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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates (born June 28, 1948) 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 eight Emmy Award nominations. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, Bates has stated that she has made a full recovery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kathy Bates, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Jun 28, 1948 In Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret 2022
Known For
Poster of The Highwaymen
Poster of Bee Movie
Poster of Hansel and Gretel
Poster of Dragonfly
Movie Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Sylvia Simon 2022
Movie Home Unknown 2020-10-15
Movie The Highwaymen Ma Ferguson 2019-03-15
Movie Richard Jewell Bobi Jewell 2019-12-13
Movie The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Barbara Haggermaker 2018-09-10
Movie Krystal Vera 2018-04-13
Movie On the Basis of Sex Dorothy Kenyon 2018-12-25
Series FEUD Joan Blondell 2017-03-05
Series Disjointed Ruth 2017-08-25
Movie The Boss Ida Marquette 2016-04-07
Series Chelsea Self 2016-05-11
Movie Bad Santa 2 Sunny Soke 2016-11-23
Movie Complete Unknown Nina 2016-08-26
Series Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
Movie The Great Gilly Hopkins Maime Trotter 2015-10-05
Movie Boychoir Headmistress 2014-09-04
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Tammy Lenore 2014-07-02
Movie Cadaver Beth 2012-11-26
Movie A Little Bit of Heaven Beverly Corbett 2011-02-03
Series Harry's Law Harriet Harry 2011-01-17
Movie Midnight in Paris Gertrude Stein 2011-05-11
Movie You May Not Kiss the Bride Bryan's Mother 2011-04-03
Series American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
Movie Valentine's Day Susan Milton 2010-02-10
Series Mike & Molly Kay 2010-09-20
Movie Cheri Madame Peloux 2009-04-08
Movie Personal Effects Gloria 2009-03-05
Movie The Blind Side Miss Sue 2009-11-20
Series Alice Queen of Hearts 2009-12-06
Series Stand Up to Cancer Herself 2008-09-05
Movie The Family That Preys Charlotte Cartwright 2008-09-12
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Regina Jackson 2008-12-10
Movie Revolutionary Road Mrs. Helen Givings 2008-12-19
Movie Christmas Is Here Again Miss Dowdy (voice) 2007-10-20
Series The Big Bang Theory Mrs. Fowler 2007-09-24
Movie Bee Movie Janet Benson (voice) 2007-10-28
Movie The Golden Compass Hester (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie Fred Claus Mother Claus 2007-11-03
Movie P.S. I Love You Patricia 2007-11-15
Movie Relative Strangers Agnes Menure 2006-05-01
Movie Guilty Hearts The Judge 2006-01-01
Movie Failure to Launch Sue 2006-03-10
Movie Charlotte's Web Bitsy the Cow (voice) 2006-12-07
Movie Bonneville Margene 2006-09-11
Series The Office Jo Bennett 2005-03-24
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Warm Springs Helena Mahoney 2005-04-30
Movie Hansel and Gretel Narrator (voice) 2005-01-01
Movie Rumor Has It... Aunt Mitsy (uncredited) 2005-12-22
Movie Six Feet Under: In Memoriam Herself 2005-10-25
Movie Ambulance Girl Jane Stern 2005-09-12
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Narrator (voice) 2004-01-01
Movie The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Marquesa 2004-01-01
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Queen Victoria 2004-06-16
Movie Little Black Book Kippie Kann 2004-08-06
Movie Declaration of Independence Herself 2003-06-10
Series Two and a Half Men Charlie Harper 2003-09-22
Movie Dragonfly Mrs. Belmont 2002-02-22
Movie My Sister's Keeper Christine Chapman 2002-01-27
Movie About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel 2002-12-12
Movie Unconditional Love Grace Beasley 2002-08-23
Movie Love Liza Mary Ann Bankhead 2002-12-30
Series Six Feet Under Bettina 2001-06-03
Movie Rat Race The Squirrel Lady (uncredited) 2001-08-17
Movie American Outlaws Ma James 2001-08-17
Movie Bruno Mother Superior 2000-04-16
Movie Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Frances Marion (voice) 2000-08-03
Movie Annie Miss Agatha Hannigan 1999-11-07
Movie Primary Colors Libby Holden 1998-03-20
Movie Swept from the Sea Miss Swaffer 1998-01-23
Movie The Waterboy Mama Boucher 1998-11-06
Movie A Civil Action Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited) 1998-12-25
Movie The Effects of Magic Unknown 1998-09-28
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Titanic Molly Brown 1997-11-18
Movie The Late Shift Helen Kushnick 1996-02-24
Movie The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Herself 1996-03-17
Movie Diabolique Det. Shirley Vogel 1996-03-22
Movie The War at Home Maurine Collier 1996-11-20
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Dolores Claiborne Dolores Claiborne 1995-03-24
Movie Angus Meg Bethune 1995-09-15
Movie The West Side Waltz Mr. Goo 1995-11-23
Series The Stand Rae Flowers 1994-05-08
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Curse of the Starving Class Ella Tate 1994-09-13
Movie North Alaskan Mom 1994-07-22
Movie A Home of Our Own Frances Lacey 1993-11-05
Movie Prelude to a Kiss Leah Blier 1992-07-10
Movie Used People Bibby Berman 1992-12-16
Movie Hostages Peggy Say 1992-09-23
Movie The Road to Mecca Elsa Barlow 1991-03-10
Movie Shadows and Fog Prostitute 1991-12-05
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch 1991-12-27
Movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord Hazel Quarrier 1991-12-06
Movie Men Don't Leave Lisa Coleman 1990-02-02
Movie Dick Tracy Mrs. Green 1990-04-05
Movie Misery Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes 1990-11-30
Movie White Palace Rosemary 1990-10-19
Movie High Stakes Jill 1989-01-01
Movie No Place Like Home Bonnie Cooper 1989-12-03
Movie Arthur 2: On the Rocks Mrs. Canby 1988-07-08
Series China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Series American Experience Narrator (voice) 1988-10-04
Movie Summer Heat Ruth 1987-05-29
Movie Murder Ordained Bobbi Birk 1987-05-03
Movie My Best Friend Is a Vampire Helen Blake 1987-10-01
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie The Morning After Woman on Mateo Street 1986-12-25
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Movie Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Stella Mae 1982-11-12
Movie Straight Time Selma Darin 1978-03-18
Series The Love Boat Sally Allison 1977-09-24
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie Taking Off Audition Singer 1971-05-17
Series The Oscars Herself 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24