Kate Capshaw


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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Black Rain Joyce
(1989)
Just Cause Laurie Prentiss Armstrong
(1995)
Dreamscape Jane DeVries
(1984)

Filmography

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 2002 Due East (TV Movie)
Becky Purdue
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Casey Montgomery
 1999 The Love Letter
Helen
 1997 The Alarmist
Gale Ancona
 1997 The Locusts
Mrs. Potts
 1996 Four Tales of Two Cities
Rebecka (segment "Duke of Groove")
 1996 No Dogs Allowed (Short)
 1995 Duke of Groove (TV Movie)
Rebecka
 1995 Just Cause
Laurie Prentiss Armstrong
 1994 Love Affair
Lynn Weaver
 1994 Next Door (TV Movie)
Karen Coler
 1993 Black Tie Affair (TV Series)
Margo Cody
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- Four (1993) ... Margo Cody
- Three (1993) ... Margo Cody
- Two (1993) ... Margo Cody
- One (1993) ... Margo Cody
 1990 Love at Large
Mrs. Ellen McGraw
 1989 Black Rain
Joyce
 1988 Internal Affairs (TV Movie)
Joanna Gates
 1988 Private Affairs
Brunetta
 1987 Her Secret Life (TV Movie)
Annie
 1987 The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie)
Susanna McKaskel
 1986 SpaceCamp
Andie
 1986 Power
Sydney Betterman
 1984 Dreamscape
Jane DeVries
 1984 Windy City
Emily Reubens
 1984 Best Defense
Laura Cooper
 1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
Elaine Rogers
 1982 A Little Sex
Katherine
 1981 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Jinx Avery #1
- Episode #1.6655 (1981) ... Jinx Avery #1 (credit only)
- Episode #1.6653 (1981) ... Jinx Avery #1
- Episode #1.6652 (1981) ... Jinx Avery #1
- Episode #1.6651 (1981) ... Jinx Avery #1
- Episode #1.6650 (1981) ... Jinx Avery #1
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Other Works:

Print ad (with daughter Jessica Capshaw) for "The GAP" (Winter 2001).

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

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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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). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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