Debra McGrath

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Debra McGrath
Sheila McCarthy & Debra McGrath at Music & Movies CFC Gala & Auction Fundraiser 2014.jpg
McGrath (right), with Sheila McCarthy at the 2014 Music & Movies: CFC Gala & Auction Fundraiser
Born (1954-07-05) July 5, 1954 (age 62)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Colin Mochrie (1989–present)
Children Kinley

Debra McGrath (born July 5, 1954) is a Canadian actress and comedian.


Debra McGrath was born in Toronto in 1954. She studied theatre at Ryerson University.


McGrath first started her career at The Second City Toronto, Ontario in 1983, where she was a writer and actress, and eventually a director.[1]

McGrath has made numerous guest appearances on a variety of Canadian TV series and had a regular role in the first season of Paradise Falls. She starred with her husband, Colin Mochrie, in two television series, CBC's Getting Along Famously and the children's series Seven Little Monsters. She can also be seen in Little Mosque on the Prairie in which she plays Mayor Popowitcz.

In 2003, she formed a comedy troupe called Women Fully Clothed. Fellow cast members Kathy Greenwood, Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Teresa Pavlinek and McGrath perform sketches about situations ordinary women face every day. McGrath left the troupe in the first half of 2009.

She has also done voices in several other animated shows including George and Martha, Stories From My Childhood, George Shrinks, Diabolik, The Raccoons, Babar, Little Bear, Blazing Dragons, Mr. Men and Little Miss, My Dad the Rock Star, Bob and Margaret, Anatole, Freaky Stories, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, The Neverending Story, Free Willy, Corduroy, Bad Dog, Flying Rhino Junior High, Medabots, The Berenstain Bears, Birdz, Flash Gordon and Franklin as well as the feature film Franklin and the Green Knight.

Personal life[edit]

McGrath met and married Colin Mochrie while working at Second City. They have lived in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She and Colin currently live in Toronto with their daughter, Kinley (born 1990). Their daughter was a member of the website That Guy with the Glasses until 2013.


  1. ^ Canadian Press (March 4, 1983). "Second City still going". Leader-Post. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 

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