On the left is Catherine Keener while on the right is Mary Steenburgen.
Catherine Keener was born Catherine Ann Keener in Miami, Florida on 23 March 1959 and was raised in Hialeah, Florida. She is an American actress, Academy Award Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Maxine Lund in Being John Malkovich (1999) and Harper Lee in Capote (2005). She also appeared in the films Into the Wild (2007) and Synecdoche, New York (2008), which received good reviews. Catherine Keener is also the noted muse of director Nicole Holofcener, having appeared in every work of Nicole Holofcener to date. Catherine Keener was also very well-known for her role in the romantic comedy movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) alongside Steve Carell as Andy Stitzer. Catherine Keener began her career as a casting director in New York City. Catherine Keener is the daughter of Evelyn (Jamiel) and James Keener, who owned an auto shop. She is of Lebanese (mother) and English, Scottish, and German (father) descent. Catherine Keener attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts. She began taking acting classes when she was unable to sign up for a photography class. After graduating, Catherine Keener managed a McDonalds in New York City before becoming an assistant casting director and soon relocating to Los Angeles. Soon after, Catherine Keener told her superior of her aspirations for acting and she landed a one-worded role as a waitress in About Last Night… (1986). Two years later, she landed a role in a film called Survival Quest (1988), where she met her future husband, Dermot Mulroney. After struggling for years in the industry, Catherine Keener landed a role in an independent film, opposite Brad Pitt, in Johnny Suede (1991). Her ascent in independent film began as she starred in Living in Oblivion (1995) and Walking and Talking (1996) before her mainstream break with Being John Malkovich in 1999, which earned Catherine Keener her first Oscar nomination. Since then, she has starred in several critically acclaimed films. Catherine Keener spouse include Dermot Mulroney from 17 November 1990 – 17 December 2007 they are divorced with 1 child. Her trade mark is that she often works with Nicole Holofcener and Spike Jonze. Catherine Keener is the ex-sister-in-law of Kieran Mulroney, Sean Mulroney, Conor and Moira Mulroney. Catherine Keener has been close friends with Brad Pitt since they both starred in 1991’s Johnny Suede (1991) together, and they often attend each other’s movie premieres. She is the older sister of Elizabeth Keener. Catherine Keener was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. Her father is of English, German, and Scottish descent. Her mother is of Lebanese ancestry. Catherine’s patrilineal line traces back to Peter Keiner, a German immigrant whose surname was later changed.Catherine Keener has worked with director/producer Spike Jonze four times and director Nicole Holofcener four times. She has had two movies pushed back from late 2008 to a release in 2009. Both The Soloist (2009) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009). She is good friends with actress Jennifer Aniston.
Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress. Mary Steenburgen was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA as Mary Nell Steenburgen. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant Dutch ancestry, and her roots also include English, Scottish, and Welsh. Mary Steenburgen is a notable patron of arts. She is also an active supporter of humanitarian causes. She has two children from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm McDowell. Since October 7th 1995 she has been married to actor Ted Danson, and the couple is living in Los Angeles area. One of her distinguishing features includehigh-pitched voice with southern accent. Mary Steenburgen a notable patron of the arts who has set up exhibits in the past, her husband actor Ted Danson sculpts as a sideline. She returned to old high school in North Little Rock, Arkansas in April 2002, to teach drama workshops to students, fulfilling promise made to parents of teenager Thea Leopoulos, who was killed in a traffic accident in 2001. Mary Steenburgen referred to multiple times on Stargate SG-1 (1997) as the heartthrob of Colonel Jack O’Neill, played by Richard Dean Anderson. In both Time After Time (1979) and Back to the Future Part III (1990), she played the love interest of a time traveller who later became one herself. In the former, she was from the time traveller’s future and in the latter, she was from his past. She played Jason Ritter’s mother in Joan of Arcadia (2003). Her husband Ted Danson played Ritter’s father in Mumford (1999). Mary Steenburgen appeared with Christopher Lloyd in three different films: Goin’ South (1978), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Wish You Were Dead (2002). Mary Nell Steenburgen won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme’s 1980 film Melvin and Howard. Mary Steenburgen, who studied at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s, also received a Golden Globe nomination for the 1981 film Ragtime, a BAFTA TV Award nomination for the 1985 TV miniseries Tender is the Night and an Emmy Award nomination for the 1988 TV film The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank. Her other film appearances include Cross Creek (1983), Parenthood (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Philadelphia (1993), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Elf (2003), The Brave One (2007), Step Brothers (2008), The Proposal (2009), and The Help (2011). Mary Steenburgen is also an active humanitarian who is involved with various groups ranging from human rights to environmental causes. She is an Alma mater of Hendrix College.
Catherine Keener and Mary Steenburgen are famous females that look alike. Both have brunette hair with similar features and are 5’8″ tall in height with sparkling eyes.