Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and film director. After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s and the 1980s, Bates 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 Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).
Kathy BATES (b. 1948)  Notable Films: Misery (1990); Dick Tracy (1990); Fried Green Tomatoes (1991); At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991); Dolores Claiborne (1995); Diabolique (1996); Titanic (1997); The Waterboy (1998); Primary Colors (1998); Rat Race (2001); About Schmidt (2002); Dragonfly (2002); Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Directed by James Cameron. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Kathy Bates. Whether she's portraying 'the Unsinkable Molly Brown' in Titanic or head executive Jo Bennett on The Office, Bates is a phenomenal actress who brings heart into every performance. Love her!
#11: Kathy Bates. Besides the fact that Miss Kathy Bates reminds me of my high school History teacher who hated my guts, I love her! Misery, Fried Green Tomatoes, Delores Claiborne, Titanic, The Blind Side. It doesn't matter if she is the lead or has a minor role, you can always expect a superb performance. Oh. And look at that. Kathy Bates ALSO has her degree in Theatre! She's a survivor of ovarian cancer and continues to produce wonderful work, whether she's performing or directing.
She made us empathize with the murderous Madame LaLaurie in American Horror Story, played Charlie Sheen’s cigar-smoking ghost on Two and a Half Men, and manned the lifeboats in Titanic. And of course, she brought one of Stephen King’s creepiest creations to life in Misery. Over the past four decades, Kathy Bates has racked up Emmys, Golden Globes, and an Oscar for her work in front of and behind the camera, turning us all into big fans — although maybe not Annie Wilkes’ definition of “b...