All We Know about the Actor’s Relationships with Catherine Keener & Tharita Cesaroni

Hollywood star Dermot Mulroney is a 90s rom-com heartthrob who has been married twice. But who is Dermot Mulroney’s wife of over a decade, Tharita Cesaroni?

Tharita Cesaroni is married to American actor Dermot Mulroney, who was born on October 31, 1963, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mulroney’s acting career started unexpectedly after a talent agent discovered him when he studied at Northwestern University. Mulroney’s first movie role was in the 1987 film “Daddy.” He’s well-known for featuring in the romantic comedies “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “The Wedding Date,” and various other romantic movies of the 90s.

Actor Dermot Mulroney attends the premiere of Amazon Studios’ “Homecoming” on October 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Having cemented his position as a 90s rom-com heartthrob, is he as popular with the ladies in real life? The star was married to Catherine Keener, and his current wife is Tharita Cesaroni. Here’s all we know about Dermot Mulroney’s relationships with the two.


Dermot Mulroney’s first wife, Catherine Keener, is also in the entertainment industry. Keener’s an actress who was born Catherine Ann Keener on March 23, 1959, in Miami, Florida.

Keener started acting around the same time as Mulroney; however, her first job in the entertainment industry wasn’t as an actor. She began as an assistant casting director.

Dermot Mulroney and wife Catherine Keener arriving at the premiere of ‘About Schmidt’. | Source: Getty Images

It was only later that she landed her first role in 1986 in the film “About Last Night” after expressing interest in acting.

The actress has appeared in numerous films since then, including the 2007 rom-com “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and the 2005 adventure drama “Into The Wild,” directed and co-produced by Sean Penn. Her most recent work’s in the 2022 Netflix sci-fi drama “The Adam Project.”

In 1988, the actress appeared in the film “Survival Quest,” When she landed this role, she met Dermot Mulroney, her future husband. Keener and Mulroney co-starred in the movie. However, this wasn’t the first time Keener and Mulroney acted together; they also appeared in “Lovely & Amazing” in 2001.

Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney | Source: Getty Images

After meeting in 1988, Keener became Mulroney’s wife just two years later, in November 1990. Sadly, the “Georgia Rule” actor and Keener decided to split in May 2005, after 17 years together.

However, Mulroney officially filed for divorce from the two-time Oscar nominee in June 2007. The couple’s divorce was finalized in December 2007.

Tharita Cesaroni and Dermot Mulroney attend the After Party for Sony Pictures Classics’ “Greed” on February 24, 2020, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images


Not long after Dermot Mulroney’s first marriage to Catherine Keener failed, he met his second wife, Tharita Cesaroni. The 49-year-old was born in Milan, Italy, in 1973.

Cesaroni’s also in showbiz; she’s a successful Italian actress, film producer, and cinematographer. She has reportedly been a film producer for many years, and the actress is also a musician.

Some of the roles that the actress is known for are the films “Mozart in the Jungle” in 2014 and “Carnival Row” and “The Warrant: Breaker’s Law,” both from 2019.

Tharita Cesaroni and Dermot Mulroney attend the Netflix Golden Globe Weekend Cocktail Party on January 04, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

“The Christmas Train” actor and Cesaroni tied the knot in 2008. Despite Mulroney and Cesaroni being husband and wife, the film producer did not take her husband’s surname.

In 2015, Cesaroni applied to have her name changed legally, but not to her husband’s surname. Cesaroni had her name changed to Prima Apollinaare, which is what she calls herself as a musician.

The name reportedly could be a nod to French playwright and poet Guillaume Apollinaire or the character Apollonia from the film “Purple Rain.” The musician has a YouTube channel where she posts her music videos.

Dermot Mulroney, Clyde Mulroney, Ethan Moretz and Chloe Moretz attend a hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings on June 7, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


Dermot Mulroney’s two marriages produced three children. During his first marriage with Catherine Keener, the actors welcomed a son they named Clyde Keener Mulroney on June 21, 1999.

Clyde’s also in the entertainment industry as an actor and cinematographer. The 23-year-old is known for “Where the Wild Things Are” as an off-camera singer. His other film credits include being a cinematographer for “Charades,” 2006’s “Griffin & Phoenix,” and the character of Noah in “Cured” in 2022.

The “Gracie” actor described his son as an “individualist” when he was seven years old. Mulroney also revealed some fun things his then-7-year-old son liked to do, including skateboarding, surfing, and skiing. He did express, though, at the time that he wanted to get Clyde into team sports.

The “Along for the Ride” star shares two children with his current wife, Tharita Cesaroni. The same year that the couple married, they welcomed their first child together.

Their first daughter, born in 2008, is now 14 years old, and her name’s Mabel Ray Mulroney. The couple wasted no time in having another addition to their family.

The following year, in 2009, the “Young Guns” actor and the film producer had their second daughter, Sally Mulroney, who is now 13 years old.

Sally Mulroney, Tharita Catulle and actor Dermot Mulroney attend the Rise Up Christchurch telethon appeal event on May 21, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Speaking to Closer Weekly about his life and family in 2017, Mulroney opened up about how fatherhood has been for him. He expressed that he’s missed a lot when raising his kids due to his hectic career. He has, however, tried to make up for it; he said:

“There’s a lot of time I’ve missed, but I know I’ve done everything in my power to make up for it or be fully absorbed in fathering when I’m there.”


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