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Catherine Keener


Catherine Keener is an American actress, Oscar-nominated for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich (1999) and Capote (2005). Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Keener got her start as a casting director in New York City. Catherine Ann Keener was... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips Andrea Phillips
(2013)
Into the Wild
Into the Wild Jan Burres
(2007)
Get Out
Get Out Missy Armitage
(2017)

Filmography

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 2017/II Soldado (post-production)
 2017 November Criminals (completed)
Fiona
 2017 Little Pink House
Susette Kelo
 2016 Unless
Reta
 2015 Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Dorman
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Mary Dorman
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Mary Dorman
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Mary Dorman
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Mary Dorman
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Mary Dorman
 2014 How and Why (TV Movie)
Alice
 2014 Elephant Song
Nurse Susan Peterson
 2014 Bad Grandpa .5 (Video)
Ellie
 2014/I War Story
Lee
 2013/II Begin Again
Miriam
 2013 The Croods
Ugga (voice)
 2010/I Trust
Lynn
 2010/I Cyrus
Jamie
 2010 Please Give
Kate
 2007/I Solstice (Short)
 2002 Adaptation.
Catherine Keener (uncredited)
 2002 Full Frontal
Lee
 1999 8MM
Amy Welles
 1998 Out of Sight
Adele
 1997 The Real Blonde
Mary
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Becky Donnelly (segment "1952")
 1996 Box of Moon Light
Floatie Dupre
 1996 Boys
Jilly
 1996 Heroine of Hell (TV Movie)
Magda
 1996 Walking and Talking
Amelia
 1994 Journeys North (TV Movie)
Magda
 1993 The Cemetery Club
Esther's Daughter (uncredited)
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Nina
- The Letter (1992) ... Nina
 1991 Johnny Suede
Yvonne
 1991 Switch
Steve's Secretary
 1990 Catchfire
Trucker's Girl
 1990 Arduous Moon (Short)
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Jan Engle
- Curse of the Corn People (1989) ... Jan Engle
 1988-1989 Knightwatch (TV Series)
Rebecca
- Lost Weekend (1989) ... Rebecca
- Friday Knight (1988) ... Rebecca
 1988 Survival Quest
Cheryl
 1987 Ohara (TV Series)
Lt. Cricket Sideris
- Brian (1987) ... Lt. Cricket Sideris
- Frannie (1987) ... Lt. Cricket Sideris
- Jesse (1987) ... Lt. Cricket Sideris
- Laura (1987) ... Lt. Cricket Sideris
- Louie (1987) ... Lt. Cricket Sideris
 1986 The Education of Allison Tate
Linda Kellogg
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Waitress
- The House of the Rising Flan (1986) ... Waitress (uncredited)
 1986 The Alan King Show (TV Movie)
Abby
 1986 About Last Night...
Cocktail Waitress
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Other Works:

: Plays Anna in "Burn This" play by Lanford Wilson (Union Square Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her harshest rejection]: "One director said I just wasn't sexy. It was hard, really hard. I left town for two months with my tail between my legs. But you have to kind of go, okay, maybe I'm not their idea of [sexy], but hell, I can have sex!" See more »

Trivia:

Had two movies pushed back from late 2008 to a release in 2009. Both The Soloist (2009) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009). See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Nicole Holofcener and Spike Jonze

Star Sign:

Aries

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