Katherine Waterston biography

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Katherine Waterston

Date of Birth: March 3, 1980

Katherine Waterston grew up in a small town in Connecticut. As the middle child in a family of actors, Waterston regularly visited her father, Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston, on television and movie sets.

Waterston attended New York University where she hoped to major in theater and photography, however, due to heavy workloads in both fields she just focused on theater, following in the footsteps of her family.

The actress first appeared on camera for Bryce Dallas Howard's short-subject film Orchids and landed a small role in the Academy award-winning movie Michael Clayton (2007) starring George Clooney.

With just a few films under her belt, Waterston landed her first lead role in The Babysitters (2008), co-starring Cynthia Nixon and John Leguizamo. In this eerie drama, Waterston played an honor student who engages in a sexual affair with the father of the children she babysits, eventually forming a prostitution ring so she can collect money for college.

Waterston then starred in the independent film Good Dick (2008), in which she acted alongside her sister, Elisabeth Waterston, The Factory (2012) with John Cusack, and Night Moves (2013) with Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning. Most recently, she starred in Inherent Vice (2014), Steve Jobs (2015), and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).


Alien: Covenant (2017)
Fluidic (2017)
State Like Sleep (2017)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Manhattan Romance (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
Queen of Earth (2015)
Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Inherent Vice (2014)
Night Moves (2014)
The Factory (2012)
The Babysitters (2008)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Orchids (2006)

Katherine Waterston Filmography


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy | Running Time:  133 min.
In theatres: November 18, 2016
DVD/Blu-Ray: March 28, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.78
based on 374 votes and 72 reviews
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Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman, Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol

Inspiration: J.K. Rowling