Kathy Bates was born June 28, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. She has appeared on stage, television and film. She tends to play a broad spectrum of characters, but seems to tend toward Apron Matron characters as of late. Her breakout role was Annie Wilkes in Stephen King's Misery, for which she won an Academy Award.
- Annie Wilkes in Misery
- Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes
- Dolores Claiborne in Dolores Claiborne
- Molly Brown in Titanic
- Libby Holden in Primary Colors
- Mama Boucher in The Waterboy
- Sue in Failure to Launch
- Mrs. Claus in Fred Claus
- Provided the voice of a cop in King of the Hill
- Currently appears on the drama Harry's Law, has appeared on The Office and All My Children.
- Miss Sue in The Blind Side.