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Debra McGrath

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B: July 5, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario

Debra McGrath was born in Toronto and went to Ryerson to study theatre, graduating in 1977. She began her professional career in 1983 when she joined the Second City comedy group as a writer and performer. It was here that she met and eventually married Colin Mochrie in 1989. Not limited to the comedy stage or television, McGrath’s career includes voice-over work in animation, appearances in commercials and in theatre. McGrath is the creator of the Women Fully Clothed comedy troupe, which is made up of Katheryn Greenwood, Robin Duke, Jane Eastwood and Teresa Pavlinek. Eugene Levy is quoted as saying they are “The five funniest women in Canada.”

Also see: These Women Fully Clothed.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

One Magic Christmas (1985)
Termini Station (1989)

Partners ‘n Love (TV-1992)
The Real Blonde (1997)
Mr. Headmistress (TV-1998)

Expecting (2002)
DC9/11: Time of Crisis (TV-2003)
Eloise at Christmastime (TV-2003)
Getting Along Famously (TV-2005)
Burnt Toast (TV-2005)

Love Letters (TV-2010)
Stag (2011)
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (TV-2012)
Stag (2013)
Duty Calls (2014, short)
Home in Time (2018,short)
Majic (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Bizarre (1980)

My Talk Show (1990)
Wind At My Back (1996)
George and Martha (voice, 1999)

Seven Little Monsters (voice, 2000)
Paradise Falls (2001)
Getting Along Famously (2006)
Little Mosque on the Praire (2007-2012)

Single White Spenny (2011)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Bizarre (1980)
SCTV (1983)
Street Legal (1989, 1993)

The Racoons (voice, 1990)
Robocop (1994)
Due South (1994)
Wind at My Back (1997, 1999)

This is Wonderland (2006)
The Jane Show (2007)
The Ron James Show (2009, 2011, 2013)

The Casting Room (2011)
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2013)
Coming In 2016)
Let’s Get Physical (2018)

One Magic Christmas, movie poster