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KATHY BAKER (Beverly Rink) is an award-winning actress who is continually cited for her original and memorable performances on the stage, screen and television. Baker recently received a 2003 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Door To Door and has already won three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actor's Guild Award for her work on the highly acclaimed CBS television series Picket Fences. She was also nominated for back-to-back (2000 and 2001) Emmy awards for her standout guest performances on Touched by an Angel and Boston Public.

Baker recently completed production on the new Showtime pilot Sucker Free City and the independent feature Fathers and Sons, three inter-related stories with Bradley Whitford, John Mahoney and Ron Eldard. She recently starred opposite Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger in the acclaimed Cold Mountain directed and written by Anthony Minghella. Additionally, she starred in Assassination Tango, which was written and directed by Robert Duvall.

Baker's other recent credits include a series regular role on the David E. Kelley series Boston Public. Previously, Baker worked in Ten Tiny Love Stories and Showtime drama, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her opposite Cameron Diaz, Amy Brenneman and Holly Hunter. She also appeared in The Glass House opposite Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgard, and Bruce Dern. In the Showtime film Ratz, she played dual roles – an antique shop owner and a soap opera star. Other appearances include the CBS movie of the week, Sanctuary and as a guest-starring role in the TNT original series Bull.

Baker appeared in the Oscar® nominated The Cider House Rules opposite Tobey McGuire, Charlize Theron and Michael Caine for which she was nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. She earned rave reviews for her role in the critically acclaimed Showtime movie Lush Life opposite Forrest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum.

She has also starred opposite Peter Gallagher and Claire Danes in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and Not in This Town opposite Adam Arkin on the USA Network. Other credits include Inventing the Abbotts, the CBS movie, Shake, Rattle & Roll and the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie A Season For Miracles alongside Carla Gugino and Lynn Redgrave.

Other notable performances include Mad Dog and Glory with Robert De Niro, Jennifer Eight with Andy Garcia and Uma Thurman, Article 99 with Kiefer Sutherland and Forrest Whitaker and Edward Scissorhands opposite Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp, In Street Smart she portrayed "Punchy” a doomed prostitute, for which she received the Best Supporting Actress Award from the National Society of Film Critics. She made her film debut in 1983 as astronaut Alan Shepard's wife in The Right Stuff. Baker also received praise for her performance in Clean and Sober opposite Michael Keaton. The New York Daily News wrote that her performance "truly wipes everyone else off the screen with her mature sensibility and obvious vulnerability. She is simply heartbreaking.” She starred opposite De Niro and Ed Harris in Jackknife, with Jack Lemmon in Dad, in The Image with Albert Finney and Mr. Frost with Jeff Goldblum.

A veteran of the stage, Baker originated the role of May in Fool for Love, and at the author's request, took the part to New York along with co-star Ed Harris. She received an Obie Award for her work. The following year, Baker appeared on stage in Desire Under the Elms and Aunt Dan and Lemon

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