|Kathy Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress who began her career on the stage, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play in 1983 for her performance in ‘night, Mother. She rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).
Bates’s television work has resulted in 14 Emmy Award nominations.
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