Canadian actors' union to honour 'Schitt's Creek,' 'SCTV' star Catherine O'Hara

TORONTO — Comedy veteran Catherine O'Hara is getting a lifetime achievement award from Canada's national performers' union.

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists says it will present the "Schitt's Creek" star and "SCTV" alumna with its national award of excellence April 18 in Los Angeles.

The honour recognizes an ACTRA member's career achievements and contribution to Canada's entertainment industry.

O'Hara currently stars as eccentric matriarch Moira Rose on CBC's "Schitt’s Creek," but her vast TV credits include "Six Feet Under," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and HBO's "Temple Grandin."

Big screen credits include "Beetlejuice," "Home Alone," "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration."

Past winners of ACTRA's special award include O'Hara's "Schitt's Creek" co-star Eugene Levy, as well as Jay Baruchel, Molly Parker, Neve Campbell and Jason Priestley.

"As anyone who knows me will attest, I am forever boasting about all things Canadian,” O'Hara said Monday in a release.

"Thank you so much, fellow ACTRA members, if I wasn't a good Canadian, I’d brag about this lovely honour too."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2020.

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