Kathy Bates

28 Jun 1948

Actor, Director

Kathleen Doyle "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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Filmography (70 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Richard Jewell
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Bobi Jewell)
(movie, 2019)
···The Highwaymen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ma Ferguson)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Barbara Haggermaker)
(movie, 2018)
···On the Basis of Sex
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Dorothy Kenyon)
(movie, 2018)
···Krystal
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Vera)
(movie, 2016)
···Bad Santa 2
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sunny Soke)
(movie, 2016)
···The Boss
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ida Marquette)
(movie, 2014)
···Boychoir
Genre: Music, Drama
Role: Actor (as Headmistress)
(movie, 2014)
···Tammy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lenore)
(movie, 2011)
···Midnight in Paris
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gertrude Stein)
(movie, 2011)
···You May Not Kiss the Bride
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bryan's Mother)
(movie, 2011)
···A Little Bit of Heaven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Beverly Corbett)
(movie, 2010)
···Valentine's Day
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Susan Milton)
(movie, 2009)
6.6The Blind Side
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Miss Sue)
(movie, 2009)
···Chéri
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Madame Peloux)
(movie, 2009)
···Personal Effects
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gloria)
(movie, 2008)
6.6Revolutionary Road
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Helen Givings)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Regina Jackson)
(movie, 2007)
···The Golden Compass
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Hester (voice))
(movie, 2007)
7.0P.S. I Love You
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Patricia)
(movie, 2007)
···Fred Claus
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mother Claus)
(movie, 2007)
···Bee Movie
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Janet Benson (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···Christmas Is Here Again
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Miss Dowdy)
(movie, 2006)
···Charlotte's Web
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Bitsy the Cow (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···Bonneville
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Margene)
(movie, 2006)
···Failure to Launch
Genre: Comedy
By: Tom Dey
Role: Actor (as Sue)
(movie, 2006)
···Relative Strangers
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Agnes Menure)
(movie, 2005)
···Ambulance Girl
Genre: TV Movie, Drama
Role: , Actor, Director
(movie, 2004)
···The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as The Marquesa)
(movie, 2004)
···Little Black Book
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kippie Kann)
(movie, 2004)
···Around the World in 80 Days
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Queen Victoria)
(movie, 2003)
···Unconditional Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Grace Beasley)
(movie, 2003)
···Fargo
Genre: Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
···About Schmidt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Roberta Hertzel)
(movie, 2002)
···Dragonfly
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Belmont)
(movie, 2002)
···Love Liza
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mary Ann Bankhead)
(movie, 2002)
···My Sister's Keeper
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Christine Chapman)
(movie, 2001)
···American Outlaws
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Ma James)
(movie, 2001)
···Rat Race
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Squirrel Lady)
(movie, 2001)
···Independence Day 2001
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2000)
···The Dress Code
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mother Superior)
(movie, 1999)
···Annie
Genre: Music, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Miss Agatha Hannigan)
(movie, 1999)
···Dash and Lilly
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···The Waterboy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mama Boucher)
(movie, 1998)
···Primary Colors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Libby Holden)
(movie, 1998)
···Swept from the Sea
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Miss Swaffer)
(movie, 1997)
7.8Titanic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Molly Brown)
(movie, 1996)
···Diabolique
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Shirley Vogel)
(movie, 1996)
···The War at Home
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maurine Collier)
(movie, 1995)
···Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dolores Claiborne)
(movie, 1995)
···Angus
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Meg Bethune)
(movie, 1994)
···Curse of the Starving Class
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ella Tate)
(movie, 1994)
···The Stand
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Rae Flowers)
(movie, 1993)
···A Home of Our Own
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Frances Lacey)
(movie, 1992)
···Hostages
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peggy Say)
(movie, 1992)
···Prelude to a Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Leah Blier)
(movie, 1992)
···Used People
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bibby Berman)
(movie, 1991)
···Fried Green Tomatoes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Couch)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Hazel Quarrier)
(movie, 1991)
···Shadows and Fog
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Prostitute)
(movie, 1991)
···The Road to Mecca
Role: Actor (as Elsa Barlow)
(movie, 1990)
···Misery
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes)
(movie, 1990)
···Dick Tracy
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Green)
(movie, 1990)
···White Palace
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rosemary)
(movie, 1989)
···Roe vs. Wade
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 1988)
···Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Canby)
(movie, 1988)
···My Best Friend Is a Vampire
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Role: Actor (as Helen Blake)
(movie, 1987)
···Murder Ordained
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Bobbi Birk)
(movie, 1987)
···Summer Heat
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ruth)
(movie, 1986)
···Johnny Bull
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Katherine Kovacs)