CATHERINE KEENER (Agent Dot Woods), an actress with an innate ability to be
both a potent force and a grounded presence in her films, is due to be seen in an eclectic
group of projects in 2005. In addition to The Interpreter, she will be seen in Rebecca
Miller's The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring Daniel Day-Lewis; Capote, starring Philip
Seymour Hoffman, in the story of Truman Capote's experiences during his research for
the book, In Cold Blood; Nicole Holofcener's Friends with Money, opposite Jennifer
Aniston, Frances McDormand and Joan Cusack in a film about four best friends and their
relationships with one another and their husbands; and Judd Apatow's directorial debut,
The 40 Year Old Virgin, a middle-age coming-of-age comedy in which Keener stars
opposite Steve Carell (who co-wrote the script with Apatow).
For her performance as the eldest daughter of the Marks family, a former
homecoming queen stuck in a loveless marriage in Holofcener's Lovely & Amazing,
Keener received a nomination for a 2003 Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.
In 2000, 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. Her
film credits also include Jonze's Adaptation; Andrew Niccol's S1m0ne; Steven
Soderbergh's Full Frontal and Out of Sight; Danny DeVito's Death to Smoochy; Neil
LaBute's Your Friends & Neighbors; Holofcener's Walking and Talking; and the screen
adaptation of Sam Shepard's Simpatico. She also appeared in four films by Tom
DiCillo: Box of Moonlight, Johnny Suede, Living in Oblivion and The Real Blonde.
For television, Keener co-starred in HBO's critically acclaimed anthology If
These Walls Could Talk, directed by Nancy Savoca, and made a notable guest appearance
on Seinfeld. Onstage, she starred opposite Edward Norton in the Signature Theater
Company's critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Langford Wilson's Burn This
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