Catherine Wilder Disher is a Canadian actress and voice actress, who has won two Gemini Awards. One for Best Actress for her mini-series Snakes & Ladders, and in 2010 for her role in The Broder. She was also nominated for her role as Dr. Natalie Lambert in the Forever Knight TV series. Aside from Forever Knight, Disher is known for roles as Jean Grey in X-Men: The Animated Series, and Martha Tinsdale in The Good Witch movie and television series.
Catherine Disher was born on June 22, 1960 in Montreal, Canada.
Disher graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1978 and later from the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.
Catherine Disher had a supporting role on T. and T. the legal/action series starring Mr. T, and had another supporting role in the second season of the War of the Worlds series. From 1992 to 1996 she starred in Forever Knight. She played Maggie Norton on the Canadian television series The Border from 2008 - 2010, and provides additional voices on the PBS Kids/CBC Kids series Super WHY!.
Apart from her work as an actor, Disher does commercials and voice work for animated series. Her most well known cartoon role was as Jean Grey in X-Men: The Animated Series. She also wrote one episode of the British-Canadian drama series The Campbells.
She was formerly married to her X-Men co-star Cedric Smith, 17 years her senior, with whom she had a son, Darcy Montgomery Smith, in 1993.
- While casting Jean Grey in X-Men: The Animated Series the creators of the series had in mind a voice that sounded like actress, Donna Reed.
- Catherine Disher auditioned for the role of Storm but ended up getting the part of Jean Grey in X-Men: The Animated Series.