Quick facts
Birth date 28 Jun, 1948
Age 71 yrs
Occupations Film actor
Film director
Character actor
Stage actor
Television actor
Voice actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Memphis
Education Southern Methodist University
William Esper Studio
Gender Female
Description American film actress and director

Kathy Bates is a famous America. She is mostly renowned for both acting in directing. She was born on the 28th June in the year of 1948. The place she was born is called Memphis, a beautiful place of Tennessee in the United States. She is mostly famous for acting in the exceptionally popular film ‘Titanic’.


The name of her father is Langdon Doyle Bates, who was a mechanical engineer and her mother’s name is Bertye Kathleen who was a homemaker. She is the youngest of the three daughters of her parents. Before starting her career in acting, she studied in the White Station High School and completed her graduation from there. Then, she attended at the Southern Methodist University and studied theatre there. At that time, she joined at Alpha Delta Pi as a member. Then in the year of 1970, for building a career in acting she moved to New York City.


Her biography is enriched with her remarkable work in theatre, soup opera, movies and TV shows. She worked for many years in theatre and got appreciation from critic and mass audience. For her role in the ‘night, Mother’, she was nominated for Tony Award in 1983. That play was a Pulitzer Prize winner. Her stage productions and performances were also exceptional. In the year of 1971, she appeared in a feature film for the first time. The name of the film was Taking Off. Then, in 1978 she worked in her next film with Dustin Hoffman. The name of the film is Straight Time. In the year of 1990, she worked again with Dustin Hoffman. That film is called Dick Tracy directed by Warren Beatty. The remarkable films that she worked are in 1997 ‘Titanic’ directed by James Cameron, in 2002 ‘About Schmidt’ directed by Alexander Payne, in 1990 ‘Misery’ directed by Rob Reiner and so on. In her acting career, she won many awards for outstanding performance. She was nominated three times for Academy Awards and won Academy Awards for best actress for her amazing performance in the film named Misery. She had been nominated for several awards for her extraordinary performance over the years and also won many of them.


Kathy is not only a wonderful actress; she is also a wonderful person. Her height is 5’3’’. People of her surroundings love to call her as Bobo. In the year of 1991, on April she married. The name of her husband is Tony Campisi who is also an actor. But the marriage did not work out. They got divorced in the year of 1997 after six years of married life. After that divorce, she never married again. She is active in social media like twitter. In her twitter account, she has 243 thousand followers that prove her vast level of popularity. It was shocking for her fans that she got breast cancer. But she was cured. Her mother and her niece also had breast cancer and her aunt died of it.

Last Modified: Feb 25, 2020

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