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Katherine Waterston

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Daughter of Sam Waterston and Private
Sister of Elisabeth Waterston and Private
Half sister of James Waterston

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About Katherine Waterston


Rising Star Katherine Waterston was born into a family of actors. She is the daughter of Sam Waterston, sister of Elisabeth Waterston and half-sister of James Waterston.

Katherine Waterston made her film debut in Bryce Dallas Howard's short film Orchids (2006), starring opposite Alfred Molina. She next appeared in a small role in Michael Clayton.

Katherine Waterston makes her first starring role in the independent dark comedyThe Babysitters, playing an industrious babysitter turned Madame. Waterson will also be seen in Good Dick and The Factory.

Katherine Waterston was recently described by Variety as ‘riveting’, referring to her leading performance in Julian Sheppard’s play, "Los Angeles", directed by Adam Rapp at The Flea Theatre in Manhattan. The New Yorker proclaimed ‘…what keeps you watching... is Waterston’s arresting, thin-skinned performance’.

In 2008, she’ll be seen starring opposite John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon, as an enterprising teen-aged babysitter who devises an ethically dubious business in response to unfulfilled love for one of her clients, in Peace Arch’s release of The Babysitters.

Waterston is currently shooting a feature for Warner Brothers Studios entitled The Factory, starring John Cusack. Previously, she performed on NY stages in the world premiere of Brooke Berman’s "Smashing", directed by Trip Cullman, and in various off-Broadway productions, including "Gladiators v. Kamikazes"; "This is Our Youth", and "No Exit". Regionally, she performed at New York Stage and Film, The Cape Cod Theater Project, The Orchard Project and in several Williamstown Theatre Festival plays, including "Big Love" and "The Marriage of Bette and Boo".

On television, Waterston most recently starred opposite Jonathan Pryce, Collin Hanks and Jonathan Silverman in Marsh McCall’s comedy pilot for CBS, entitled The Wylies and opposite Alyson Hannigan in NBC’s pilot, Americana. Waterston was born in London and she graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts and The Stella Adler School of Acting.

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Katherine Waterston's Timeline

March 3, 1980