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Sheila McCarthy

1956-01-01 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sheila McCarthy is a Canadian stage, film and television actress, singer and dancer, best known for playing Polly Vandersma in the feature film I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, as well as supporting character Sarah Hamoudi (Cunningham) in the television series Little Mosque on the Prairie. She's a graduate in Theatre and Art History from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In her career, she's won 2 Genie Awards (film), 2 Gemini Awards (television), and 2 Dora Awards (theater), along with multiple nominations.


Christmas in Rockwell Juniper 2022-12-11
Women Talking Greta 2022-12-23
The Middle Man Mrs. Stout 2021-09-17
Like a House on Fire Katherine 2021-03-26
Stroke of Fate Shirley 2021-07-15
The Broken Hearts Gallery Cheryl Gulliver 2020-09-11
Anything for Jackson Audrey Walsh 2020-04-04
Happy Place Joyce 2020-09-27
Isabelle Ann Pelway 2019-05-24
Christmas 9 to 5 Rose Stark 2019-11-24
The Christmas Club Miss Maggie 2019-11-27
An Assortment of Christmas Tales in No Particular Order Ellen 2019-11-01
Still/Born Sheila 2018-02-09
Level 16 Mrs. Denison 2018-02-20
Cardinals Valerie Walker 2017-09-07
Considering Love and Other Magic Veronica 2017-11-17
Brace for Impact Faradee Gilchrist 2016-04-03
Milton's Secret Luz 2016-09-30
Ice Girls Aunt Ginger 2016-03-11
A Fighting Man Rose O'Connor 2014-04-24
Dear Viola Peggy 2014-03-16
Algonquin Rita 2014-04-11
Antiviral Dev Harvey 2012-09-19
Year of the Carnivore Mrs. Smalls 2009-05-01
Breakfast with Scot Miss Patterson (uncredited) 2007-11-16
The Stone Angel Doris 2007-09-12
Cow Belles Fran Walker 2006-03-24
Bailey's Billion$ Peggy Delaney 2005-08-05
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche Polly Vandersma (archive footage) 2004-01-01
The Day After Tomorrow Judith 2004-05-26
Being Julia Grace Dexter 2004-09-03
Geraldine's Fortune Tina Larose 2004-10-22
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Mrs. Gerard 2004-02-17
Full-Court Miracle Mrs. Klein 2003-11-21
The Rats Miss Paige 2002-09-17
Lathe of Heaven Penny 2002-09-08
Duct Tape Forever Easterbrook (uncredited) 2002-04-12
Rare Birds Claire 2001-09-09
I Was a Rat Mrs. Tapscrew 2001-12-09
Haven Eva 2001-02-11
Virtual Mom Holly 2000-01-01
Custody of the Heart Alice 2000-08-28
You Know My Name Mrs. Lynn 1999-08-22
Dead Husbands Jane Armitage 1998-12-02
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Jesse's Mom 1997-01-01
House Arrest Gwenna Krupp 1996-08-14
The Care and Handling of Roses Carol Doster 1996-10-08
The Possession of Michael D. Jenny 1995-05-02
The Awakening Nancy 1995-11-04
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Jill Lansing 1994-05-22
The Biggest Little Ticket The Troll 1994-04-01
The Lotus Eaters Diana Kingswood 1993-09-12
Beethoven Lives Upstairs Sophie 1992-09-30
Liza Minnelli - Live from Radio City Music Hall Self 1992-12-06
A Private Matter Diane Callaghan 1992-06-20
Paradise Sally Pike 1991-09-18
Montréal vu par… Ann Stuart 1991-11-08
Stepping Out Andy 1991-10-11
The Soulmates in the Gift of Light (voice) 1991-01-01
White Room Zelda 1990-09-06
Die Hard 2 Samantha 'Sam' Coleman 1990-07-03
Beautiful Dreamers Molly Jessop 1990-06-05
Bright Angel Nina 1990-11-01
Pacific Heights Liz Hamilton 1990-09-28
George's Island Miss Birdwood 1989-08-15
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics Kathy 1989-11-10
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing Polly Vandersma 1987-09-11
The Marriage Bed Lynn Reailly 1986-12-22
9B Heather 1986-09-06
Really Weird Tales Ellie Hutchins (segment "Cursed With Charisma") 1986-10-04
Surfacing Dawn
Dancing on the Elephant Nora
Love Is the Monster
The Well Gabriel
The Voices of Our Mother Harriet