Catherine Keener is an American Actress who was born on March 23, 1959. Her birthplace is Miami, Florida. Her family includes mother Evelyn and father Jim Keener along with 4 other siblings. Keener went to Monsignor Edward Pace High School. She graduated with a degree of B.A from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts in the year 1983.
She holds a major in subjects like English and History.
She was a manager of McDonalds in
. She then became an assistant director and shifted to Los Angeles.
Her debut in the world of television was when she did a detective fiction series named Ohara in which she played the role of Lt. Cricket Sideris that ran from 1987-88.
She made her debut in the film industry by appearing in
About Last Night
that saw its release in the year 1986.
A number of her performances got her several nominations for Independent Spirit Awards. The movie that bagged her nominations was Johnny Suede (1991), Walking and Talking (1996) and Lovely and Amazing (2001). Along with these, she also had to her name two Oscar nominations for her wonderful performances in Being John Malkovich which came out in 2000 and Capote, 2005.
She has many other movies to her credit like The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Friends With Money (2006), Into The Wild (2007), An American Crime (2008) etc.
Keener also was able to grab a role in Show Me A Hero which was an HBO miniseries of six episodes. It was aired in 2015.
Keener met American actor
in 1987 in the sets of Surviving Quest. They decided to get married in the year 1990. They have a son named Clyde, However, the couple separated and got divorced in December 19, 2007 under circumstances of irreconcilable differences.