Kathy Bates

Biography

Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director.

After several small roles in film and television, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Margaret "Molly" Brown in Titanic (1997). During this time she began her directing career, primarily in television.

Bates received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the Broadway play 'night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (1998), for which she also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work has resulted in eight Emmy Award nominations.

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, Bates has stated that she has made a full recovery.

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Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director.

After several small roles in film and television, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Margaret "Molly" Brown in Titanic (1997). During this time she began her directing career, primarily in television.

Bates received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the Broadway play 'night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (1998), for which she also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work has resulted in eight Emmy Award nominations.

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, Bates has stated that she has made a full recovery.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 99

Birthday 1948-06-28

Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan as Barbara Haggermaker
2016 Bad Santa 2 as Sunny Soke
2016 The Boss as Ida Marquette
2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins as Maime Trotter
2016 Complete Unknown as Nina
2014 Boychoir as Headmistress
2014 Tammy as Lenore
2012 Cadaver as Beth
2011 American Horror Story(13 episodes) as Delphine LaLaurie
2011 American Horror Story(13 episodes) as Ethel Darling
2011 American Horror Story(12 episodes) as Iris
2011 Midnight in Paris as Gertrude Stein
2011 You May Not Kiss the Bride as Bryan's Mother
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven as Beverly Corbett
2011 Harry's Law(34 episodes) as Harriet Harry
2010 Valentine's Day as Susan
2009 Alice as Queen of Hearts
2009 Alice(2 episodes) as Queen of Hearts
2009 The Blind Side as Miss Sue
2009 Cheri as Madame Peloux
2009 Personal Effects as Gloria
2008 Revolutionary Road as Mrs. Helen Givings
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still as Regina Jackson
2008 The Family That Preys as Charlotte Cartwright
2007 P.S. I Love You as Patricia
2007 Fred Claus as Mother Claus
2007 Bee Movie as Janet Benson
2007 Christmas Is Here Again as Miss Dowdy
2006 Charlotte's Web as Bitsy the Cow (voice)
2006 Bonneville as Margene
2006 Relative Strangers as Agnes Menure
2006 Failure to Launch as Sue
2006 Guilty Hearts as The Judge
2005 Ambulance Girl as Jane Stern
2005 The Office(9 episodes)
2005 Around the World in 80 Days as Queen Victoria
2004 Little Black Book as Kippie Kann
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Narrator (voice)
2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey as The Marquesa
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode) as Charlie Harper
2003 Declaration of Independence as Herself
2002 Love Liza as Mary Ann Bankhead
2002 About Schmidt as Roberta Hertzel
2002 Unconditional Love as Grace Beasley
2002 Dragonfly as Mrs. Belmont
2002 My Sister's Keeper as Christine Chapman
2001 American Outlaws as Ma James
2001 Rat Race as The Squirrel Lady
2001 Six Feet Under(22 episodes) as Bettina
2000 The Dress Code as Mother Superior
1999 Annie as Miss Agatha Hannigan
1998 The Waterboy as Mama Boucher
1998 The Effects of Magic
1998 Primary Colors as Libby Holden
1998 Swept from the Sea as Miss Swaffer
1997 Titanic as Molly Brown
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 The War at Home as Maurine Collier
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 Diabolique as Det. Shirley Vogel
1996 The Late Shift as Helen Kushnick
1995 Angus as Meg Bethune
1995 Dolores Claiborne as Dolores Claiborne
1994 Curse of the Starving Class as Ella Tate
1994 North as Alaskan Mom
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 The Stand(4 episodes) as Rae Flowers
1994 The Stand as Rae Flowers
1993 A Home of Our Own as Frances Lacey
1992 Used People
1992 Prelude to a Kiss as Leah Blier
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes as Evelyn Couch
1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord as Hazel Quarrier
1991 Shadows and Fog as Prostitute
1991 The Road to Mecca as Elsa Barlow
1990 Misery as Annie Wilkes
1990 White Palace as Rosemary
1990 Dick Tracy as Mrs. Green
1990 Men Don't Leave as Lisa Coleman
1989 No Place Like Home as Bonnie Cooper
1989 High Stakes
1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks as Mrs. Canby
1988 China Beach(1 episode)
1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire as Helen Blake
1987 Summer Heat as Ruth
1987 Murder Ordained as Bobbi Birk
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1982 Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean as Stella Mae
1982 St. Elsewhere(2 episodes)
1982 Cagney and Lacey(1 episode)
1978 Straight Time as Selma Darin
1977 The Love Boat(1 episode)
1971 Taking Off as Audition Singer
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1900 Krystal as Vera
1900 Warm Springs(0 episodes)

Directing

2005 Ambulance Girl … Director
2002 Everwood(1 episode) … Director
2001 Six Feet Under(10 episodes) … Director
1999 Dash and Lilly … Director
1997 Oz(1 episode) … Director
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(1 episode) … Director

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