Catherine Keener young
March 23, 1959
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
32-26-34 in | 81-66-86 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
8.5 US | 39 EU
Catherine Ann Keener was born in Miami, Florida, United States, on March 23, 1959, is an American actress.
Young Catherine Keener first started performing during her years at the Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts in school theater productions and she landed her stage debut in a play "Uncommon Women and Others".
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy drama film About Last Night... (1986) in role as Cocktail Waitress.
She got her television debut in NBC legal drama series L.A. Law (1986) in episode "The House of the Rising Flan", in role as Waitress.
Her breakthrough performance came as Yvonne in musical indie film Johnny Suede (1991).
No Future (2020) drama in role as Claire, opposite Charlie Heaton and Rosa Salazar
The Croods 2 (2020) animated adventure comedy in voice role as Ugga
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maxine Lund in fantasy comedy film Being John Malkovich (1999).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Nelle Harper Lee in biographical movie Capote (2005).
Get Out (2017) horror thriller opposite Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) comedy with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen
Synecdoche, New York (2008) comedy drama opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton and Michelle Williams
Captain Phillips (2013) biographical drama thriller with Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) fantasy opposite Spike Jonze, Max Records and James Gandolfini
Begin Again (2013) romance comedy with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo
Enough Said (2013) romantic comedy drama opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Toni Collette
Death to Smoochy (2002) comedy thriller with Robin Williams, Edward Norton and Danny DeVito
Cyrus (2010) comedy drama opposite John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) black comedy with Ben Stiller, Aaron Eckhart and Nastassja Kinski
Please Give (2010) dark comedy opposite Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall
Hamlet 2 (2008) comedy with Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue and Amy Poehler
Trust (2010) drama thriller opposite Clive Owen, Viola Davis and Jason Clarke
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) action crime with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin
Lovely & Amazing (2002) comedy drama opposite Brenda Blethyn and Jake Gyllenhaal
November Criminals (2017) crime drama with Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz
Nostalgia (2018) drama opposite Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Ellen Burstyn
Ohara (1987) ABC drama television series in role as Lt. Cricket Sideris
Knightwatch (1988-1989) ABC drama series in role as Rebecca
Show Me a Hero (2015) HBO miniseries in role as Mary Dorman
Kidding (2018- ) Showtime comedy drama television series in role as Deirdre
Forever (2018) Amazon Video comedy drama web series in role as Kase
Modern Love (2019) Amazon Video romantic comedy anthology web series in role as Julie
Attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami, Florida.
Graduated with her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1983.
Has older sister, Elizabeth.
Has English, German, Lebanese and Scottish ancestry.
Good friends with Jennifer Aniston.
She voiced Ugga in animated adventure comedy film The Croods (2013) and Evelyn Deavor / Screenslaver in animated superhero movie Incredibles 2 (2018).
She was married to actor Dermot Mulroney (1990-2007) they have one son, Clyde.
She dated actor Benicio Del Toro (2008-2009).
When I was in college, at Wheaton-I inadvertently got cast in a play, and I had a really great time doing it. I didnt know I had any knack for it, but I really enjoyed myself. It was a complete surprise.
Well, for one thing, I like being a supporting actress. I like to come and go in the film. The interesting characters are very few if you want to be the lead, and they depend on you being beautiful. Since I'm not interested in those parts, the pressure's off, in a way. I'm not cast for my physicality. I find that playing so many characters in so many films is a way to be in the moment.
These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like.
If you give a character room to breathe, they come alive.