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Catherine Newman
Character Information
Gender Female
Race White
Marital Status Widowed
Occupation Unemployed
Status Alive
Location Clouds Sanitarium
First Appearance Compassion
Last Appearance Happiness

Catherine Newman is one of the characters in the show Wilfred. She is the mother of Ryan and Kristen Newman and is played by Mary Steenburgen and later Mimi Rogers.


She is known for being extremely distant. As a self-proclaimed free spirit, she tends to do what she wants and is often absent. However, in her time of need she does approach Ryan for his help. She also has the ability similar to Ryan's to see her cat, Mittens, as a woman in a cat suit.


  • The reason Catherine was recast in season four was due to Steenburgen's unavailability to film due to conflicting schedules.


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