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Kathy Bates

Film Actress / Film Director / Character Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Actress / Voice Actress | * 06/28/1948 (72) | Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she studied theatre at the Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. She landed minor stage roles before being cast in her first on screen role in Taking Off (1971). Her first Off-Broadway stage performance was in the 1976 production of Vanities. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, she continued to perform on screen and on stage, and garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in 'night, Mother, and won an Obie Award in 1988 for her performance in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Bates' performance as Annie Wilkes in the horror film Misery (1990) marked her Hollywood breakthrough, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Further acclaim came for her starring role in ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Kathy Bates

Primetime Emmy Award Academy Award for Best Actress Golden Globe Award Screen Actors Guild Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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Movies with Kathy Bates as Actress(95)

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as Ma Ferguson2019 The Highwaymen
as Bobi Jewell2019 Richard Jewell
as Barbara Haggermaker2019 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
as Vera2018 Krystal
as Ethel Darling2018 Rampage
as herself2018 Black '47
as Dorothy Kenyon2018 On the Basis of Sex
as Ida Marquette2016 The Boss
as Nina2016 Complete Unknown
as Sunny Soke2016 Bad Santa 2
as Maime Trotter2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
as Mrs. Kadoya2014 When Marnie Was There
as Headmistress2014 Boychoir
as Lenore2014 Tammy
as Beth2012 Cadaver
as Bryan's Mother2011 You May Not Kiss the Bride
as Beverly Corbett2011 A Little Bit of Heaven
as Gertrude Stein2011 Midnight in Paris
as Susan Milton2010 Valentine's Day
as Madame Peloux2009 Cheri
as Queen of Hearts2009 Alice
as Gloria2009 Personal Effects
as Miss Sue2009 The Blind Side
as Joan Blondell2008 Che: Part One
as Regina Jackson2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still
as Mrs. Helen Givings2008 Revolutionary Road
as Charlotte Cartwright2008 The Family That Preys
as Janet Benson (voice)2007 Bee Movie
as Hester (voice)2007 The Golden Compass
as Miss Dowdy2007 Christmas Is Here Again
as Patricia2007 P.S. I Love You
as Mother Claus2007 Fred Claus
as The Judge2006 Guilty Hearts
as Bitsy the Cow (voice)2006 Charlotte's Web
as Agnes Menure2006 Relative Strangers
as Margene2006 Bonneville
as Jane Stern2005 Ambulance Girl
as Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)2005 Rumor Has It...
as Narrator (voice)2005 Hansel and Gretel
as Helena Mahoney2005 Warm Springs
as Kippie Kann2004 Little Black Book
as Queen Victoria2004 Around the World in 80 Days
as The Marquesa2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
as Roberta Hertzel2002 About Schmidt
as Grace Beasley2002 Unconditional Love
as Christine Chapman2002 My Sister's Keeper
as Mary Ann Bankhead2002 Love Liza
as Mrs. Belmont2002 Dragonfly
as Ma James2001 American Outlaws
as The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)2001 Rat Race
as Mother Superior2000 Bruno
as Miss Agatha Hannigan1999 Annie
as Bankruptcy Judge1998 A Civil Action
as Miss Swaffer1998 Swept from the Sea
as Libby Holden1998 Primary Colors
as Mama Boucher1998 The Waterboy
as Molly Brown1997 Titanic
as Maurine Collier1996 The War at Home
as Helen Kushnick1996 The Late Shift
as Det. Shirley Vogel1996 Diabolique
as Mr. Goo1995 The West Side Waltz
as Dolores Claiborne1995 Dolores Claiborne
as Meg Bethune1995 Angus
as Alaskan Mom1994 North
as Rae Flowers (uncredited)1994 The Stand
as Frances Lacey1993 A Home of Our Own
as Bibby Berman1992 Used People
as Peggy Say1992 Hostages
as Leah Blier1992 Prelude to a Kiss
as Hazel Quarrier1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord
as Evelyn Couch1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
as Prostitute1991 Shadows and Fog
as Elsa Barlow1991 The Road to Mecca
as Rosemary1990 White Palace
as Lisa Coleman1990 Men Don't Leave
as Mrs. Green1990 Dick Tracy
as Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes1990 Misery
as Bonnie Cooper1989 No Place Like Home
as Jill1989 High Stakes
as Mrs. Canby1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks
as Helen Blake1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire
as Bobbi Birk1987 Murder Ordained
as Ruth1987 Summer Heat
as Cat-Hating Artist1986 The Morning After
as Selma Darin1978 Straight Time
as Audition Singer1971 Taking Off

TV Shows/Series with Kathy Bates as Actress(27)

as Queen of Hearts2017 Rakshasa Street
as Ruth2017 Disjointed
as Joan Blondell2017 FEUD
as herself2016 Chelsea
as Delphine LaLaurie2011 American Horror Story
as Ethel Darling2011 American Horror Story
as Agnes Mary Winstead / Thomasyn White2011 American Horror Story
as Ms. Meade2011 American Horror Story
as Harriet Harry2011 Harry's Law
as herself2008 Stand Up to Cancer
as Mrs. Fowler2007 The Big Bang Theory
as Jo Bennett (voice)2005 The Office
as Charlie Harper2003 Two and a Half Men
as Bettina2001 Six Feet Under
as Narrator (voice)1988 American Experience
as Sally Allison1977 The Love Boat
as Rae Flowers1975 King of Kensington

Movies with Kathy Bates as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2005 Ambulance Girl
Directing/Director1999 Dash and Lilly

TV Shows/Series with Kathy Bates as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2002 Everwood
Directing/Director2001 Six Feet Under
Directing/Director1997 Oz
Directing/Director1993 Homicide: Life on the Street

Additional Information

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Full Name: Kathy Bates
Born: Monday, 06/28 1948 (June) in Memphis (current age: 72 years + 91 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Southern Methodist University, William Esper Studio
Other names for Kathy Bates (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Кэти Бейтс"
"Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates"
Kathy Bates frequently works together with these people:
Sarah Paulson (11x, Actress)
Lee Aronsohn (11x, Crew)
Jessica Lange (9x, Actress)
Frances Conroy (9x, Actress)
Chuck Lorre (9x, Crew)
Eddie Gorodetsky (9x, Crew)
Tara Hernandez (8x, Crew)
Steve Holland (8x, Crew)
Ben Falcone (8x, Actor)
Tom Fontana (8x, Crew)
Maria Ferrari (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:925, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/26/2020