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Overview (3)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Birth NameKathleen Sue Nail
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kate Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas, to Beverley Sue (Simon), a beautician and travel agent, and Edwin Leon Nail, an airline employee. Capshaw worked as a teacher with an MA in Learning Disabilities. Her desire to be an actress led her to New York where she landed a role on the soap The Edge of Night (1956). She met her future husband, Steven Spielberg while beating out 120 actresses for the female lead in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Spouse (2)

Steven Spielberg (12 October 1991 - present) (5 children)
Robert Capshaw (January 1976 - 1980) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Children: Theo Spielberg (adopted-b. 1989), Sasha Spielberg (b. May 14, 1990), Sawyer Spielberg (b. March 10, 1992), Mikaela Georg Spielberg (adopted-b. February 29, 1996) and Destry Allyn Spielberg (b. December 1, 1996) (with Steven Spielberg); Jessica Capshaw (b. August 9, 1976) (with Robert Capshaw).
Former Ford model.
She was a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Missouri.
Converted to Judaism when she married Steven Spielberg.
There is a signed picture of Steven Spielberg (her husband) inside her sorority house at the University of Missouri signed: "Everyone knows the Best Women come from Missouri, Steven Spielberg".
Stepmother of Max Spielberg.
Sister-in-law of Anne Spielberg.
Daughter-in-law of Arnold Spielberg.
Received a B.A. in History Education from the University of Missouri and a M.A. in Special Education from the University of Missouri.
Has been in two movies where a man pulled out another man's heart: Dreamscape (1984) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Kate and her husband Steven Spielberg are very close friends with Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley.

Personal Quotes (1)

The best preparation for acting is life -- observing life and people and observing yourself. All that becomes your library. So when you have to research a part, a scene or an emotion, you go into the library and get what you need.

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