Kathy Bates Biography

Updated On Jul 24, 2019 Published On Dec 08, 2015
Facts of Kathy Bates
Date of Birth: 1948 , June-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Kathy Bates
Birth Name Kathleen Doyle Bates
Nick Name "Kathy"
Father Langdon Doyle Bates
Mother Bertye Kathleen Bates
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Memphis, Tennessee
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 32 million
Weight in KG 97 KG
Famous for Actress director producer
Married Yes
Married to Tony Campisi (m. 1991)
Divorce Tony Campisi (m. 1997)
Education Southern Methodist University
Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Movies Titanic
TV Show American Horror Story
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Academy Awards, the USA for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Kathy Bates is one of the popular actresses from the United States. She is famous for portraying her role in the movies like Misery, Titanic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dolores Claiborne and many more. Besides acting, she is also a great director.

Early life

Kathy who has been often playing the role of kind-hearted or cold-hearted characters was born as Kathleen Doyle Bates on 28th June 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States of America.

Kathy

CAPTION: Kathy Bates

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She is the daughter of Bertie Kathleen and Langdon Doyle Bates. Bates is an American and is of white ethnicity.

She graduated from the White Station High School in 1965. Bates then enrolled at Southern Methodist University where she studied theatrical arts.

Married life with Tony Campisi

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.

Career and net worth

Zealous in acting since her young age began taking acting classes at her young age.

Dedicated to acting since those days, she made her acting debut in 1971 and that was from the movie, Taking Off, starring Tina Turner.

For some time, she was not active in acting but suddenly in 1977, she appeared on the television series, The Doctors.

Finally, in 1991, she was honored with Academy Awards, the USA for her role in Misery, featuring James Caan.

Apart from that, Kathy Bates is best known for her roles in movies like Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Billy Zane, Fried Green Tomatoes and Dolores Claiborne, alongside Christopher Plummer, to name a few.

Net worth

She has been earning a lucrative amount of salary from her acting career and her net worth is said to be around $32 million dollars.

Talking about her property Kate Bates owns a house in Los Angeles, California which she bought in 2001 at the price of $2.9 million.

Kathy Bates facts on timeline

Born in Memphis, Tennessee

June 28 , 1948

Kathy Bates 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.

Graduated from Southern Methodist University

1969

Kathy Bates 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.

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, Kathy Bates moved to New York City and she finally made her acting debut in 1971 and that was from the movie, Taking Off.

Continued acting

1977

After Kathy Bates 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.

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 Kathy Bates 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.

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.

Married to Tony Campisi

1991

Kathy Bates 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.

Divorced with Tony Campisi

1997

Though Kathy Bates 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.

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. Kathy Bates has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1991 for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Won Golden Globes, USA

1991

Kathy Bates 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.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2012

Till now, Kathy Bates 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.

Won American Comedy Awards, USA

1997

After Kathy Bates 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.