Catherine Disher Biography


Birthday: June 22, 1960 (Cancer)

Born In: England, United Kingdom

Catherine Disher is a British-born Canadian actress and comedian. She is best known for her roles in the TV shows ‘Forever Knight,’ ‘Snakes and Ladders,’ and ‘The Good Witch’ series. Her role in ‘Snakes and Ladders’ has earned her two Gemini Awards. Born in England and raised in Montreal, Disher studied at Phillips Exeter Academy and later attended McGill University in Montreal. She then went on to graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada, one of the most prominent theatre schools in North America. Her first film role was of Catherine Collins in the sci-fi flick ‘The Vindicator,’ which was directed by Jean-Claude Lord. Disher is also an accomplished voice actress who has appeared in countless video games, cartoons, and radio dramas, such as ‘Sailor Moon,’ ‘Rolie Polie Olie,’ and ‘X-Men,’ to name a few. Behind the screen, she is a mother of a son. Her former husband is ‘X-Men’ co-star Cedric Smith.
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Canadian Celebrities Born In June

Also Known As: Catherine Wilder Disher

Age: 63 Years, 63 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Cedric Smith (divorced)

children: Darcy Montgomery Smith

Born Country: England

Actresses Canadian Women

City: Montreal, Canada

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education: Phillips Exeter Academy (1978), McGill University, National Theatre School of Canada

awards: 2010 · The Border - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
2004 · Snakes and Ladders - Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Acting Career
Catherine Disher started her acting career in 1986 when she was cast in the role of Catherine Collins in the sci-fi movie ‘The Vindicator’. That year, she also appeared in the television film ‘Murder Sees the Light’. She then had a minor role in the romantic flick ‘A New Life’ which was released in the late 1980s. A few years later, the actress played Dulcie in the thriller film ‘Grand Larceny’ that earned her the first Gemini Award nomination of her career. During the 1990s, she had roles in the TV films ‘Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story’ and ‘Earthquake in New York’.
During the 2000s, Disher did several television movies. Her most prominent role during this time was of Martha Tinsdale in ‘The Good Witch’. The film, starring Catherine Bell and Chris Potter, spawned ten sequels. In 2015, the actress featured as Kate in ‘Regression,’ a psychological thriller mystery investigating the case of a man who admits to sexually abusing his teenage daughter but has no recollection of the abuse.
On television, Catherine Disher has appeared as Dr. Natalie Lambert in ‘Forever Knight’ and as Minister Audrey Flankman in ‘Snakes and Ladders.’ In 2008, she featured in the Canadian drama 'The Border' that follows agents of a fictitious agency created by the government to deal with trans-border matters like smuggling and terrorism. Besides these, the actress has featured in the television series 'Goosebumps', 'Night Heat', 'Street Legal', 'Kung Fu: The Legend Continues', 'Degrassi', 'The Path to 9/11', and 'The Campbells'.
Voice Acting Career
Catherine Disher has lent her voice to characters in countless video games, cartoons, and radio dramas. She has voiced the characters of Psylocke, Storm, and Spiral in the video game ‘X-Men’. She has also played the voice role of Jill Valentine in the video game ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis’.
Her most popular voice roles on television includes Jean Grey in 'Spider-Man', Mrs. Goose in 'Franklin', Noddy in 'Noddy', Tara Moody in 'Producing Parker', and Mrs. Bromley Polie in 'Rolie Polie Olie'. She has also contributed her voice to additional characters in ‘Delilah and Julius,’ ‘World of Quest,’ ‘Busytown Mysteries,’ ‘Iggy Arbuckle,’ ‘Avengers: United They Stand,’ ‘Mischief City,’ ‘The Magic School Bus,’ and ‘Tales from the Cryptkeeper,’ to name a few.
Family & Personal Life
Catherine Disher was born on June 22, 1960, in England. She was raised in Montreal, Canada. She attended Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from there in 1978. She then majored in English literature at McGill University in Montreal. Her passion for acting motivated her to attend North America’s The National Theatre School of Canada.
Coming to her personal life, Catherine Disher was formerly married to actor and her ‘X-Men’ co-star Cedric Smith who is 17 years elder to her. They have a son named Darcy Montgomery Smith who was born in 1993.

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