Kathy Bates

Bates at the 2015 [[San Diego Comic-Con]] Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she studied theatre at the Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. She landed minor stage roles before being cast in her first on screen role in ''Taking Off'' (1971). Her first Off-Broadway stage performance was in the 1976 production of ''Vanities.'' Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, she continued to perform on screen and on stage, and garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in '''night, Mother'', and won an Obie Award in 1988 for her performance in ''Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.''

Bates' performance as Annie Wilkes in the horror film ''Misery'' (1990), marked her Hollywood breakthrough, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Further acclaim came for her starring role in ''Dolores Claiborne'' (1995) and supporting roles in ''Fried Green Tomatoes'' (1991) and ''Titanic'' (1997); the latter, in which she portrayed Molly Brown, became the highest-grossing film to that point. Bates received Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nominations for her work in ''Primary Colors'' (1998) and ''About Schmidt'' (2002).

Bates' television work has resulted in 14 Emmy Award nominations, including two for her leading role on the NBC series ''Harry's Law'' (2011–12). She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance on the ninth season of ''Two and a Half Men'' (2012) and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Delphine LaLaurie on the third season of ''American Horror Story'' (2014). She also received accolades for her portrayal of Miss Hannigan in the 1999 television adaptation of ''Annie''. Her directing credits include several episodes of the HBO television series ''Six Feet Under'' (2001–03). Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1995
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Published 1994
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Published 2007
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Published 1999
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Published 1999
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Published 1995
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Published 1993
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Published 2016
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Published 1999
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Published 2019
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Published 1998
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Published 2005
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Published 2001
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