Sheila McCarthy is a Canadian film, stage, television actress, and singer. She is one of the most honoured actors in Canada, having won two Genie Awards, two Gemini Awards, and two Dora Awards among with multiple nominations. As of 2007, she can be seen on the Canadian television series Little Mosque on the Prairie. Sheila McCarthy showed off her singing skills in Cow Belles. One of her most recognized big-screen roles is as the news reporter in the movie Die Hard 2.
She also did characters voices in Free Willy, Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, The Neverending Story, Rolie Polie Olie, Bad Dog and Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse.
McCarthy was born in Toronto, Ontario. She was married to actor Peter Donaldson, who died January 8, 2011 two years after being diagnosed with cancer. Together they had two children.