Catherine Keener stars in HBO's miniseries "Show Me a Hero" as Mary Dorman.

An accomplished actress at once vibrantly potent and firmly grounded in her roles, Catherine Keener continues to be a dominant force on screen. She recently appeared in "Accidental Love," alongside Jessica Biel, "War Story," opposite Ben Kingsley, "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" with Johnny Knoxville, the animated adventure "The Croods" for Dreamworks Animation, "Captain Phillips" for Sony, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, "A Late Quartet" with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken, and "Maladies" with James Franco. Other recent credits include such varied films as "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding," directed by Bruce Beresford and co-starring Jane Fonda; the dramedy "The Oranges," co-starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt and Allison Janney; the thriller "Trust," alongside Clive Owen and Viola Davis; the family film "Percy Jackson and the Olympians"; and the dark comedy "Cyrus" with John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill. Keener has also worked several times with acclaimed independent director Nicole Holofcener, most recently in "Please Give" with Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall, and previously in "Friends with Money," "Lovely and Amazing" and "Walking and Talking."

Other recent credits include "The Soloist" with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jaime Foxx; Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are," and Showtime's "An American Crime," opposite Ellen Page, for which Keener earned both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. Previous roles include her Oscar-nominated roles in Charlie Kaufman's "Being John Malkovich" and Bennett Miller's "Capote," as novelist Harper Lee; Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened," Andrew Fleming's "Hamlet 2," Sean Penn's "Into the Wild," Judd Apatow's "The 40 Year Old Virgin," Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter" with Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman, Rebecca Miller's "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, Spike Jonze's "Adaptation," Andrew Niccol's "S1m0ne," Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal" and "Out of Sight," Danny DeVito's "Death to Smoochy," Neil LaBute's "Your Friends and Neighbors," and the screen adaptation of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico." She also appeared in four films by Tom DiCillo: "Box of Moonlight," "Johnny Suede," "Living in Oblivion," and "The Real Blonde."

Keener's television credits also include HBO's critically acclaimed anthology, "If These Walls Could Talk," directed by Nancy Savoca, and a notable guest appearance on "Seinfeld."

Onstage, Keener starred opposite Edward Norton in the Signature Theater Company's critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Langford Wilson's "Burn This."


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Age: 58 years old
Birthday: March 23, 1959
Height: 5' 8"
Full Name / Real Name: Catherine Ann Keener
Birthplace: Miami, FL

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