Katherine Waterston

Katherine Waterston

Highest Rated: 93% Queen of Earth (2015)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Babysitters (2007)

Birthday: Mar 3, 1980

Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK

A fearless presence in independent features since the mid-2000s, Katherine Waterston earned critical praise for her portrayal of strong-willed young women in "Babysitters" (2008) and "Inherent Vice" (2014). The daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston and former model Lynn Woodruff, Katherine Boyer Waterston was born March 3, 1980 in Westminster, London, where her parents were working at the time. She was raised in Connecticut and through her father's career, gained exposure to film and television sets at an early age. Waterston attended New York University as a double major in theater and photography, but found the workload required to pursue both subjects too overwhelming, so she focused her energies on theater. She made her small screen debut in "Americana" (2004), a television series pilot directed by David Schwimmer, before appearing in the short "Orchids" for actress-turned-director Bryce Dallas Howard. Waterston's screen acting career launched in earnest in 2007 with a feature film debut in Tony Gilroy's Oscar-nominated "Michael Clayton," and she soon balanced regular appearances in features with roles on the New York stage. In 2008, she vaulted to the lead in "Babysitters," playing a cagey honors student who supports her academic career by forming an escort ring that services the friends of a hapless suburbanite (John Leguizamo) whose child she babysits. Her performance set in motion a string of intense bit and supporting parts in independent features, including the comedy "Taking Woodstock" (2009), "Being Flynn" (2012) with Robert De Niro and Paul Dano, and as a kidnapping victim suffering from Stockholm Syndrome in "The Factory" (2012) with John Cusack. During this period, Waterston was also a regular in theater productions, most notably Off-Broadway in "Bachelorette" (2010) and a revival of "The Cherry Orchard" (2011). By 2013, Waterston was appearing in several features per year, logging character roles in indie features like "Manhattan Romance" (2014) and the neo-noir "Glass Chin" (2014), which led to her breakout role as the vixenish Shasta Fay Hepworth in "Inherent Vice" (2014). Based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the anarchic comedy-drama starred Joaquin Phoenix as a drug-addled private eye who is sent by his former lover (Waterston) to track down her current paramour, a missing real estate developer, which introduces him to an array of bizarre characters and situations. Waterston's no-holds-barred performance earned her an array of award nominations from critical societies, including the Satellite Awards and Denver Film Critics Society. The exposure afforded by "Inherent Vice" led to more high-profile projects, including the biopic "Steve Jobs" (2015), for which she played Chrisann Brennan, the high school girlfriend of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Highest rated movies

Queen of Earth Logan Lucky
Glass Chin
Night Moves
Robot & Frank
Steve Jobs Mid90s The World to Come




No Score Yet No Score Yet Babylon Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Tina Goldstein (Character) - 2022
75% 62% The World to Come Abigail (Character) $106.3K 2020
46% No Score Yet Amundsen: The Greatest Expedition Bess Magids (Character) - 2019
61% 79% The Current War: Director's Cut Marguerite Erskine (Character) $6.0M 2019
37% 16% State Like Sleep Katherine (Character) $2.8K 2018
36% 54% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Tina Goldstein (Character) $159.4M 2018
80% 80% Mid90s Dabney (Character) $7.4M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ihmeotukset: Grindelwaldin rikokset Unknown (Character) - 2018
92% 76% Logan Lucky Sylvia Harrison (Character) $27.8M 2017
65% 55% Alien: Covenant Daniels (Character) $74.2M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: Covenant -- Prologue: Last Supper Daniels (Character) - 2017
74% 79% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Tina (Character) $234.0M 2016
85% 73% Steve Jobs Chrisann Brennan (Character) $17.8M 2015
No Score Yet 58% Manhattan Romance Carla (Character) - 2015
63% 57% Sleeping With Other People Unknown (Character) $814.8K 2015
93% 59% Queen of Earth Virginia (Character) $78.4K 2015
No Score Yet 82% You Must Be Joking Lisa (Character) - 2014
86% 44% Glass Chin Patricia Petals O'Neal (Character) - 2014
73% 52% Inherent Vice Shasta Ray Hepworth (Character) $8.1M 2014
86% 41% Night Moves Anne (Character) $252.9K 2013
No Score Yet 10% The Letter Julie (Character) - 2012
86% 75% Robot & Frank Shopgirl (Character) $3.3M 2012
50% 62% Almost in Love Lulu (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 51% Enter Nowhere Samantha (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eat Unknown (Character) - 2011
33% 30% The Babysitters Shirley Lyner (Character) - 2007


79% 58% The Third Day Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2015