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CATHERINE KEENER (Mom) marks her third collaboration with Spike Jonze on "Where the Wild Things Are.” She earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance in the director's "Being John Malkovich,” and went on to star in "Synecdoche, New York” for director Charlie Kaufman, which Jonze produced. Keener recently wrapped production on several feature films: Nicole Holofcener's comedy "Please Give,” opposite Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall, about the relationships between residents of a New York apartment building; the untitled Duplas Brothers' Project, also starring Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei; and Chris Columbus' fantasy adventure "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”

Her additional film credits include Joe Wright's "The Soloist,” opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jaime Foxx; Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened”; Andrew Fleming's "Hamlet 2”; Tommy O'Haver's "An American Crime,” opposite Ellen Page, for which Keener received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Best Actress; Sean Penn's "Into the Wild”; Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money,” "Walking and Talking” and "Lovely and Amazing,” for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination; and Bennett Miller's "Capote,” starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, for which she received Academy Award® and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for Best Supporting Actress and was named Best Supporting Actress by the Toronto Film Critics Association. She has also appeared in Judd Apatow's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” opposite Steve Carell; Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter,” with Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman; Rebecca Miller's "The Ballad of Jack & Rose,” opposite Daniel Day-Lewis; Spike 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”; and the screen adaptation of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico.” She has also appeared in four films by Tom DiCillo: "Box of Moonlight,” "Johnny Suede,” "Living in Oblivion” and "The Real Blonde.”

Keener's television credits include HBO's critically acclaimed anthology "If These Walls Could Talk,” directed by Nancy Savoca, and a notable guest appearance on "Seinfeld.”

On stage, she starred opposite Edward Norton in the Signature Theatre Company's critically acclaimed 2003 off-Broadway revival of Langford Wilson's "Burn This.”


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