Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Highest Rated: 93% Midnight in Paris (2011)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 28, 1948

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

To the general moviegoer, Kathy Bates seemed to materialize from nowhere, giving an Academy Award-winning performance as a psychotic literary fan-turned-kidnapper in the screen adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery" in 1990. Unbeknownst to those outside theater circles, Bates had already enjoyed an over 20-year career as a Tony Award-winning actress on Broadway. Even more impressive, she was over 40 when she first made a dent in Hollywood; a town with a poor track record for accepting anyone who is past society's idea of "a woman's prime" - never mind if she was also plus-sized. But this challenge gave the honest, unflinching actress opportunities to sink her teeth into eccentric character roles like her revered turn in "About Schmidt" (2002), as well as charismatic supporting roles in "Titanic" (1997) and "Primary Colors" (1998). Bates enjoyed a third career incarnation as a director, beginning with network police dramas, before earning acclaim both behind and in front of the camera on HBO's darkly comic "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). Her work in films like the marital drama "Revolutionary Road" (2008), the crowd-pleasing "The Blind Side" (2009), bawdy comedy sequel"Bad Santa 2" (2016) and as one of the stars of Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ) franchise kept the performer in high esteem with both critics and audiences. Still in her prime, Bates continued to break the Hollywood law of averages by letting her talent rather than her age define her as an actress.

Highest rated movies

Midnight in Paris
Misery
Titanic
About Schmidt
Dolores Claiborne
Straight Time
Primary Colors
Men Don't Leave

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Unknown (Character) - 2020
77% 96% Richard Jewell Bobi Jewell (Character) $22.3M 2019
58% 73% The Highwaymen Governor Ma Ferguson (Character) - 2019
72% 76% On the Basis of Sex Dorothy Kenyon (Character) $24.7M 2018
19% 54% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Barbara Haggermaker (Character) - 2018
14% 45% Krystal Vera (Character) - 2017
23% 33% Bad Santa 2 Sunny Soke (Character) $17.7M 2016
51% 24% Complete Unknown Nina (Character) $166.8K 2016
22% 38% The Boss Ida Marquette (Character) $63.0M 2016
65% 74% The Great Gilly Hopkins Maime Trotter (Character) - 2016
91% 88% When Marnie Was There Mrs. Kadoya (Voice) $314.3K 2014
46% 60% Boychoir Headmistress (Character) - 2014
24% 36% Tammy Lenore (Character) $84.5M 2014
0% 33% You May Not Kiss the Bride Bryan's Mother (Character) - 2011
93% 83% Midnight in Paris Gert (Character) $56.8M 2011
4% 52% A Little Bit of Heaven Beverly Corbett (Character) $10.0K 2011
18% 47% Valentine's Day Susan (Character) $110.5M 2010
No Score Yet 39% Personal Effects Gloria (Character) - 2009
50% 39% Chéri Charlotte Peloux (Character) $2.7M 2009
66% 85% The Blind Side Miss Sue (Character) $256.0M 2009
20% 27% The Day the Earth Stood Still Regina Jackson (Character) $79.4M 2008
67% 71% Revolutionary Road Helen Givings (Character) $22.9M 2008
53% 61% Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys Charlotte (Character) $37.0M 2008
42% 51% The Golden Compass Hester (Voice) $70.1M 2007
25% 80% P.S. I Love You Patricia (Character) $53.7M 2007
21% 45% Fred Claus Mother Claus (Character) $72.0M 2007
49% 53% Bee Movie Janet Benson (Voice) $126.6M 2007
No Score Yet 38% Christmas Is Here Again Miss Dowdy (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 23% 3 & 3 The Judge (Character) - 2006
24% 52% Failure to Launch Sue (Character) $88.7M 2006
78% 62% Charlotte's Web Bitsy (Voice) $82.5M 2006
No Score Yet 31% Relative Strangers Agnes Menure (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 83% The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Unknown (Character) - 2006
41% 43% Bonneville Margene (Character) - 2006
20% 41% Rumor Has It ... Aunt Mitsy (Character) $43.0M 2005
No Score Yet 78% Warm Springs Helena Mahoney (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 58% Ambulance Girl Jane Stern (Character),
Director
- 2005
No Score Yet 43% Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy The Sea Hag (Voice) - 2004
32% 34% Around the World in 80 Days Queen Victoria (Character) $24.0M 2004
4% 35% The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Marquesa (Character) $42.9K 2004
22% 37% Little Black Book Kippie Kann (Character) $20.4M 2004
14% 68% Unconditional Love Grace Beasley (Character) - 2002
54% 76% Love Liza Mary Ann Bankhead (Character) $211.7K 2002
85% 74% About Schmidt Roberta Hertzel (Character) $65.0M 2002
7% 62% Dragonfly Mrs. Belmont (Character) $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet 68% My Sister's Keeper Christine Chapman (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2001
14% 67% American Outlaws Ma James (Character) $13.3M 2001
44% 64% Rat Race Squirrel Lady (Character) $56.6M 2001
20% 69% Bruno Mother Superior (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 57% Annie Miss Agatha Hannigan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 60% Dash and Lilly Director - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Effects of Magic Voice of Raphaella (Character) - 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Libby Holden (Character) $39.0M 1998
34% 71% The Waterboy Helen 'Mama' Boucher (Character) $161.5M 1998
89% 69% Titanic The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Character) $656.5K 1997
28% 76% Swept From the Sea Miss Swaffer (Character) $283.1K 1997
No Score Yet 57% The Late Shift Helen Kushnick (Character) - 1996
60% 75% The War at Home Maurine Collier (Character) $43.9K 1996
18% 34% Diabolique Shirley Voguel (Character) $16.5M 1996
84% 81% Dolores Claiborne Dolores Claiborne (Character) $22.8M 1995
No Score Yet 67% The West Side Waltz Mr. Goo (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Ella Tate (Character) - 1995
65% 68% Angus Meg Bethune (Character) $4.8M 1995
14% 27% North Alaskan Mom (Character) $6.6M 1994
No Score Yet 67% Hostages Peggy Say (Character) - 1993
50% 73% A Home of Our Own Frances Lacey (Character) $1.5M 1993
64% 39% Prelude to a Kiss Leah Blier (Character) $19.3M 1992
44% 37% Used People Bibby Berman (Character) $17.1M 1992
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Prostitute (Character) $2.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Mecca Elsa Barlow (Character) - 1992
74% 91% Fried Green Tomatoes Evelyn Couch (Character) $81.2M 1991
57% 74% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Hazel Quarrier (Character) $1.3M 1991
81% 62% Men Don't Leave Lisa Coleman (Character) $5.8M 1990
90% 89% Misery Annie Wilkes (Character) $54.7M 1990
52% 62% White Palace Rosemary (Character) $16.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place Like Home Bonnie Cooper (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 38% High Stakes Jill (Character) - 1989
13% 30% Arthur 2: On the Rocks Mrs. Canby (Character) $14.1M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Heat Ruth (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Ordained Bobbi Birk (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Bull Katherine Kovacs (Character) - 1986
63% 39% The Morning After Woman on Mateo Street (Character) $22.4M 1986
80% 81% Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Stella Mae (Character) - 1982
82% 82% Straight Time Selma Darin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel: Full Story Unknown (Character) - 0000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet GGN on Revolt Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2019
77% 72% American Horror Story Iris (Character) 2013-2016 2018
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Mrs. Fowler (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2018
19% 84% Disjointed Ruth (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet 58% Mike & Molly Kay McKinnon (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 91% American Dad D.O. Rothy (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
43% 37% Harry's Law Harry Korn (Character) 2011-2012
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Charlie Harper (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011
81% 90% The Office Jo Bennett (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
33% 65% Alice Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
81% 97% Six Feet Under Bettina (Guest Star),
Director
2001-2005
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
93% 96% Everwood Director 2002
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Patrol Officer Jane Cooper (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet 90% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
92% 98% Oz Director 1998