Kate Burton

  • Birth Name: Katherine Burton
  • Birth Place: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Retained her British citizenship after her family moved to Manhattan, but considers herself to be an American actress.
  • Made her silver-screen debut in 1969 in Anne of the Thousand Days, which starred her famous father, Richard.
  • Was nominated for two Tony Awards in 2002 for her work in Hedda Gabler and The Elephant Man.
  • Received an honorary doctorate from Brown University, her alma mater, in 2007.
  • Portrayed all of the adult female roles in the 2008 hit Broadway show Spring Awakening.
  • Narrated audio books for novels written by Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Iris Johansen and Dean Koontz.


  • 2006, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee


  • Jessica Burton — Sister
  • Maria Burton — Half Sister
  • Sybil Burton — Mother
  • Morgan Ritchie — Son
  • Charlotte Ritchie — Daughter
  • Amy Christopher — Half Sister
  • Michael Ritchie — Husband
  • Richard Burton — Father
  • Radie Harris — Godparent
  • Jordan Christopher — Stepfather


  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States (AB in History, 1979); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA, 1982)

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