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Sheila McCarthy

Canadian actress Sheila McCarthy won Best Actress Genie Awards for her film roles in The Lotus Eaters, directed by Paul Shapiro, and I've Heard the Mermaids Sing, directed by Patricia Rozema. She worked again with Rozema on White Room and her other film appearances include Michael Field's Bright Angel, Die Hard II opposite Bruce Willis, Stepping Out directed by Lewis Gilbert, Sturla Gunnarson's Rare Birds, 20th Century Fox's The Day After Tomorrow, Les Belles Soeurs directed by John M Smith and Sara Sugarman's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She will soon be seen in Bailey directed by David Devine.

McCarthy has also received numerous awards and nominations for her television work for roles in Tucker and the Horse Thief, Miss Sherri, Emily of New Moon, Sesame Park, and Dudley the Dragon. Other roles include A Woman of Independent Means, The Possession of Michael D, The Awakening, Road to Avonlea and Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City. Theatre includes The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mrs. Peachum in The Three Penny Opera, Sally Bowles in Caberet and Lady Teazle in School for Scandal all at Canada's prestigious Stratford.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Sheila McCarthy Facts

BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.