Catherine Keener Biography
Catherine Keener (Catherine Ann Keener) is an American actress. Keener has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Maxine Lund in Being John Malkovich (1999) and Harper Lee in Capote (2005).
She also appeared in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Into the Wild (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), and also Get Out (2017), which were all well received by critics.
She is the muse of director Nicole Holofcener, having appeared in each of her first five films. Keener appeared in each of director Tom DiCillo’s first four films, and also three films directed by Spike Jonze.
Keener attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School. She then joined Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts. She majored in American Studies, enrolling in a theater course. Keener’s first theatrical production was the Wendy Wasserstein play Uncommon Women and Others, during her junior year at Wheaton graduating with her B.A in 1983.
Catherine Keener Age
Keener was born on March 23, 1959 in Miami, Florida, U.S. She is[agecalc birthdate=1959-03-23] .
Catherine Keener Family
Keener was born to Evelyn (née Jamiel) and Jim Keener, a manager of a mattress store in Hialeah, Florida as the third of five children. Ann is of Irish descent on her paternal side and of Lebanese descent on her maternal side. Ann was raised in Hialeh as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools.
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Her sister, Elizabeth Keener, is also an actress and a real estate agent working for Sotheby’s in Los Angeles.
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She married actor Dermot Mulroney in 1990. Dermot filed for divorce in June 2007, citing irreconcilable differences and their divorce was finalized on December 19, 2007.
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Ann had a supporting role as Lt. Cricket Sideris in the television series Ohara about an Asian-American detective. The series then ran from January 1987 to May 1988.
Keener’s first film appearance was one line in About Last Night… (1986). Although she struggled professionally over the following few years, one low-quality project had an unexpected dividend: she met her ex-husband actor Dermot Mulroney in 1987 while working on Survival Quest (1989), after Dermot became stuck while attempting to scale a cliff.
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Keener also guest-starred as an artist on an episode of Seinfeld called “The Letter”. She played as Jerry’s girlfriend, an artist who painted a famous portrait of Kramer. She then earned her first starring role in Johnny Suede with the then unknown Brad Pitt.
Ann’s performance gained critical acclaim and earned her first Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. She then went on to work with director Tom Dicillo, again, in Living in Oblivion (1995).
Two years later, Keener 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.
She earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze in 2000. Keener worked with director Nicole Holofcener in Lovely and Amazing garnering her a third Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2001.
Ann then co-starred with Edward Norton in the off-Broadway revival of Burn This and the film Death to Smoochy in 2002. She then took part in the film Full Frontal, and Simone alongside Al Pacino.
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Keener 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 in 2005.
Her performance as writer Harper Lee in Capote (also 2005) earned her several awards and nominations also including her second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Ann starred in the film Friends with Money, directed by Nicole Holofcener in 2006.
She 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 2007. Keener’s 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 in 2008.
She played Baniszewski and her portrayal earned her an Emmy nomination in the Best Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Movie category. She portrayed Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wife Adele in Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York in 2008.
Ann collaborated with Hoffman as husband and wife again in the 2012 film A Late Quartet. She played the title character’s mother in the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief which is based on the series of books by Rick Riordan.
She starred in the six-episode HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin. The miniseries aired in August 2015. He starred in the independent film Unless in 2016.
He starred as Missy Armitage in the racially themed horror film Get Out in 2017. It was a critical and commercial success.
Catherine Keener Net Worth
The 40 Year Old Virgin star has an estimated net worth of $8 million.