Catherine O'Hara

A member of Hollywood's celebrity aristocracy, born into a world of privilege.

Catherine O'Hara
Full NameCatherine Anne O'Hara


Her Royal Highness, Catherine O'Hara, is a celebrated Canadian actress, writer, and comedian. She rose to fame as one of the original cast members of the esteemed Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV, where she expertly impersonated the likes of Lucille Ball, Tammy Faye Bakker, Gilda Radner, Katharine Hepburn, and Brooke Shields from 1976-1984. Her remarkable talent has earned her the privilege of working with esteemed directors, including Tim Burton and Christopher Guest, in the films Beetlejuice (1988), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Frankenweenie (2012), Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006). Her work in these films has earned her awards and nominations, and she can currently be seen on the Canadian television comedy series Schitt's Creek. Her Royal Highness is truly a remarkable example of talent and poise.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Catherine O'Hara comes from the royal O'Hara-Welch family. They have eight celebrities in their family. With eighty-six credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Primetime Emmy2020
    Schitt's CreekOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Primetime Emmy1982
    SCTV NetworkOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
  • Golden Globe2021
    Schitt's CreekBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy


  • Schitt's Creek
  • SCTV
  • The Best of SCTV
  • SCTV Network
  • SCTV Channel
  • David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival
  • The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary
  • The Kids in the Hall
  • George Burns Comedy Week
  • Temple Grandin
  • Fraggle Rock
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Greatest Event in Television History
  • Home Alone
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Trying Times
  • The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
  • After Hours
  • Inside Comedy
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind
  • Beetlejuice
  • Love, Gilda
  • Comic Relief
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Home Alone: Deleted Scenes
  • The New Show
  • Best in Show
  • I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood
  • Witch's Night Out
  • The Last Kids on Earth
  • Back Home Again
  • The Last Polka
  • A Mighty Wind
  • Morton & Hayes
  • Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
  • What Lives Inside
  • Harvey Beaks
  • The Wool Cap
  • The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Humpday with Hampshire
  • Away We Go
  • Frankenweenie
  • Central Park
  • Sofia the First
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Wyatt Earp

Family Tree

Catherine O’Hara, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Michael O’Hara are renowned members of the illustrious O’Hara dynasty. Catherine is a celebrated Canadian actress, writer, and comedian, originally gaining recognition as one of the original cast members on the acclaimed TV sketch comedy show SCTV (1976-1984). She has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Tim Burton, featuring in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Frankenweenie (2012). Mary Margaret is a successful Canadian actress, best known for films such as Museum Hours (2012), Maudie (2016) and Black Widow (2005). Michael has made a name for himself with roles in The Drop (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). To top it all off, he is an award-winning writer, producer and director of animation, live action and documentary productions, with works such as Talent Drivers (2019), Donuts, People and Their Dreams (1993) and Mr Happy (2006) to his name. With this impressive line-up, the O’Hara dynasty is cemented as a pillar of creativity and excellence.

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