|Alma mater||Hendrix College|
|Known for||Film actress|
|Sling Blade , October Sky|
Natalie Suzanne Canerday(born March 9, 1962) is an American actress.
Canerday is a native of Russellville, Arkansas. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre in 1985 from Hendrix College(where she performed in plays with Herman's Head star William Ragsdale), she began her motion picture career as a production secretary for the television feature The Tuskegee Airmen , then made minor appearances in films such as Biloxi Blues and Walk the Line , and later Shotgun Stories . She played the wife of a small town sheriff in the 1991 film One False Move . Her most famous roles have been as protagonists' harried mothers in Sling Blade and October Sky . In 1996, she and others in Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade cast were collectively nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture.
Canerday served as a judge for the 2006 George Lindsey/UNA Film Festival,and in 2007 was cast in a national radio commercial. In October 2009 she worked in the Oak Ridge Secret City Film Festival which was known as the 7 day shoot-out because the contestants had only 7 days to make a 2–7 minute short-film. She played the part of a bartender in the short film Third Rate Romance directed by Chase Hartsook.
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