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Encyclopedia > Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
Born March 4, 1954 (1954-03-04) (age 53)
Flag of Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) Bo Welch
Notable roles Various in SCTV
Delia Deetz in Beetlejuice
Kate McCallister in Home Alone
Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cookie Fleck in Best in Show
Marilyn Hack in For Your Consideration

Catherine O'Hara (born March 4, 1954) is a Canadian/American actress and comedian. She is well known for her appearances on the sketch show SCTV, the film roles as Delia Deetz in Beetlejuice, Kate McCallister in Home Alone, Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas and her various roles in the films written and directed by Christopher Guest. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Bo Welch (born November 30, 1951) is a former motion picture production designer turned director. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the animated series based on the film, see Beetlejuice (TV series). ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas film Sally is a fictional character in Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas. ... Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 Academy Award-Nominated, stop motion animated musical film about the inhabitants of Halloween Town who take over Christmas, directed by stop-motion animator Henry Selick. ... Best in Show can refer to the following: The overall winner among many competitors, usually based on appearance or quality, such as at a dog show The mockumentary movie about dog shows, Best in Show This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... For Your Consideration is a feature film directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the animated series based on the film, see Beetlejuice (TV series). ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas film Sally is a fictional character in Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas. ... Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 Academy Award-Nominated, stop motion animated musical film about the inhabitants of Halloween Town who take over Christmas, directed by stop-motion animator Henry Selick. ... Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is a British/American comedian, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician known as Christopher Guest. ...

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Biography

Career

O'Hara started her acting career in 1974 as a cast member of The Second City in Toronto. In 1976, this theatre troupe created the television series SCTV, on which O'Hara became a regular performer. Memorable O'Hara characterizations on the show included Las Vegas scorcher (I wanna bear your children!) Lola Heatherton, buzzer-happy game show contestant Margaret Meehan, raunchy nightclub comedian Dusty Towne, soap opera seductress Sue Ellen and stage actress Sue Bopper Simpson. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lola Heatherton was a fictional character on the late 70s/early 80s comedy program SCTV, portrayed by Catherine OHara. ...


In the late 1970s, she did various voice-overs for a number of cartoons, which would continue throughout her career. She was hired to replace Ann Risley when Saturday Night Live was being retooled in 1981 following Jean Doumanian's disastrous stint as executive producer. However, O'Hara quit the show without ever having made an appearance on it, primarily due to her shock after witnessing a long, loud diatribe by SNL writer Michael O'Donoghue. Her SNL position was then given to fellow Canadian Robin Duke, who had also replaced O'Hara for a season on SCTV. A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations with varied meanings that evolved from its original meaning. ... Ann Risley (born in 1949) was a cast member of the tv series Saturday Night Live for just 13 weeks. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Jean Doumanian (born c. ... Michael ODonoghue (born January 5, 1940, Sauquoit, New York, United States; died November 8, 1994) was a 20th century writer and performer noted for his dark and destructive style of comedy, and as the first head writer of the highly influential American television program Saturday Night Live. ... Robin Duke (born March 13, 1954 in St. ...


Celebrities impersonated by O'Hara on SCTV include: Liv Ullmann, Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Joey Heatherton, Lola Falana, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild, Barbara Billingsley, Phyllis George, Charlotte Rampling, Monica Vitti, Jane Pauley, Rona Barrett, Tammy Faye Bakker, Angie Dickinson, Dorothy Kilgallen, Jessica Savitch, Linda Blair, Judith Crist, Rusty Warren, Gilda Radner, Joan Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Joan Embry,Candice Bergen, and Meryl Streep. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Liv Johanne Ullmann (born December 16, 1938) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning Norwegian actress, author and film director. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5, 1946) is an Oscar-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Long Island, New York-born Joey Heatherton was christened Davenie Johanna Heatherton in 1944. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... Christa Brooke Camille Shields[1] (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and supermodel. ... Morgan Fairchild (born February 3, 1950) is an American actress. ... Barbara Billingsley, in a still from Leave It to Beaver. ... Phyllis George (b. ... Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ... Actress Monica Vitti in Michelangelo Antonionis LAvventura (1960). ... Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ... Rona Barrett (born October 8, 1936) is an American gossip columnist and businesswoman. ... Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (born March 7, 1942) is the former wife of televangelist and later convicted felon Jim Bakker. ... Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is a famous American television and film actress who is probably best-known for her Golden Globe-winning role as sultry Sgt. ... Dorothy Mae Kilgallen (July 3, 1913 - November 8, 1965) was an Irish-American actress, socialite, reporter and television presenter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959 in St. ... Cover of The Private Eye, The Cowboy and the Very Naked Girl Judith Crist (born May 22, 1922) is an American film critic. ... Known as the knockers up gal, Rusty Warren has been called the mother of the sexual revolution. ... Gilda Radners Live From New York LP cover Gilda Susan Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... Joan Sutherland as Haydns Euridice, Vienna 1967 Dame Joan Sutherland OM, AC, DBE (born November 7, 1926) is an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the bel canto revival of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actress and former fashion model, currently best known for her starring role on the television situation comedy Murphy Brown, and as William Shatners legal partner, Shirley Schmidt, on the ABC hit dramedy... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, two-time SAG-winning, Grammy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ...


She had a role in The Last of the High Kings as a staunch Irish nationalist in 1970s Dublin. In 2006, O'Hara starred in her fourth Christopher Guest film, For Your Consideration (following Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind). WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is a British/American comedian, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician known as Christopher Guest. ... For Your Consideration is a feature film directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. ... Waiting for Guffman is a mockumentary written,starring, and directed by Christopher Guest that was released in 1997. ... Best in Show can refer to the following: The overall winner among many competitors, usually based on appearance or quality, such as at a dog show The mockumentary movie about dog shows, Best in Show This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ...


On June 9, 2007, she was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame. Canadas Walk of Fame (French: Allée des célébrités canadiennes) acknowledges the achievements, accomplishments, and successes of amazing Canadians. ...


Personal life

O'Hara, a naturalized U.S. citizen,[1] married Bo Welch in 1992. They have two sons, born in 1994 and 1997. She is the sister of singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O'Hara, though she is a singer-songwriter in her own right, having written and performed songs in the 2003 film A Mighty Wind. Bo Welch (born November 30, 1951) is a former motion picture production designer turned director. ... Reverse sleeve of album cover Mary Margaret OHara is a Canadian singer-songwriter, who has been hailed as one of the greatest cult heroines in rock music despite having released very few of her own recordings. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ...


Filmography

Year Film title Character or Role
1983 Rock & Rule Aunt Edith
1985 After Hours Gail
1988 Beetlejuice Delia Deitz
1990 Home Alone Kate McCallister
1990 Betsy's Wedding Gloria Henner
1990 Dick Tracy Texie Garcia
1990 Little Vegas Lexie
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Kate McCallister
1992 There Goes the Neighborhood Jessie Lodge
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally and Shock (both speaking and singing)
1994 Little Giants Young Boy's Mother
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate Mrs. Simon
1994 Wyatt Earp Allie Earp
1994 The Paper Susan
1995 Tall Tale Calamity Jane
1996 The Last of the High Kings Cathleen
1996 Waiting for Guffman Sheila Albertson
1997 Hope (TV) Muriel Macswain
1997 Pippi Longstocking voice of Mrs. Prysselius
1999 Late Last Night (TV) the Shrink
1998 Home Fries Mrs. Lever
1999 Bartok the Magnificent voice of Ludmilla
1999 The Life Before This Sheena
2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big voice
2000 Best in Show Cookie Guggelman Fleck
2001 Speaking of Sex Connie Barker
2001 Committed (TV Series)  
2002 Orange County Cindy Beugler
2003 A Mighty Wind Mickey Crabbe
2004 Surviving Christmas Christine Valco
2005 A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss
2005 Chicken Little Tina
2006 For Your Consideration Marilyn Hack
2006 Monster House DJ's Mother
2006 Brother Bear 2 Kata
2006 Over The Hedge Penny

This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... After Hours, a movie directed by Martin Scorsese After Hours, an album by Gary Moore After Hours, a business owned by May Department Stores The After Hours, an episode of The Twilight Zone later remade for the 1980s revival of the series This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... For the animated series based on the film, see Beetlejuice (TV series). ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Betsys Wedding is a 1990 comedy film written and directed by Alan Alda. ... Dick Tracy is a 1990 film based upon the Dick Tracy comic strip character created by Chester Gould. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 Academy Award-Nominated, stop motion animated musical film about the inhabitants of Halloween Town who take over Christmas, directed by stop-motion animator Henry Selick. ... Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas film Sally is a fictional character in Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas. ... Lock (right), Shock (left) and Barrel (center), about to nab Sandy Claws. Lock, Shock, and Barrel were the fictional characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas. ... Spoiler warning: Little Giants is a 1994 family comedy movie, which starred Rick Moranis and Ed ONeill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams. ... Simple Twist of Fate was also the title of a Bob Dylan song. ... Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929), was a farmer, teamster, sometime buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. ... For the anime character, see Yomiko Readman. ... Tall Tale, also known as Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill is a 1995 family Western movie starring Patrick Swayze, Nick Stahl, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Scott Glenn, Catherine OHara, and Jared Harris. ... Waiting for Guffman is a mockumentary written,starring, and directed by Christopher Guest that was released in 1997. ... Cover for Astrid Lindgren original Do You Know Pippi Longstocking? Pippi Longstocking (Swedish Pippi LÃ¥ngstrump) is a fictional character in a series of childrens books created by author Astrid Lindgren. ... A hash brown (frequently in the pural: hashed browns) is a food made of fried diced or shredded potatoes. ... Bartok the Magnificent is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok. ... Best in Show (2000) is a mockumentary film following five entries in a prestigious conformation dog show. ... Committeds Cast Committed is a sitcom on NBC. Cast members Main characters Nate Solomon – Josh Cooke Marni Fliss – Jennifer Finnigan Bowie James – Darius McCrary Tess – Tammy Lynn Michaels Clown – Tom Poston Other characters Todd – RonReaco Lee Episodes Spoiler warning: 1. ... Orange County is an American movie released in 2002. ... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ... Promotional poster for Surviving Christmas Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell, and stars Ben Affleck. ... A Series of Unfortunate Events is a childrens book series, written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym of Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by Brett Helquist. ... Justice Strauss is a fictional character from the highly popular A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. ... Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the forty-fifth animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. ... For Your Consideration is a feature film directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. ... For the 2003 television series, see Monster House (TV series). ... Brother Bear 2 is a direct-to-video sequel to the animated feature Brother Bear and was released on DVD on August 29, 2006. ... Over the Hedge is a computer-animated film based on the United Media comic strip of the same name. ...

References

External links

Films by Christopher Guest and his frequent costars

Films: This Is Spinal Tap · Waiting for Guffman · Best in Show · A Mighty Wind · For Your Consideration The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is a British/American comedian, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician known as Christopher Guest. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This Is Spın̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... Waiting for Guffman is a mockumentary written,starring, and directed by Christopher Guest that was released in 1997. ... Best in Show (2000) is a mockumentary film following five entries in a prestigious conformation dog show. ... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ... For Your Consideration is a feature film directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. ...


Actors: Bob Balaban · Paul Benedict · Ed Begley Jr. · Jennifer Coolidge · Paul Dooley · Christopher Guest · Rachael Harris · John Michael Higgins · Michael Hitchcock  · Don Lake · Eugene Levy · Jane Lynch · Michael McKean · Larry Miller · Catherine O'Hara · Jim Piddock · Parker Posey · Harry Shearer · Deborah Theaker · Fred Willard · Scott Williamson Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Bob Balaban (born Robert Elmer Balaban on August 16, 1945) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and director, best known for his collaborations with Christopher Guest. ... Paul Benedict (born September 17, 1938 in Silver City, New Mexico) is an American character actor who has made several appearances in television and movies from the 1960s on. ... Edward James Begley, Jr. ... Jennifer Coolidge (b. ... Paul Dooley (fore) as Enabran Tain in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine See Paul Dooley (Australian rules footballer) for the Western Bulldogs footballer. ... Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is a British/American comedian, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician known as Christopher Guest. ... Rachael Harris on The Daily Show Rachael Elaine Harris (born January 12, 1968 in Worthington, Ohio) is an American actress and comedian. ... John Michael Higgins (born February 12, 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor whose film credits include Christopher Guests mockumentaries and the role of David Letterman in HBOs The Late Shift. ... Michael Hitchcock (born July 28, 1958 in Defiance, Ohio) is an American actor, screenwriter and television producer. ... Eugene Levy (born 17 December 1946) is a Canadian Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor, television director, producer and writer. ... Jane Lynch (born on 14 July 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA) is an American actress. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... Lawrence J. Miller (best known as Larry Miller), born October 15, 1953 in Valley Stream, New York, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who frequently portrays babbling, obsequious yes-men, slightly odd friends, wisecracking professionals and other second-banana characters to headlining comedians in movies and television shows. ... Jim Piddock (b. ... For the African-American television actress, see Parker McKenna Posey. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Deborah Theaker (born April 6, 1964 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian actress. ... Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American comedian and character actor, known for his improvisational comedy skills. ...


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