Kathy Bates is an actress and a director. She began her professional acting career on stage and has since appeared in films and on television. She has won numerous awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kathleen Doyle Bates was born in 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up with two older sisters. She graduated from White Station High School and then attended Southern Methodist University. She graduated in 1969 having majored in Theatre. Kathy moved to New York City in 1970.
Kathy Bates has a long list of Broadway appearances. She has, also, appeared at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and other theatres. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1983. Award nominations continued. Kathy won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1988. In 1971, she had appeared in her first film Taking Off. Many films and awards have followed for Kathy Bates. Her popularity catapulted her to fame after her Academy Award winning performance in 1990’s Misery. She has, also, appeared on and been awarded for her work on television.
Kathy Bates has multiple credits as a director. She has directed episodes of television programs and films for television. Award nominations have occurred for some of these as well.
Kathy Bates was married from 1991 until 1997. More recently, she has become the National Spokesperson for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network. She has battled ovarian cancer and breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy and has since developed lymphedema in both arms. Today, she informs and advocates for lymphedema and lymphatic disease.
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