Catherine Keener
Actress
Catherine Keener
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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Catherine Keener's personal information overview.
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HBO'S 'Show Me A Hero' Deserves An Emmy For Illuminating What Can Be Done About Racism In Donald Trump's America
Huffington Post - 5 months
The Emmy awards will take place on September 18 as Hillary Clinton nears her crescendo, hammering Trump for the racism at the heart of his campaign. From the start, Trump has used the fear of Hispanic immigration and diversity to divide whites and people of color. So it's unfortunate that David Simon's Show Me a Hero, one of the best limited series shows in television history, which brilliantly focused on the type of racism at the heart of Trump's campaign, failed to even get a nomination for an Emmy Award. This widely praised docudrama, drawing on the experiences of real people, goes deep into the heart of an American city, Yonkers, describing the racial tensions that divided that New York suburb over housing segregation. The six-part series reveals black and white residents struggling to overcome their mutual suspicions and prejudices and then succeeding to take steps to reduce the consequences of years of racial discrimination by landlords, lenders, and city officials. It's ...
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Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Catherine Keener Reads ‘Live Without Me. I’ll Understand.’
NYTimes - 7 months
The actress reads the story of a woman who re-evaluates her role in the world as her plane comes close to crashing.
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Imogen Poots Is 'Very, Very Happy' In Her Career, So It's Time You Know Her Name
Huffington Post - 10 months
For Imogen Poots, 2015 marked a new beginning. Across the better part of a decade, she'd scored noteworthy roles in movies like "28 Weeks Later," "Solitary Man" and "Jane Eyre" without ever quite transcending emerging-actress limbo. But as the 2010s inch forward, Poots has always been on the cusp of breaking through -- with the vampire horror-comedy "Fight Night," the rowdy bromance "That Awkward Moment" and the noisy Aaron Paul racing vehicle "Need for Speed."  But it's the movies that have struggled to secure much shelf life where Poots has found her true calling. She played Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener's daughter in 2011's "A Late Quartet" before starring as Linda Keith, one of Jimi Hendrix's lovers, in the under-appreciated 2013 biopic "Jimi: All Is By My Side" and as an earnest call-girl-turned-Broadway-hopeful in Peter Bogdanovich's 2015 screwball comedy "She's Funny That Way." This year alone, she's appeared in the Sundance drama "Frank & Lola," Terrence ...
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Why This Young Woman Is Sharing Her Preventative Mastectomy Scars
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A woman who had her breasts removed wants to make it clear that her scars don't define her.  Catherine Keeney, from Newarthill, Scotland, shared photographs of her scars from a bilateral mastectomy on Facebook. She wrote that she wanted to show what her body looked like after surgery, and reinforce that scars aren't shameful.  (Note that images below show Keeney's bare chest.) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); ok guys putting these pics up of my foobs I am in no way body beautiful as I'm not the fittest or best looking I'm just... Posted by My prophylactic mastectomy on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Keeney, age 30, underwent the surgery in March 2015 as a preventative measure due to her family history of breast cance ...
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Why This Young Woman Is Sharing Her Preventative Mastectomy Scars
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A woman who had her breasts removed wants to make it clear that her scars don't define her.  Catherine Keeney, from Newarthill, Scotland, shared photographs of her scars from a bilateral mastectomy on Facebook. She wrote that she wanted to show what her body looked like after surgery, and reinforce that scars aren't shameful.  (Note that images below show Keeney's bare chest.) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); ok guys putting these pics up of my foobs I am in no way body beautiful as I'm not the fittest or best looking I'm just... Posted by My prophylactic mastectomy on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Keeney, age 30, underwent the surgery in March 2015 as a preventative measure due to her family history of breast cance ...
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Olivia Wilde Received Some Of Her Best Hollywood Wisdom From Tilda Swinton
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Olivia Wilde has worked with Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jon Favreau -- names that would appeal to anyone in Hollywood with an ounce of sense. You'll notice they have one thing in common beyond great films: penises. Where are the women in Wilde's moviemaking life? Few and far between, as it turns out. Her new film, "Meadowland," in which she and Luke Wilson play a couple reeling from the loss of their child, is one of the few times a woman has steered a project with which Wilde is involved. That includes one season on "The O.C." and five on "House." She's optimistic about the attention being paid to equality in Hollywood, however, partly thanks to her collaboration with Reed Morano, who shot and directed "Meadowland." Morano also shot five episodes of Wilde's forthcoming '70s-set rock 'n' roll series "Vinyl," which premieres on HBO in January and is written by "Sopranos" and "Wolf of Wall Street" scribe Terence Winter. The Huffington Post sat down with Wilde for a deep dive on ...
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Women Dating After 50: Are We In A No-Man's Land?
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
I received this email on my site from a reader asking for advice about women dating in their 50s: I am approaching 50, and just over one year separated from my husband. As I look forward and begin to think about the possibility of future relationships, I can see that dating over 50 might be difficult. What I notice is that I don't seem to hear many happy stories about people (like me) who were married 20 to 25 years, got divorced, and then found happiness/marriage, etc again. It seems to me that a 50ish woman is somewhere in no-man's land for a future relationship. I may be generalizing but do you see the same thing? As I also approach 50, I agree with her no-man's land comment in many ways. Fifty isn't really young, but it's not old either. I have had some issues while shopping for clothes in recent years, because all the clothing out there either seems too young or too old for me. I feel like some young people treat me older, which seems odd. I meet people in their 50s, who ...
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'Love Me or Leave Me Alone' as a Theme on the Screen (Redux)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Intense feelings of affection are on our radar as we celebrate Valentine's Day. We turn to the cinematic mirror for understated romcoms -- those that illustrate some underlying dynamics of the relationships that survive versus those that fizzle before death do us part. Mere laughs will not suffice. What follows is a minute selection whittled from an infinite one. This post begins with the heartfelt apology that many worthy contenders will be omitted. This year's Oscar-nominated American Hustle (2013) contains at its heart a twisted and tender love story. Amy Adams grows from a hopeful and conniving mistress of Christian Slater in his marriage to Jennifer Lawrence into an appropriate stepmother, which is rarely if ever seen on film. Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence's fine performance, remember the closing scene with the custody exchange and Lawrence is wearing a neck brace? Up-and-coming Indie Wire film critic Ryan Lattanzio's grandmother (it's not surprising that he is so ast ...
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New Trailer: Has James Franco Completely Lost it?
Entertainment Tonight - about 3 years
Is he a movie star, a product pitch man, a PhD candidate, an Oscar host, or soap star? James Franco plays with his sometimes confusing multi-hyphenate persona with a character that seems to be losing his mind in the '60s-set, somewhat meta indie comedy Maladies, and we have a first look at the trailer... PICS: Hollywood's Sexiest Shirtless Men In Maladies, James plays James, an unstable former soap opera star looking to jump-start his creative writing juices, only to flounder with a serious identity crisis. Living with his sister (Fallon Goodson) at the seaside home of his best friend Catherine (Catherine Keener), James slowly loses his grip on reality as he struggles to complete his grand memoir. Alan Cumming and David Strathairn also star. Continue reading...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman (1968-2014): So Great in the Now Ironically Titled <i>A Late Quartet</i>
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Philip Seymour Hoffman, dead of an apparent drug overdose, was one of my favorite actors. And in A Late Quartet -- and how ironic does that title seem now? -- he gave a great performance. It was a crowd-pleaser at film festivals. In the theaters, it grossed an infinitesimal $1.5 million. And disappeared. It certainly did not vanish in the arts cinema near Lincoln Center. We saw it in a packed theater. With a reverent, knowledgeable audience. There was an ovation at the end. Perhaps you'll look at it now. The title is a pun. The music that anchors the film is Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, opus 131. Half an hour long, played straight through, it is a bold, original composition that sets the bar extravagantly high for the musicians. Schubert's comment: After this, what is left for us to write? Beethoven agreed; it was his favorite of his late quartets. There's another pun, and it's much heavier. The Fugue String Quartet has played together for 25 years. Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
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From a Limo driver to an Oscar nominee, Barkhad Abdi, you rekindled hope in me!
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
Three months ago, Barkhad Abdi’s dreams came true when his first Hollywood movie hit the cinemas and popularity and fortune placed the debutant in the spotlight. With fame banging on his door, Abdi escalated from being a mere limo driver in Minnesota to becoming an Oscar-nominated actor. To understand his climb to success, one needs to reel back a little and revisit a few events. Barkhad Abdi in a still taken from the movie Captain Philips. About two years back, Abdi was selected from an open casting call in Minneapolis, to co-star with Tom Hanks in the Sony Pictures piracy drama Captain Phillips. Abdi, a huge Hollywood movie buff, was excited to meet Tom Hanks for the first time during the film’s shooting. Barkhad Abdi and Tom Hanks with fellow cast members of Captain Philips. Photo: Reuters The Somalian actor travelled to London and Malta for the shooting, and managed to cast a spell over audiences and critics alike with his acting. Since the film’s release in 2013, Abd ...
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I Love You, But Please Change
Huffington Post - about 3 years
What makes for a happy, fulfilled relationship? While this is a complex question that doesn't lend itself to a quick answer, there are aspects of successful and lasting relationships that have been studied by experts and many approaches to pick from. The good news is that if you are in a relatively happy relationship, there are some simple things you can do -- positive behaviors -- that can make your relationship better. Fortunately, even if you're in a relationship or marriage that's heading in a bad direction, there are strategies that can set you and your partner on the right path again. After studying marital success and divorce prevention for decades, my hero is renowned psychologist John M. Gottman, and I'm about to explain why. But first, let's start with the premise that it's crucial to examine your own actions and to adopt realistic expectations about your partner's willingness to change. Do you spend more time second-guessing your partner's comments or reactions than ex ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
This week: Repo Man, a hangover-helping grindhouse marathon, and Robert De Niro punching Sylvester Stallone in the face. 12 Years a Slave Solomon (the brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free black man, living in the North, who is abducted into slavery in 1841. Twelve years later, he's released. During those 12 years, he is a slave, and something of a stand-in for the modern viewer: He's intelligent, he's educated, and most crucially, he's attuned to the horror and injustice that surrounds him. Our attempts to comprehend life under slavery parallel his own: We share his terror when he wakes up in chains after a night of heavy drinking with two friendly-seeming white men. We understand his urge to fight back against those who have separated him from his family. We chafe to find him at the mercy of men who are his physical and intellectual inferior. And, through his eyes, the utterly schizophrenic nature of slavery is revealed. ALISON HA ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
This week: It's a Wonderful Life! The Polar Express! A Christmas Story! And a whole bunch more Christmas bullshit! 12 Years a Slave Solomon (the brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free black man, living in the North, who is abducted into slavery in 1841. Twelve years later, he's released. During those 12 years, he is a slave, and something of a stand-in for the modern viewer: He's intelligent, he's educated, and most crucially, he's attuned to the horror and injustice that surrounds him. Our attempts to comprehend life under slavery parallel his own: We share his terror when he wakes up in chains after a night of heavy drinking with two friendly-seeming white men. We understand his urge to fight back against those who have separated him from his family. We chafe to find him at the mercy of men who are his physical and intellectual inferior. And, through his eyes, the utterly schizophrenic nature of slavery is revealed. ALISON HALLETT ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Catherine Keener
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 52
    She collaborated with Hoffman as husband and wife again in the 2012 film A Late Quartet.
    More Details Hide Details Keener played the title character's mother in the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, based on the series of books by Rick Riordan. Keener starred in the six-episode HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin. It aired in August 2015. In 2016, Keener starred in the independent film Unless.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    In 2006, she starred in the film Friends with Money, directed by Nicole Holofcener.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, Keener played Jan Burres in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild, based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book of the same name.
  • 2005
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Keener's performance as writer Harper Lee in Capote (also 2005) earned her several awards and nominations, including her second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 2002
    Age 42
    In 2002, she co-starred with Edward Norton in the off-Broadway revival of Burn This and the film Death to Smoochy.
    More Details Hide Details She also took part in the film Full Frontal, and S1m0ne alongside Al Pacino.
  • 2001
    Age 41
    In 2001, she worked with director Nicole Holofcener in Lovely and Amazing garnering her a third Independent Spirit Award nomination.
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  • 2000
    Age 40
    In 2000, Keener earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She also guest-starred as an artist on an episode of Seinfeld called "The Letter". She played Jerry's girlfriend, an artist who painted a famous portrait of Kramer. Keener then earned her first starring role in Johnny Suede with the then unknown Brad Pitt. Her performance gained critical acclaim and earned her her first Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. She went on to work with director Tom Dicillo, again, in Living in Oblivion (1995). Two years later, she was once again nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Walking and Talking, an independent cult-comedy film directed by Nicole Holofcener.
  • 1983
    Age 23
    She graduated with her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Keener had a supporting role as Lt. Cricket Sideris in the television series Ohara about an Asian-American detective. The series ran from January 1987 to May 1988. Her first film appearance was one line in About Last Night (1986). Although she struggled professionally over the next few years one low-quality project had an unexpected dividend.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1959.
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