Kathy Bates is a actress and director who, after several small roles in film
and television, rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990),
for which she won both the Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden
Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured role as Margaret
“Molly” Brown in Titanic (1997). During this time, she began her directing
career, primarily in television.
Bates received a Tony Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the
Broadway play ‘night, Mother. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her
performance in Primary Colors (1998), along with an Oscar nomination for
Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for an Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress for About Schmidt (2002). Her television work
has resulted in eight Emmy Award nominations.