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KATHY BATES (Kippie Kann) is an Academy Award®-winning actress who earned her reputation on Broadway. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of the suicidal daughter in Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play " 'night, Mother” and won the Obie Award for her performance as Frankie in the original off-Broadway production of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." Bates created an indelible impression as Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990), for which she won the Best Actress Academy Award® and the Golden Globe. She has appeared in such critically acclaimed films as James Cameron's Academy Award®-winning Titanic (1997), Dolores Claiborne (1995) and Jon Avnet's Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She has been twice nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her performances as Roberta Herzel in About Schmidt (2002) and as Libby Holden in Mike Nichols' Primary Colors (1998), for which she also won the Screen Actors Guild Award. Other film credits include The Waterboy (1998), The War at Home (1996), Dick Tracy (1990), Men Don't Leave (1990), Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Straight Time (1978) and Milos Forman's Taking Off (1971). 

For her performance as Helen Kushnick in the HBO film "The Late Shift" (1996), she won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and the American Comedy Award. In 1995, PBS's "Great Performances" aired her directorial debut "Talking With.” Bates has directed five episodes of HBO's critically acclaimed series "Six Feet Under.” Her episode, "Twilight” (2003), was nominated for a Directors Guild Award. Her directorial credits include NBC's "Homicide," ABC's "NYPD Blue," HBO's "Oz" and the A& E original movie, "Dash and Lilly" starring Sam Shepard and Judy Davis, which was nominated for 13 Golden Globes and three Emmys — both included a nomination for Best Director.


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