June 28, 1948 (75)
Kathy Bates is an American actor and director. With a career spanning over four decades, Kathy Bates is known for her ability to seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic roles. One of Bates’ early roles include the portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Misery.” The role earned Bates her first Academy Award for Best Actress. She would go on to receive two additional Oscar nominations for her performances in “Primary Colors” and “About Schmidt.”
Bates’ career is filled with numerous milestones, including her Emmy-winning turn as Delphine LaLaurie in the hit FX series “American Horror Story” and her critically acclaimed performance as Molly Brown in the Broadway production of “Titanic.” She has also been a frequent collaborator with director Rob Reiner, starring in films such as “The Princess Bride,” “Misery,” and “The Bucket List.”
Bates has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. She has shared the screen with the likes of James Caan, Dustin Hoffman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sandra Bullock.