Who is Catherine Reitman?

Catherine is a Canadian-American actress, producer, writer and director, probably best known for creating, producing and starring in the TV series “Workin’ Moms” (2017-2023) and for many other projects she’s worked on so far in her career.

 

Catherine Reitman Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Catherine Marcelle Reitman was born on 28 April 1981, in Los Angeles, California, USA, into a family deeply rooted in the film industry. Her father is renowned director Ivan Reitman, known for films such as “Ghostbusters” and “Kindergarten Cop”, while her mother is Geneviève Robert, an actress and producer. Catherine has two siblings, Caroline Reitman and Jason Reitman, who is also a successful director.

Catherine completed her high school education at the Cate School in Carpinteria, California, then attended the University of Southern California (USC), where she studied acting and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career Beginnings

Catherine Reitman’s career in the entertainment industry began with various minor roles in films and television shows. She made her acting debut in the late ’80s with the role of Granger’s Granddaughter in the comedy film “Twins” (1988). The movie follows the story of physically very different long-lost twin brothers, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, who reunite and embark on a comedic adventure. The film was directed by Ivan Reitman, Catherine’s father.

Catherine continued her career with various roles in notable films. In “Ghostbusters II” (1989), she portrayed the Girl with Puppy, appearing alongside stars Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. She then played the 3rd Grade Student in “Kindergarten Cop” (1990), again starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. In “Dave” (1993), Reitman took on the role of the Girl at Durenberger’s, sharing the screen with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, in which a presidential look-alike takes over the role of the real president. Though only minor, these early roles working with acclaimed stars helped her become accustomed to the industry

The same year, she played Janie in “Beethoven’s 2nd”, a family comedy in which the lovable St. Bernard has a series of adventures. Reitman then lent her voice to the character of Nerdluck BUPKUS in “Space Jam” (1996), a live-action/animated sports comedy featuring basketball legend Michael Jordan. In the comedy film “Fathers’ Day” (1997), she portrayed Victoria alongside Robin Williams and Billy Crystal as two men searching for their lost love.

In the TV series “Charmed” (2003), a supernatural drama, she had a role as an Excited Fan, appearing alongside Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty as the Halliwell sisters with magical powers. Reitman next played Heidi in the TV series “Judging Amy” (2005), a legal drama focusing on the life and career of a judge. She also appeared as Reporter #1 in “Thank You for Smoking” (2005), a satirical comedy following a tobacco lobbyist played by Aaron Eckhart, and featuring Maria Bello and Cameron Bright.

In “All of Us” (2005), she played Audience Member #2 in the sitcom, a story of a divorced entertainment reporter and his relationship with his ex-wife and son. Reitman played Monique in “Soup of the Day” (2006), a romantic comedy revolving around the lives of various characters working at a Los Angeles restaurant. In the same year, she portrayed Mary in the TV series “Campus Ladies” (2006), a comedy about two middle-aged women who enroll in college.

She appeared as Alison’s Friend in the film “Knocked Up” (2007), a comedy-drama exploring the consequences of an unexpected pregnancy starring Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen. Reitman portrayed Abbey in the TV series “Hollywood Residential” (2008), a mockumentary-style show about a celebrity home makeover program.

In the TV series “Kath & Kim” (2008), a comedy about a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship, she played Penny Peterson, starring alongside Molly Shannon and Selma Blair. Reitman next appeared as Zooey’s Friend in “I Love You, Man” (2009), a romantic comedy about a man’s quest for the best man for his upcoming wedding, featuring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. She played Shauna Mebane in “Jesus People: The Movie” (2009), a satirical comedy about a fictional megachurch alongside Mindy Sterling and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

In the TV series “Reaper” (2009), a supernatural comedy-drama, she portrayed Maggie, who assists the protagonist in capturing escaped souls, starring Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, and Missy Peregrym.

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Rise to Stardom

Catherine continued to make her mark in the entertainment industry, with diverse roles. In the superhero-themed family drama series “No Ordinary Family” (2010), she portrayed Mrs Sanderson, a character connected to the Powell family who gain special abilities after surviving a plane crash. The show starred Julie Benz, Michael Chiklis, Kay Panabaker and Jimmy Bennett and followed the family’s extraordinary journey.

She also made a guest appearance in the popular sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (2010), playing Henrietta. The series revolved around Ted Mosby’s quest for love, and featured an ensemble including Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders.

Reitman continued to showcase her versatility in the comedy film “Let Go” (2011), playing an Unbearable Industry Poser in this story about a group of individuals from different backgrounds trying to find happiness and success in their lives. The film featured a cast including Edward Asner, David Denman, Kevin Hart, Simon Helberg, Maria Thayer and Gillian Jacobs.

In the legal comedy series “Benched” (2014), Reitman portrayed Debbie, a fellow attorney in a public defender’s office. The show follows a former corporate lawyer (Eliza Coupe) who starts a new career after a personal and professional meltdown. Reitman’s character added a comedic touch to the workplace dynamics, as she shared the screen with Jay Harrington and Eliza Coupe.

She also appeared as April in the sitcom “Sullivan & Son” (2014), set in a family-owned bar where the regulars share their lives and stories. Reitman’s character provided additional comedic moments and interacted with a talented cast, including Ahmed Ahmed, Valerie Azlynn, Steve Byrne, Roy Wood Jr. and Owen Benjamin.

Since 2017, Catherine Reitman has been making waves with her critically acclaimed series “Workin’ Moms”. She plays Kate Foster, one of the main characters in this comedy-drama, that explores the challenges faced by four working mothers. The show has garnered praise for its honest portrayal of motherhood, career aspirations, and personal growth – Reitman’s performance has been widely celebrated, and the series has become a fan favorite, with co-stars including Juno Rinaldi, Dani Kind and Jessalyn Wanlim. In addition to acting, Catherine is also a producer and writer of the show and has even directed some of the episodes of this acclaimed series.

In 2022, Reitman joined the revival of the beloved Canadian comedy sketch show “The Kids in the Hall”, portraying Diane alongside original cast members David Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Catherine Reitman’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

In regard to her personal life, Catherine Reitman has been married to actor and producer Philip Sternberg since August 2009; the couple has welcomed two children, Jackson and Liam Sternberg, born in 2013 and 2016.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Catherine Reitman has black hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m) weighs approximately 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 34-27-35, and bra size 34B.

She underwent plastic surgery in the past that left her lips swelling to beyond recognition – she couldn’t even close her mouth. Luckily, a surgeon managed to reverse the process, and all went back to normal.

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