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Kathy Bates

Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime 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 tense psychological thriller 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), The Waterboy (1998), and supporting roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Titanic (1997). Bates received subsequent Oscar nods in the Best Supporting Actress category for her work in Primary Colors (1998), About Schmidt (2002), and Richard Jewell (2019). 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 (2013). 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) and the television film Ambulance Girl (2005). 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

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 : Thelma


Character : Annie Wilkes

About Schmidt

Character : Roberta Hertzel

The Waterboy

Character : Mama Helen Boucher


Character : Madame Peloux


Character : Meg Bethune


Character : Miss Agatha Hannigan

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 : Bernadette

Hansel and Gretel

Character : Narrator (voice)


Character : Narrator

Baby Steps

Character : Mrs. Mellon

Misery Loves Company

Character : Self

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 Highwaymen

Character : Ma Ferguson

Richard Jewell

Character : Bobi Jewell

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Character : Sylvia Simon

The Miracle Club

Character : No character defined

Swept from the Sea

Character : Miss Swaffer

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

The Boss

Character : Ida Marquette

Six Feet Under: In Memoriam

Character : Herself

Untitled Netflix Romantic Comedy

Character : No character defined


Character : Molly Brown


Character : Mrs. Belmont

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Character : Regina Jackson

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

High Stakes

Character : Jill

Used People

Character : Bibby Berman

Johnny Bull

Character : Katherine Kovacs

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

Reflections on Titanic

Character : Self

P.S. I Love You

Character : Patricia

Straight Time

Character : Selma Darin

Failure to Launch

Character : Sue

Bee Movie

Character : Janet Benson (voice)

Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Character : Mrs. Canby

Charlotte's Web

Character : Bitsy the Cow (voice)

Signs of Life

Character : Mary Beth Alder

The Blind Side

Character : Miss Sue


Character : Vera

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Character : Narrator (voice)

Warm Springs

Character : Helena Mahoney


Character : Alaskan Mom

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

Character : Barbara Haggermaker

The Morning After

Character : Woman on Mateo Street

Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony

Character : Herself (archive footage)

The West Side Waltz

Character : Mr. Goo

The Golden Compass

Character : Hester (voice)

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

Character : Self

My Best Friend Is a Vampire

Character : Helen Blake

Valentine's Day

Character : Susan Milton

Around the World in 80 Days

Character : Queen Victoria

Rat Race

Character : The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)

Midnight in Paris

Character : Gertrude Stein

Taking Off

Character : Audition Singer

Two of a Kind

Character : Furniture Man's Wife

Dick Tracy

Character : Mrs. Green

And the Oscar Goes To...

Character : Self (archive footage)

Rumor Has It...

Character : Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)

A Civil Action

Character : Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)

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St. Elsewhere

Character : No character defined

Six Feet Under

Character : Bettina

The Love Boat

Character : Sally Allison

The View

Character : Self

China Beach

Character : No character defined

The Office

Character : Jo Bennett

Two and a Half Men

Character : Charlie Harper


Character : Queen of Hearts

Inside the Actors Studio

Character : Self

American Horror Story

Character : Delphine LaLaurie

L.A. Law

Character : Charlotte Haley

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Character : Self

Cagney & Lacey

Character : No character defined

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Character : Christine Chapman

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 : D.O. Rothy (voice)

The Oscars

Character : Self

Mike & Molly

Character : Kay

Great Performances

Character : self


Character : Queen of Hearts