Kathy Bates

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Kathleen Doyle Bates
  • Birth Place: Memphis, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/28/1948, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Kathy Bates Fast Facts:
  • Made her big-screen debut in the 1971 Milos Forman comedy-drama Taking Off. She had a bit part as a singer and was credited as Bobo Bates.
  • Made her TV debut as a bride in a segment of The Love Boat that aired on January 7, 1978.
  • Starred as Frankie in the 1987 off-Broadway production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, a role that was specifically written for her by playwright Terrence McNally.
  • Her Oscar-winning role of Annie Wilkes, the psychotic nurse in 1990's Misery, was ranked No. 17 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years: 100 Heroes & Villains list, and No. 77 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Once worked as a singing waitress at a Catskills resort.
  • Appeared in her first series regular role in 2011, taking on the lead character of Harriet "Harry" Korn in NBC's Harry's Law.
  • Kathy Bates Relationships:
  • Mary Bates - Sister
  • Langdon Doyle Bates - Father
  • Patricia Bates - Sister
  • Bertye Kathleen Talbot Bates - Mother
  • Tony Campisi - Ex-husband
  • Kathy Bates Awards:
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1983 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (BFA in Theater, 1969)

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