Kathy Bates Biography


Kathy Bates

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Birth Name: Kathy Bates
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: gemini
Age: 69 Years
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Academy Awards, USA for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Kathy Bates is one of the popular actresses from United States. She is famous for portraying her role in the movies like Misery, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dolores Claiborne and many more. Besides acting, she is also a great director. Kathy who has been often playing the role of kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters was born as Kathleen Doyle Bates in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America to Bertye Kathleen and Langdon Doyle Bates. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

In April 1991, Kathy got married to Tony Campisi. Tony Campisi is also an actor and he is known for his role in A Home of Our Own. However, this sweet loving couple finalized their divorce in 1997. After that she is spending the single life and since then she has not been linked having any romantic love affairs.

Zealous in acting since her young age began taking acting classes in her young age. Dedicated to act since those days, she made her acting debut in 1971 and that was from the movie, Taking Off. For some time, she was not active in acting but suddenly in 1977, she appeared on the television series, The Doctors and finally in 1991, she was honored with Academy Awards, USA for her role in Misery. She has been earning lucrative amount of salary from her acting career and her net worth is said to be around $32 million dollars.

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Born in Memphis, Tennessee

1948 28th of June

Kathy who has been often been playing the role of kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters was born as Kathleen Doyle Bates in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America to Bertye Kathleen and Langdon Doyle Bates. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Graduated from Southern Methodist University

1969

She received her primary education from White Station High School. She was also able to graduate from there and then she joined Southern Methodist University and she majored in Theatre. She finally received her Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 1969.

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Began her acting career

1971

Zealous in acting since her young age began taking acting classes in her young age. Dedicated to act since those days, she moved to New York City and she finally made her acting debut in 1971 and that was from the movie, Taking Off.

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Continued acting

1977

After she made her acting debut by playing the role of Audition Singer in the movie, Taking Off, she went on a hiatus. For some time, she was not active in acting but suddenly in 1977, she appeared on the television series, The Doctors.

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Her father died

1989

Kathy Bates was born to Bertye Kathleen and Langdon Doyle Bates. Her father Langdon was a mechanical engineer and he died an unfortunate death in 1989. Her mother who was a homemaker also left this earth in 1997.

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Appeared in Misery

1990

The role that raised her fame in the world is the role of Annie Wilkes that she played in the movie, Misery. For this role she was honored with Academy Awards, USA. She is also famous for portraying her role in the movies like Fried Green Tomatoes, Dolores Claiborne and many more.

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Married to Tony Campisi

1991 of April

She got married to love of her life Tony Campisi in April 1991. Tony Campisi is also an actor and he is known for his role in A Home of Our Own. She also portrayed her role in this movie as Frances Lacey.

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Won Academy Awards, USA

1991

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor for every actors and actresses if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1991 for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1991

She got her first nomination in Golden Globes, USA and that was for her role in the movie, Misery. She won this award that year and that was for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.

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Divorced with Tony Campisi

1997

Though she bonded into the married life with Tony Campisi for more than half a decade, she didn't welcome any child with him. This sweet loving couple finalized their divorce in 1997. After that she is spending the single life.

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Won American Comedy Awards, USA

1997

After she portrayed her role in Fried Green Tomatoes, she got her first nomination in American Comedy Awards, USA for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture but she was not honored with this award that year. She won this award for the first time in 1997.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2012

Till now, she has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for thirteen different times and out of these nominations she has only been honored once. She won this award for the first time in 2012 and that was for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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