Catherine Keener

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Date of Birth: March 23rd 1959

Catherine Ann Keener is a two time Academy Award-nominated American actress. Keener, the third of five children, was born in Miami, Florida. After graduating in 1983 Keener moved to New York, where she interned as an assistant to casting agent Gail Eisenstadt. When Eisenstadt relocated to Los Angeles shortly afterward, Keener followed, although she was still relatively unambitious.

Keener officially broke into films with one line in About Last Night (1986). Although she struggled professionally over the next few years one low-quality project had an unexpected dividend. Keener met her future husband, actor Dermot Mulroney in 1987 while working on Survival Quest (1989), after Mulroney became stuck while attempting to scale a cliff.

In 2000 Keener earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Being John Malkovich. In 2001, she again worked with director Nicole Holofcener in Lovely and Amazing garnering her a third Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Keener married actor Dermot Mulroney in 1990. The couple had a son Clyde Keener Mulroney (born June 21, 1999), before separating in September 2005. In June 2007, Mulroney filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Keener is a close friend of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Pitt and Keener having met while filming Johnny Suede. Keener has homes in Los Angeles and North Carolina.

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