Gemini for Best Actress for her roles in both Emily of New Moon and Sesame Street.