Catherine Keener
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It’s time that Catherine Keener became a star

WHERE YOU KNOW HER FROM Being John Malkovich (1999), where she played John Cusack’s seductive coworker Maxine

WHERE ELSE? She’s Daniel Day-Lewis’ girlfriend in The Ballad of Jack & Rose (2005) and the frustrated housewife who makes tiny chairs out of twigs in Lovely & Amazing (2002).

MUST-SEE ROLE She’s Trish, the single mom and online merchant wooed by the inexperienced Andy (Steve Carell) in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005).

WHY SHE SHOULD BE A STAR No matter the role, Keener radiates a worldly intelligence.

NEXT She’s To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee in Capote (in theaters). In April, she costars with Jennifer Aniston in the dramedy Friends With Money.