Photo of Catherine Keener Catherine Keener

Born on March 26, 1960, in Miami, Catherine Keener broke into films with one line in 1986's About Last Night. After several movie and television performances, Keener landed her breakthrough role in director Tom DiCillo's Johnny Suede (1991).

She followed up with a variety of engaging performances in independent films, including DiCillo's Living in Oblivion (1995), Box of Moonlight (1996) and The Real Blonde (1997). Keener garnered Independent Spirit Award nominations for Walking and Talking (1996) and Lovely & Amazing (2001), and an Oscar nomination for Being John Malkovich (1999).

Other notable films include Adaptation (2002), The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), The Interpreter (2005), The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Capote (2005), for which she received critical acclaim and numerous award nominations.

Catherine Keener in Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

2013 PG-13

In this exciting adventure based on true events that made international headlines, Tom Hanks portrays Capt. Richard Phillips, who is taken hostage by Somali pirates after they hijack his cargo ship, and the U.S. Navy's efforts to rescue him.

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  • Catherine Keener in Begin Again Begin Again
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  • Catherine Keener in The Croods The Croods
  • Catherine Keener in Into the Wild Into the Wild
  • Catherine Keener in Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are
  • Catherine Keener in The 40-Year-Old Virgin The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Catherine Keener in Capote Capote
  • Catherine Keener in Death to Smoochy Death to Smoochy
  • Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich Being John Malkovich
  • Catherine Keener in A Late Quartet A Late Quartet
  • Catherine Keener in Lovely & Amazing Lovely & Amazing
  • Catherine Keener in What Just Happened? What Just Happened?
  • Catherine Keener in Synecdoche, New York Synecdoche, New York
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  • Catherine Keener in Friends with Money Friends with Money
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  • Catherine Keener in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
  • Catherine Keener in Accidental Love Accidental Love
  • Catherine Keener in Walking and Talking Walking and Talking
  • Catherine Keener in Out of Sight Out of Sight
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  • Catherine Keener in Boys Boys
  • Catherine Keener in An American Crime An American Crime
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  • Catherine Keener in War Story War Story
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  • Catherine Keener in Hamlet 2 Hamlet 2
  • Catherine Keener in Show Me a Hero Show Me a Hero
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  • Catherine Keener in Box of Moonlight Box of Moonlight
  • Catherine Keener in Your Friends & Neighbors Your Friends & Neighbors
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