Catherine Keener is an American actress born in 1959 in Miami, Florida. She has appeared in films such as Capote, Into the Wild, Synecdoche, New York and Being John Malkovic. Awards she has attained are the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Award and Toronto Film Critics Association Award. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice as well. She was formerly married to actor Dermot Mulroney and has one child.