Cathy Jones

For nearly three decades, Cathy Jones has been an audience favourite. Her catalogue of performances extends across television, film, and theatre, where she has evolved her talents to become a household name in Canadian comedy.

After co-founding the award-winning comedy troupe CODCO, she became an original cast member of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. She is the only performer to star in all 26 seasons of the legendary CBC comedy show.

A brilliant stage actress, Cathy has executed numerous one-woman shows, including Wedding in Texas (1986); Me, Dad and the Hundred Boyfriends (2003); and most recently, Stranger to Hard Work (2015). Since making the jump into film in the 90s, Cathy has acted in a number of noted works including the lead role in the Mike Jones classic, Secret Nation opposite Mary Walsh, and the highly acclaimed feature The Grand Seduction with Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson.

Cathy’s accolades precede her reputation, winning the ACTRA Award of Excellence in 2013, as well as an incredible 18 Gemini Awards for her work as a writer and performer. On top of this, Cathy was honoured with the Canadian Screen Icon Award in 2016.

Beyond her lengthy career and many achievements, Cathy is a passionate advocate for the environment, a Buddhist, a mother, and a proud grandmother who works and writes from her eco-home on the East Coast.

Canadian Media Fund