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KATHY BATES (Helen Givings) has been honored numerous times for her work on stage, screen and television. She won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the obsessed fan, Annie Wilkes, in Rob Reiner's MISERY based on Stephen King's novel. In 1999, she received Oscar®, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and won Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Critics' Choice Awards for her performance in Mike Nichols' PRIMARY COLORS. Bates earned her third Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for Alexander Payne's ABOUT SCHMIDT, for which she also garnered a SAG Award nomination and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her work in Jon Avnet's FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, and shared a SAG nomination with the ensemble cast of James Cameron's blockbuster, TITANIC.

Kathy recently paired with Michelle Pfeiffer to film the romantic comedy CHERI, directed by Stephen Frears. This fall, she will star with Ashton Kutcher and Pfeiffer in PERSONAL EFFECTS. In December, Kathy will star opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.

Bates' long list of film credits also includes FRED CLAUS, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, FAILURE TO LAUNCH, LITTLE BLACK BOOK, DRAGONFLY, AMERICAN OUTLAWS, THE WATERBOY, THE WAR AT HOME, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, A HOME OF OUR OWN, PRELUDE TO A KISS, SHADOWS AND FOG, AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD, DICK TRACY, MEN DON'T LEAVE, COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, STRAIGHT TIME and TAKING OFF. She was recently seen in Richard LaGravenese's romantic comedy drama P.S. I LOVE YOU. Kathy also lent her voice to the Jerry Seinfeld animated comedy BEE MOVIE, as well as THE GOLDEN COMPASS.

On the small screen, Bates won Golden Globe and SAG Awards and earned an Emmy nomination in the 1996 HBO film The Late Shift. Her television honors also include Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for the musical Annie; another SAG nomination for the telefilm My Sister's Keeper; and four additional Emmy nominations for her work on the projects 3rd Rock from the Sun, Six Feet Under, Warm Springs and Ambulance Girl, which she also directed.

Bates has also been honored for her work as a director. Her directing work on the A&E telefilm Dash and Lilly, starring Sam Shepard and Judy Davis, earned 9 Emmy nominations. Having directed five episodes of the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under, she earned a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for the episode entitled Twilight. Her credits as a director also include the pilot Fargo and episodes of such series as Oz, NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life on the Street.

Bates first gained the attention of critics and audiences on the New York stage. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of the suicidal daughter in the original Broadway production of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "night, Mother.” In addition, She won an Obie Award for her performance as Frankie in the original off-Broadway production of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.”

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