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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.
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Her nickname is Bobo. In 1996, she made headlines when, defending the rights of the "sans-papiers" (black illegal immigrants), she was forcibly removed after her group’s occupation of a Paris church. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. She is an ambassador for UNICEF, and has made news for her opposition to France's anti-immigration legislation. 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. Béart is also known for her social activism. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In addition to her screen work, Ms.
Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. In addition to her award for Best Supporting Actress, she has also been nominated for a Cesar Award for her roles in the following years:. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). A short time later she was cast in her first adult role in a film, and in 1986 she skyrocketed to fame with her role opposite Yves Montand, in the film "Manon des sources." For her performance, she won the 1987 Cesar Award for "Best Supporting Actress." She also won a "Best Actress" award at the Moscow International Film Festival for her starring role in the 1995 film, "Une Femme Française." After a ten-year relationship with Daniel Auteuil (her co-star in Manon des Sources and Un Coeur en Hiver), she divorced him and re-married. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). As an eleven-year-old she obtained an acting role in the 1976 film "Demain les Momes." In her teens she appeared in bit parts in television then went to Montreal, Quebec, Canada to work as a nanny before returning to France the following year to attend drama school in Paris. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. She is the daughter of the French singer and poet Guy Béart, and an Italian-Greek mother, Geneviève Galea.
Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Tropez, on the French Riviera. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Béart was born in Gassin Var, not far from St. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. Emmanuelle Béart (born August 14, 1965) is a French actress. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ... Le Garçon aux yeux gris - (2003).
Selma Darin. Histoire de Marie et Julien - (2003). Straight Time (1978) ... Un jour dans la vie du cinéma français - (2002) (TV). Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Searching for Debra Winger - (2002). Furniture Man's Wife. 8 femmes - (2002).
Two of a Kind (1983) ... La Répétition - (2001). Romanian Judge. Voyance et manigance - (2001). Nadia (1984) (TV) (uncredited) ... Les Destinées sentimentales - (2000). Belle Bodelle (1984). La Buche - (1999).
"All My Children" (1970) TV Series ... Le Temps retrouvé - (1999). Woman on Mateo Street. Don Juan - (1998). Morning After, The (1986) ... Voleur de vie - (1998). Katherine Kovacs. Mission Impossible - (1996), (English).
Johnny Bull (1986) (TV) ... Une Femme Française - (1995). Bobbi Burk. Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud - (1995). Murder Ordained (1987) (TV) ... L'Enfer - (1994). Ruth. Divertimento - (1992).
Summer Heat (1987) ... Un Cœur en Hiver (1992). Helen Blake. Un Coeur en Hiver - (1991). Bates) ... La Belle noiseuse - (1990). My Best Friend Is a Vampire (aka I Was a Teenage Vampire) (1988) (as Kathy D. Les Enfants du désordre - (1989).
Canby. À gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur - (1988). Mrs. Date with an Angel - (1987), (English). Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) ... Manon des sources - (1986). Wade (1989) (TV). L'Amour en douce - (1985).
Roe vs. Un amour interdit - (1984). No Place Like Home (1989) (TV). Premiers désirs - (1983). Signs of Life (1989) .... Mary Beth Alder. 1985 - Un amour interdit. High Stakes (1989) .... Jill. 1986 - L'Amour en douce.
Lisa Coleman. 1990 - Les Enfants du désordre. Men Don't Leave (1990) ... 1992 - La Belle noiseuse. Green. 1993 - Un Cœur en Hiver. Mrs. 1996 - Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud.
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) ...