Catherine Black is an award winning Canadian actress, artist and filmmaker.
Catherine is a complex and extremely versatile character actress. Catherine goes to the deepest depths of the underworld for each role, and is not afraid to look ugly. Otherworldly, edgy-cool, dark, badass, and strong characters are her forte, but she’s also extremely nurturing, which makes her someone you should have on your side. She is vulnerable to a strength, and although she might get taken down, vengeance will be hers. Catherine is a leading lady, but as all her closest friends know, she’s also a secret comedian and a very sharply funny woman.
Black is a self-taught painter. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally. Most recently Catherine photographed and wrote about the journey of her large oil paintings traveling from her family farm in Fergus Ontario across the Old Oregon Trail to California. This was Catherine’s own Westward Expansion.
Catherine’s acting career began in Toronto as Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre directed by Lewis Baumander. Catherine has continued to go on and perform in many award winning productions in both Toronto and LA. In Film/TV she is best known for her role as Vanden in American Psycho, performing with Christian Bale, starring with Crispin Glover in The Donner Party (Showtime) and multiple guest starring roles, such as Odyssey 5, Blue Murder and most recently on Playing House (USA). Catherine stars in many indie features and has performed with Christian Bale, Malcolm McDowell, Crispin Glover, Peter Weller, Mark and Michael Polish, Winona Ryder, Hillary Duff, Sean Astin, Shawn Ashmore, Jon Cryer, Chevy Chase, Mark Boone Jr., Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Keegan Michael-Key, Eric Idle, Elyes Gabel, Harland Williams, Katey Sagal and many more.
Catherine’s extensive practice as an actor and artist has rooted her artistic vision in filmmaking. Her filmmaking debut, the multi award winning ‘sexy and surreal’ short film, De Puta Madre A Love Story (2014), WON Catherine both Best Director (London IFF 2015), Best Lead Actress (Madrid IFF 2014) for her performance, and Best Cinematography (Columbia Gorge IFF 2014) along with multiple Jury Awards, Special Mentions and nominations Internationally.
Catherine just completed the 20 minute short / pilot ep. Girl Trip, directed, co-written, produced, and starring Catherine Black. Girl Trip is a violent tongue in cheek commentary on the dark side of female friendships in the horror comedy genre. Girl Trip just WON The Audience Choice Award at Hollyshorts and was nominated Best Lead Actress (Catherine Black) and Best Short Film at the upcoming 2018 Nice IFF in the south of France. Girl Trip is an edgy satire about the need for women to support each other, and the ramifications of women being pitted against each other. Follow Girl Trip on facebook!
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Catherine Black’s paintings can be viewed here.