Catherine Keener

  • Birth Place: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began acting in college only after being shut out of a photography class. She signed up for a theater course instead.
  • Worked in Hollywood as an assistant to casting director Gail Eisenstadt, who helped her land her first film role, a one-line part as a waitress in About Last Night (1986).
  • Met ex-husband Dermot Mulroney on the set of 1989's Survival Quest.
  • Had breakthrough role in the 1991 indie comedy Johnny Suede opposite a then-unknown Brad Pitt.
  • In the 1992 Seinfeld episode "The Letter," she played Jerry's artist girlfriend, who painted an infamous portrait of Kramer.

Awards

  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1993, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dermot Mulroney — Ex-husband
  • Elizabeth Keener — Sister
  • Evelyn Keener — Mother
  • Jim Keener — Father
  • Clyde Keener Mulroney — Son

College

  • Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, United States (BA in English and History, 1983)

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Details

  • Birth Place: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Actor