Kathy Bates
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. After several small roles in film and television, 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 Margaret "Molly" Brown in Titanic (1997). During this time she began her directing career, primarily in television. Bates received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the Broadway play 'night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors (1998), for which she also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work has resulted in eight Emmy Award nominations. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, Bates has stated that she has made a full recovery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kathy Bates, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Character : Evelyn Couch

My Sister's Keeper

Character : Christine Chapman

The Late Shift

Character : Helen Kushnick


Dolores Claiborne

Character : Dolores Claiborne


Character : Miss Agatha Hannigan

The Family That Preys

Character : Charlotte Cartwright

Unconditional Love

Character : Grace Beasley


Character : Margene

Guilty Hearts

Character : The Judge

A Home of Our Own

Character : Frances Lacey

Declaration of Independence

Character : Herself


Character : Peggy Say


Character : Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes

About Schmidt

Character : Roberta Hertzel

The Waterboy

Character : Mama Boucher


Character : Madame Peloux


Character : Meg Bethune

Relative Strangers

Character : Agnes Menure

The War at Home

Character : Maurine Collier

Curse of the Starving Class

Character : Ella Tate

Shadows and Fog

Character : Prostitute

Ambulance Girl

Character : Jane Stern

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Character : Maime Trotter

Bad Santa 2

Character : Sunny Soke

The Road to Mecca

Character : Elsa Barlow

The Effects of Magic

Character : No character defined


Character : No character defined

Hansel and Gretel

Character : Narrator (voice)

Christmas Is Here Again

Character : Miss Dowdy (voice)

White Palace

Character : Rosemary

Little Black Book

Character : Kippie Kann

Personal Effects

Character : Gloria

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Character : The Marquesa


Character : Lenore

Complete Unknown

Character : Nina

Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood

Character : Frances Marion (voice)

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

Character : Herself

The Highwaymen

Character : Ma Ferguson

Richard Jewell

Character : Bobi Jewell


Character : Molly Brown

Swept from the Sea

Character : Miss Swaffer

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Character : Regina Jackson

Prelude to a Kiss

Character : Leah Blier


Character : Det. Shirley Vogel

Primary Colors

Character : Libby Holden

Love Liza

Character : Mary Ann Bankhead

A Little Bit of Heaven

Character : Beverly Corbett


Character : Mother Superior

Summer Heat

Character : Ruth


Character : Beth

Murder Ordained

Character : Bobbi Birk

Six Feet Under: In Memoriam

Character : Herself


Character : Mrs. Belmont

Revolutionary Road

Character : Mrs. Helen Givings

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Character : Stella Mae

Men Don't Leave

Character : Lisa Coleman

No Place Like Home

Character : Bonnie Cooper

On the Basis of Sex

Character : Dorothy Kenyon


Character : Headmistress

The Boss

Character : Ida Marquette

High Stakes

Character : Jill

Used People

Character : Bibby Berman

Fred Claus

Character : Mother Claus

American Outlaws

Character : Ma James

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Character : Hazel Quarrier

You May Not Kiss the Bride

Character : Bryan's Mother

P.S. I Love You

Character : Patricia

Straight Time

Character : Selma Darin

Failure to Launch

Character : Sue

Dick Tracy

Character : Mrs. Green

Bee Movie

Character : Janet Benson (voice)

Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Character : Mrs. Canby

Charlotte's Web

Character : Bitsy the Cow (voice)

My Best Friend Is a Vampire

Character : Helen Blake

The Blind Side

Character : Miss Sue


Character : Vera


Character : Alaskan Mom

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Character : Narrator (voice)

Warm Springs

Character : Helena Mahoney

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

Character : Barbara Haggermaker

The Morning After

Character : Woman on Mateo Street

The West Side Waltz

Character : Mr. Goo

The Golden Compass

Character : Hester (voice)

Rumor Has It...

Character : Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)

Valentine's Day

Character : Susan Milton

Around the World in 80 Days

Character : Queen Victoria

Midnight in Paris

Character : Gertrude Stein

Rat Race

Character : The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)

A Civil Action

Character : Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)

Taking Off

Character : Audition Singer

And the Oscar Goes To...

Character : No character defined

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St. Elsewhere

Character : No character defined

Six Feet Under

Character : Bettina

The Love Boat

Character : Sally Allison

The View

Character : No character defined

China Beach

Character : No character defined

The Office

Character : Jo Bennett

Two and a Half Men

Character : Charlie Harper

The Academy Awards

Character : No character defined


Character : Queen of Hearts

Inside the Actors Studio

Character : No character defined

American Horror Story

Character : Delphine LaLaurie

L.A. Law

Character : No character defined

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Character : No character defined

Cagney & Lacey

Character : No character defined

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Character : No character defined

Harry's Law

Character : Harriet Harry

American Horror Story

Character : Ethel Darling

American Horror Story

Character : Iris

The Stand

Character : Rae Flowers

American Horror Story

Character : Agnes Mary Winstead / Thomasyn White


Character : Ruth


Character : Self

American Experience

Character : Narrator (voice)

Lip Sync Battle

Character : No character defined

American Horror Story

Character : Miriam Mead

The Big Bang Theory

Character : Mrs. Fowler


Character : Joan Blondell

Stand Up to Cancer

Character : Herself

American Dad!

Character : No character defined

The Academy Awards

Character : Herself

American Horror Story

Character : No character defined

Mike & Molly

Character : Kay

Great Performances

Character : self