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Kathy Bates

Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002).

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In 1990 she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Misery, as the insane Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan holding her favorite author captive. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. Her nickname is Bobo.

Filmography

  • Little Black Book (2004) .... Kippie Kann
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004) .... Queen Victoria
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004) .... The Marquesa
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (2003)
  • Unconditional Love (2002) .... Grace Beasley
  • About Schmidt (2002) .... Roberta Hertzel
  • Dragonfly (2002) .... Mrs. Belmont
  • My Sister's Keeper (2002) (TV) .... Christine Chapman
  • Love Liza (2002) .... Mary Ann Bankhead
  • American Outlaws (2001) .... Ma James
  • Rat Race (2001) .... The Squirrel Lady
  • Bruno (2000) .... Mother Superior
  • Baby Steps (1999)
  • Annie (1999) (TV) .... Miss Hannigan
  • A Civil Action (1998) (uncredited) .... Bankruptcy Judge
  • The Waterboy (1998) .... Helen 'Mama' Boucher
  • The Effects of Magic (1998) .... Voice of Raphaella, the Magic Bunny
  • Primary Colors (1998) .... Libby Holden
  • Titanic Explorer (1997) .... Margaret Brown
  • Titanic (1997) .... Margaret 'Molly' Brown
  • Swept from the Sea (1997) .... Miss Swaffer
  • The War at Home (1996) .... Maurine Collier
  • Diabolique (1996) .... Shirley Voguel
  • The Late Shift (1996) (TV) .... Helen Kushnick
  • The West Side Waltz (1995) (TV) .... Mr. Goo
  • Angus (1995) .... Meg Bethune
  • Talking with (1995) (TV)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1995) .... Dolores Claiborne
  • Curse of the Starving Class (1994) .... Ella Tate
  • North (1994) .... Alaskan Mom
  • The Stand (1994) .... Rae Flowers
  • A Home of Our Own (1993) .... Frances Lacey
  • Hostages (1993) (TV) .... Peggy Say
  • The Road to Mecca (1992) .... Elsa Barlow
  • Used People (1992) .... Bibby Berman
  • Prelude to a Kiss (1992) .... Leah Blier
  • Shadows and Fog (1992) .... Prostitute
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) .... Evelyn Couch
  • At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) .... Hazel Quarrier
  • Misery (1990) .... Annie Wilkes
  • White Palace (1990) .... Rosemary
  • Dick Tracy (1990) .... Mrs. Green
  • Men Don't Leave (1990) .... Lisa Coleman
  • High Stakes (1989) .... Jill
  • Signs of Life (1989) .... Mary Beth Alder
  • No Place Like Home (1989) (TV)
  • Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV)
  • Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) .... Mrs. Canby
  • My Best Friend Is a Vampire (aka I Was a Teenage Vampire) (1988) (as Kathy D. Bates) .... Helen Blake
  • Summer Heat (1987) .... Ruth
  • Murder Ordained (1987) (TV) .... Bobbi Burk
  • Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) .... Katherine Kovacs
  • Morning After, The (1986) .... Woman on Mateo Street
  • "All My Children" (1970) TV Series .... Belle Bodelle (1984)
  • Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) .... Romanian Judge
  • Two of a Kind (1983) .... Furniture Man's Wife
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
  • Straight Time (1978) .... Selma Darin
  • Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) .... Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'

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Her nickname is Bobo. Her first daughter is now a chef who has been on Despierta America. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. However, in 1998, her career took off internationally when she was given the opportunity to co-host Univision's show Despierta America alongside Raul Gonzalez, Fernando Arau, Ana Maria Canseco, Neyda Sandoval and occasional host Samy, the famous Cuban hair-dresser and television personality. After divorcing Trucco, she has remained single, and she says she wants to dedicate her free time to her kids only. In 1990 she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Misery, as the insane Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan holding her favorite author captive. But this relationship also ran into trouble and they divorced in the middle 1990s. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In 1989, she married producer Harold Trucco, and they had a son and a daughter.

Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. In 1987, her romance with actor Raul Rosado was well publicized. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). Blondet spent the rest of the '80s participating in different tv shows, soap operas and mini-series, as well as in some theatre plays. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). She divorced Abreu in 1982, and by then, magazines such as Vea, Teve Guia, etc etc, started talking of a supposed rivalty between her and Millie Aviles, another young, Puerto Rican actress who resembled Blondet pshysically. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. In 1981, she married the famous Bolivian actor Luis Abreu, with whom she had no children.

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. She had a daughter from her first marriage, previous to her becoming famous. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. As a soap opera actress, she was on many of Puerto Rico's soaps of the late 1970s, and the early 1980s. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. Blondet became famous at around the age of 14, when she began to appear on Puerto Rico's telenovelas. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... Giselle Blondet, (born January 9, 1966) in New York City, United States, is a Puerto Rican actress and show host.

Selma Darin. Straight Time (1978) ... Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Furniture Man's Wife.

Two of a Kind (1983) ... Romanian Judge. Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... Belle Bodelle (1984).

"All My Children" (1970) TV Series ... Woman on Mateo Street. Morning After, The (1986) ... Katherine Kovacs.

Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) ... Bobbi Burk. Murder Ordained (1987) (TV) ... Ruth.

Summer Heat (1987) ... Helen Blake. Bates) ... My Best Friend Is a Vampire (aka I Was a Teenage Vampire) (1988) (as Kathy D.

Canby. Mrs. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) ... Wade (1989) (TV).

Roe vs. No Place Like Home (1989) (TV). Signs of Life (1989) .... Mary Beth Alder. High Stakes (1989) .... Jill.

Lisa Coleman. Men Don't Leave (1990) ... Green. Mrs.

Dick Tracy (1990) ... Rosemary. White Palace (1990) ... Annie Wilkes.

Misery (1990) ... Hazel Quarrier. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) ... Evelyn Couch.

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) ... Prostitute. Shadows and Fog (1992) ... Leah Blier.

Prelude to a Kiss (1992) ... Bibby Berman. Used People (1992) ... Elsa Barlow.

The Road to Mecca (1992) ... Peggy Say. Hostages (1993) (TV) ... Frances Lacey.

A Home of Our Own (1993) ... Rae Flowers. The Stand (1994) ... Alaskan Mom.

North (1994) ... Ella Tate. Curse of the Starving Class (1994) ... Dolores Claiborne.

Dolores Claiborne (1995) ... Talking with (1995) (TV). Meg Bethune. Angus (1995) ...

Goo. Mr. The West Side Waltz (1995) (TV) ... Helen Kushnick.

The Late Shift (1996) (TV) ... Shirley Voguel. Diabolique (1996) ... Maurine Collier.

The War at Home (1996) ... Miss Swaffer. Swept from the Sea (1997) ... Margaret 'Molly' Brown.

Titanic (1997) ... Margaret Brown. Titanic Explorer (1997) ... Libby Holden.

Primary Colors (1998) ... Voice of Raphaella, the Magic Bunny. The Effects of Magic (1998) ... Helen 'Mama' Boucher.

The Waterboy (1998) ... Bankruptcy Judge. A Civil Action (1998) (uncredited) ... Miss Hannigan.

Annie (1999) (TV) ... Baby Steps (1999). Mother Superior. Bruno (2000) ...

The Squirrel Lady. Rat Race (2001) ... Ma James. American Outlaws (2001) ...

Mary Ann Bankhead. Love Liza (2002) ... Christine Chapman. My Sister's Keeper (2002) (TV) ...

Belmont. Mrs. Dragonfly (2002) ... Roberta Hertzel.

About Schmidt (2002) ... Grace Beasley. Unconditional Love (2002) ... The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (2003).

The Marquesa. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004) ... Queen Victoria. Around the World in 80 Days (2004) ...

Kippie Kann. Little Black Book (2004) ...

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