Keener, Catherine 1960–

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KEENER, Catherine 1960


Born March 26, 1960, in Miami, FL; father, a manager of an automotive store; married Dermot Mulroney (an actor), 1990; children: Clyde. Education: Graduated from Wheaton College, Norton, MA, 1983; also attended New York University.

Addresses: Agent Leslie Siebert, Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist Ina Treciokas, I/D Public Relations, 155 Spring St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Career: Actress. HughesMoss (casting agency), New York City, worked as an intern.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nominations, best female lead, 1993, for Johnny Suede, and 1997, for Walking and Talking; New York Film Critics Circle award, best supporting actress, 1999, Academy Award nomination, best supporting actress, Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress in a motion picture, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress and outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture (with others), Golden Satellite Award, best supporting actress in a comedy or musical, International Press Academy, Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best supporting actress, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, Sierra Award nomination, best supporting actress, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actress, and Online Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actress, all 2000, all for Being John Malkovich; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best female lead, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, both 2003, for Lovely & Amazing.


Film Appearances:

Cocktail waitress, About Last Night ... (also known as Sexual Perversity in Chicago ), TriStar, 1986.

Linda Kellogg, The Education of Allison Tate (also known as The Abduction of Allison Tate ), 1986.

Cheryl, Survival Quest, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1989.

Trucker's girl, Backtrack (also known as Catchfire and Do It the Hard Way ), Vestron Video, 1989.

Steve's secretary, Switch (also known as Blake Edwards' Switch ), Warner Bros., 1991.

Yvonne, Johnny Suede, Miramax, 1992.

Suzanne, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Nicole, Scene Six, Take One (short film), 1994.

Nicole Springer, Living in Oblivion, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Lena, The Destiny of Marty Fine, Alpine Releasing, 1996.

Floatie Dupre, Box of Moonlight, Trimark Pictures, 1996.

Jilly, Boys (also known as The Girl You Want ), Buena Vista, 1996.

Amelia, Walking and Talking, Miramax, 1996.

Mary, The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997.

Adele Dilisi, Out of Sight, MCA/Universal, 1998.

Terri, Your Friends & Neighbors, Gramercy, 1998.

Amy Welles, 8MM (also known as 8 Millimeter and 8mmAcht Millimeter ), Columbia, 1999.

Cecilia Ponz, Simpatico, Fine Line/Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Maxine Lund, Being John Malkovich, USA Films, 1999.

Michelle Marks, Lovely & Amazing, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Nora Wells, Death to Smoochy, Warner Bros., 2002.

Lee, Full Frontal, Miramax, 2002.

Elaine Christian, S1m0ne, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Herself, Adaptation, Columbia, 2002.

Kathleen, Rose and the Snake, IFC Films, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Waitress, "The House of the Rising Flan," L.A. Law, 1986.

Nina, "The Letter," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 2000, 2002.

Appeared in episodes of Knightwatch, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Abby, The Alan King Show, CBS, 1986.

Jan Engle, Curse of the Corn People, CBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Reel Comedy: Death to Smoochy, Comedy Central, 2002.

Television Appearances; Other:

Lieutenant Cricket Sideris, Ohara (series), ABC, 1987.

Magda, Journeys North, 1994.

Magda, Heroine of Hell, 1996.

Becky, "1952," If These Walls Could Talk (movie), HBO, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Anna, Burn This, Signature Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2002.



Empire, June, 1998, p. 32.

Entertainment Weekly, November 27, 1998; December 25, 1998; March 1, 2000, p. 58.

Esquire, October, 2000, pp. 16467.

Interview, June, 2000, p. 75; May, 2002, p. 108.

People Weekly, July 28, 1997; March 9, 1998.

Premiere, April, 2002, p. 83.