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Kathy Bates is one of the most celebrated American actresses of the film fraternity and theatre. She was born on June 28, 1948, in Tennesse. Gained wide recognition through her role as ‘Annie Wilkes’ in 1990 Misery, her role is still in the list of  ‘100 Greatest Character of All time.’




Name Kathy Bates
Profession Actress, Film Director, Humanitarian
Net Worth $32M
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Website kathybates.com


Personal Info


Real Name Kathleen Doyle Bates
Nickname Kathy
Date of Birth (Age)

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28 June 1948 (70 years)
Place of Birth Tennessee, USA
Religion Christian
Ethnicity English-Irish-Scottish_German
Nationality American

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1.6m (5 foot 3 inches)
Weight 90kg
Body Measurements 4-34-44
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Cancer


Kathy Bates Family


Father Langdon Doyle Bates
Mother Bertye Kathleen
Sibling Mary Bates

Patricia Bates

Spouse Tony Campisi (Divorced)
Children None


Kathy’s father Langdon was employed as a technical engineer and her mother Bertye was a homemaker. She completed her education from White Station High School.

While she was still in school, she discovered her love for acting and aimed to make a career out of it. She enrolled at Southern Methodist University. She graduated in 1969 majoring in theatre and drama. Kathy Bates was a prominent member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority while she was in University.  

She shifted to New York to pursue her acting career. When in New York, she took up odd jobs to survive in the city.


Kathy Bates and Tony Campisi


She started dating at a very young age and she married Tony Campisi in 1991. The couple got divorced after six years. They do not have any children together. After a while,  she started to date Rodrigo Semporaci in 2006 but they soon departed in 2009.


Tony Campisi and Kathy Bates
Tony Campisi and Kathy Bates (Image Source)


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Kathy Bates Net Worth


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The estimated net worth of Kathy Bates in $32M. She has a very successful career and has been nominated for many awards such as Academy, American Comedy, BAFTA etc.

She has also won 2 Grammy Awards and 2 Golden Globe. With enormous riches and generous heart, Kathy is actively enrolled in various causes including education, children, humanitarian and social among others.


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Kathy Bates Cancer and Weight loss


Early in her career, Kathy was a super-slim (perfect actress) shaped but during her course of action, she started to gain weight. Her weight battle resulted in Kathy’s health issues. In 2003, she found out that she had cancer but she kept it a secret for six years.

This diagnoses served as a wakeup call for Kathy and she took charge of her life and started to be more active and eat better. Bates also revealed that her health problems wound up leaving her with a condition “Lymphedema”.

Lymphedema is a condition which happens when fluid is retained in a certain area as lymph nodes can’t process the fluids. Her over-weight resulted in the same. Bates was able to slim down a bit with proper eating activity and after fighting off cancer.

She quit soda cold turkey after finding out that she was at high risk for diabetes. Kathy Bates chose to have a double mastectomy to remove cancer from her breast. She struggled with removing her breast more than treating her ovarian cancer. When she was dealing with Ovarian cancer, she would go to chemo treatments alone and back to work.

After beating cancer, Kathy Bates has now become an outspoken ambassador for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network in the fight against the lymphedema.


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Kathy Bates Career


After Kathy Bates completing her education and earning a majors degree in theatre and arts, moved to New York to focus on acting. She debuted with Taking off in 1971 in which she played a minor role. Kathy eventually established herself as a stage actress finding her share of success with the off-Broadway play Vanities in the mid-1970s.




She made her Broadway debut in 1980 with Goodbye, Fidel and soon Kathy went onto originate Stella May in Come Back To The Five and Dime Jimmy Dean. Kathy Bates was one of the top actresses in the field of Theatre, scooping a Tony nomination for her turn as a suicidal daughter in Night Mother.




After spending 20 years in the Industry, Kathy’s career hit the right spot and she became an “overnight” Hollywood star after she landed a role as a psychotic fan in Misery which also made her earn her Academy Award for Best Actress. Throughout the 1990s, Kathy Bates showed her versatility in a number of films including; a Southern housewife in Fried Green Tomatoes, a maid accused of murder in Dolores Claiborne, and an outspoken socialite in Titanic.

She also received critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for her role as Libby Holden, an idealist political operative in Primary Colours.


'Misery' Kathy Bates
‘Misery’ Kathy Bates (Image Source)


She started taking supporting roles in movies Revolutionary Road, The Blind Side, Valentine’s Day and A Little Bit Of Heaven. She also appeared in Woody Allen’s fantasy Midnight In Paris, Tammy and bad Santa 2. Kathy Bates voice is also featured in a number of movies including Charlotte’s Web, Bee Movie and The Golden Compass.


Kathy Bates as 'Mrs. Helen Ginings' in Revolutionary Road
Kathy Bates as ‘Mrs. Helen Ginings’ in Revolutionary Road (Image Source)


TV Shows


Kathy Bates has also tried her acting and directing skills on television including a movie Dash and Lilly. She also directed an episode of drama series Six Feet Under in which she acted too. In 2010-2011, Bates had a recurring role on a sitcom The office and in 2-11-12 she starred in another Tv drama series Harry’s Law.

She earned her first Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the show Two and a Half Men in 2012. In 2013, she was roped in for the third season of The American Horror Story anthology series portraying the real-life Madame Delphine LaLaurie, a socialite who tortured and killed slaves in antebellum, New Orleans.

She earned her second Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries in 2014. Kathy Bates returned as a bearded woman for the fourth season and for the fifth season she portrayed the manager of a haunted hotel. She also was in the cast of season six and eight seasons. In 2017, Kathy Bates appeared in another Tv anthology series, Feud.

Starring as Dorothy Kenyon, Kathy will be hitting the big screen again with her biographical drama film “On the Basis of Sex” in 2018.


Kathy Bates in American Horror Story
American Horror Story Kathy Bates (Image Source)


Kathy Bates Social Media


Kathy Bates has 388K followers on Twitter (@MsKathyBates).  She has opened up about How she overwin Cancer, and now she fighting with Breast cancer. As an admirer We only wish her to be healthy as soon as possible.


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