Catherine O'Hara is basically one of Canada's national treasures at this point. The well-awarded and hilarious actor has graced our screens for decades, showing her range in everything from sketch comedy shows to Christmas classics to endlessly quotable sitcom characters. Seriously, her resume is STACKED.
Now, in celebration of the icon's birthday this year, here are 17 of some of Catherine O'Hara's greatest characters through the years (because we don't have the time to list them all):
1.1981 — Becoming a campy Brooke Shields in "The Brooke Shields Show" skit from SCTV
2.1982 — Her iconic character Lola Heatherton in the "Lola's Love Spirit" skit from SCTV
3.1988 — Playing the eccentric Delia Deetz in Beetlejuice
4.1990 — Her character, Kate McCallister, giving the unforgettable "KEVIN" gasp in Home Alone
5.1992 — Her Halloween opening monologue for Saturday Night Live
6.1992 — Being a super proud musical Canadian in "Proud Canadians" from Saturday Night Live
7.1992 — "KEVIN" pt 2 in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8.1993 — The lovely voice of Sally in The Nightmare Before Christmas
9.1996 — The hilarious Sheila Abertson in Waiting For Guffman
10.1998 — Being an improv master on Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)
11.2000 — Cookie Fleck in Best in Show was a queen
12.2003 — Who could forget Mickey in A Mighty Wind?
13.2004 — The comical Christine Valco in Surviving Christmas
14.2006 — Remember her starring as Marilyn Hack in For Your Consideration?
15.2009 — When she was Funkhouser's Sister, Bam Bam, in Curb Your Enthusiasm
16.2012 — Pearline on 30 Rock was a guest star that could've been main cast
17.2015-2020 — The HISTORIC Moira Rose in Schitt's Creek
Happy Birthday to a legend!
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