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.


Still/Born (2018)
as Sheila
Cardinals (2017)
as Valerie Walker
Brace for Impact (2016)
as Faradee Gilchrist
A Fighting Man (2014)
as Rose O'Connor
Algonquin (2014)
as Rita
Dear Viola (2014)
as Peggy
Antiviral (2012)
as Dev Harvey
Cow Belles (2006)
as Fran Walker
Geraldine's Fortune (2004)
as Tina Larose
Being Julia (2004)
as Grace Dexter
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
as Mrs. Gerard
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche (2004)
The Rats (2002)
as Miss Paige
Lathe of Heaven (2002)
as Penny
Haven (2001)
as Eva
Custody of the Heart (2000)
You Know My Name (1999)
as Mrs. Lynn
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997)
as Jesse's Mom
The Awakening (1995)
as Nancy
The Possession of Michael D. (1995)
A Woman of Independent Means (1995)
as Totsie
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
as Diana Kingswood
A Private Matter (1992)
as Diane Callaghan
Stepping Out (1991)
as Andy
Paradise (1991)
as Sally Pike
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
Isabelle ()
as Ann Pelway