|Born||March 3, 1980|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Relatives||James Waterston (paternal half-brother)|
Katherine Boyer Waterston (born March 3, 1980) is a British-American actress. She made her feature film debut in Michael Clayton (2007). She had supporting roles in films including Robot & Frank, Being Flynn (both 2012) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013), before her breakthrough performance in Inherent Vice (2014). She portrayed Chrisann Brennan in Steve Jobs (2015), and went on to star in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and its sequels. Her other film roles were in Alien: Covenant (2017), Logan Lucky (2017), The Current War (2017), Mid90s (2018) and The World to Come (2020).
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. She holds dual citizenship. Her father is of English and Scottish descent. Her sister is actress Elisabeth Waterston and her brother is director Graham Waterston. She has an older half-brother, James Waterston, also an actor.
In 2007, Waterston made her big screen debut starring in the independent drama film The Babysitters appearing alongside John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon. Also 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 Leslye Headland’s 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. Also in 2011, she performed in Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling, also by Adam Rapp, at the Classic Stage Company.
After playing supporting roles in films including Enter Nowhere (2011), Being Flynn (2012), The Letter (2012), and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013), Waterston was cast in the crime film Inherent Vice written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film and her performance received generally positive reviews from critics. The following year, she appeared in Queen of Earth and Steve Jobs playing Chrisann Brennan.
In 2016, Waterston was cast as Tina Goldstein in the fantasy film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opposite Eddie Redmayne. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and emerged a commercial success after grossing $814 million worldwide. Waterston reprised her role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in 2018, and had a short part in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022). In 2017, she starred alongside Michael Fassbender in the science fiction horror film Alien: Covenant directed by Ridley Scott. Also that year she starred in the Steven Soderbergh's comedy-drama Logan Lucky and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's historical drama The Current War. The following years she starred in the independent films State Like Sleep (2018), Mid90s (2018), Amundsen (2019) and The World to Come (2020). In 2020, she starred in the British-American horror drama series The Third Day alongside Jude Law. In 2022, she joined the cast of the second season of HBO period drama series Perry Mason.
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.
|2012–2013||Boardwalk Empire||Emma Harrow||5 episodes|
|2020||The Third Day||Jess||Miniseries, 5 episodes|
|TBA||Perry Mason||Ginny Ames||Main role (season 2)|
|2015||Outlaws||The Trapeze Artist|
|2017||Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper||Janet "Danny" Daniels|
|2022||House Comes With A Bird||Ruth|
|2016||Lego Dimensions||Tina Goldstein (voice)|
|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|
|Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling||Cora Cabot||Classic Stage Company|
|2012||The Cherry Orchard||Anya|
Awards and nominations
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- Horowitz, Josh (May 16, 2017). "Happy Sad Confused Ep. 159 (Michael Fassbender (Vol. III) & Danny McBride; Katherine Waterston)" (Podcast). MTV Podcast Network. Event occurs at 1:11:42. Archived from the original on November 27, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
- Soloski, Alexis (February 17, 2022). "Sam Waterston Is Still the Face of 'Law & Order'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
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- "Madame Babysitter: Talking to Katherine Waterston About Her New Film". PAPER. May 22, 2008.
- Chizzik, Danielle (October 8, 2015). "Katherine Waterston is the Star You Haven't Heard of Yet". Town & Country. New York. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
- "Welcome to New York; Now Go Find a Friend". The New York Times. October 14, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- "A Story of Survival of the Fittest". The New York Times. March 7, 2007. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- "At a Dinner, Exotic Fare and Foul Play". The New York Times. October 4, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- Stephanie Merry (December 3, 2021) [2016-03-10]. "Katherine Waterston is ready for your lame questions about that 'Inherent Vice' sex scene". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. ISSN 0190-8286. OCLC 1330888409.[please check these dates]
- "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". Box Office Mojo.
- "Why Is Tina Hardly In Fantastic Beasts 3? Her Absence Makes No Sense". ScreenRant. April 16, 2022.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 4, 2021). "'Perry Mason' Season 2: Katherine Waterston, Hope Davis Among 7 Joining Cast; Diarra Kilpatrick Promoted To Regular".
- "Fantastic Beasts' Katherine Waterston on coping with Harry Potter mania". The Evening Standard. November 10, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
- Rapp, Adam (2013). The Hallway Trilogy. New York: Theatre Communications Group. p. iv. ISBN 978-1559364164.
- Wilson, Samantha (November 14, 2018). "Katherine Waterston: 'Fantastic Beasts' Star Expecting First Child — Congrats". Hollywood Life. Retrieved November 17, 2018.