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Academy-Award®-winning actress Kathy Bates got her start on the New York stage, starring in acclaimed hits "Vanities" (1976), "'night Mother" (1983), and "Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune" (1987). But, it was her fanatical turn as the psychopathic "#1 fan," Annie Wilkes, in Stephen King¹s “Misery” (1990) that turned the tide for her in Hollywood. Bates received the Best Actress Oscar® and Golden Globe® for her performance.
She followed that with a number of acclaimed performances in films like "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991) with Oscar® winner Jessica Tandy, "Dolores Claiborne" (1995), and as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" in the James Cameron blockbuster "Titanic" (1998). She received Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations for her performances in "Primary Colors" (1998) and "About Schmidt" (2002). More recently, she and Terry Bradshaw played the parents of Matthew McConaughey's character in the 2006 film “Failure to Launch.” Bates directed and co-starred in Have Mercy (2006) with Melanie Griffith. In 2008, she re-teamed with her “Titanic” co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in “Revolutionary Road.”
Kathy has also done prolific work on TV. She is a eight-time Emmy® Award nominee for her work: Outstanding actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, for her performance as Jay Leno's manager Helen Kushnick in HBO's “The Late Shift” (1996), and, twice again in the same category; as Miss Hannigan in Disney's remake of “Annie” (1999) and for the HBO Franklin Roosevelt biopic “Warm Springs” (2005). She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Lifetime Television's “Ambulance Girl” (2006), which she also directed and received a Supporting Actress nomination for “Alice.”
As a director, she was nominated for a DGA award after helming an episode of "Six Feet Under", in which she also had a recurring role.
Most recently, Bates was seen in David E. Kelley's legal drama, which began airing on NBC in January of 2011. “Harry's Law" was cancelled by NBC in May- despite 10 million viewers. She also starred in “Midnight in Paris” (2011), “You May Not Kiss the Bride” (2011), “A Little Bit of Heaven” (2011) and an episode of “Two and a Half Men” (2012).
Kathy has also been the Executive Committee Chair of the Actors Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors.