Birth Name: Catherine OHara
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA
O'Hara was born on March 4, 1954, in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in a large Catholic family of seven children. She graduated from Toronto's Burnhamthorpe Collegiate High School in 1969, and briefly considered attending the city's York University. However, she wanted to become a working actress, rather than study acting in college, so she auditioned for the Second City improvisational comedy troupe and passed the audition. Although she initially served as understudy to Gilda Radner, O'Hara's stint with Second City eventually took her to the main ensemble in Chicago, and when Radner left the troupe for "Saturday Night Live," O'Hara eased into her spot. From 1976 until 1983 she also appeared o...
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