Kathy BatesOscar Winner Verified
Photos of Kathy Bates
Kathy was born under the official name Bates, Kathleen Doyle on June 28th, 1948. Known to her close friends as Bobo, she has been a credited actor since the 1989 film Signs of Life.
Kathy Bates has yet to establish a position as a bankable star. She has starred in two films including the 1993 biography movie A Home of Our Own as the character Frances Lacey and the 1991 comedy film Fried Green Tomatoes playing Evelyn Couch.
Kathy has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in twenty-three films including: the 2014 comedy film Tammy as the character Lenore, the 2010 comedy movie Valentine's Day playing Susan and the 2009 comedy release Chéri cast as Madame Peloux.
Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1997 drama film Titanic, which brought in $659,000,000 at the box office.
Kathy has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least one magazines, captured in more than three pictorials, interviewed in over three publications and featured in six magazine articles.
As an actor Kathy Bates has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on three occasions. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film Misery. Kathy Bates was also nominated for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Libby in the 1998 movie Primary Colors and Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Roberta Hertzel in the 2002 movie About Schmidt .