June 28, 1948
73 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
40-34-44 in | 101-86.5-111 cm
97 kg | 214 lbs
10 US | 41 EU
Kathleen Doyle Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, on June 28, 1948, is an American actress.
Young Kathy Bates first started performing in high school plays.
She began her professional acting career on the New York stage in 1970.
She landed her Off-Broadway debut in a play "Vanities" (1976), in role as Joanne.
She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Jessie Cates in a play " 'night, Mother" (1983).
She got her television debut in the NBC soap opera The Doctors (1977) in role as Phyllis.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film Taking Off (1971) in role as Audition Singer (Bobo Bates).
Her breakthrough performance came as Annie Wilkes in psychological horror film Misery (1990), for which she won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Home (2020) drama in role as Bernadette, with Jake McLaughlin and Aisling Franciosi
Richard Jewell (2019) biographical drama in role as Barbara "Bobi" Jewell, directed by Clint Eastwood
The Highwaymen (2019) drama thriller in role as Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, opposite Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson and Kim Dickens
She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in movies:
Primary Colors (1998) comedy drama in role as Libby Holden
About Schmidt (2002) comedy drama in role as Roberta Hertzel
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Evelyn Couch in comedy drama film Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).
Revolutionary Road (2008) romantic drama opposite Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Shannon
The Waterboy (1998) sports comedy opposite Adam Sandler and Fairuza Balk
Dolores Claiborne (1995) psychological thriller drama with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Christopher Plummer
Titanic (1997) drama opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane
Love Liza (2002) drama opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman
Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) comedy drama with Cher, Sandy Dennis and Karen Black
White Palace (1990) romantic drama opposite Susan Sarandon and James Spader
Men Don't Leave (1990) comedy drama with Joan Cusack, Jessica Lange and Chris O'Donnell
American Outlaws (2001) Western opposite Colin Farrell, Ali Larter and Scott Caan
Prelude to a Kiss (1992) romantic fantasy with Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan
Diabolique (1996) psychological thriller opposite Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani and Chazz Palminteri
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) drama adventure with Daryl Hannah, Tom Berenger and John Lithgow
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) science fiction thriller opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly
Annie (1999) musical comedy drama with Alicia Morton, Victor Garber and Alan Cumming
A Home of Our Own (1993) drama with Edward Furlong
Used People (1992) romantic comedy opposite Shirley MacLaine and Marcello Mastroianni
Chéri (2009) drama with Michelle Pfeiffer and Felicity Jones
The Boss (2016) comedy opposite Melissa McCarthy Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage
Bad Santa 2 (2016) dark comedy crime with Billy Bob Thornton and Christina Hendricks
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Helen Kushnick in television drama film The Late Shift (1996).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Ghost of Charlie Harper in the ninth season of Two and a Half Men (2012).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance as Delphine LaLaurie in third season of American Horror Story: Coven (2013–2014).
She also starred in American Horror Story:
American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014–2015) in role as Ethel Darling
American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016) in role as Iris
American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) in role as Thomasin White and Agnes Mary Winstead
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018) in role as Miriam Mead and Delphine LaLaurie
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Jane Stern in television drama movie Ambulance Girl (2005).
Six Feet Under (2003–2005) HBO drama television series in role as Bettina
Alice (2009) television miniseries in role as Queen of Hearts
The Office (2010–2011) NBC sitcom in role as Jo Bennett
She portrayed Harriet Korn in legal comedy drama television series Harry's Law (2011–2012).
She played Ruth Whitefeather Feldman in web television comedy series Disjointed (2017–2018).
She had a recurring role as Mrs. Fowler in CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2018).
Graduated from White Station High School (1965) and from Southern Methodist University (1969).
Has English, Irish, Scottish and German, ancestry.
Has two older sisters, Patricia and Mary.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in 2016.
Close friends with Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet.
She dated Bernard Hill (1993).
She was married to actor Tony Campisi (1991-1997).