Katherine Waterston biography

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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, she regularly visited her father, Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston, on television and movie sets.

Katherine 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, Katherine landed her first lead role in The Babysitters (2008), co-starring Cynthia Nixon and John Leguizamo. In this eerie drama, she 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.

Katherine 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. She has also appeared in such films as Inherent Vice (2014), Steve Jobs (2015), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant (2017).

Most recently Katherine returned to theaters in the drama Mid90s (2018) and reprised her role as Porpentina Goldstein in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

Katherine Waterston Filmography

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  134 min.
In theatres: November 16, 2018

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Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Brontis Jodorowsky

Inspiration: J.K. Rowling