Catherine Keener

Born Mar 23, 1959

Catherine Ann Keener 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.

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1959 Birth Born on March 23, 1959.


1983 24 Years Old She graduated with her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1983. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old Keener met her future husband, actor Dermot Mulroney in 1987 while working on Survival Quest (1989), after Mulroney became stuck while attempting to scale a cliff. … Read More


1990 31 Years Old Keener married actor Dermot Mulroney in 1990. They have a son, Clyde, born in 1999. Mulroney filed for divorce in June, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences and the divorce became final on December 19, 2007.


2000 41 Years Old In 2000, Keener earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze.
2001 42 Years Old In 2001, she worked with director Nicole Holofcener in Lovely and Amazing garnering her a third Independent Spirit Award nomination.
2002 43 Years Old In 2002, she co-starred with Edward Norton in the off-Broadway revival of Burn This and the film Death to Smoochy. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old In 2005, she starred in the political thriller The Interpreter, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, with Daniel Day-Lewis and played the love interest of Steve Carell in Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old In 2006, she starred in the film Friends with Money, directed by Nicole Holofcener. … Read More
2008 49 Years Old In 2008, her film An American Crime, the true story of Gertrude Baniszewski, a middle-aged mother who tortured and killed Sylvia Likens in her Indiana home, was aired on Showtime. Keener plays Baniszewski and her portrayal earned her an Emmy nomination in the Best Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Movie category. In 2008, Keener portrayed Philip Seymour Hoffman's wife Adele in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York.


2012 53 Years Old She collaborated with Hoffman as husband and wife again in the 2012 film A Late Quartet. … Read More
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