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Catherine Keener



Catherine Keener ranks with Parker Posey as one of the queens of 1990s American independent cinema. A muse for director Tom Di Cillo (Johnny Suede, Living in Oblivion, Box of Moonlight, The Real Blonde), she is married to one of her peers, the also-underrated Dermot Mulroney. Keener graduated from Wheaton College in 1983 and in 1986 she landed her first film role, a small part in About Last Night. She appeared in a string of independent films throughout the 1990s, in addition to all the aforementioned Di Cillo titles; she had the lead, opposite Anne Heche, in the acclaimed Walking and Talking (1996), written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, a role which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2000, Keener received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in Being John Malkovich. Appearing in Simpatico and giving birth to a baby boy the same year, the tireless actress continued to turn up in such quirky films as Death to Smoochy, Full Frontal, and eccentric director Spike Jonze, follow-up to Being John Malkovich, Adaptation. Keener would spend the next several years enjoying her reputation as a both charming and well respected actress, appearing in movies like The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Capote, Into the Wild, Synechdoche, New York, Where the Wild Things Are, Cyrus, and Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Croods 2
  • Ugga
2017
No Score Yet Little Pink House
  • Susette Kelo
2016
40% Unless
  • Reta Winters
2016
6% Accidental Love
  • Rep. Pam Hendrickson
2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis
  • Actor
2015
57% Elephant Song
  • Nurse Susan Peterson
2015
50% War Story
  • Producer
  • Lee
2014
83% Begin Again
  • Miriam
2014
6% Maladies
  • Catherine
2014
No Score Yet Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (Unrated)
  • Ellie
2013
93% Captain Phillips
  • Andrea Phillips
2013
96% Enough Said
  • Marianne
2013
70% The Croods
  • Ugga
2013
100% Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home
  • Narrator
2012
78% A Late Quartet
  • Juliette Gelbart (Viola)
2012
34% The Oranges
  • Paige
2012
28% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
  • Diane
2012
78% Trust
  • Lynn
2011
80% Cyrus
  • Jamie
2010
86% Please Give
  • Kate
2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Sally Jackson
2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are
  • Mom
2009
56% The Soloist
  • Mary Weston
2009
79% A Summer In Genoa
  • Barbara
2009
No Score Yet Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak
  • Actor
2009
69% Synecdoche, New York
  • Adele Lack
2008
62% Hamlet 2
  • Brie Marschz
2008
51% What Just Happened?
  • Lou Tarnow
2008
82% Into the Wild
  • Jan Burres
2007
23% An American Crime
  • Gertrude Baniszewski
2007
91% God Grew Tired Of Us
  • Producer
2007
72% Friends With Money
  • Christine
2006
90% Capote
  • Harper Lee
2005
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Trish
2005
56% The Interpreter
  • Dot Woods
2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Kathleen
2005
91% Adaptation
  • Herself (uncredited)
2002
38% Full Frontal
  • Lee
2002
86% Lovely & Amazing
  • Michelle Marks
2002
42% Death to Smoochy
  • Nora Wells
2002
25% Simpatico
  • Cecilia
1999
93% Being John Malkovich
  • Maxine
1999
22% 8MM
  • Amy Welles
1999
77% Your Friends & Neighbors
  • Terri
1998
93% Out of Sight
  • Adele
1998
32% The Real Blonde
  • Mary
1998
59% Box of Moonlight
  • Floatie Dupre
1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Becky
1996
86% Walking and Talking
  • Amelia
1996
15% Boys
  • Jilly
1996
No Score Yet Heroine Of Hell
  • Magda
1996
No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine
  • Lena
1996
88% Living in Oblivion
  • Nicole
1995
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
  • Suzanne
1992
No Score Yet The Education of Allison Tate
  • Linda Kellogg
1992
36% Johnny Suede
  • Yvonne
1991
33% Switch
  • Steve's Secretary
1991
50% Backtrack
  • Trucker's Girl
1990
No Score Yet Survival Quest
  • Cheryl
1989
61% About Last Night
  • Cocktail Waitress
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
97% Show Me a Hero
2015
  • Mary Dorman
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Nina

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