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Shelia McCarthy

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Sheila McCarthy has enjoyed a long and successful career in film, on television, and on stage. In film, Sheila can be seen in Lotus Eaters, for which she won the Genie Award for Best Actress in 1994; and I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, which took home the Genie for Best Actress, a Charles Chaplin Award in VĂ©vey, Switzerland and People's Choice Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Other film credits include Die Hard 2, The Day After Tomorrow, Paradise, Stepping Out, Bright Angel, Being Julia, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Rare Birds, The Lathe of Heaven, Pacific Heights, A Woman of Independent Means, Beautiful Dreamers, Nest of Singing Birds, The Dairy Girls, Roxanna. Sheila starred four seasons on CBC TV's Emily of New Moon as Aunt Laura, winning the Gemini Award for Best Actress in 1999; and guest-starred on Picket Fences, Wonderland, Avonlea, and Sesame Street, for which she won the Gemini for Best Featured Actress in 2000. She has been featured on numerous television variety shows, including Tommy Hunter, Royal Canadian Air Farce, and CBC's 20th and 25th birthday celebrations. Since 1970, Sheila McCarthy has worked across Canada in every regional theatre, playing a variety of parts including Ophelia in Hamlet at CanStage; Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Vancouver Playhouse; You Can't Take it with You at the Arts Club, Vancouver; Private Lives in Kamloops; Putting on the Ritz at the Shaw Festival; The Boyfriend, Toronto; Say Hello to Harvey at the Royal Alexandra, Toronto; and Really Rosie at Young People's Theatre/Toronto, for which she won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actress. She also appeared on stage in Little Shop of Horrors at Crest Theatre, again taking home the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actress; Robin Phillips' Grand Theatre season, playing in Waiting for the Parade, Godspell, Timon of Athens and Prisoner of Zenda; four seasons at the Stratford Festival playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret; Lady Teasle in School for Scandal; Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid; Adelaide in Guys and Dolls; Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream; and Irma in Anything Goes.



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