Katherine Waterston Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 Apr, 2018
Facts of Katherine Waterston
Date of Birth: 1980 , March-3
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Katherine Waterston
Birth Name Katherine Boyer Waterston
Father Sam Waterston
Mother Lynn Louisa
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Westminster, London
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Inherent Vice
Education Loomis Chaffee School, Tish School of the Arts at New York University
Awards Film Independent Spirit Awards
Movies Michael Clayton, The Babysitters, Inherent Vice
TV Show Boardwalk Empire
Sisters Elisabeth Waterston
Siblings Elisabeth Waterston, James Waterston, Graham Waterston
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Film Independent Spirit Award-winning British born American actress, Katherine Waterston made her breakthrough playing the character Shasta Fay Hepworth in neo-noir comedy-drama film, Inherent Vice. Waterston made her Hollywood debut in 2007 from the movie, Michael Clayton which made an amazing collection at the box office.

Her popular movies include Steve Jobs, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Alien: Covenant and The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby: Her. As of 2018, she is working in the movies, State Like Sleep, Fluidic, Mid-90s and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldIn 2012, Waterston appeared as a recurring character in her first TV series, Boardwalk Empire.

Early Life And Education Of Katherine Waterston

Katherine Waterston was born Katherine Boyer Waterston on 3rd March 1980 in Westminster, London under the birth sign Pisces. Waterston is American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Waterston is the daughter of former American model Lynn Louisa and Oscar-nominated actor, Sam Waterston. She has a sister Elisabeth Waterston, a brother James Waterston and a half-brother, Graham Waterston.

In 1998, Waterston attended the Loomis Chaffee School. Later, she graduated with a BFA degree in acting from Tish School of the Arts at New York University.

Katherine Waterston's Career

Katherine Waterston at the initial phase of her career appeared in several theater plays. Waterston made her debut in 2008 from the play, Kindness. Her other theater venture includes Bachelorette, Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling and The Cherry Orchard.

In 2007, Waterston made her Hollywood debut in legal thriller film, Michael Clayton directed by Tony Gilroy. The same year, she worked in the independent drama film, The Babysitters with Bella Throne, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell and Judah Lewis.


Waterston gained popularity after she landed the role of Shasta Fay Hepworth in neo-noir comedy-drama crime film, Inherent Vice, appearing alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson. Her role got her nominations for various awards like Satellite Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, and Film Independent Spirit Awards. In 2016, she won Film Independent Spirit Awards for her role in that movie.

She then worked in several movies including Almost in Love, The Letter, The Factory, Night Moves, The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby: Her, Are You Joking?, Glass Chin, Sleeping with Other People, Queen of Earth, Logan Lucky and The Current War.

In 2013, she appeared in the movie, The Disappearance of Eleanor: Her with Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Aiola David, and Isabelle Huppert. Her role in the movies was highly appreciated by critics and fans.

Waterston is also popular for her roles in Robert & Frank, Being Flynn, Inherent Vince, Steve Jobs and Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where Find Them.

As of 2018, she is working in the movies like- State Like Sleep, FluidicMid-90s and Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald.

CAPTION: Katherine is one of the scenes of the movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. SOURCE: Instagram

In 2012, Waterston worked in her first TV series, Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Graham, Michael Shannon and Vincent Piazza.

Katherine Waterston's Net Worth

Katherine Waterston has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Waterston appeared in several hit movies that made an impressive collection at the box office.

Here is the list of her hit movies

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Michael Clayton (2007) $25 million $92.9 million 7.3
  • Won Academy AwardsSatellite AwardsBritish Academy if Film and Television Awards and National Broad of Review Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy AwardsGolden Globe AwardsBritish Academy Awards and Venice Film Awards.
George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Sydney Pollack.
Steve Jobs (2015) $30 million $34.3 million 7.2
  • Won Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.
Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) $180 million $814 million 7.4
  • Won Academy Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards.
Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Deep, Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler
Allien: Covenant (2017) $97 million $240.9 million 6.5
  • Nominated for Saturn Awards.
Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup and Demian Bichir.
Logan Lucky (2017) $29 million $47.5 million 7.1   Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Riley Keough.

Katherine Waterston's Personal Life

The reel-life wife of famous actor, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston is single in the real-life. Waterston is more focused on her career at the moment.

Waterston is close to many A-list celebrities of Hollywood like Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, and Joaquin Phoenix. She is the sister in law of actor, Louis Cancelmi.

Waterston has an extra lumbar vertebra which is also called a spinal anomaly.

Despite being the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor and the lead cast of Law & Order, she could not get a role on the same TV series which she revealed in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.

Here is the video, where she talks that her dad couldn't help her to get the role on Law & Order:


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