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Catherine O'Hara is a Actor and Sound Canadienne born on 4 march 1954 at Toronto (Canada)

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara
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Birth name Catherine Anne O'Hara
Nationality Canada
Birth 4 march 1954 (65 years) at Toronto (Canada)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Catherine Anne O'Hara (born March 4, 1954) is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian. She is known for her comedy work on Second City Television and films such as After Hours (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and also in the mockumentary films written and directed by Christopher Guest, including Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006).

O'Hara won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1999 film The Life Before This and received an Emmy Award nomination for the 2010 television film Temple Grandin.

Biography

A naturalized U.S. citizen, O'Hara married production designer Bo Welch in 1992, with whom she has two sons, Matthew (b. 1994) and Luke (b. 1997). She is the sister of critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O'Hara, though she is a singer-songwriter in her own right, having written and performed songs in Christopher Guest's film A Mighty Wind.

Best films

Home Alone (1990)
(Actress)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
(Actress)
Killers (2010)
(Actress)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
(Actress)
Beetlejuice (1988)
(Actress)
Frankenweenie (2012)
(Actress)

Usually with

Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(8 films)
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(5 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(3 films)
Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Catherine O'Hara (50 films)

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Actress

When Marnie Was There, 1h43
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Kasumi Arimura, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Takatsuki, Nanako Matsushima, Ava Acres
Roles Old Woman
Rating77% 3.8506953.8506953.8506953.8506953.850695
Anna Sasaki is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Sapporo with foster parents, Yoriko and her husband. One day at school she collapses from an asthma attack, so her parents send her to spend the summer with Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, relatives of Yoriko, in Kushiro, a rural, seaside town where the air is clear.
A.C.O.D.
A.C.O.D. (2013)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara
Roles Melissa
Rating56% 2.849392.849392.849392.849392.84939
A content and successful man decides to revisit a former counselor to make sense of his brother's wedding and his parents' extremely messy divorce. When he realizes his life has been personified in a book about children of divorce written by his mediocre counselor, he decides to confront his family about their dysfunctional nature.
The Right Kind of Wrong, 1h37
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ryan Kwanten, Catherine O'Hara, Will Sasso, Sara Canning, Ryan McPartlin, Kristen Hager
Roles Tess
Rating60% 3.049493.049493.049493.049493.04949
Leo, a newly divorced man, falls in love with a woman on her wedding day and goes through struggles to win her heart. Leo's own failed marriage was depicted in a blog ("Why You Suck") and then published bestseller written by his ex-wife. A failed writer himself, Leo is an underachiever who now washes dishes. Leo's pursuit of the newly married Collette requires he finally face the scorn of total strangers who know him only from his wife's book.
Frankenweenie, 1h27
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones
Roles Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher (voice)
Rating69% 3.498153.498153.498153.498153.49815
Young filmmaker and scientist Victor Frankenstein lives with his parents, Edward and Susan Frankenstein, and his beloved dog, Sparky, in the quiet town of New Holland. Victor's intelligence is recognized by his classmates at school, his somber next-door neighbor, Elsa Van Helsing, mischievous, Igor-like Edgar "E" Gore, obese and gullible Bob, overconfident Toshiaki, creepy Nassor, and an eccentric girl nicknamed Weird Girl, but communicates little with them due to his relationship with his dog. Concerned with his son's isolation, Victor's father encourages him to take up baseball and make achievements outside of science. Victor hits a home run at his first game, but Sparky, pursuing the ball, is struck by a car and killed.
A Monster in Paris, 1h22
Directed by Éric Bergeron
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Musical films, Steampunk films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Matthieu Chedid, Sean Lennon, Gad Elmaleh, Sébastien Desjours, Adam Goldberg
Roles Madame Carlotta
Rating66% 3.3482353.3482353.3482353.3482353.348235
The film is set in 1910; the story beginning by documenting the flooding of the River Seine that year.
Temple Grandin, 1h43
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about cows, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Melissa Farman, Barry Tubb
Roles Aunt Ann
Rating82% 4.147594.147594.147594.147594.14759
The film covers Temple Grandin's life through a series of flashbacks. As a child, Grandin (Danes) was uncommunicative and prone to tantrums and is diagnosed with autism. The medical consensus at the time was that autism was a form of schizophrenia resulting from insufficient maternal affection. Despite recommendations to place her in an institution, Grandin's mother (Ormond) hires therapists and works to help her daughter adapt to social interaction.
Killers
Killers (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara, Katheryn Winnick, Casey Wilson
Roles Mrs. Kornfeldt
Rating54% 2.7030952.7030952.7030952.7030952.703095
After a break-up with a boyfriend, an overly cautious Jen (Katherine Heigl) travels to Nice, France with her parents (Tom Selleck and Catherine O'Hara). After getting into an elevator to go to her hotel room, she meets Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher). Spencer asks her out for drinks and she accepts. The scene then changes to Spencer sneaking onto a boat, putting a remote controlled bomb on the bottom of a helicopter, then taking out a guard. He then swims back and goes on the date with Jen. After the helicopter takes off, Spencer triggers the bomb using his phone.
Away We Go
Away We Go (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton
Roles Gloria Farlander
Rating70% 3.5489753.5489753.5489753.5489753.548975
Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph) and Burt Farlander (John Krasinski) are in their early thirties and struggling to meet daily needs and build fulfilling lives. When they learn they will soon become parents, they are confronted with the challenge of how – and where – to raise a child and build a happy family.
Where the Wild Things Are, 1h41
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Max Records, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara
Roles Judith (voice)
Rating67% 3.398053.398053.398053.398053.39805
The film begins with Max, a lonely nine-year-old boy with an active imagination whose parents are divorced, wearing a wolf costume and chasing his dog. His older sister, Claire, does nothing when her friends crush Max's snow fort (with him inside) during a snowball fight. Out of frustration, Max messes up her bedroom and destroys a frame that he had made for her. At school, Max's teacher teaches him and his classmates about the eventual death of the sun. Later on, his mother, Connie, invites her boyfriend Adrian to dinner. Max becomes upset with his mother for not coming to the fort he made in his room. He wears his wolf costume, acts like an animal, and demands to be fed. When his mother gets upset, he throws a tantrum and bites her on the shoulder. She yells at him and he runs away, scared by what has transpired. At the edge of a pond Max finds a small boat that he boards.
For Your Consideration, 1h26
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Stephen Rannazzisi, Eugene Levy, John Michael Higgins
Roles Marilyn Hack
Rating62% 3.149053.149053.149053.149053.14905
Character actress Marilyn Hack (O'Hara), despite having been in the industry for 30 years, is best known for playing a blind prostitute in a film from the late 1980s. Victor Allen Miller (Shearer) is also an acting veteran who is known to the public as the hot-dog wearing mascot for a kosher line of frankfurters. Together they are cast in a new low-budget film called Home for Purim as the patriarch and dying matriarch of a Southern U.S. Jewish family in the 1940s.
Penelope
Penelope (2006)
, 1h41
Directed by Mark Palansky
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Catherine O'Hara, Nick Frost, Russell Brand
Roles Jessica Wilhern
Rating67% 3.397913.397913.397913.397913.39791
Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is a young woman from a wealthy family with all the qualities to make an excellent match for any other well-bred man of her status. What sets her apart is that she has pig-face disorder.
Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses, 1h21
Directed by Terry Klassen
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Kelly Sheridan, Nicole Oliver, Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau, Ninou Fratellini, Kathleen Barr, Chiara Zanni
Roles Duchesse Rowena
Rating67% 3.389073.389073.389073.389073.38907
Barbie stars as Genevieve, one of twelve princesses who live in a castle with their widowed father, King Randolph. The princesses have adventurous and free-spirited natures that are viewed as "unladylike" and "non-proper" by other members of the royal society. This leads King Randolph to summon his cousin, Duchess Rowena, to the castle to help raise the princesses. Unbeknownst to King Randolph, Rowena plans to poison him and get rid of his daughters so that she can become queen. Attempting to break the princesses' spirits, Rowena makes their lives miserable by stripping the castle of everything they love, banishing singing and dancing.
Brother Bear 2, 1h14
Directed by Ben Gluck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jim Cummings, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jessie Flower, Wendie Malick
Roles Kata (voice)
Rating62% 3.1077353.1077353.1077353.1077353.107735
Picking up several months after the events of the first film, Kenai (voiced by Patrick Dempsey) - now a cave bear - is living happily with his foster brother Koda (voiced by Jeremy Suarez). Having just awoken from hibernation, the bears are off to Crowberry Ridge for the first berries of the season. Unfortunately, Kenai's haunted by memories of his childhood friend Nita (voiced by Mandy Moore), to whom he gave a special amulet many years ago. When he was a human child, he became friends with Nita, the daughter of the elder of a neighboring tribe. The pair's past friendship collides with the present as Kenai and Nita must undertake an excursion as bear and woman, respectively. The bears Kenai and Koda are on their way to Crowberry Ridge when they meet up with Nita, Kenai's childhood friend. Nita wants to burn the amulet Kenai gave her at Hokani Falls so she can marry Atka (voiced by Jeff Bennett). However, she has to do it with Kenai to send the bond back up to the spirits. At first, Kenai refuses, but finally agrees. Nita misses Kenai, but does not tell him. Instead, she asks if he misses being human, and if he ever thought of changing back. He replies that he has thought about it. Koda, who heard it all, races up a mountain and is finally found by Nita. However, the two are then caught in an avalanche. Kenai digs them out and tells Koda he'll never leave him. They make it to Hokani Falls, and burn the amulet. Nita can no longer understand animals, so she says goodbye. Koda asks his mother in the spirit-land to turn Kenai back into a man so he can be happy. Koda goes to the village to retrieve Nita, and Kenai is told by Rutt and Tuke (voiced by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). Koda cannot go to the village because they will kill him. Kenai makes it there, and gets into a fight with Atka. He falls off a cliff into shallow water, where the spirits come. Koda tells Kenai that he asked the spirits to change him back into a man. Kenai tells Nita that he cannot change because he cannot leave Koda, but Nita tells him that she can. So, she turns into a bear that has same coloring as Kenai, and they get married. The film ends with Kenai and Nita getting married and Rutt and Tuke finding mates, and the spirits changing the cave painting of young Nita and Kenai into two bear cubs, since neither are human any more.
Monster House, 1h31
Directed by Gil Kenan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Mitchel Musso, Ryan Newman, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon
Roles Mom (voice)
Rating65% 3.298953.298953.298953.298953.29895
Twelve-year-old DJ Walters spies on his elderly neighbor, Horace Nebbercracker, who confiscates any item landing in his yard. DJ's parents leave town for a dentist convention, leaving him in the care of a babysitter, Elizabeth "Zee". DJ's best friend Charles "Chowder" visits him, but accidentally loses his basketball on Nebbercracker's lawn. DJ is caught by Nebbercracker while recovering it, who rages at him before apparently suffering a stroke and being taken away by an ambulance. That night, DJ receives mysterious phone calls from Nebbercracker's house with no one on the other end. DJ eavesdrops on Zee's boyfriend Bones, who tells Zee about losing his kite on Nebbercracker's lawn when he was young and that Nebbercracker supposedly ate his wife Constance. Later, Bones is driven out by Zee after he gets too fresh. When he leaves, he sees his kite in the doorway of Mr. Nebbercracker's house, but he and the kite are consumed, while retrieving it.
Over the Hedge, 1h25
Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Tim Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Time travel films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Buddy films, Heist films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, Garry Shandling, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, Nick Nolte
Roles Penny (voice)
Rating66% 3.3477553.3477553.3477553.3477553.347755
While scavenging for food, RJ the raccoon enters the cave of Vincent the bear who has a large wagon full of human food taken from a nearby rest stop. RJ accidentally wakes Vincent from his hibernation, and in a race to escape, causes the stash to roll out onto the nearby highway and get run over. To avoid being eaten himself, RJ promises Vincent that he will completely replace the stash within the week.