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Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry, and one of... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Titanic
Titanic Molly Brown
(1997)
Misery
Misery Annie Wilkes
(1990)
About Schmidt
About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel
(2002)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch
(1991)

Filmography

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 2018 On the Basis of Sex (filming)
Dorothy Kenyon
 2017 Moose (TV Short) (post-production)
Owl
 2017 Krystal (completed)
Vera
 2017-2018 Disjointed (TV Series)
Ruth Whitefeather Feldman
- 4/20 Fantasy (2018) ... Ruth Whitefeather Feldman
- Dr. Dankerson's Revivifying Wellness Tincture (2017) ... Ruth Whitefeather Feldman
- A-A-R-Pot (2017) ... Ruth Whitefeather Feldman
- Emperor Shennong (2017) ... Ruth Whitefeather Feldman
- B.Y.O.P.F.U. (2017) ... Ruth Whitefeather Feldman
 2017 Feud (TV Series)
Joan Blondell
- Abandoned! (2017) ... Joan Blondell
- More, or Less (2017) ... Joan Blondell
- The Other Woman (2017) ... Joan Blondell
- Pilot (2017) ... Joan Blondell
 2016 Bad Santa 2
Sunny Soke
 2013-2016 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Ethel Darling / Madame Delphine LaLaurie / Iris / ...
- Chapter 10 (2016) ... Agnes Mary Winstead
- Chapter 9 (2016) ... Agnes Mary Winstead (credit only)
- Chapter 8 (2016) ... Agnes Mary Winstead (credit only)
- Chapter 7 (2016) ... Agnes Mary Winstead
- Chapter 6 (2016) ... Agnes Mary Winstead
 2016 The Boss
Ida Marquette
 2016 Complete Unknown
Nina
 2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
Maime Trotter
 2014-2015 Mike & Molly (TV Series)
Kay McKinnon
- No Kay Morale (2015) ... Kay McKinnon
- Three Girls and an Urn (2014) ... Kay McKinnon
 2015 American Dad! (TV Series)
D.O. Rothy
- Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour (2015) ... D.O. Rothy (voice)
 2014 Boychoir
Headmistress
 2014 Omoide no Mânî
Mrs. Kadoya (English version, voice)
 2014 Tammy
Lenore
 2011-2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Harriet Korn
- Onward and Upward (2012) ... Harriet Korn
- The Whole Truth (2012) ... Harriet Korn
- Class War (2012) ... Harriet Korn
- And the Band Played On (2012) ... Harriet Korn
- Breaking Points (2012) ... Harriet Korn
 2012 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Charlie Harper
- Why We Gave Up Women (2012) ... Charlie Harper
 2012 Cadaver (Short)
Beth
 2010-2011 The Office (TV Series)
Jo Bennett
- Search Committee (2011) ... Jo Bennett
- Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager (2011) ... Jo Bennett
- WUPHF.com (2010) ... Jo Bennett (voice)
- Nepotism (2010) ... Jo Bennett
- Whistleblower (2010) ... Jo Bennett
 2011 Midnight in Paris
Gertrude Stein
 2011 You May Not Kiss the Bride
Bryan's Mother
 2011 A Little Bit of Heaven
Beverly Corbett
 2010/I Valentine's Day
Susan
 2009 Alice (TV Mini-Series)
Queen of Hearts
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Queen of Hearts
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Queen of Hearts
 2009 The Blind Side
Miss Sue
 2009 Personal Effects
Gloria
 2009 Chéri
Madame Peloux
 2008 Revolutionary Road
Mrs. Givings
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Regina Jackson
 2008 The Family That Preys
Charlotte Cartwright
 2007 P.S. I Love You
Patricia
 2007 The Golden Compass
Hester (voice)
 2007 Fred Claus
Mother Claus
 2007 Bee Movie
Janet Benson (voice)
 2007 Christmas Is Here Again (Video)
Miss Dowdy (voice)
 2006 Guilty Hearts
The Judge
 2006 Have Mercy
 2006 Charlotte's Web
Bitsy the Cow (voice)
 2006 Bonneville
Margene Cunningham
 2006 Relative Strangers
Agnes Menure
 2006 Failure to Launch
Sue
 2006 Solace (Short)
Marrows Wife
 2005 Rumor Has It...
Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)
 2005 Ambulance Girl (TV Movie)
Jane Stern
 2003-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Bettina
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... Bettina
- All Alone (2005) ... Bettina
- The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) ... Bettina
- The Black Forest (2004) ... Bettina
- Grinding the Corn (2004) ... Bettina
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
Helena Mahoney
 2005 Hansel and Gretel (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Marquesa
 2004 Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (Video short)
The Sea Hag (voice)
 2004 Little Black Book
Kippie Kann
 2004 Around the World in 80 Days
Queen Victoria
 2004 The Ingrate (Short)
The Judge
 1993-2004 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Tupperware! (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
- Amelia Earhart: The Price of Courage (1993) ... Narrator
 2002 Unconditional Love
Grace Beasley
 2002 About Schmidt
Roberta Hertzel
 2002 Dragonfly
Mrs. Belmont
 2002 My Sister's Keeper (TV Movie)
Christine Chapman
 2002 Love Liza
Mary Ann Bankhead
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Patrol Officer
- Lupe's Revenge (2001) ... Patrol Officer (voice)
 2001 American Outlaws
Ma James
 2001 Rat Race
The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)
 2000 Possessed (TV Movie)
Student (as Katherine Bates)
 2000 MADtv (TV Series)
Stuart's Grandma
- Episode #6.2 (2000) ... Stuart's Grandma
 2000 Bruno
Mother Superior
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Miss Agatha Hannigan
- Annie (1999) ... Miss Agatha Hannigan
 1999 Baby Steps (Short)
Mrs. Mellon
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Charlotte Everly
- Alien Hunter (1999) ... Charlotte Everly
 1998 A Civil Action
Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
 1998 The Waterboy
Mama Boucher
 1998 The Effects of Magic
Raphaella, the Magic Bunny (voice)
 1998 Primary Colors
Libby Holden
 1997 Titanic
Molly Brown
 1997 Swept from the Sea
Miss Swaffer
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
The Girls' Mother
- Respect (1997) ... The Girls' Mother (voice)
 1996 The War at Home
Maurine Collier
 1996 Diabolique
Det. Shirley Vogel
 1996 The Late Shift (TV Movie)
Helen Kushnick
 1995 The West Side Waltz (TV Movie)
Mr. Goo
 1995 Angus
Meg Bethune
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Talking With (1995)
 1995 Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne
 1994 Curse of the Starving Class
Ella Tate
 1994 North
Alaskan Mom
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini-Series)
Rae Flowers
- The Plague (1994) ... Rae Flowers (uncredited)
 1993 A Home of Our Own
Frances Lacey
 1992 Used People
Bibby Berman
 1992 Hostages (TV Movie)
Peggy Say
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss
Leah Blier
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Evelyn Couch
 1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Hazel Quarrier
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Prostitute
 1991 The Road to Mecca
Elsa Barlow
 1990 Misery
Annie Wilkes
 1990 White Palace
Rosemary
 1990 Dick Tracy
Mrs. Green
 1990 Men Don't Leave
Lisa Coleman
 1989 No Place Like Home (TV Movie)
Bonnie Cooper
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Charlotte Haley
- One Rat, One Ranger (1989) ... Charlotte Haley
 1989 High Stakes
Jill
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Jessie
 1989 Signs of Life
Mary Beth Alder
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Jan
- The World: Part 2 (1989) ... Jan
 1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Mrs. Canby
 1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire
Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)
 1987 Summer Heat
Ruth
 1987 Murder Ordained (TV Movie)
Bobbi Birk
 1986-1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Polly
- Visiting Daze (1987) ... Polly
- Up and Down (1986) ... Polly
 1986 The Morning After
Woman on Mateo Street
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Brenda Harris
- Revenge (1986) ... Brenda Harris
 1986 Johnny Bull (TV Movie)
Katherine Kovacs
 1984 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Evelyn Maddox
- Episode dated 17 December 1984 (1984) ... Evelyn Maddox
 1983 Two of a Kind
Furniture Man's Wife
 1978 Straight Time
Selma Darin
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sally Allison
 1977 Vanities (TV Movie)
 1971 Taking Off
Audition Singer (as Bobo Bates)
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Belle Bodelle (1984)
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Phyllis (1977)
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Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (107 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

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(February 18 to March 29, 1981) She played Luellen James in Ara Watson's play, "Final Placement," in a Shorts Humana Festival One Act Plays from 80s' Short production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Laura Hicks (Mary Hanson) in the cast. Amy Saltz was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bobo Bates | Katherine Bates | Kathy D. Bates

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on losing the role of Frankie, which had been written for her by playwright Terrence McNally, to Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie version of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"] I thought it was wonderful to see a love story about people over forty, ordinary people who were trying to connect. We haven't seen it before, and I don't think we will see it with this movie Frankie and Johnny (1991)... See more »

Trivia:

Received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts for Theatre from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (1969). See more »

Trademark:

Characters who are frequently tough-talking and outspoken See more »

Nickname:

Bobo

Star Sign:

Cancer

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