Date of Birth : Mar 4th 1954
She started her acting career in 1974 as a cast member of The Second City in Toronto. In 1976, this theatre troupe created the television series SCTV, on which she became a regular performer. Memorable O’Hara characterizations on the show included Las Vegas scorcher (I wanna bear your children!) Lola Heatherton, buzzer-happy game show contestant Margaret Meehan, raunchy nightclub comedian Dusty Towne, soap opera seductress Sue Ellen and stage actress Sue Bopper Simpson.
Celebrities impersonated by O’Hara on SCTV include: Liv Ullmann, Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Joey Heatherton, Lola Falana, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild, Barbara Billingsley, Phyllis George, Charlotte Rampling, Monica Vitti, Jane Pauley, Rona Barrett, Tammy Faye Bakker, Angie Dickinson, Dorothy Kilgallen, Jessica Savitch, Linda Blair, Judith Crist, Rusty Warren, Gilda Radner, Joan Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Joan Embry,Candice Bergen, and Meryl Streep.
O’Hara, a naturalized U.S. citizen, married Bo Welch in 1992. They have two sons, born in 1994 and 1997. She is the sister of singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O’Hara, though she is a singer-songwriter in her own right, having written and performed songs in the 2003 film A Mighty Wind.
“Night time is really the best time to work, all the ideas are there to be yours for everyone else is sleeping”