Catherine Black is an award winning Canadian actress, artist and filmmaker.
Catherine is a complex and extremely versatile actress. She’s a character actor trapped in a leading ladies body. Catherine goes to the deepest depths of the underworld for each role. 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 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.
As an actress, Catherine 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, most recently on season 2 of Playing House (USA, NBC). Catherine 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).
Catherine is currently in post production for her latest filmmaking venture, a horror-comed called Girl Trip.
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Catherine Black’s paintings can be viewed here.