Natalie Canerday

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Natalie Canerday
Born (1962-03-09) March 9, 1962 (age 58)
Alma mater Hendrix College
Known forFilm actress
Notable work
Sling Blade , October Sky

Natalie Suzanne Canerday [1] (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 [2] (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, [3] and in 2007 was cast in a national radio commercial. [4] In October 2009 she worked in the Oak Ridge Secret City Film Festival [5] 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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