Kathy Bates grew up in Memphis as the youngest of three children of engineer Langdon Doyle Bates and Bertye Kathleen Bates. Her great-great-grandfather was an emigrant from Ireland and a doctor for US President Andrew Jackson . She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1969 with a degree in theater studies . After graduation, she moved to New York City to advance her acting career.
She started her career on Broadway , starring in Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July and in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (directed by Robert Altman ) with Karen Black and Cher . In 1983 she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Night, Mother . This multiple award-winning production was performed for over a year.
Her first film role was in the comedy Taking Off by the Czech director Miloš Forman ; Bates also contributed (in the cast as 'Bobo Bates') the self-composed song Even Horses Had Wings . In 1978 she played alongside Dustin Hoffman in Straight Time , both played again in 1990 in Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy . This was followed by roles in smaller films and guest roles in TV productions such as LA Law , before she got the lead role in the film Misery in 1990 . For this role, she received both an Oscar and a Golden Globe .
In 1991 she starred alongside Mary Stuart Masterson and Jessica Tandy in Green Tomatoes . She also took on a leading role in 1995 in the film Dolores , for which she received, among other things, a nomination for the Saturn Award . In 1997 she took on the role of Margaret 'Molly' Brown in James Cameron's Titanic . In 1998 she starred alongside John Travolta and Emma Thompson in the drama With all Power , for the role of political advisor Libby Holden, she received, among other things, an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting role. In 2002 she was nominated for both awards for the film About Schmidt . In 2006 she and Terry Bradshaw played the parents of Matthew McConaughey's character in the film Seduced To Undress . Between 2011 and 2012 she starred in the NBC series Harry's Law . From 2013 to 2016 she was also a member of the American Horror Story series . After skipping in 2017, she will return for Season 8 in 2018. In 2016 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her life's work .
In addition to acting, Kathy Bates also works as a director . She has directed several episodes of the television series Everwood and Six Feet Under , in which she also had guest appearances. Her permanent German dubbing voice is Regina Lemnitz .
Bates was married to Tony Campisi from 1991 to 1997. In 2003 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer , and in 2009 she went public with it. In 2012 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a bilateral mastectomy .
- 1971: Taking Off
- 1978: hour of probation (straight time)
- 1983: Two of a Kind (Two of a Kind)
- 1986: The Morning After (The Morning After)
- 1986: Johnny Bull (TV movie)
- 1987: Love with Bite (My Best Friend Is a Vampire)
- 1988: Arthur 2 - On the Rocks
- 1989: Death Strip (High Stakes)
- 1990: Dick Tracy
- 1990: Misery
- 1990: Breakfast with her (White Palace)
- 1991: Green tomatoes (Fried Green Tomatoes)
- 1991: Shadows and Fog (Shadows and Fog)
- 1991: The Road to Mecca
- 1992: Magical Times (Prelude to a Kiss)
- 1992: Die Herbstzeitlosen (Used People)
- 1993: Lost Years (Hostages)
- 1994: Stephen King's The Stand - The Stand (The Stand)
- 1994: North
- 1995: Dolores
- 1995: Angus - totally cool (Angus)
- 1996: Diabolisch (Diabolique)
- 1996: The War At Home
- 1997: Titanic
- 1997: Amy Foster - Swept from the Sea
- 1998: Civil Procedure (A Civil Action)
- 1998: With all might (Primary Colors)
- 1998: Waterboy - The guy with the water damage (The Waterboy)
- 1998: Behind the moon just left ( 3rd Rock from the Sun , TV series, episode 4x20)
- 1999: Annie - An Orphan's Christmas (Annie)
- 2001: American Outlaws
- 2001: Rat Race - Der Nackte Wahnsinn (Rat Race)
- 2002: My Sister's Keeper (TV movie)
- 2002: Under the sign of the dragonfly (Dragonfly)
- 2002: About Schmidt
- 2002: Who Killed Victor Fox? (Unconditional love)
- 2003-2005: Six Feet Under ( Six Feet Under , TV series, 10 episodes)
- 2004: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (The Bridge of San Luis Rey)
- 2004: In 80 days around the world (Around the World in 80 Days)
- 2004: My Boyfriend's Ex-Girlfriends (Little Black Book)
- 2005: Where love falls ... (Rumor Has It ...)
- 2005: Warm Springs
- 2006: Relative Strangers - Parents and Other Disasters (Relative Strangers)
- 2006: Guilty Hearts
- 2006: Seduced to undress (Failure to Launch)
- 2006: Bonneville - Journey to Happiness (Bonneville)
- 2007: The Santa Claus Brothers (Fred Claus)
- 2007: Der goldene Kompass ( The Golden Compass , voice)
- 2007: PS I Love You (PS I Love You)
- 2008: The Day the Earth Stood Still (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
- 2008: Times of Turmoil (Revolutionary Road)
- 2008: The Family That Preys
- 2009: Chéri - A Comedy of Vanities ( Chéri )
- 2009: Blind Side - The Big Chance (The Blind Side)
- 2009: Alice in Wonderland ( Alice , two-part TV series)
- 2010: Valentine's Day (Valentine's Day)
- 2010–2011: Das Büro ( The Office , TV series, 8 episodes)
- 2011: Midnight in Paris
- 2011: No kissing! - Honeymoon with obstacles (You May Not Kiss The Bride)
- 2011: No means against love (A Little Bit of Heaven)
- 2011–2012: Harry's Law (TV series, 34 episodes)
- 2012: Two and a Half Men (TV series, episode 9x22)
- 2013-2016, 2018: American Horror Story (TV series, 49 episodes)
- 2014: Tammy - Crazy (Tammy)
- 2014: The Choir - Voices of the Heart (Boychoir)
- 2014–2015: Mike & Molly (TV series, 2 episodes)
- 2016: Gilly Hopkins - The Great Gilly Hopkins
- 2016: The Boss
- 2016: Bad Santa 2
- 2017: Feud - The enmity between Bette and Joan ( Feud: Bette and Joan , TV series, 5 episodes)
- 2017: Krystal
- 2017-2018: Disjointed (TV series, 20 episodes)
- 2018: The Big Bang Theory (TV series, 3 episodes)
- 2018: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
- 2018: The Calling - Your Fight For Justice (On the Basis of Sex)
- 2019: The Highwaymen
- 2019: The Richard Jewell Case (Richard Jewell)
- Golden Raspberry (one nomination)
- 1995: Worst Supporting Actress for North
- Biography on Filmreference.com .
- Interview with Kathy Bates (July 16, 2006)
- biography on yahoo.com
- Kathy Bates gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. In: The Daily Telegraph . September 21, 2016, accessed October 26, 2019 .
- Kathy Bates reveals her triumph over ovarian cancer
- Lenka Hladikova: Harry's Law: Kathy Bates diagnosed again with cancer . Serienjunkies.de . September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bates, Kathleen Doyle (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||US-american actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 28, 1948|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Memphis , Tennessee, United States|