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Catherine Keener
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Keener in 2009.
Born Catherine Ann Keener
March 23, 1959 (age 53)
Miami, Florida
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Worked in Being John Malkovich
Adaptation. (as herself)
Synecdoche, New York
Characters portrayed Maxine Lund
Adele Lack
Other works Into the Wild
Capote
The Interpreter
The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Catherine Ann Keener (born March 23, 1959)[1] is an American actress. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Being John Malkovich (1999) and Capote (2005). She also appeared in the critically acclaimed Into the Wild.

BiographyEdit

Catherine Keener is an Oscar nominated actress for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich and Capote. Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Keener got her start as a casting director in New York City.

Originating from Hialeah, Florida, Keener attended Wheaton College in New Hampshire. She began taking acting classes when she was unable to sign up for a photography class. After graduating, Keener managed a McDonalds in New York City before becoming an assistant casting director and soon relocating to Los Angeles.

Not long after, Keener told her superior of her aspirations for acting and she landed a one-worded role as a waitress in About Last Night.... Two years later, she landed a role in a film called Survival Quest, where she met her future husband, Dermot Mulroney. After struggling for years in the industry, Keener landed a role in an independent film, opposite the unknown Brad Pitt, in Johnny Suede. Her ascent in independent film began as she starred in Living in Oblivion and Walking and Talking before her mainstream break with Being John Malkovich in 1999, which earned Keener her first Oscar nomination. Since then, Catherine Keener has starred in several critically acclaimed films.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Keener married actor Dermot Mulroney in 1990. She has a son.[3] In June 2007, Mulroney filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[4] The divorce became final on December 19, 2007.

Filmography[5]Edit

Year Film Role Notes
1986 About Last Night... Cocktail Waitress
1989 Survival Quest Cheryl
1990 Catchfire Trucker's girl
1991 Switch Steve's Secretary
Johnny Suede Yvonne Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Suzanne
1993 The Cemetery Club Ester's Daughter
1995 Living in Oblivion Nicole Springer
1996 Walking and Talking Amelia Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Boys Jilly
Box of Moonlight Floatie Dupre
1997 The Real Blonde Mary
1998 Out of Sight Adele Delisi
Your Friends & Neighbors Terri
1999 8mm Amy Welles
Simpatico Cecilia
Being John Malkovich Maxine Lund Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2001 Lovely & Amazing Michelle Marks Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2002 Adaptation. Herself Cameo
Full Frontal Lee
Death to Smoochy Nora Wells
S1m0ne Elaine Christian
2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Kathleen Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Interpreter Dot Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Trish Piedmont Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Capote Nelle Harper Lee<td Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award>Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress</td>
2006 Friends with Money Christine
2007 An American Crime Gertrude Baniszewski TV Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Into the Wild Jan Burres<td Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2007>Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture</td>
2008 Hamlet 2 Brie Marschz
What Just Happened Lou Tarnow
Synecdoche, New York Adele Lack Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Genova Barbara
2009 The Soloist Mary Weston
Where the Wild Things Are Connie Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2010 Please Give Kate Nominated—Comedy Film Award for Best Leading Actress
Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Cyrus Jamie
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Sally Jackson
Trust Lynn Cameron
Nailed Rep. Pam Hendrickson forthcoming film
2011 The Oranges Paige Walling
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Diane
2012 A Late Quartet Juliette Gelbart
2013 The Croods Ugga

ReferencesEdit

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