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Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara is known as a Canadian actress and writer. She is most famous for roles in Home Alone and Beetlejuice.

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Background and Age

Catherine Anne O'Hara was born on March 4, 1954, in Toronto, Canada. She is the 6th born of seven children. Her younger sister, Mary Margaret is known as a singer, songwriter, and actress, best known for her 1988 album collection Miss America and has likewise appeared in movies. Catherine O'Hara got her high school education at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. It was here that she initially met Robin Duke, who like her proceeded to turn into a comedian.

Career and Net Worth

In 1974, O'Hara started her comedic career by joining the cast of the improvisational comedy sketch group, Second City. Here, she turned into an understudy for comedian Gilda Radner. The pair worked firmly together for some time before Radner left Toronto for New York after she was selected by Lorne Michaels to join the late-night network sketch program, Saturday Night Live.

Catherine had made her TV acting debut introduction in the sitcom Coming Up Rosie (1975-77). While she proceeded to take other little roles in the coming years, her first significant acting role was in the film Double Negative (1980). Her performance here helped her win different roles in movies like Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985), Heartburn (1986) which featured Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Beetlejuice (1988), Dick Tracy (1990), and the blockbuster hit movies Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).

During the 1990s, O'Hara appeared as herself on Saturday Night Live (1991) and The Larry Sanders Show (1992). She additionally voiced animated characters in TV shows and films like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Tales from the Crypt (1994). During the 2000s, she appeared on HBO hits like Six Feet Under (2003-2005) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009).

Recently, Catherine O'Hara has appeared in Schitt's Creek (2015), Modern Family (2015), the animated web series Skylanders Academy (2016), and the Netflix program, A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-2019).

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Catherine was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series because of her performance in Schitt’s Creek.

Biography | Marriage, Husband and Kids

Catherine O'Hara is cheerfully married to the American production designer and director, Bo Welch. The couple got married in 1992, in the wake of having met on the set arrangement of Beetlejuice in 1988, where he worked as a production designer. They have since started a family and invited two sons into the world named Matthew and Luke.


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Last Modified: Sep 25 2020
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