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Katherine Waterston Lands Female Lead in 'Fantastic Beasts'

Katherine Waterston Lands Female Lead in 'Fantastic Beasts'

Katherine Waterston has landed the lead female role in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off of the Harry Potter series.

The 35-year-old actress will play “Tina, short for Porpentina, a witch who works her magic in the U.S. She meets magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures,” according to Variety.

Katherine is best known for her break-out role in the film Inherent Vice and her work on the series Boardwalk Empire.

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  • dalovelee

    who is she?

  • fturla

    Katherine Waterston comes from an acting family background. Career actor playing major character actor roles bordering on becoming the main focus of a movie or show. She gets major parts for movies but has not been promoted or highlighted as being a draw for generating revenue to a production. Like her father she appears to have a career getting parts with a lot of screen time but not the main focus of most of the assignments she gets.