Born in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV(1976). Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice(1988), Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's on-screen mother in Home Alone(1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York(1992). Catherine would later star in a string of Christopher Guest's mockumentary films including:Waiting for Guffman(1996),Best in Show(2000),A Mighty Wind(2003), and For Your Consideration(2006).