Catherine O’Hara is a well-known actress, comedian, writer as well as a singer. She is best known for portraying the character of Marna Wallbacker in the popular sitcom named Coming Up Rosie (1975-1978). She is also famous for her performance as Miss Malone in the animated TV series The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1988). She has also been honored with various prestigious awards.

Quick Info
Full NameCatherine Anne O'Hara
Date of BirthMarch 4, 1954
Birth PlaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Parent(s)Chares and Marguerite
OccupationActress, Comedian, Writer, Singer
Age66 Years
Height5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Robert W. Welch III aka Bo Welch (m. 1992)
Children2 sons (Matthew Welch and Luke Welch)
Net worthUS $10 million

Catherine’s Early Life and Bio

Catherine O’Hara was born on the 4th of March, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father’s name was Chares and her mother’s name was Marguerite. Her father was a businessman while her mother was a successful stage actress and an opera singer. She grew up with 5 other siblings named Mary Margaret, Patsy, Maureen, Marcus, and Michael. 

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Catherine’s Nationality and Physical Stats

Catherine’s nationality is Canadian. She also holds the citizenship of the United States of America (USA). She was raised Catholic. She is Caucasian of Irish descent.

She has a slim body with a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.62 m and a weight of 57 kg or 125.5 lbs. She has a petite frame, a charming smile with a radiant face. Similarly, she has beautiful blue eyes and light brown hair. She sometimes dyes her hair blonde.

Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Catherine’s Education: Schooling

Though we don’t know much about her education, she seems to be an educated woman. She studied at the Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute and Adult Learning Centre. This institution is an alternative for high school which is located in Etobicoke, Ontario.



Catherine O’Hara’s debut movie was the 1980’s Double Negative as Audrey. In that same year, she did a movie called Nothing Personal (1980) as Judith. Although she started her career in television shows, she has done a lot of movies and got famous off of them.

Some of her popular movies are Beetlejuice (1988) as Delia Deetz, Betsy’s Wedding (1990) as Gloria Henner, Home Alone (1990) as Kate McCallister, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) as Kate McCallister, There Goes the Neighborhood (1992) as Jessica Lodge, Home Fries (1998) as Beatrice Lever, Orange Country (2002), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Justice Strauss, Away We Go (2009) as Gloria Farlander, A.C.O.D. (2013) as Melissa, Extinct (2021) as the voice of Alma, and many more.

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Home Alone and its sequel

In the 90s Home Alone and Home Alone II, she plays the character of Kate McCallister. She portrays the character of the mother of Macaulay Culkin’s character. The movies starred Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and a few others. The movie was rated 7.6 by IMDb.


In this 1988’s movie, Catherine O’Hara has brilliantly portrayed the character of Delia Deetz. The movie starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, and a few others. Catherine met her husband Bo Welch on the sets of Beetlejuice. The movie was rated 7.5 by IMDb.

Tv Shows

Catherine O’Hara first appeared on television in 1975’s Wayne and Shuster playing the role of various characters. Before doing her first movies, she did television shows like Coming Up Rosie (1975-1977) as Marna Wallbacker, SCTV (1976-1984) as various characters, Witch’s Night Out (1978) as the voice of Malicious and Please Don’t Eat The Planet (1979) as the voice of Ma Spademinder.

Some of the other popular television shows are: Trying Times (1987) as Rebecca, Saturday Night Live (1988) as Herself and the host, The Hidden Room (1993) as Laurel Brody, Whose Line Is It Anyway? as herself, MADtv (2000) as the Woman on Blind Date, Committed (2001) as Liz Larsen, Bram & Alice (2002) as Ms. Connor, Six Feet Under (2003-2005) as Carol Ward, 30 Rock (2012) as Pearline, Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) as Moira Rose, Modern Family (2015) as Dr. Debra Radcliffe, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2020) as herself.

Awards and Achievements

Catherine O’Hara, being a brilliant actress, has been nominated for various awards more than 60 times. She has won Primetime Emmy Awards, American Comedy Awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, National Board of Review, ACTRA Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, Television Critics Association, and many other various prestigious awards.

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Personal Life: Relationships

In 1988, Catherine O’Hara met a famous person named Robert W. Welch III aka Bo Welch 1988. They met on the sets of Beetlejuice. Robert is a renowned American production designer, art director, and film/TV director. The couple was blessed with two sons in 1994 and 1997 named Matthew Welch and Luke Welch respectively.

What is Catherine’s Net Worth?

The 66 years old actress/comedian has amassed a huge amount of money after working since 1974 and currently has a net worth of $10 million

Social Media Presence

The beautiful woman is not active on any social media platform.

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