Sheila McCarthy



Place of birth:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:


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.

Film Credits

The Christmas Club (2019)
as Miss Maggie
Christmas 9 to 5 (2019)
as Rose Stark
Isabelle (2019)
as Ann Pelway
Still/Born (2018)
as Sheila
Considering Love and Other Magic (2017)
as Veronica
Cardinals (2017)
as Valerie Walker
Milton's Secret (2016)
as Luz
Brace for Impact (2016)
as Faradee Gilchrist
Ice Girls (2016)
as Aunt Ginger
A Fighting Man (2014)
as Rose O'Connor
Algonquin (2014)
as Rita
Dear Viola (2014)
as Peggy
Antiviral (2012)
as Dev Harvey
Year of the Carnivore (2009)
as Mrs. Smalls
Breakfast with Scot (2007)
as Miss Patterson (uncredited)
The Stone Angel (2007)
as Doris
Cow Belles (2006)
as Fran Walker
Bailey's Billion$ (2005)
as Peggy Delaney
Geraldine's Fortune (2004)
as Tina Larose
Being Julia (2004)
as Grace Dexter
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
as Judith
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
as Mrs. Gerard
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche (2004)
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
as Mrs. Klein
The Rats (2002)
as Miss Paige
Lathe of Heaven (2002)
as Penny
Duct Tape Forever (2002)
as Easterbrook (uncredited)
Rare Birds (2001)
as Claire
Haven (2001)
as Eva
Custody of the Heart (2000)
You Know My Name (1999)
as Mrs. Lynn
Dead Husbands (1998)
as Jane Armitage
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997)
as Jesse's Mom
House Arrest (1996)
as Gwenna Krupp
The Awakening (1995)
as Nancy
The Possession of Michael D. (1995)
A Woman of Independent Means (1995)
as Totsie
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
as Jill Lansing
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
as Diana Kingswood
Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall (1992)
as Herself
Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992)
as Sophie
A Private Matter (1992)
as Diane Callaghan
Montréal vu par… (1992)
Stepping Out (1991)
as Andy
Paradise (1991)
as Sally Pike
Bright Angel (1990)
as Nina
Pacific Heights (1990)
as Liz Hamilton
White Room (1990)
as Zelda
Die Hard 2 (1990)
as Samantha 'Sam' Coleman
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)
as Kathy
George's Island (1989)
as Miss Birdwood
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
as Polly Vandersma
Really Weird Tales (1987)
as Ellie Hutchins
The Marriage Bed (1986)
as Lynn Reailly
9B (1986)
as Heather

TV Series Credits

The Umbrella Academy (2019)
as Agnes
The Detail (2018)
as Helen Mailer
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
as Mother
Private Eyes (2016)
as Shirl Glinski
Orphan Black (2013)
as Connie Hendrix
Orphan Black (2013)
as Connie Hendrix (voice)
Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007)
as Sarah Hamoudi
Puppets Who Kill (2002)
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999)
as Tammy
Emily of New Moon (1998)
as Laura Murray
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)