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Catherine O'Hara portrays parts in both the film and Netflix TV series versions of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Her roles were Justice Strauss in the film and Georgina Orwell in the TV series. She is best known for playing the role of Kate McCallister in the first two Home Alone Movies.


Canadian actress, writer, and comedian, Catherine O'Hara gained recognition as one of the original cast members on the Canadian television sketch comedy show SCTV (1976). On the series, she impersonated the likes of Lucille Ball, Tammy Faye Bakker, Gilda Radner, Katharine Hepburn, and Brooke Shields. O'Hara stayed with the show for its entirety (1976-1984). She went on to devote her talents to several films directed by Tim Burton, including Beetlejuice (1988), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and later, Frankenweenie (2012). O'Hara also frequently collaborated with director and writer, Christopher Guest, appearing in his mockumentary films, three of which earned her awards and nominations; Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006). Recently, O'Hara can be seen on the Canadian television comedy series Schitt's Creek (2015). Her work in the series earned two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Lead Actress (2016 and 2017).[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Rimshots Short
1978 Witch's Night Out Malicious Voice
1979 Intergalactic Thanksgiving or Please Don't Eat the Planet Ma Spademinder Voice


1980 Nothing Personal Audrey
1980 Easter Fever Scarlett O'Hare Voice
1980 Double Negative Judith
1980 From Cleveland Various
1983 Rock & Rule Aunt Edith Voice
1985 The Last Polka Sylvie Lemon
1985 After Hours Gail
1986 Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood Marie Antoinette
1986 Heartburn Betty
1987 Really Weird Tales Theresa Sharpe
1988 Beetlejuice Delia
1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood Nancy Mae
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 Jessie 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
1997 Hope Muriel Macswain
1998 Home Fries Beatrice Lever
1999 Late Last Night Shrink
1999 Bartok the Magnificent  Ludmilla Voice
1999 The Life Before This Sheena
2000 Best in Show Cookie Fleck
2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big Lorna Mae Loon Voice
2001 Speaking of Sex Connie Barker
2002 Orange County Cindy Beugler
2003 A Mighty Wind Mickey Crabbe
2004 Surviving Christmas Christine Valco
2004 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Astro Gilde
2004 The Wool Cap Gloria
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss
2005 Game 6 Lillian Rogan
2005 Chicken Little Tina - Alien Mom Voice
2006 Over the Hedge Penny Voice
2006 Monster House Mom Voice
2006 Brother Bear 2 Kata Voice
2006 Penelope Jessica Wilhern
2006 For Your Consideration Marilyn Hack
2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Rowena Voice
2008 Good Behavior Jackie West
2009 Away We Go Gloria
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Judith Voice
2010 Temple Grandin Aunt Ann
2010 Killers Mrs. Kornfeldt
2011 A Monster in Paris Madame Carlotta English Version


2012 Frankenweeie Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher
2013 A.C.O.D. Melissa
2013 The Right Kind of Wrong Tess
2013 To My Future Assistant Magda
2014 When Marnie Was There Elderly Lady English Version


2019 The Addams Family Grandma Frump Voice
The Beast, Heroes of the Wildfire Mayor Owl Short
Extinct Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Wayne & Shuster Show Various One Episode
1975 The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special One Episode
1975 Coming Up Rosie Myrna Wallbacker (1976-77) 1975
1978 The Wayne & Shuster Superspecial One Episode
1976-1979 SCTV Various
1980 You've Come a Long Way, Katie
1981-1983 SCTV Network Various
1984 The New Show Various
1983-1984 SCTV Cahnnel Various
1985 George Burns Comedy Week One Episode
1987 Trying Times Rebecca One Episode
1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley Miss Malone
1990 The Dave Thomas Comedy Show One Episode
1990 Dream On Irma One Episode
1991 Morton & Hayes Mimi Von Astor / Amelia Von Astor One Episode
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Catherine O'Hara One Episode
1993 The HIdden Room Laurel Brody One Episode
1994 Tales from the Crypt Gerldine Ferrett One Episode
1997 The Outer Limits Becka Paulson One Episode
1999 Oh Baby Roberta Hunter One Episode
2000 MADtv Woman on Blind Date One Episode
2001 Committed Liz Larson Voice
2002 Bram and Alice Ms. O'Connor One Episode
2003 Odd Job Jack Claudia Johnson One Episode
2003-2005 Six Feet Under Carol Ward
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Bam Bam One Episode
2009-2011 Glenn Martin DDS Jackie Marin
2012 Leslie Leslie
2012 30 Rock Pearline One Episode
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Muriel Rush One Episode
2015 What Lives Inside Sarah Delaney
2015 Modern Family Dr. Debra Radcliffe One Episode
2016 Sofia the First Morgana One Episode


2016 Harvey Breaks Miley One Episode
2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Georgina Orwell
2018 The Magic School Bus Rides Again Aunt Tennelli
2016-2018 Skylanders Academy Kaossandra
2015-2019 Schitt's Creek Moira Rose
2019 The Last Kids on Earth


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