Waterston at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Katherine Boyer Waterston
March 3, 1980
Westminster, London, England
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Nationality||British / American|
|Alma mater||Tisch School of the Arts|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Parent(s)||Sam Waterston (father)
Lynn Louisa (née Woodruff) (mother)
|Relatives||Elisabeth Waterston (sister)
Graham Waterston (brother)
James Waterston (half-brother)
Katherine Boyer Waterston (born March 3, 1980) is an American actress. She made her feature film debut in Michael Clayton (2007). She then had supporting roles in films including Robot & Frank, Being Flynn (both 2012) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013) before her leading role as Shasta Fay Hepworth in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice (2014). In 2015, she portrayed Chrisann Brennan in Steve Jobs. She had starring roles in the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and Alien: Covenant (2017), a prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien film series.
Background and education
Born in Westminster, London, she is the daughter of American parents, Lynn Louisa (née Woodruff), a former model, and Sam Waterston, an Oscar-nominated actor. Her parents were working there at the time. Her sister is actress Elisabeth Waterston and her brother, director Graham Waterston. She also has a half-brother, James Waterston, also an actor. She earned her BFA in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
In 2007, Waterston performed in the play Los Angeles by Julian Sheppard and in 2008, she performed in the play Kindness by Adam Rapp. In 2010, Waterston played the role of Gena in the original Off-Broadway production of Bachelorette, played in the 2011 film version by Lizzy Caplan. In 2011, she played Anya in the Classic Stage Company revival of The Cherry Orchard.
|2007||Michael Clayton||Third Year||Feature film debut|
|2007||The Babysitters||Shirley Lyner|
|2012||Robot & Frank||Shopgirl|
|2013||Almost in Love||Lulu|
|2013||The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her||Charlie|
|2014||Glass Chin||Patricia Petals O'Neal|
|2014||Inherent Vice||Shasta Fay Hepworth|
|2015||Queen of Earth||Virginia|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Emma|
|2015||Steve Jobs||Chrisann Brennan|
|2016||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein|
|2017||Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper||Daniels "Dany" Branson|||
|2017||Logan Lucky||Sylvia Harrison|
|2017||The Current War||Marguerite Erskine||Post-production|
|TBA||State Like Sleep||Katherine|
|2012||Boardwalk Empire||Emma Harrow||4 episodes|
|2011||Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling||Cora Cabot||Classic Stage Company|
|2012||The Cherry Orchard||Anya||Classic Stage Company|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||Inherent Vice||Nominated|
|Toronto Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Village Voice Film Poll||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Indiewire Critics' Poll||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Golden Schmoes Awards||Best T&A of the Year||Nominated|
|2015||Film Independent Spirit Awards||Robert Altman Award||Won|
|Denver Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Cast Ensemble||Steve Jobs||Nominated|
|2016||Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Chlotrudis Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Queen of Earth||Nominated|
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Fantasy Movie Actress||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Pending|
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- Tisch School of the Arts
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- Alien: Covenant | Prologue: Last Supper | 20th Century FOX
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