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Kathy Baker Biography

Birth Name:
Katherine Whitton Baker
Birth Place:
Midland, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor

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

Awards

  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress for a Drama Series: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1988Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated

Relationships

  • Marieclaire Camilleri -- Daughter
  • Donald Camilleri -- Ex-husband
  • Donald Camillieri -- Ex-husband
  • John Seawand Baker -- Father
  • Steven Robman -- Husband
  • Helene Andree Whitton -- Mother
  • Lany Baker -- Mother
  • Joseph Camilleri -- Son
  • Julian Joseph Camillieri -- Son