Kathy Bates

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

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Kathy Bates

Date of Birth

Birthday: June 28
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Award-winning actress Kathy Bates can currently be seen on the popular FX anthology series American Horror Story. She won her second Emmy for her role as Madame Delphine LaLaurie in the third season, American Horror Story: Coven, and then appeared as Ethel Darling in American Horror Story: Freak Show. 

Award-winning actress Kathy Bates can currently be seen on the popular FX anthology series American Horror Story. She won her second Emmy for her role as Madame Delphine LaLaurie in the third season, American Horror Story: Coven, and then appeared as Ethel Darling in American Horror Story: Freak Show. 

Bates won her first Emmy for a 2012 guest appearance on Two and a Half Men. She also starred as Harry on critically-acclaimed NBC drama Harry's Law. Six Feet Under fans recognize the esteemed thesp as recurring character Bettina on that program. 

Bates won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance as Annie Wilkes in the feature film Misery and played the role of the Queen of Hearts in Syfy miniseries Alice.

She appeared in such other features as Fried Green Tomatoes, Titanic, Primary Colors, About Schmidt, The Waterboy, The Blind Side and Midnight in Paris and guest-starred on several television programs. 

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Awards & Nominations

14 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Kathy Bates, as Harriet Korn
  • Harry's Law
  • NBC
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Winner
  • Kathy Bates, as Charlie Harper
  • Two And A Half Men
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Kathy Bates, as Harriet Harry" Korn"
  • Harry's Law
  • NBC
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Kathy Bates, as Queen of Hearts
  • Alice
  • Syfy
  • A Reunion Pictures and Studio Eight Production in association with RHI Entertainment
Kathy Bates on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Kathy Bates on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jennifer Salt, Gabourey Sadibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California/
Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.
Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Jennifer Salt, Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Kathy Bates at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Kathy Bates arrives at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven celebrates her win at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Kathy Bates (l) of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award from Allison Janney (c) and Octavia Spencer (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award at the 66th Emmys.
Kathy Bates (L) and Philippe Benard attend the Governors Ball
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Kathy Bates on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Kathy Bates on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Kathy Bates on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Kathy Bates on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jennifer Salt, Gabourey Sadibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California/
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Jennifer Salt, Gabourey Sadibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California/

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Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.
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Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.

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Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Jennifer Salt, Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Jennifer Salt, Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Kathy Bates at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Kathy Bates at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Kathy Bates arrives at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Kathy Bates arrives at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven celebrates her win at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven celebrates her win at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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Kathy Bates (l) of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award from Allison Janney (c) and Octavia Spencer (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Kathy Bates (l) of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award from Allison Janney (c) and Octavia Spencer (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award at the 66th Emmys.
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Kathy Bates of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award at the 66th Emmys.

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Kathy Bates (L) and Philippe Benard attend the Governors Ball
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