O'Hara first drew notice as an actress in as a member of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe in Toronto. She landed her first significant television role in starring opposite John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the main cast of the Canadian sitcom Coming Up Rosie — The following year, she and Candy began work on the sketch comedy series Second City Television —84 , where she drew critical acclaim for both her work as a comedic actress and writer, winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in
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If you need an introduction, watch the fake fruit-wine commercial she films in Season 1. But now, oh, yeah, my eye is drawn to it more than ever. After we all agreed we were going to do the show, I had lunch with Daniel and Eugene Levy, and I knew we were going to talk about what I was going to look like.
But Zara?! Would Moira ever? Before we got down to our interview, her hairstylist showed her pictures of a Moira tattoo that an obsessive fan had posted on Instagram. She and her team joked about her competition for the actress Emmy. She deserves to win, right? Not that that should matter. The award should go to the person who put in the time, the person who worked the damn hardest, they concurred. This conversation has been edited for space and clarity. What do you think draws people to her? Personally, I just wanted to create a character that I could live with for more than one season, because I had never committed to one character for any length of time.