An accomplished actress at once vibrantly potent and firmly grounded in her
roles, CATHERINE KEENER continues to be a dominant force on screen. Keener
recently appeared in the animated adventure THE CROODS, for Dreamworks
Animation, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS for Sony, directed by Paul Greengrass and
co-starring alongside Tom Hanks, A LATE QUARTET with Philip Seymour Hoffman and
Christopher Walken, and MALADIES with James Franco.
Other recent credits include such varied films as PEACE, LOVE, AND
MISUNDERSTANDING, directed by Bruce Beresford and co-starring Jane Fonda; the
dramedy THE ORANGES, co-starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt and Allison Janney;
the thriller TRUST alongside Clive Owen and Viola Davis; the family film PERCY
JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS; and the dark comedy CYRUS with John C. Reilly and
Jonah Hill. She has also worked several times with acclaimed independent
director Nicole Holofcener, most recently in PLEASE GIVE with Oliver Platt and
Rebecca Hall, and previously in FRIENDS WITH MONEY, LOVELY AND AMAZING, and
WALKING AND TALKING.
Other recent credits include THE SOLOIST with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jaime Foxx;
Spike Jonze's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, and Showtime's "An American Crime"
opposite Ellen Page, for which Keener earned both a Golden Globe and Emmy
nomination. Previous roles include her Oscar-nominated roles in Charlie
Kaufman's BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and Bennett Miller's CAPOTE (as novelist Harper
Lee); Barry Levinson's WHAT JUST HAPPENED, Andrew Fleming's HAMLET 2, Sean
Penn's INTO THE WILD, Judd Apatow's THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, Sydney Pollack's THE
INTERPRETER with Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman, Rebecca Miller's THE BALLAD OF
JACK AND 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 AND NEIGHBORS, 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
Keener's television credits also 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 Theater Company's critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of
Langford Wilson's Burn This.