Catherine Kellner Bio - Biography

Name Catherine Kellner
Naionality American
Date of Birth 2 October 1970
Place of Birth New York, New York, USA
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New York born and raised actress Catherine Kellner got her start as Cindy in 1987’s short movie There’s a Nightmare in My Closet, starring opposite James Michael Reily, and moved into the big screen in early ‘90s with small roles in the thriller Eyewitness to Murder (1991), the celebrated independent films Six Degrees of Separation (1993, starred Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKelle and Heather Graham) and Noah Baumbach’s Kicking and Screaming (1995, starred Josh Hamilton), as well as the comedy Open Season (1995).

More work in the independent movies followed, like appeared in the Tim Roth vehicle No Way Home (1996), portrayed Nancy in the well-received drama Restaurant (1998), teamed up with Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Courtney Love in the comedy 200 Cigarettes (1999) and played the supporting role of Lauren in writer/director Aaron Harnick’s 30 Days (1999). Additionally, she had small roles in such films as director John Singleton’s Rosewood (1997) and director/writer Tom Gilroy’s Spring Forward (1999), which starred Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber, and co-starred as Off. Gayle Van Camp in the short-lived crime series “High Incident” (1996), opposite David Keith and Cole Hauser.

Entering the new millennium, Kellner took on the small part of April Reece in Tully (2000), rejoined filmmaker John Singleton in the action Shaft (2000, starred Samuel L. Jackson) and found herself acting with Sarah Polley, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas and Elizabeth Hurley in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Weight of Water (2000, appeared as a college student). After a feature role in the drama film Sleepwalk (2001) and guest stint in an episode of “Law & Order” (2001), Kellner tested the waters of mainstream fare with a high profile film by Michael Bay, Pearl Harbor (2001), playing Nurse Barbara. The WWII drama, which won an Academy Award for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing, starred Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr. as well as Alex Baldwin.

Kellner followed the big-budgeted with starring roles in the indie drama/thriller Outpatient (2002, as Dr. Patricia Farrow), Justice (2003, opposite Eric Palladino) and the drama film The Grey (2004), directed by Shane Dax Taylor and costarring writer/actor Mark Boone Junior. In 2005, she starred as Margaret in Leslie McCleave’s Road, was additionally featured as a bride in the Thomas Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke romantic/ comedy Alchemy and played Heather in Angel, a drama directed and co-written by Jim Mckay.

In addition to film and television, Kellner also has performed in a number of stage productions. The NYU’s Tisch School graduated once worked with Kevin Spacey in the Broadway classic “The Iceman Cometh,” and starred as Melissa, opposite Shirley Knight, in Eve Ensler’s play “Necessary Targets” in New York.

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