Waterston at the Japan premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2016
Katherine Boyer Waterston
March 3, 1980
|Residence||New York City, U.S.|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Parent(s)||Lynn Louisa Woodruff |
|Relatives||James Waterston (paternal half-brother)|
Katherine Boyer Waterston (born March 3, 1980) is an English-born 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 breakthrough performance as Shasta Fay Hepworth in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice (2014). In 2015, she portrayed Chrisann Brennan in Steve Jobs. She had a starring role as Tina Goldstein in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), which she reprised in its 2018 sequel. Other film roles include Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant (2017), Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky (2017) and Jonah Hill's Mid90s (2018).
Katherine Boyer Waterston was born March 3, 1980 in Westminster, London, the daughter of American parents, Lynn Louisa (née Woodruff), a former model, and actor Sam Waterston. Her father is of English and Scottish descent. Her sister is actress Elisabeth Waterston and her brother is director Graham Waterston. She also has a half-brother, James Waterston, also an actor. She was raised in Connecticut, U.S., and graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School in 1998. 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.
Waterston was previously in a six-year relationship with American playwright and director Adam Rapp. His 2011 three-play collection The Hallway Trilogy is dedicated to her; she appeared as Rose Hathaway in Part 1: Rose in its premiere at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
In November 2018, she confirmed that she was expecting her first child.
|2007||Michael Clayton||Third Year|
|The Babysitters||Shirley Lyner|
|2011||Almost in Love||Lulu|
|2012||Robot & Frank||Shopgirl|
|The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her||Charlie|
|2014||Are You Joking?||Lisa|
|Inherent Vice||Shasta Fay Hepworth|
|Glass Chin||Patricia Petals O'Neal|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Emma|
|Queen of Earth||Virginia|
|Steve Jobs||Chrisann Brennan|
|2016||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein|
|2017||Alien: Covenant||Janet "Danny" Daniels|
|Logan Lucky||Sylvia Harrison|
|The Current War||Marguerite Westinghouse|
|2018||State Like Sleep||Katherine Grand|
|Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||Porpentina ‘Tina’ Goldstein|
|2020||The World to Come||In Production|
|2005||Untitled Bruckheimer/McCall Project||Pilot|
|2012–2013||Boardwalk Empire||Emma Harrow||5 episodes|
|2020||The Third Day||Jess||Series Regular|
|2015||Outlaws||The Trapeze Artist|
|2017||Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper||Daniels Branson|
|2003||Smashing||The Play Company|
|2007||Los Angeles||Audrey||The Flea Theater|
|2009||Reborning||Kelly||Summer Play Festival|
|2011||The Hallway Trilogy
(Part 1: Rose)
|Rose Hathaway||Rattlestick Playwrights Theater|
|2011||Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling||Cora Cabot||Classic Stage Company|
|2012||The Cherry Orchard||Anya|
|2016||Lego Dimensions||Tina Goldstein (voice)|
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|
|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||Nominated|
|2019||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||Nominated|
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- Rapp, Adam (2013). The Hallway Trilogy. New York: Theatre Communications Group. p. iv. ISBN 1559364165.
- "Katherine Waterston: 'Fantastic Beasts' Star Expecting First Child — Congrats". Hollywood Life. November 14, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
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