Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

  • Born on
    • June 28th, 1948
Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She has been 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 tense psychological thriller Misery (1990) marked her Hollywood breakthrough, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Further acclaim came for her starring role in Dolores Claiborne (1995), The Waterboy (1998), and supporting roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Titanic (1997). Bates received subsequent Oscar nods in the Best Supporting Actress category for her work in Primary Colors (1998), About Schmidt (2002), and Richard Jewell (2019). Bates' television work has resulted in 14 Emmy Award nominations, including two for her leading role on the NBC series Harry's Law (2011–12). She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance on the ninth season of Two and a Half Men (2012) and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Delphine LaLaurie on the third season of American Horror Story (2013). She also received accolades for her portrayal of Miss Hannigan in the 1999 television adaptation of Annie. Her directing credits include several episodes of the HBO television series Six Feet Under (2001–03) and the television film Ambulance Girl (2005). Description above from the Wikipedia article Kathy Bates, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Acting (77 Credits)

2019Richard Jewell as Bobi Jewell
2019The Highwaymen as Ma Ferguson
2018On the Basis of Sex as Dorothy Kenyon
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Barbara Haggermaker
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Barbara Haggermaker
2017Krystal as Vera
2017Disjointed as Ruth
2016Bad Santa 2 as Sunny Soke
2016Complete Unknown as Nina
2016The Boss as Ida Marquette
2015The Great Gilly Hopkins as Maime Trotter
2014Tammy as Lenore
2014Boychoir as Headmistress
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2011A Little Bit of Heaven as Beverly CorbettWatch Free
2011You May Not Kiss the Bride as Bryan's Mother
2011Midnight in Paris as Gertrude Stein
2011Harry's Law as Harriet Harry
2010Valentine's Day as Susan Milton
2009Chéri as Madame Peloux
2009Personal Effects as GloriaWatch Free
2009The Blind Side as Miss Sue
2009Alice (2009) as Queen of Hearts
2008The Family That Preys as Charlotte Cartwright
2008The Day the Earth Stood Still as Regina Jackson
2008Revolutionary Road as Mrs. Helen Givings
2007Fred Claus as Mother Claus
2007P.S. I Love You as Patricia
2007Bee Movie as Janet Benson (voice)
2007The Golden Compass as Hester (voice)
2006Bonneville as Margene
2006Guilty Hearts as The Judge
2006Relative Strangers as Agnes MenureWatch Free
2006Failure to Launch as Sue
2006Charlotte's Web as Bitsy the Cow (voice)
2005Warm Springs as Helena Mahoney
2005Rumor Has It... as Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)
2004Little Black Book as Kippie Kann
2004The Bridge of San Luis Rey as The Marquesa
2004The Cutting Edge: the Magic of Movie Editing as Narrator (voice)
2004Around the World in 80 Days as Queen Victoria
2002Unconditional Love as Grace Beasley
2002About Schmidt as Roberta Hertzel
2002Love Liza as Mary Ann Bankhead
2002Dragonfly as Mrs. Belmont
2001American Outlaws as Ma James
2001Rat Race as The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)
2000Bruno as Mother SuperiorWatch Free
1999Annie as Miss Agatha Hannigan
1998The Waterboy as Mama Boucher
1998Primary Colors as Libby Holden
1998A Civil Action as Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
1997Swept from the Sea as Miss Swaffer
1997Titanic as Molly Brown
1996The Late Shift as Helen Kushnick
1996The War at Home as Maurine Collier
1996Diabolique as Det. Shirley Vogel
1995Dolores Claiborne as Dolores Claiborne
1995Angus as Meg Bethune
1994Curse of the Starving Class as Ella Tate
1994North as Alaskan Mom
1994The Stand as Rae Flowers
1993A Home of Our Own as Frances Lacey
1992Prelude to a Kiss as Leah Blier
1992Used People as Bibby Berman
1991Fried Green Tomatoes as Evelyn Couch
1991Shadows and Fog as Prostitute
1991At Play in the Fields of the Lord as Hazel Quarrier
1990Misery as Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes
1990White Palace as Rosemary
1990Men Don't Leave as Lisa Coleman
1990Dick Tracy as Mrs. Green
1988Arthur 2: on the Rocks as Mrs. Canby
1986The Morning After as Woman on Mateo Street
1982Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean as Stella Mae
1978Straight Time as Selma Darin
1971Taking Off as Audition Singer


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