Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O’Hara is a prolific, multi-award winning actress, writer, and comedian whose film credits include lead and supporting roles in Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, After Hours, Heartburn, The Life Before This, Penelope, Away We Go, Where the Wild Things Are, A.C.O.D., The Right Kind of Wrong, and many more. In 2016, O'Hara won the Canadian Screen Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as the ACTRA Award® for Outstanding Female Performance for her role as ‘Moira’ on CBC’s Schitt’s Creek. O’Hara also received the prestigious Legacy Award (along with co-star and long-time collaborator, Eugene Levy) from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

O’Hara has collaborated with Christopher Guest and co-writer Eugene Levy four times on the critically acclaimed mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Her performance in the latter won her the 2007 National Board of Review Award for Supporting Actress.

This year O’Hara partnered with SCTV (Second City Television) alum to shoot a comedy reunion special for Netflix, directed by Martin Scorsese. O’Hara joined Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas for a conversation moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.

O'Hara has made many guest appearances on top-rated television series including Six Feet Under and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her role in the HBO’s Temple Grandin earned her Emmy, Satellite, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She first performed with Toronto’s Second City Theatre and later, with fellow alumni including Eugene Levy, created the iconic sketch comedy show SCTV. O’Hara won an Emmy Award® and earned four Emmy® nominations for her writing on the show. In 2017 O’Hara again won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role and won her third consecutive CSA for Schitt’s Creek in 2018.

In 2017, O’Hara was appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada.