Queen of Hearts
(as Katherine Bates)
(performer: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Can't Smile Without You")
(performer: "Little Girls", "Little Girls Reprise #1", "Easy Street", "Little Girls Reprise #2", "Easy Street Reprise")
The War at Home
(performer: "We Gather Together", "The Old Rugged Cross", "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder")
(writer: "And Even the Horses Had Wings" / as Bobo Bates / performer: "And Even the Horses Had Wings")
The 75th Annual Academy Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role/Presenter: Past Winner Recollections/Past Winner
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie/Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Best TV-Series- Drama
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical & Presenter: Best Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Audiobook: "The Silence of the Lambs", narrator
1 Magazine Cover Photo
Bobo Bates | Katherine Bates | Kathy D. Bates
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Did You Know?
I was never an ingénue. I've always just been a character actor. When I was younger, it was a real problem, because I was never pretty enough. It was hard, not just for the lack of work, but because you have to face up to how people are looking at you.
Playwright Terrence McNally
originally wrote the role of Frankie in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" for Bates. Johnny was played by Kenneth Welsh
in the 1987 Off-Broadway production that starred Bates.
Characters who are frequently tough-talking and outspoken