Catherine O'Hara

Catherine Anne O'Hara, best known as Macaulay Culkin's mother, has enjoyed a successful career in both television and film. which includes roles in Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

As a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Second City in her hometown of Toronto, Canada, O'Hara appeared as a regular member of SCTV, which she left briefly for a spot on Saturday Night Live, though she quit before appearing on television. In 1982 O'Hara won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety of Music Program for SCTV Network 90.

She has starred in Martin Scorsese's After Hours and Heartburn, and worked alongside Jeff Daniels in There Goes the Neighborhood. Her role in The Life Before This won her a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

In 2007 she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and also spoke during the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. O'Hara married production designer Bo Welch in 1992, with which she has two sons, Matthew and Luke.


The Right Kind of Wrong Tess
A.C.O.D. (2013) Melissa
Frankenweenie (2012) Mrs. Frankenstein/Gym Teacher/Weird Girl
A Monster in Paris 3D (2011) Voice
Killers (2010) Mrs. Kornfeldt
Temple Grandin (2010) Aunt Ann
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Judith
Away We Go (2009) Gloria
Penelope (2008) Jessica Wilhern
For Your Consideration (2006) Marilyn Hack
Monster House (2006) DJ's Mom
Over the Hedge (2006) Penny the Porcupine
Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006) Rowena
Brother Bear 2 (2006) Kata
Chicken Little (2005) Tina, Alien Mom
Game 6 (2005) Lillian Rogan
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Justice Strauss
Surviving Christmas (2004) Christine Valco
The Wool Cap (2004) Gloria
A Mighty Wind (2003) Mickey Devlin Crabbe
Orange County (2002) Cindy Beugler
Speaking of Sex (2001) Connie Barker
Best in Show (2000) Cookie Fleck
The Life Before This (1999) Sheena
Bartok (1999) Ludmilla
Home Fries (1998) Mrs. Lever
Pippi Longstocking (1997) Mrs. Prysselius
Hope (1997) Muriel Macswain
Waiting for Guffman (1996) Sheila Albertson
The Last of the High Kings (1996) Cathleen
Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995) Calamity Jane
Wyatt Earp (1994) Allie Earp
The Paper (1994) Susan
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) April Simon
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Sally/Shock
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Kate McCallister
Paydirt (1992) Jessie Lodge
Home Alone (1990) Kate McCallister
Betsy's Wedding (1990) Gloria Henner
Little Vegas (1990) Lexie
Beetlejuice (1988) Delia
Heartburn (1986) Betty
Really Weird Tales (1986) Theresa Sharpe
After Hours (1985) Gail
Nothing Personal (1980) Audrey

TV Shows

Schitt's Creek (2015) Moira Rose
Glenn Martin, DDS (2009) Jackie Martin