Kathy Bates

Biography

Date of Birth 28 June 1948, Memphis, Tennessee, USA Birth Name Kathleen Doyle Bates Height 5' 3" (1.60 m) Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates 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 seven Emmy Award nominations. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, Bates has stated that she has made a full recovery.

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Birth Name

Kathleen Doyle Bates

Birth Place

Memphis, Tennessee, États-Unis

Birth Date

6/28/1948
Known For
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Evelyn Couch

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Misery

Annie Wilkes

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The Waterboy

Helen 'Mama' Boucher

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Valentine's Day

Susan

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Bad Santa 2

Sunny Soke

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Tammy

Lenore

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About Schmidt

Roberta Hertzel

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Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

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Around the World in 80 Days

Queen Victoria

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Little Black Book

Kippie Kann

Starring In
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The Miracle Club

Eileen Dunne

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Sylvia Simon

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Stephen King: A Necessary Evil

Self (archive footage)

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Home

Bernadette

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Richard Jewell

Bobi Jewell

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The Highwaymen

Ma Ferguson

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On the Basis of Sex

Dorothy Kenyon

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Death And Life Of John F. Donovan, The

Barbara Haggermaker

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Krystal

Vera

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Bad Santa 2

Sunny Soke

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The Great Gilly Hopkins

Maime Trotter

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Complete Unknown

Nina

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The Boss

Ida Marquette

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When Marnie Was There

Mrs. Kadoya (voice)

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Boychoir

Headmistress

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Tammy

Lenore

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself (archive footage)

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A Little Bit of Heaven

Beverly Corbett

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Midnight In Paris

Gertrude Stein

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You May Not Kiss The Bride

Bryan's Mother

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Valentine's Day

Susan

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The Blind Side

Miss Sue

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Cheri

Madame Peloux

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Personal Effects

Gloria

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Revolutionary Road

Mrs. Givings

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The Family That Preys

Charlotte Cartwright

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The Day The Earth Stood Still

Regina Jackson

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Christmas Is Here Again

Miss Dowdy (voice)

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P.S. I Love You

Patricia

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Fred Claus

Mother Claus

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The Golden Compass

Hester (voice)

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Bee Movie

Janet Benson (voice)

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Relative Strangers

Agnes Menure

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Bonneville

Margene Cunningham

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Charlotte's Web

Bitsy the Cow (voice)

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Failure to Launch

Sue

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Guilty Hearts

The Judge

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Rumor Has It...

Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)

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The Bridge Of San Luis Rey

The Marquesa

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Ambulance Girl

Jane Stern

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Warm Springs

Helena Mahoney

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Little Black Book

Kippie Kann

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Around the World in 80 Days

Queen Victoria

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Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

The Sea Hag (voice)

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Kwoon

'Don't hit me' Woman

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The Cutting Edge - The Magic of Movie Editing

Narrator (voice)

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Unconditional Love

Grace Beasley

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Dragonfly

Mrs. Belmont

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About Schmidt

Roberta Hertzel

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My Sister's Keeper

Christine Chapman

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Love Liza

Mary Ann Bankhead

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American Outlaws

Ma James

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Rat Race

The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)

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The Dress Code

Mother Superior

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Annie

Miss Agatha Hannigan

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

Self

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A Civil Action

Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)

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The Waterboy

Helen 'Mama' Boucher

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Primary Colors

Libby Holden

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Swept from The Sea

Miss Swaffer

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Titanic

Molly Brown

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War At Home, The

Maurine Collier

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Diabolique

Det. Shirley Vogel

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The Late Shift

Helen Kushnick

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Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

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Angus

Meg Bethune

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The West Side Waltz

Mr. Goo

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North

Alaskan Mom

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A Home of Our Own

Frances Lacey

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Used People

Bibby Berman

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Prelude to a Kiss

Leah Blier

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Oscar's Greatest Moments

Herself (archive footage)

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At Play In The Fields Of The Lord

Hazel Quarrier

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Evelyn Couch

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Shadows and Fog

Prostitute

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Misery

Annie Wilkes

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White Palace

Rosemary

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Dick Tracy

Mrs. Green

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Men Don't Leave

Lisa Coleman

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High Stakes

Jill

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Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Mrs. Canby

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My Best Friend's a Vampire

Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)

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Summer Heat

Ruth

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Murder Ordained

Bobbi Birk

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The Morning After

Woman on Mateo Street

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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Stella Mae

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Straight Time

Selma Darin

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Taking Off

Audition Singer (as Bobo Bates)

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