McCarthy at the 2012 Genie Awards
January 27, 1956
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sheila McCarthy (born January 27, 1956) is a Canadian film, stage, television actress, and singer. She is one of the most honoured actors in Canada, having won two Genie Awards (film), two Gemini Awards (television), and two Dora Awards (theatre) among with multiple nominations. As of 2007, she can be seen on the Canadian television series . Sheila McCarthy showed off her singing skills in Little Mosque on the Prairie Cow Belles. One of her most recognized big-screen roles is as the news reporter in the movie Die Hard 2. Her most recent role is as Connie Hendrix, mother of the clone Alison in the critically acclaimed BBC America series Orphan Black.
She also did characters voices in
, Free Willy , Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend , The Busy World of Richard Scarry , The Neverending Story , Rolie Polie Olie and Bad Dog . Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse
McCarthy was born in
Toronto, Ontario. She was married to actor Peter Donaldson, who died January 8, 2011 two years after being diagnosed with cancer. Together they had two children. [1 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Episode: "The Princess and the Pea"
Today's Special Sourpuss Sal
Littlest Hobo, The The Littlest Hobo Murielle
Episode: "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Part 1"
Episode: "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Part 2"
Love & Larceny Mary Bigley
Tucker and the Horse Thief
Marriage Bed, The The Marriage Bed Lynn Reailly
Hot Shots Jenny
Episode: "Cut Off in His Prime"
Much Ado About Nothing Margaret
Really Weird Tales Ellie Hutchins
Episode: "Cursed with Charisma"
Mount Royal Luise Blaikie
Episode: "Still Life"
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Sarah Hollister
Episode: "For Art's Sake"
Trying Times Jenny Amber
Episode: "A Good Life"
Labour of Love
E.N.G. Carol Barton
Episode: "Till Death Us Do Part"
Back to the Beanstalk Garbanza
Steel Magnolias Annelle Dupuy-Desoto
TV pilot (unsold)
Street Legal Stephanie Coleman
Episode: "The Psychic"
Soulmates: The Gift of Light, The The Soulmates: The Gift of Light (voice)
Rupert Additional Voices
Hidden Room, The The Hidden Room
Episode: "Rogue in the Bathroom"
Beethoven Lives Upstairs Sophie
Private Matter, A A Private Matter Diane Callaghan
Ray Bradbury Theater, The The Ray Bradbury Theater Francine
Episode: "The Lonely One"
Free Willy Annie
Dan Redican Comedy Hour Various
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Jill Lansing
Woman of Independent Means, A A Woman of Independent Means Totsie
Awakening, The The Awakening Nancy
Picket Fences Sue Walsh
Road to Avonlea Betty Blaine
Episode: "King of the Great White Way"
Care and Handling of Roses, The The Care and Handling of Roses Carol Doster
Bad Dog (voice)
More Tales of the City Mildred
Dead Husbands Jane Armitage
Emily of New Moon Laura Murray
You Know My Name Mrs. Lynn
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Tammy
Mythic Warriors Clotho (voice)
Episode: "Damon and Pythias"
Virtual Mom Holly
TV movie, also writer
Super Rupert Aunt Rhonda
Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse Elizabeth the Emotional Pig (voice)
Royal Canadian Air Farce Anne Robinson / Dr. Joy Thomas
I Was a Rat Mrs. Tapscrew
Endless Grind, The The Endless Grind Various
Lathe of Heaven Penny
Rats, The The Rats Miss Paige
Custody of the Heart Alice
Full-Court Miracle Mrs. Klein
The Shields Stories Hazel
Puppets Who Kill Miss Wickham
Episode: "Cuddles the Artist"
Missing Dr. Eleanor Reese
Cow Belles Fran Walker
Little Mosque on the Prairie Sarah Hamoudi
Ron James Show, The The Ron James Show
Love Letters Melissa
Murdoch Mysteries Felicity Dawes
Episode: "Lovers in a Murderous Time"
Saving Hope Violet
Dear Viola Peggy
Orphan Black Connie Hendrix
Episode: "Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate"
Discography [ edit ]
All Good Now - From The Movie Cow Belles
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
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Emily of New Moon 14th
Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Sesame Park 15th
Gemini Awards Best Performance in a Pre-School Program or Series
The City 15th
Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
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