Catherine Keener has played the smart, neurotic gal in so many indie flicks, we assumed she was born in the land of Woody Allen -- New York City. But the actress was actually born and raised right here in Miami. She's a graduate of Hialeah's Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School. (We voted her Best Local Girl Made Good in 2006.)
Her filmography reads like our favorite movie list: Where the Wild Things Are, Into the Wild, Being John Malkovich and The 40 Year Old Virgin. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for her portrayal of To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee in Capote.
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She'll be in town tonight for the Miami International Film Festival, where her latest film, Please Give, will have its East Coast premiere. Directed by Nicole Holofcener, the film is a funny family-drama about quirky New Yorkers who own an upscale furniture shop.
Red Carpet begins at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. at the Gusman Center, 174 East Flagler St., Miami.