Katherine Waterston is an American actress who is best known for her starring roles in films such as Michael Clayton, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Alien: Covenant, Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice, Logan Lucky, and Mid90s.
Waterston, who was born on March 3, 1980, in Westminster, London, is the daughter of Academy Award-nominated actor Sam Waterston, who is best known for portraying Jack McCoy on Law & Order.
Before Waterston’s film and television career took off, she performed in the play Los Angeles by Julian Sheppard in 2007 and starred in the play Kindness by Adam Rapp in 2008.
Similarly, Waterston played the role of Gena in the Off-Broadway production of Bachelorette in 2010, and in 2011, she portrayed Anya in the Classic Stage Company revival of The Cherry Orchard. Also in 2011, she starred in Adam Rapp’s play Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling.
Waterston began acting in film and television in 2007 when she had a small role in the George Clooney-starring drama film Micheal Clayton.
From 2007 to 2014, Waterston appeared in projects such asRobot & Frank, Being Flynn, The Letter, The Factory, Night Moves, and more, before landing her breakthrough role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Joaquin Phoenix-starring Inherent Vice. Additionally, Waterston had a five-episode arc on the hit HBO drama Boardwalk Empire.
After her star turn in Inherent Vice, Watertson began appearing in major motion pictures such as Steve Jobs, Alien: Covenant, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and Logan Lucky.
In 2018, Waterston appeared in Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90sand the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.