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Kathy Bates (Kathleen Doyle Bates)

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest of three girls, her father was Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer, and her mother, Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker. Kathy has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry, and one of her ancestors, an Irish emigrant to New Orleans, once served as President Andrew Jackson's doctor.

Kathy discovered acting appearing in high school plays and studied drama at Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1969. Read more...

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Character: Lenore

Tammy 2014

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Character: Maime Trotter

The Great Gilly Hopkins 2015

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Character: Mrs. Kadoya

Omoide no Mânî 2014

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Character: Beverly Corbett

A Little Bit of Heaven 2011

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Character: Bryan's Mother

You May Not Kiss the Bride 2011

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Character: Miss Sue

The Blind Side 2009

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Character: Madame Peloux

Chéri 2009

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Character: Mrs. Givings

Revolutionary Road 2008

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Character: Regina Jackson

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008

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Character: Charlotte Cartwright

The Family That Preys 2008

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Character: Janet Benson

Bee Movie 2007

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Character: Bitsy the Cow

Charlotte's Web 2006

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Character: Margene Cunningham

Bonneville 2006

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Character: Agnes Menure

Relative Strangers 2006

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Character: Aunt Mitsy

Rumor Has It... 2005

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Character: Helena Mahoney

Warm Springs 2005

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Character: Kippie Kann

Little Black Book 2004

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Character: Roberta Hertzel

About Schmidt 2002

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Character: Mary Ann Bankhead

Love Liza 2002

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Character: Christine Chapman

My Sister's Keeper 2002

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Character: Grace Beasley

Unconditional Love 2002

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Character: The Squirrel Lady

Rat Race 2001

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Character: Miss Agatha Hannigan

Annie 1999

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Character: Helen 'Mama' Boucher

The Waterboy 1998

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Character: Libby Holden

Primary Colors 1998

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Character: Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne 1995

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Character: Meg Bethune

Angus 1995

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Character: Mr. Goo

The West Side Waltz 1995

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Character: Alaskan Mom

North 1994

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Character: Frances Lacey

A Home of Our Own 1993

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Character: Leah Blier

Prelude to a Kiss 1992

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Character: Bibby Berman

Used People 1992

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Character: Peggy Say

Hostages 1992

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical & Presenter: Best Actor / Actress in a Motion Picture Drama

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992

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Character: Evelyn Couch

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991

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Character: Elsa Barlow

The Road to Mecca 1991

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Character: Mrs. Canby

Arthur 2: On the Rocks 1988

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Character: Woman on Mateo Street

The Morning After 1986

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Character: Furniture Man's Wife

Two of a Kind 1983

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Character: Mother Claus

Fred Claus 2007

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Character: Det. Shirley Vogel

Diabolique 1996

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Character: Helen Kushnick

The Late Shift 1996

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Character: Maurine Collier

The War at Home 1996

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Character: Miss Dowdy

Christmas Is Here Again 2007

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Character: Herself - Presenter: 'Avatar' Film Clip

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010

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Character: Rae Flowers

The Stand 1994

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Presenter: Past Winner Recollections / Past Winner

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003

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Character: Herself - Presenter: 'A Few Good Men' Film Clip

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993

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Character: Mary Beth Alder

Signs of Life 1989

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Character: Iris

Mommy 2015

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Character: Iris

Room 33 2015

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Character: Iris

Flicker 2015

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Character: Ida Marquette

The Boss 2016

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Character: Sunny Soke

Bad Santa 2 2016

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Character: Harriet Korn

Pilot 0

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Heat of Passion 0

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Innocent Man 0

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Character: Harriet Korn

Wheels of Justice 0

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A Day in the Life 0

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Bangers in the House 0

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Character: Harriet Korn

American Dreams 0

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Character: Harriet Korn

In the Ghetto 0

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The Fragile Beast 0

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Send in the Clowns 0

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With Friends Like These... 0

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Character: Harriet Korn

Last Dance 0

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Hosanna Roseanna 0

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There Will Be Blood 0

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Sins of the Father 0

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Queen of Snark 0

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Bad to Worse 0

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The Rematch 0

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American Girl 0

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Insanity 0

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Head Games 0

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Purple Hearts 0

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Gorilla My Dreams 0

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New Kidney on the Block 0

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Character: Harriet Korn

After the Lovin' 0

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Les Horribles 0

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Search and Seize 0

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The Lying Game 0

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The Contest 0

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Breaking Points 0

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And the Band Played On 0

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Class War 0

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The Whole Truth 0

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Onward and Upward 0

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Character: Kay McKinnon

Three Girls and an Urn 0

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Character: Kay McKinnon

No Kay Morale 0

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Character: Madame Delphine LaLaurie in 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Episode #8.13 0

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Character: Dark Blue Cat

The Yo Gabba Gabba! Movie 2 0

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