Catherine O’Hara Biography, Age, Parents,Husband, Net Worth and Movies

Catherine O’Hara Biography

Catherine O’Hara is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian. She is best known for playing a role in the 1974 comedy The Second City.

Catherine O’Hara Age – How Old Is Catherine O Hara

She was born Catherine Anne O’Haraon on 4 March 1954 in Toronto, Canada. She is 64 years old as of 2018.

Catherine O’Hara Parents – Catherine O’Hara Family

O’Hara is from a large family of Irish descent. She has six siblings where she is the sixth of the seven children. Her sister Mary Margaret O’Hara is a singer-songwriter and actress.

Catherine O’Hara Husband – Catherine O’Hara Children

She is married to Bo Welch an American production designer and director. The couple tied knot in 1992, and together have two sons, Matthew Welch born in 1994 and Luke Welch born in 1997. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and children.

Catherine O’Hara Career

O’Hara began her comedy career in 1974. In 1975, she landed her first significant television role starring opposite John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the main cast of the Canadian sitcom Coming Up Rosie from 1975–1978.

In 1976, O’Hara and Candy started work on Second City Television (1976–84), where she drew acclaim for both her work as a comedic actress and writer. In 1981, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

She has appeared in several films directed by Tim Burton, starting with the role of Delia Deetz in the 1988 film Beetlejuice. Her other roles in Burton films include the voices of Sally/Shock in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Susan Frankenstein in Frankenweenie (2012).

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She has also often collaborated with director and writer Christopher Guest, where she appeared in the mockumentary films; Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006).

O’Hara is also known as Kate McCallister, the mother of Kevin in both Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).

In 2000, O’Hara won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for the film The Life Before This. In 2010, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for portraying as Aunt Ann in Temple Grandin opposite Claire Danes.

In 2016, she won two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards for her work on the television series Schitt’s Creek (2015–present). In 2017, she won the 5th Canadian Screen Awards for the same role.

Her other notable appearances in television include the recurring roles of Dr. Georgina Orwell in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events, Liz Larsen in Committed, and the voices of Jackie Martin in Glenn Martin, DDS.

During her career, O’Hara has hosted Saturday Night Live twice, and made numerous guest appearances on sitcoms, variety shows, and late night television.

Catherine O’Hara Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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Catherine O’Hara Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Release date: 14 December 1990 (Kenya)
Director: Chris Columbus
Featured song: Somewhere in My Memory
Music composed by: John Williams
Box office: 476.7 million USD

Catherine O’Hara Movies and Tv Shows

Year Title Role
1980 Double Negative Audrey
1980 Nothing Personal Judith
1983 Rock & Rule Aunt Edith (voice)
1985 After Hours Gail
1986 Heartburn Betty
1988 Beetlejuice Delia Deetz
1990 Dick Tracy Texie Garcia
1990 Betsy’s Wedding Gloria Henner
1990 Home Alone Kate McCallister
1990 Little Vegas Lexie
1992 There Goes the Neighborhood Jessica Lodge
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Kate McCallister
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally/Shock (voice)
1994 The Paper Susan
1994 Wyatt Earp Allie Earp
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate April Simon
1995 Tall Tale Calamity Jane
1996 Waiting for Guffman Sheila Albertson
1996 The Last of the High Kings Cathleen
1997 Pippi Longstocking Mrs. Prysselius (voice)
1998 Home Fries Beatrice Lever
1999 The Life Before This Sheena
1999 Bartok the Magnificent Ludmilla (voice)
2000 Best in Show Cookie Fleck
2001 Speaking of Sex Connie Barker
2002 Orange County Cindy Beugler
2003 A Mighty Wind Mickey Crabbe
2004 Surviving Christmas Christine Valco
2004 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss
2005 Game 6 Lillian Rogan
2005 Chicken Little Tina (voice)
2006 Over the Hedge Penny (voice)
2006 Monster House Mrs. Walters (voice)
2006 Brother Bear 2 Kate (voice)
2006 Penelope Jessica Wilhern
2006 For Your Consideration Marilyn Heck
2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Rowena (voice)
2009 Away We Go Gloria Farlander
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Judith (voice)
2010 Killers Mrs. Kornfeldt
2011 A Monster in Paris Madame Carlotta (voice)
2012 Frankenweenie Susan Frankenstein / Gym Teacher / Weird Girl (voice)
2013 A.C.O.D. Melissa
2013 The Right Kind of Wrong Tess
2014 When Marnie Was There Old Woman (voice)


Year Title Role
1975 Wayne and Shuster Various
1975–77 Coming Up Rosie Marna Wallbacker
1976–84 SCTV Various
1978 Witch’s Night Out Malicious (voice)
1979 Please Don’t Eat The Planet Ma Spademinder (voice)
1980 Easter Fever Scarlett O’Hare
1980 From Cleveland Various
1980 You’ve Come a Long Way, Katie’
1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour Various
1984 The New Show Various
1985 George Burns Comedy Week
1987 Trying Times Rebecca
1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley Miss Malone (voice)
1988 Saturday Night Live Cameo as herself
1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood Nancy Mae
1989 Andrea Martin… Together Again Various
1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show
1990 Dream On Irma
1991 Morton & Hayes Amelia von Astor
1991 Saturday Night Live Herself
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Herself
1992 Saturday Night Live Herself
1993 The Hidden Room Laurel Brody
1994 Tales from the Crypt Geraldine Ferrett
1997 The Outer Limits Becka Paulson
1999 Oh Baby Roberta Hunter
2000 MADtv Woman on Blind Date
2001 Committed Liz Larsen
2002 Bram & Alice Ms. O’Connor
2003 Odd Job Jack Claudia Johnson
2003–05 Six Feet Under Carol Ward
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Bam Bam
2009–11 Glenn Martin, DDS Jackie Martin (voice)
2012 Leslie Leslie
2012 30 Rock Pearline
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Muriel Rush
2015 What Lives Inside Sarah Delaney
2015–present Schitt’s Creek Moira Rose
2015 Modern Family Dr. Debra Radcliffe
2016 Harvey Beaks Miley (voice)
2016 Sofia the First Morgana (voice)
2016 Skylanders Academy Kaossandra (voice)
2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Dr. Georgina Orwell

Television film

Title Year Role
1976 The Rimshots
1985 The Last Polka Lemon Twin
1986 Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood Marie Antoinette
1987 Really Weird Tales Theresa Sharpe
1997 Hope Muriel Macswain
1999 Late Last Night Shrink
2004 The Wool Cap Gloria
2008 Good Behavior Jackie West
2010 Temple Grandin Aunt Ann
2013 To My Future Assistant Magda