Kathy Baker

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Katherine Whitton Baker
  • Birth Place: Midland, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/08/1950, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Kathy Baker Fast Facts:
  • Raised in Texas and New Mexico in a Quaker family.
  • Aspired to be an actress from age 5 and began acting at a children's theater in Albuquerque at a young age, but didn't make her professional acting debut until she was in her thirties.
  • Originated the role of May in Sam Shepard's 1983 play Fool for Love, which also starred Ed Harris. She won an Obie for her performance.
  • Also in 1983, went on to make her film debut in The Right Stuff, which starred both Sam Shepard and Ed Harris.
  • Is an expert pastry chef, having studied at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
  • Kathy Baker Relationships:
  • Lany Baker - Mother
  • Julian Joseph Camillieri - Son
  • Donald Camillieri - Ex-husband
  • John Seawand Baker - Father
  • Steven Robman - Husband
  • Kathy Baker Awards:
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA (BA in French, 1975); Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France (Le Grande Diplome, 1977); attended Boston University, Boston, MA; attended California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

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