Kathy Bates

1948 - Today

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Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director. She has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she studied theatre at the Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kathy Bates has received more than 9,159,176 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Kathy Bates is the 200th most popular actor (up from 227th in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from United States (up from 454th in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Actor.

Kathy Bates is most famous for her role as Annie Wilkes in the 1990 horror film Misery.

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Among actors, Kathy Bates ranks 200 out of 10,030Before her are Michel Piccoli, Jacqueline Bisset, Patrick Stewart, Dennis Hopper, Jeremy Irons, and Lucia Bosè. After her are George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Paulette Goddard, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jeff Bridges, and Janet Leigh.

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Among people born in 1948, Kathy Bates ranks 18Before her are Hassan Rouhani, John R. Bolton, Jan Palach, Henning Mankell, Jeremy Irons, and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. After her are Sauli Niinistö, Andrzej Sapkowski, Frank Abagnale, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Antonín Panenka, and Steven Tyler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kathy Bates ranks 388 out of 15,968Before her are Tim Burton (1958), Dennis Hopper (1936), Carl David Anderson (1905), Paul Ekman (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), and Ralph Lauren (1939). After her are Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), George Clooney (1961), James Buchanan (1791), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Charles Goodyear (1800), and Willis Carrier (1876).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kathy Bates ranks 97Before her are David Carradine (1936), Jerry Lewis (1926), Angelina Jolie (1975), Anthony Perkins (1932), Montgomery Clift (1920), and Dennis Hopper (1936). After her are George Clooney (1961), Paulette Goddard (1910), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Jeff Bridges (1949), Janet Leigh (1927), and Sharon Stone (1958).

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