Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 122

Gender Female

Birthday 1948-06-28

Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Also Known As

  • Кэти Бейтс
  • Kathleen Doyle "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.

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Acting (124)

  • 1989 High Stakes

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Directing (6)