Kathy Bates

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Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee to Langdon Doyle Bates and Bertye Kathleen Talbot) is an Academy Award winning American theatrical, film and television actress, and a television director.

Bates graduated from White Station High School in Memphis. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969.

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In 1990 she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Misery, as the insane Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan holding her favorite author captive. She is also the secretary of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governers. Her nickname is Bobo. She was recently nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance in Warm Springs.

Bates did her first nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) and again for a scene in About Schmidt (2002).

Actor Filmography

Director filmography

  • Everwood (2002) TV Series... "The Great Doctor Brown" (2002)
  • Six Feet Under (2001) TV Series ... episode "An Open Book"; (2001) episode "The New Person"; (2001) episode "Out, Out Brief Candle"; (2002) episode "Making Love Work"; (2003) episode "Twilight" (2003).
  • Oz (1997) TV Series... episode "Family Bizzness" (1998)
  • NYPD Blue (1993) TV Series... episode "I Love Lucy" (1997)
  • Homicide: Life On The Street (1993) TV Series... episode "Scene of the Crime", (1996)

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