Kathy Bates

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Date of Birth June 28, 1948
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee
Age 72 years old
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Kathy Bates

Kathleen Doyle Bates is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she studied theatre at the Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. She landed minor stage roles before being cast in her first on screen role in Taking Off. Her first Off-Broadway stage performance was in the 1976 production of Vanities. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, she continued to perform on screen and on stage, and garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in 'night, Mother, and won an Obie Award in 1988 for her performance in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Bates' performance as Annie Wilkes in the horror film Misery, marked her Hollywood breakthrough, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Born: Kathleen Doyle Bates, June 28, 1948, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, director
Years active: 1963–present
Works: Full list
Net worth: US$32 million (2019)
Relatives: Finis L. Bates (grandfather)
Awards: Full list
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About Kathy Bates

Actress whose films include About Schmidt, The Blind Side, Titanic and The Late Shift. She received a massive fan base for her performance as a disturbed nurse in the film version of the Stephen King's novel Misery. She also plays Ethel Darling in FX's American Horror Story.

Before Fame

She joined a sorority at Southern Methodist University. She debuted in the 1971 film Taking Off.


She has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards for her TV work and made a cameo appearance in The Stand.

Family Life

She was married to Tony Campisi from 1991 to 1997.


She starred alongside James Caan in Misery.

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  • Ovarian cancer survivors
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Actresses from Memphis, Tennessee
  • Film directors from Tennessee
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (television) winners
  • Best Drama Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Best Actress Academy Award winners
  • Breast cancer survivors
  • Women television directors
  • Southern Methodist University alumni
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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Latest information about Kathy Bates updated on January 22, 2021.

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