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Catherine Ann Keener (born March 23, 1959)[2] is an American actress. She has been twice nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Maxine Lund in Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich
(1999) and Harper Lee
Harper Lee
in Capote (2005). Keener also appeared in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Into the Wild (2007), Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York
(2008), and Get Out
Get Out
(2017), which were all well received by critics. Keener is the muse of director Nicole Holofcener, having appeared in each of Holofcener's first five films.[3]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Podcast

5 Awards and nominations 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Keener was born in Miami, Florida
Florida
on March 23, 1959, the third of five children of Evelyn (née Jamiel) and Jim Keener, a manager of mattress store in Hialeah, Florida.[4] She is of Irish descent on her father's side and of Lebanese descent on her mother's.[4][5] Keener was raised Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools. She attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School.[6][7] Keener's sister, Elizabeth Keener, is also an actress and a real estate agent working for Sotheby's in Los Angeles. Keener attended Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts. Keener majored in English and history, enrolling in a theater course. Her first theatrical production was the Wendy Wasserstein
Wendy Wasserstein
play Uncommon Women and Others, during her junior year at Wheaton. She graduated with her B.A. from Wheaton College in 1983. Career[edit] 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: Keener met her future husband, actor Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney
in 1987 while working on Survival Quest (1989), after Mulroney became stuck while attempting to scale a cliff. She also guest-starred as an artist on an episode of Seinfeld
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
Johnny Suede
with the then unknown Brad Pitt. Her performance gained critical acclaim and earned her first Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. She went on to work with director Tom Dicillo, again, in Living in Oblivion
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. In 2000, Keener earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze.[8] In 2001, she worked with director Nicole Holofcener in Lovely and Amazing
Lovely and Amazing
garnering her a third Independent Spirit Award nomination. In 2002, she co-starred with Edward Norton
Edward Norton
in the off-Broadway revival of Burn This
Burn This
and the film Death to Smoochy. She also took part in the film Full Frontal, and Simone alongside Al Pacino. 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
Steve Carell
in Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Keener's performance as writer Harper Lee
Harper Lee
in Capote (also 2005) earned her several awards and nominations, including her second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.[8] In 2006, she starred in the film Friends with Money, directed by Nicole Holofcener. 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. In 2008, her film An American Crime, the true story of Gertrude Baniszewski, a middle-aged mother who tortured and killed Sylvia Likens
Sylvia Likens
in her Indiana home, was aired on Showtime. Keener played 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. She collaborated with Hoffman as husband and wife again in the 2012 film A Late Quartet. 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
HBO
miniseries Show Me a Hero, based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin.[9][10] It aired in August 2015.[11] In 2016, Keener starred in the independent film Unless.[12][13] In 2017, Kenner starred as Missy Armitage in the racially themed horror film Get Out,[14] which was a critical and commercial success.[15][16] Personal life[edit] Keener married actor Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney
in 1990. They have a son, Clyde, born in 1999.[8] Mulroney filed for divorce in June 2007, citing irreconcilable differences[17] and the divorce became final on December 19, 2007.[18][19] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 About Last Night... Cocktail Waitress

1989 Survival Quest Cheryl

1990 Catchfire Trucker's girl

1991 Switch Steve's Secretary

Johnny Suede Yvonne

Thelma & Louise Hal's wife Scenes cut[20]

1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Suzanne

1993 The Cemetery Club Ester's Daughter

1995 Living in Oblivion Nicole Springer

1996 Walking and Talking Amelia

Boys Jilly

Box of Moonlight Floatie Dupre

1997 The Real Blonde Mary

1998 Out of Sight Adele Delisi

Your Friends & Neighbors Terri

1999 8mm Amy Welles

Simpatico Cecilia

Being John Malkovich Maxine Lund

2001 Lovely & Amazing Michelle Marks

2002 Adaptation Herself Cameo

Full Frontal Lee

Death to Smoochy Nora Wells

Simone Elaine Christian

2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Kathleen

The Interpreter Dot

The 40-Year-Old Virgin Trish Piedmont

Capote Nelle Harper Lee

2006 Friends with Money Christine

2007 An American Crime Gertrude Baniszewski

Into the Wild Jan Burres

2008 Hamlet 2 Brie Marschz

What Just Happened Lou Tarnow

Synecdoche, New York Adele Lack

Genova Barbara

2009 The Soloist Mary Weston

Where the Wild Things Are Connie Also associate producer

2010 Please Give Kate

Cyrus Jamie

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Sally Jackson

Trust Lynn Cameron

2011 The Oranges Paige Walling

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Diane

Maladies Catherine

2012 A Late Quartet Juliette Gelbart

2013 The Croods Ugga Voice

Enough Said Marianne

Captain Phillips Andrea Phillips

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Ellie

2014 War Story Lee Also producer

Begin Again Miriam

Elephant Song Susan Peterson

2015 Accidental Love Rep. Pam Hendrickson

2016 Unless Reta

2017 Get Out Missy Armitage

Little Pink House Susette Kelo

We Don't Belong Here Nancy Green

November Criminals Fiona

2018 Nostalgia Donna Beam

Incredibles 2 Evelyn Deavor Voice; in production

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 L.A. Law Waitress Episode: "The House of the Rising Flan"

1987 Ohara Lt. Cricket Sideris 11 episodes

1988–1989 Knightwatch Rebecca 2 episodes

1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Jan Engle Episode: "Curse of the Corn People"

1992 Seinfeld Nina Episode: "The Letter"

1996 Heroine of Hell Magda Television film

1996 If These Walls Could Talk Becky Donnelly Television film Segment: "1952"

2014 How and Why Alice Pilot

2015 Show Me a Hero Mary Dorman 5 episodes

2018 Kidding Deirdre

Podcast[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2016 Homecoming Heidi Bergman

2017 Homecoming Heidi Bergman

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Award

1991 Johnny Suede Nominated— Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

1995 Walking and Talking

1999 Being John Malkovich Florida
Florida
Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated—Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001 Lovely and Amazing Nominated— Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

The Interpreter Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

The 40-Year-Old Virgin Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

Capote Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated— Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

2007 An American Crime Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Into the Wild Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2008 Synecdoche, New York Gotham Award
Gotham Award
for Best Ensemble Cast Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award

2009 Where the Wild Things Are Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress

2010 Please Give Nominated—Comedy Film Award for Best Leading Actress Nominated— Gotham Award
Gotham Award
for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

2017 Get Out Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

See also[edit]

List of people from Miami

References[edit]

^ " Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
'83 receives Oscar nomination for Capote role" Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine., News release, Wheaton College, February 8, 2006 ^ "Birth Records Search". birthdatabase.com.  ^ Friedman, Nick (December 24, 2013). ""MY MUSE": DIRECTORS & ACTORS WHO KEEP WORKING TOGETHER—PART I". Retrieved 4 November 2014.  ^ a b Being Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
14 April 2006, Entertainment Weekly ^ Whitty, Stephen (2010-05-09). "Two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener has earned a reputation for mastering complex roles". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2010-12-13.  ^ "'Catherine Keener'". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2010-05-20.  ^ "'Catherine Keener: America's muse captures British director of Genova'". The Times. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2010-05-20.  ^ a b c "Being Catherine Keener" August 27, 2006, New York Times ^ "James Belushi, Terry Kinney & Michael Stahl-David Join HBO's 'Show Me A Hero'". Deadline.com. August 15, 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 30, 2014). " HBO
HBO
Greenlights David Simon Miniseries Starring Oscar Isaac & Catherine Keener". Deadline.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.  ^ Simon, David (May 4, 2015). "A Maryland Film Festival panel slated". DavidSimon.com. Retrieved 15 May 2015.  ^ " Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
Joins Indie Movie 'Unless'". The Hollywood Reporter. March 16, 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-19.  ^ Vlessing, Etan (March 16, 2015). "Alan Gilsenan's indie Unless starts shooting in Toronto". Playback. Retrieved 2016-02-19.  ^ Rios, Edwin (February 24, 2017). ""Get Out" is the horror flick America needs right now". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2017-06-25.  ^ "'Get Out' box office success is important for the future of cinema".  ^ "Vanity Fair: Get Out
Get Out
Is Thrilling, Terrifying, and Timely".  ^ " Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney
Files for Divorce from Catherine Keener". People.com. June 11, 2007.  ^ "Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney
Divorce Finalized". Extra (TV program). October 31, 2007. Retrieved October 23, 2013.  ^ "Divorce papers" (PDF). Los Angeles County Superior Court. Extra. October 30, 2007. Retrieved October 23, 2013.  ^ Anderson, Matt (13 February 2011). "Thelma & Louise". Movie Habit. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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Awards for Catherine Keener

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress

Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1987) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1992) Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez
(1993) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(1994) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1995) Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2000) Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
(2001) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Laura Dern/ Sharon Warren (2004) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(2005) Shareeka Epps (2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis
(2010) Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy
(2011) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2012) June Squibb (2013) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2014) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2015) Lily Gladstone (2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(2017)

v t e

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
/ Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1981) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Cathy Tyson / Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Lorraine Bracco
Lorraine Bracco
(1990) Jane Horrocks (1991) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1992) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
/ Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1995) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1996) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2000) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(2005) Luminița Gheorghiu (2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Agata Kulesza
Agata Kulesza
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Lily Gladstone (2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(2017)

v t e

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1969) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1970) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1971) Jeannie Berlin (1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1974) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1975) Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(1976) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1977) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1987) Diane Venora (1988) Lena Olin
Lena Olin
(1989) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
(1998) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2000) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Maria Bello
Maria Bello
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2015) Michelle Williams (2016) Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish
(2017)

v t e

Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2005, retired)

Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1998) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(1999) Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(2000) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2001) Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Regina King
Regina King
(2004) Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
(2005)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2005, retired)

Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1997) Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
/ Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Maria Bello
Maria Bello
(2003) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2004) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2005)

Motion Picture (2006–present)

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Rosemarie DeWitt
Rosemarie DeWitt
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) June Squibb (2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
(2016) Lois Smith
Lois Smith
(2017)

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