Catherine Keener

Catherine Keener

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% November Criminals (2017)
  • Birthday: Mar 23, 1959
  • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Catherine Keener ranks with Parker Posey as one of the queens of 1990s American independent cinema. A muse for director Tom Di Cillo (Johnny Suede, Living in Oblivion, Box of Moonlight, The Real Blonde), she is married to one of her peers, the also-underrated Dermot Mulroney. Keener graduated from Wheaton College in 1983 and in 1986 she landed her first film role, a small part in About Last Night. She appeared in a string of independent films throughout the 1990s, in addition to all the aforementioned Di Cillo titles; she had the lead, opposite Anne Heche, in the acclaimed Walking and Talking (1996), written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, a role which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2000, Keener received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in Being John Malkovich. Appearing in Simpatico and giving birth to a baby boy the same year, the tireless actress continued to turn up in such quirky films as Death to Smoochy, Full Frontal, and eccentric director Spike Jonze, follow-up to Being John Malkovich, Adaptation. Keener would spend the next several years enjoying her reputation as a both charming and well respected actress, appearing in movies like The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Capote, Into the Wild, Synechdoche, New York, Where the Wild Things Are, Cyrus, and Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Croods 2 Ugga 2020
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado Cynthia Foards 2018
94% Incredibles 2 Evelyn Deavor 2018
75% Little Pink House Susette Kelo 2018
40% Nostalgia Donna $85.4K 2018
0% November Criminals Fiona 2017
98% Get Out Missy Armitage $175.5M 2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here Nancy Green 2017
55% Unless Reta Winters 2016
9% Accidental Love Rep. Pam Hendrickson 2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis Actor 2015
56% Elephant Song Nurse Susan Peterson 2015
50% War Story Producer Lee 2014
83% Begin Again Miriam $12.1M 2014
5% Maladies Catherine 2014
No Score Yet Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (Unrated) Ellie 2013
93% Captain Phillips Andrea Phillips $107.2M 2013
95% Enough Said Marianne 2013
71% The Croods Ugga $187.2M 2013
100% Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home Narrator $12K 2012
76% A Late Quartet Juliette Gelbart (Viola) $1.5M 2012
31% The Oranges Paige $0.3M 2012
30% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Diane $0.6M 2012
78% Trust Lynn $0.2M 2011
80% Cyrus Jamie $7.5M 2010
86% Please Give Kate $4.1M 2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Sally Jackson $61.2M 2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are Mom $77.3M 2009
57% The Soloist Mary Weston $31.7M 2009
77% A Summer In Genoa Barbara 2009
No Score Yet Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak Actor 2009
68% Synecdoche, New York Adele Lack $3.1M 2008
62% Hamlet 2 Brie Marschz $4.8M 2008
50% What Just Happened? Lou Tarnow $1.1M 2008
83% Into the Wild Jan Burres $18.2M 2007
38% An American Crime Gertrude Baniszewski 2007
91% God Grew Tired Of Us Producer $0.2M 2007
72% Friends With Money Christine $13.3M 2006
90% Capote Harper Lee $28.4M 2005
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin Trish $109.3M 2005
57% The Interpreter Dot Woods $72.6M 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose Kathleen $0.6M 2005
91% Adaptation Herself (uncredited) $22.2M 2002
51% Simone Elaine Christian $9.5M 2002
39% Full Frontal Lee 2002
86% Lovely & Amazing Michelle Marks $4.2M 2002
42% Death to Smoochy Nora Wells $8.4M 2002
25% Simpatico Cecilia 1999
93% Being John Malkovich Maxine 1999
22% 8MM Amy Welles 1999
77% Your Friends & Neighbors Terri 1998
93% Out of Sight Adele 1998
34% The Real Blonde Mary 1998
59% Box of Moonlight Floatie Dupre 1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk Becky 1996
88% Walking and Talking Amelia 1996
15% Boys Jilly 1996
No Score Yet Heroine Of Hell Magda 1996
No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine Lena 1996
88% Living in Oblivion Nicole 1995
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Suzanne 1992
No Score Yet The Education of Allison Tate Linda Kellogg 1992
33% Johnny Suede Yvonne 1991
33% Switch Steve's Secretary 1991
50% Catchfire (Backtrack) Trucker's Girl 1990
No Score Yet Survival Quest Cheryl 1989
61% About Last Night Cocktail Waitress 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

76% Kidding
2018
Deirdre
  • 2018
94% Ordeal by Innocence
2018
  • 2018
96% Show Me a Hero
2015
Mary Dorman
  • 2015
  • 15
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2005
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Nina
  • 1992
82% Modern Love
2019

QUOTES FROM Catherine Keener CHARACTERS

Trish
You ride a bike to work, in a stockroom!
Andy Stitzer
Einstein rode a bike to work!
Trish
He had a wife, who he fucked!
Adele
Okay, honey. You try not to get shot.
Grug
Everyone! You have to listen to me!
Eep
We would be dead if we listened to you! We have to follow guy now.
Grug
Guy!!
Ugga
Guy! Run!
Kate
Old furniture has ghosts.
Gabe Ugliano
Woman!
Sally Jackson
Hi Gabe.
Gabe Ugliano
Where's my beer?
Sally Jackson
It's in the fridge.
Gabe Ugliano
So it's suppposed to magically float from the ice box and into my hand?
Herself
I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know what it feels like to care about something passionately
Herself
I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know what it feels like to care about something passionately.
Trish
Everybody's dick look big on tv, my sisters dick look big on tv.
Trish
Everybody dick look big on 60-inch TV, my sister's dick look big on TV.
Jan Burres
"If you want something in life, reach out and grab it."
Jan Burres
If you want something in life, reach out and grab it.
Diane
Your father and I are getting a divorce.
Maxine Lund
I think the world is divided into those who go after what they want and those who don’t. The passionate ones, the ones who go after what they want, they may not get what they want, but at least they remain vital, you know? So when they lie on their deathbeds, they have few regrets.
Maxine Lund
I think the world is divided into those who go after what they want and those who don't. The passionate ones, the ones who go after what they want, they may not get what they want, but at least they remain vital, you know? So when they lie on their deathbeds, they have few regrets.