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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. Ironically she plays a character named Anya, the name of a Buffy character and wishes that the Elders (a Charmed version of Angel's the The Powers That Be) would make her human (similarly to Buffy's own Anya character). She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. She has also starred in the popular witch drama, and close counterpart of Buffy: Charmed, as, like her role in Angel, a Seer. 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. Carpenter posed for the June 2004 issue of Playboy magazine. She was nominated for Best supporting actress in 1998 for Primary Colors and again in 2002 for About Schmidt. In 2002 she got married to Damian Hardy and on March 24, 2003 she gave birth to a boy, Donovan Charles Hardy.
Kathy Bates has been nominated three times for an Academy Award. She has made guest appearances in Baywatch, Miss Match and has had a role in Malibu Shores. She undressed again for a jacuzzi scene in About Schmidt (2002). She was discovered by a commercial agent while she was then a waitress, leading to several roles on TV adverts. She did her first ever nude scene at the age of 43 in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991). Carpenter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended the Southern Methodist University, majoring in theatre, and graduated in 1969. She is best known for playing the character Cordelia Chase in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High in Memphis. Charisma Carpenter (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress. Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American theatrical, film and television actress. Audition Singer: 'Even the Horses Had Wings'. Taking Off (1971) (as Bobo Bates) ...
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) ...