Caitlin Dahl was born in Toronto, Canada to a sisterhood of strong talented artists. She attended Ryerson University and has since written, produced and directed three short films, a documentary film and countless music videos.
Caitlin got her start as a lead editor on Tim McGraw’s videos “Suspicions”, “Southern Voice”, “Mexico” and McGraw and Def Leppard’s “Nine Lives”. Following the release of the videos, Caitlin was invited on Tim McGraw’s North American 2008 tour to shoot and edit for documentary purposes. Upon her return to Los Angeles, Caitlin and her twin sister Melinda formed their Production Company Dahlhouse Productions where Caitlin has been the head writer, director and producer of the film and television division.
Her short film “White Picket Fence”, premiered at the Dances With Films Festival, where it won an Honorable Mention for Best Short Film. Her second short film “Grown-Ups” premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase in May of 2017 and has screened at numerous prestigious festivals around the country including the Oscar qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival collecting a total of ten awards. It is now viewable on Amazon Prime. Her latest film "The Get Together" premiered at the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival and has won a total of seven awards and counting as it makes its way around the festival circuit.
Caitlin began her career as an actress and has since appeared in numerous commercials, films and television productions, including Nip/Tuck (FX), House M.D. (FOX), and American Horror Story (FX). She also sings and plays lead guitar in her band The Dahls with her sister Melinda. Their music has been included on hit television shows and films including “Dumb and Dumber Too”, “Family Guy”, “Virgin River” and "Resident Alien". After taking some time off to have children, the Dahl Sisters saw the need for more thoughtful and relatable songs that both parents and kids could enjoy together. As a result, Caitlin and Melinda have been reborn as “The Curlytops” - an enchanting pair of toy dolls who live in a magical Dollhouse along with an array of unique and funny characters, all of whom come to life in their songs and videos. Their first children’s album is set to release March 17th, 2020.
Caitlin is married to Executive Producer/Writer, Danny Smith on “Family Guy”. They have two children together, Waylon and Adelaide.