Catherine Marcelle Reitman ( /ˈrtmən/; born April 28, 1981)[1] is a Canadian-American actress, producer, and writer. She is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of the Netflix/CBC Television sitcom Workin' Moms (2017−2023).[2]

Catherine Reitman
Reitman in 2017
Catherine Marcelle Reitman

(1981-04-28) April 28, 1981 (age 42)
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
  • Actress
  • producer
  • writer
Years active1988–present
Philip Sternberg
(m. 2009)
RelativesJason Reitman (brother)

Early life edit

Reitman was born in Los Angeles, California,[1] the daughter of French-Canadian actress Geneviève Robert and Slovak-born Canadian film director Ivan Reitman. Her father was from a Jewish family and her mother converted to Judaism.[3] She attended the Cate School and majored in acting at University of Southern California. She is the sister of Caroline Reitman and director Jason Reitman.

Career edit

In January 2011, Reitman launched Breakin' It Down with Catherine Reitman, a film review web show on YouTube,[4] which ended in July 2013. She occasionally filled in for Kevin Smith as a guest co-host with Ralph Garman on their podcast, Hollywood Babble-On.

Reitman starred in the television series The Real Wedding Crashers, based on the hit movie Wedding Crashers. She appeared in the films Beethoven's 2nd (1993), Knocked Up (2007), I Love You, Man (2009) and Friends with Benefits (2011). She has also had roles on the series Hollywood Residential, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, How I Met Your Mother, Weeds, and Blackish. In 2022, she appeared in the revival of the sketch comedy series The Kids in the Hall.[5]

In 2016, Reitman formed Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC. with her husband Philip Sternberg to produce the half-hour, single-camera comedy Workin' Moms for CBC and Netflix. She is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of the series, starring alongside Sternberg. In addition, Reitman has directed several episodes in each of the series' seasons. Workin' Moms received five Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2017, including Best Actress, Comedy, for Reitman, and Best Series, Comedy.[2]

Personal life edit

She is married to actor and producer Philip Sternberg, and they have two children.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Catherine Marcelle Reitman, Born 04/28/1981 in California". Retrieved April 6, 2022. Catherine Marcelle Reitman was born on April 28, 1981 in Los Angeles County, California.
  2. ^ a b "Catherine Reitman". CBC. CBC Media Centre. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Hanau, Shira (February 15, 2022). "Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters director, Auschwitz survivor son, dies at 75". The Jerusalem Post. Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Archived from the original on February 14, 2022. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Candor Entertainment". Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "It's Head-Crushing Time! Prime Video Announces the Premiere Date and Trailer Release for Canadian Amazon Original Series The Kids in the Hall". April 13, 2022. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "Catherine Reitman on Workin' Moms and being a working mom". Retrieved January 27, 2019.

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