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      Kathy Baker

      Kathy Baker

      Highest Rated: 92% Take Shelter (2011)

      Lowest Rated: 11% All the King's Men (2006)

      Birthday: Jun 8, 1950

      Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

      A versatile and appealing performer who excelled in both film and on television, actress Kathy Baker first made her presence known on the stage in several Sam Shepard productions before making her screen debut in "The Right Stuff" (1983). Baker earned widespread acclaim for her gritty performance in "Street Smart" (1987) before tackling a challenging part in the recovery drama "Clean and Sober" (1988). She turned to a more comedic role as a flirtatious housewife in "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and eventually found her way onto television with a regular role as a small town doctor and wife to the sheriff on David E. Kelley's quirky drama "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96). From there, Baker jumped back and forth between television and film, landing recurring roles on shows like "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004) and "Medium" (NBC/CBS, 2005-2011), while showing up in movies like "The Cider House Rules" (1999), "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her" (2001) and "Cold Mountain" (2003). She excelled in a number of small screen movies, earning award recognition for performances in "Door to Door" (2002), while delivering a quality turn in the critically acclaimed TV movie "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011) and the Hollywood biopic "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013), as well as a sly comic presence on Ben Stiller's statirical TV series "Big Time Hollywood, FL" (Comedy Central 2015), all of which underscored the fact that Baker was one of the most talented character actresses working in the business.

      Highest rated movies

      Take Shelter poster
      Take Shelter
      Edward Scissorhands poster
      Edward Scissorhands
      The Ballad of Lefty Brown poster
      The Ballad of Lefty Brown
      Saving Mr. Banks poster
      Saving Mr. Banks
      Mad Dog and Glory poster
      Mad Dog and Glory
      Nine Lives poster
      Nine Lives
      Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her poster
      Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
      Last Chance Harvey poster
      Last Chance Harvey

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      18% 20% Love Is Love Is Love Diana (Segment "Sailing Lesson") (Character) - 2020
      45% 96% The Art of Racing in the Rain Trish (Character) $26.4M 2019
      No Score Yet 80% Model Home Brenda (Character) - 2018
      70% 49% Paterno Sue Paterno (Character) - 2018
      80% 54% The Ballad of Lefty Brown Laura Johnson (Character) $5.6K 2017
      No Score Yet 81% Sister Cities Janis (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 17% The Party Is Over Executive Producer - 2015
      55% 67% The Age of Adaline Kathy Jones (Character) $42.6M 2015
      52% 30% Boulevard Joy (Character) $126.2K 2014
      No Score Yet 87% Return to Zero Kathleen Callaghan (Character) - 2014
      79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks Tommie (Character) $83.3M 2013
      No Score Yet 54% Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Rose Gammon (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 38% Good Day for It Rose Carter (Character) - 2011
      92% 81% Take Shelter Sarah (Character) $1.7M 2011
      28% 62% Machine Gun Preacher Daisy (Character) $537.6K 2011
      23% 67% Seven Days in Utopia Mabel (Character) $2.7M 2011
      No Score Yet 56% Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Rose Gammon (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Nobody Claire McKinney (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 57% Jesse Stone: No Remorse Rose Gammon (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 45% Unstable Betty Walker (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 59% Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Rose Gammon (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 77% Shades of Ray Janet Rehman (Character) - 2008
      71% 53% Last Chance Harvey Jean (Character) $14.9M 2008
      No Score Yet 68% Jesse Stone: Sea Change Rose Gammon (Character) - 2007
      66% 67% The Jane Austen Book Club Bernadette (Character) - 2007
      11% 40% All the King's Men Mrs. Burden (Character) $7.2M 2006
      No Score Yet 32% Spring Break Shark Attack Mary Jones (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 53% Fathers and Sons Nora (Character) - 2005
      76% 67% Nine Lives Camille (Character) $478.3K 2005
      No Score Yet 69% Sucker Free City Cleo Wade (Character) - 2004
      65% 70% 13 Going on 30 Beverly Rink (Character) $56.0M 2004
      70% 77% Cold Mountain Sally Swanger (Character) $95.6M 2003
      No Score Yet 77% Too Young to Be a Dad Susan Freeman (Character) - 2002
      47% 32% Assassination Tango Maggie (Character) $970.2K 2002
      60% 83% Door to Door Gladys Sullivan (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 44% Ten Tiny Love Stories Ten (Character) - 2001
      21% 39% The Glass House Nancy Ryan (Character) $18.0M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Sanctuary Aunt Kate (Character) - 2001
      76% 64% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Rose (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 56% Ratz Doris Trowbridge/Regina Lee Savage (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 44% A Little Inside Nancy (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF A.T.F. Director Maggie Hale (Character) - 1999
      71% 77% The Cider House Rules Nurse Angela (Character) $57.5M 1999
      No Score Yet 85% A Season for Miracles Ruth Doyle (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story Priscilla Salyers (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Margo Powers (Character) - 1997
      33% 51% Inventing the Abbotts Helen Holt (Character) $5.9M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not in This Town Tammy Schnitzer (Character) - 1997
      14% 41% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Esther Wheeler (Character) $4.1M 1996
      No Score Yet 82% Lush Life Janice Oliver (Character) - 1994
      77% 45% Mad Dog and Glory Lee (Character) $10.7M 1993
      43% 54% Article 99 Dr. Diana Walton (Character) $6.2M 1992
      35% 36% Jennifer Eight Margie Ross (Character) $11.0M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie VI Charlene "Charlie" Benton (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Special Victory Ellen (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Image Marcie Guilford (Character) - 1990
      89% 91% Edward Scissorhands Joyce (Character) $54.2M 1990
      33% 62% Mister Frost Dr. Sarah Day (Character) - 1990
      64% 48% Jacknife Martha Flannigan (Character) $1.6M 1989
      55% 61% Dad Annie (Character) $19.7M 1989
      53% 62% Clean and Sober Charlie Standers (Character) $8.6M 1988
      47% 70% Permanent Record Martha Sinclair (Character) $1.6M 1988
      67% 45% Street Smart Punchy (Character) $711.0K 1987
      No Score Yet 18% A Killing Affair Maggie Gresham (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 29% Nobody's Child Lucy Stavros (Character) - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      75% 83% I'm Sorry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017 2019
      92% 78% Colony Phyllis (Guest Star) 2016
      75% 85% Big Time in Hollywood, FL Diana (Character) 2015
      28% 69% Those Who Kill Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      70% 100% Against the Wall Sheila (Character) 2011
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
      No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2008 2010
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Camille Hayes-Fitzgerald (Guest Star) 2009
      84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hannah Curtis (Guest Star) 2007
      86% 86% Gilmore Girls Mia (Guest Star) 2007
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Gail Pollack (Guest Star) 2005
      91% 90% Monk Sylvia Fairbourn (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2001-2002
      No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Miss Carol (Guest Voice) 2001
      50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 92% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      61% 73% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
      82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Dr. Jill Brock (Character) 1992-1996
      No Score Yet 76% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987