Catherine Keener is an American actress. She started her acting career in the mid-1980s. Her first notable role was as Lt. Cricket Sideris in the TV series Ohara. In the ’90s, her film career became more active. During this period, she appeared in the films Johnny Suede, Walking and Talking, Boys, Out of Sight, 8mm, and Simpatico. She then received critical acclaim for her performance in 1999’s Being John Malkovich. For her role here, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In the 2000s, she starred in the films Full Frontal, Simone, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Interpreter, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Friends with Money. Her performance as Nelle Harper Lee in the film Capote also earned her an Academy Award nomination in the supporting category. Her latest roles were in the films Get Out, We Don’t Belong Here, and November Criminals.