Recognized as an extraordinary actress capable of delivering engaging performances to carve out her niche in the film industry, Catherine Keener undoubtedly has transformed into one of the most celebrated actresses that people always pay their respect on.Born on March 23, 1959 in Miami, Florida, this blue-eyed thespian spent her childhood years in Hialeah, part of the city's metropolitan area where she attended Immaculate Conception School before returned to Miami to continue her study at Monsignor Edward Pace High School. Over the last decade, I’ve interviewed her for stories about directors Sydney Pollack and Nicole Holofcener, co-stars Al Pacino and Sean Penn.
Keener majored in English and history, enrolling in a theater course. She played Jerry's girlfriend, an artist who painted a famous portrait of Kramer.
Her first theatrical production was the Wendy Wasserstein play Uncommon Women and Others, during her junior year at Wheaton. Keener then earned her first starring role in Johnny Suede with the then unknown Brad Pitt.
Keener also appeared in the films Into the Wild (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), and Get Out (2017), which were well received by critics.
Keener is the muse of director Nicole Holofcener, having appeared in every work of hers to date.
Keener's sister, Elizabeth Keener, is also an actress. Cricket Sideris in the television series Ohara about an Asian-American detective. Her first film appearance was one line in About Last Night... 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.