CATHERINE KEENER, aside from her role as studio chief, mother and ex-wife of
neurotic disillusioned director Viktor Taransky in SIMONE, Catherine recently appeared as a vice president of development in
Danny DeVito's Death to Smoochy, with Robin Williams and Edward Norton.
Keener can also be seen this summer in Nicole Holofcener's Lovely
& Amazing, co-starring Dermot Mulroney, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer
and Jake Gyllenhaal and Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal, co-starring
Julia Roberts, Blair Underwood, David Hyde Pierce and Mary McCormack.
Keener received an Academy AwardÂ® nomination for Best
Supporting Actress for her performance as Maxine, the manipulative co-worker who
seduces the puppeteer, his wife and the title character in Spike Jonze's Being
John Malkovich. Later this year, she makes a cameo appearance in Jonze's Adaptation.
Keener's film credits also include Neil LaBute's Your
Friends and Neighbors, Soderbergh's Out of Sight, Holofcener's Walking
and Talking and the screen adaptation of Sam Shepard's Simpatico. She
appeared in four films by Tom DiCillo: Box of Moonlight, Johnny Suede, Living
in Oblivion and The Real Blonde.
On television, Keener appeared in HBO's critically acclaimed
anthology, "If These Walls Could Talk," directed by Nancy Savoca, and
made a notable guest appearance on "Seinfeld."
This fall, she co-stars with Edward Norton in the Signature
Theater Company's off-Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's "Burn
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