Before ‘Workin’ Moms,’ Catherine Reitman Appeared in Many of Your Favorite TV Shows

If you’re like most Americans, you sometimes find yourself binge-watching a television series on Netflix. It’s almost become an American pastime. If you prefer hilarious sitcoms and you’re a mom, you probably already know a thing or two about Workin’ Moms. This incredibly popular series stars Catherine Reitman. She not only stars in the Netflix show, but she is also responsible for bringing this show to life. If you find yourself wondering why she looks so familiar, it’s likely because she’s been attached to quite a few other shows and projects in recent years.

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On the personal side of Catherine Reitman

Catherine Marcelle Reitman was born in Los Angeles in 1981. Her father is renowned director Ivan Reitman of Ghostbusters acclaim. Her mother is Genevieve Deloir, a Canadian director and actress. You could say she was born into a film and acting environment. She does have two siblings, Jason, and Caroline Reitman. Today, Catherine is married to Philip Sternberg, and together, the couple has two children.

She not only stars in Workin’ Moms, but she’s also the writer and producer of the popular show. She also spent some time behind the camera to direct an episode of Black-ish. She has a healthy roster of other self-produced works she’s cranked out over the years, and it’s easy to see how she’s honed her craft.

Workin’ Moms fame and popularity

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If you need a truth-telling, hilarious, and realistic sitcom that addresses the challenges of motherhood head-on, you might need to binge-watch Workin’ Moms. This show premiered in Canada back in 2017 and in February of last year, globally launched on Netflix. The show stars Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind, Juno Rinaldi, and Jessalyn Wanlim and offers a much-needed smile to moms everywhere. The show has been wildly popular, and while there are some critics, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t recommend adding it to your watch list.

In today’s world, moms are often feeling the stresses between working as if they don’t have kids, and then parenting as if they aren’t tied to a career. This intricate balance is real-life for so many and tends to present dark and cringe-worthy topics worth exploring, at the very least, in a sitcom, and Vox makes it known that the show covers these topics well. Workin’ Moms takes audiences on a tour through this tight rope walk, showcasing authentic situations about parenting, relationships, career trajectories, and juggling the struggle to keep going or just take a nap. It hits home for so many which is likely why the show is number one in Canada and gaining fast here in the states.

You may recognize Catherine Reitman from her earlier work

If the Workin’ Moms star looks familiar to you, you probably recognize her from other television favorites. She was in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2005. She also starred in Black-ish in 2014. She’s also appeared in television favorites like Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, and Charmed. If her voice sounds eerily familiar, you might be recognizing her from several voice-over projects as well. Catherine Reitman has quite the cartoon cred with voice roles in American Dad!, Family Guy, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Catherine Reitman has been perfecting her craft for several years. For now, she has her eye on today’s moms. Her sitcom is certainly taking off and ringing true with audiences. And with Reitman at the helm, is sure to be just as successful as she has been.