Kathy Bates
Bates at the 63rd Academy Awards
3 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Actress
Born June 28, 1948
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Kathy Bates is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, 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 Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).


63rd Academy Awards, 1990
Best ActressMisery


63rd Academy Awards, 1990
Best ActressMisery
71st Academy Awards, 1998
Best Supporting ActressPrimary Colors
75th Academy Awards, 2002
Best Supporting ActressAbout Schmidt