Catherine Keener is an American actress, famously known for her roles in films like Walking and Talking, Your Friends & Neighbors, Full Frontal, and Genova, among others. She is also famous for her work in television series like Show Me a Hero, Forever, and Modern Love.
In 2018, Catherine Keener started playing the role of Deirdre in the comedy-drama television series Kidding that also stars Jim Carrey, Judy Greer, Frank Langella, Cole Allen, Justin Kirk, Juliet Morris and others.
Here are seven interesting facts about the Kidding star.
7. Keener Has Four Siblings
Catherine Keener was born on March 23, 1959, in Miami, Florida, to Jim Keener and Evelyn Keener (nee Jamiel). Her father is a manager of a mattress store in Hialeah, Florida. Keener has four siblings, including brother Michael Keener and sister Elizabeth Keener.
Keener belongs to Irish descent from her paternal side and Lebanese descent on her maternal side.
6. Earned a B.A. Degree from Wheaton College
Born and raised in Florida, actress Catherine Keener completed her high school level in her home town before moving to Norton, Massachusetts. In Norton, Keener studied American Studies at Wheaton College.
She played in a theatrical production of Wendy Wasserstein's play Uncommon Women and Others during her junior year at Wheaton. She graduated with a B.A. from Wheaton College in 1983.
5. Has a Net Worth of $8 Million
Catherine Keener started her acting career in 1986. She has worked in dozens of movies, television series, and theater works ever since. Besides the immense fame she grabbed from her career, Keener has also amassed a handsome fortune. As of 2020, Keener has a net worth of $8 million.
4. Started Acting Career from 1986 Movie "About Last Night..."
The 60-year-old American actress started her acting career in 1986 from a small role of Cocktail Waitress in American romantic comedy-drama film About Last Night... Later that year she made her television debut from the role of a waitress in an episode "The House of the Rising Flan" of American legal drama TV series L.A. Law.
3. She Has Been Nominated Twice in the Academy Awards
Actress Catherine Keener has worked in many hit movies in her more than three-decades-long career. Among her film roles, two have won her nominations at the Oscar Awards.
In 2000, Keener was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maxine Lund in Being John Malkovich. later in 2006, she earned a nomination for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress from her role as writer Harper Lee in Capote.
2. Three of Her Films Were Nominated for Best Picture at Oscars
Working in over two dozens movies, actress Catherine Keener has worked in three movies that were nominated for the Best Film in Academy Awards. The first movie to be nominated was Capote in 2005, followed by Captain Phillips in 2013 and Get Out in 2017.
1. Was Previously Married to Dermot Mulroney
Katherine Keener was previously married to actor Dermot Mulroney. The ex-lovebirds got married in 1990 and remained married until June 2007, when Mulroney filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Their divorce was finalized on December 19, 2007. Keener and Mulroney gave birth to their only son, Clyde Mulroney, in 1999. their son has followed a career in singing.