The Toronto native won an Emmy Award, and was nominated for four more, as part of the writing team on the classic comedy series SCTV, which she created with fellow acting/writing/directing/improv alumni from Toronto's famed Second City Theatre. Compilations of the program are available on DVD.
Ms. O'Hara's many screen credits include Martin Scorsese's After Hours; Mike Nichols' Heartburn; Tim Burton's Beetlejuice; the first two Home Alone movies, directed by Chris Columbus; Bill Phillips' There Goes the Neighborhood, which was her first onscreen pairing with Jeff Daniels of Away We Go; Ron Howard's The Paper; David Keating's The Last of the High Kings; Dean Parisot's Home Fries; Jerry Ciccoritti's The Life Before This, for which she won a Genie Award (Canada's equivalent of the Academy Award); Jake Kasdan's Orange County; Mark Palansky's Penelope; and, in voiceover, Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick's Over the Hedge, Gil Kenan's Monster House, and Spike Jonze's upcoming Where the Wild Things Are.
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|March 4, 1954 (70)
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada