Biography

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 (theatre), along with multiple nominations.

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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 (theatre), along with multiple nominations.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1956-01-01

Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Also Known As

  • Sheila Catherine McCarthy

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Still/Born as Sheila
2017 Cardinals as Valerie Walker
2016 Brace for Impact as Faradee Gilchrist
2014 A Fighting Man as Rose O'Connor
2014 Algonquin as Rita
2014 Dear Viola as Peggy
2013 Orphan Black(1 episode) as Connie Hendrix
2013 Orphan Black(1 episode) as Connie Hendrix (voice)
2012 Antiviral as Dev Harvey
2007 Little Mosque on the Prairie(28 episodes) as Sarah Hamoudi
2006 Cow Belles as Fran Walker
2004 Geraldine's Fortune as Tina Larose
2004 Being Julia as Grace Dexter
2002 Puppets Who Kill(1 episode)
2002 The Rats as Miss Paige
2002 Lathe of Heaven as Penny
2001 Haven as Eva
2000 Custody of the Heart
1999 You Know My Name as Mrs. Lynn
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke as Tammy
1998 Emily of New Moon(46 episodes) as Laura Murray
1997 Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework as Jesse's Mom
1995 The Awakening as Nancy
1995 The Possession of Michael D.
1995 A Woman of Independent Means as Totsie
1993 The Lotus Eaters as Diana Kingswood
1992 A Private Matter as Diane Callaghan
1991 Stepping Out as Andy
1991 Paradise as Sally Pike
1990 Pacific Heights as Liz Hamilton
1990 White Room as Zelda
1990 Die Hard 2 as Samantha 'Sam' Coleman
1989 Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics as Kathy
1989 George's Island as Miss Birdwood
1987 I've Heard the Mermaids Singing as Polly Vandersma
1986 The Marriage Bed as Lynn Reailly
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater(1 episode)
1900 Bad Dog(0 episodes)

Production

1998 Phenomenon: The Lost Archives(1 episode)Producer

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