Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Kathy Bates is an American actress and Television personality. Kathy Bates is best known for her portrayals of strong women who act against the social milieu. Similarly, bates are the recipient of two Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three American Comedy Awards, and two BAFTA nominations.

Early Life

Kathy Bates was born on 28th June 1948, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. As of 2021, Bates is 74 years old. Her zodiac sign is cancer. An American actress was born the youngest of three daughters. Bates was born to Mechanical Engineer Langdon Doyle Bates(father), and homemaker Bertie Kathleen(mother). Likewise, she also has sisters and their names are Patricia Bates and Mary Bates. Whereas Bates belongs to American nationality and holds white ethnicity.

Talking about her education, she studied her high school at White Station High School in 1965. After that, she joined Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Later Bates majored in Threatre and became a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.


Kathy Bates established herself as a stage actress, finding success with the off-Broadway play vanities in 1970. For the first time in the short-lived Goodbye, Fidel, she made her way to broadway. Likewise, she followed up the success with her turns in Fried Green Tomatoes in 1992.

Likewise, she was on a hot streak, landing prominent roles in Diabolique in 1996, Titanic in 1997, Dolores Claiborne, and The Waterboy (1998). After that in 2000, she appeared in Bruno with gray Sinise and Shirley MacLaine.

Later she directed different episodes of the hit tv dramas Homicide, NYPD Blue, Oz, and A&E’s Dash and Lilly of 1999, starring Sam Shepard, Bebe Neuwirth, and Judy Davis. Whereas in 2014, she signed the 3rd season of the hit American Horror Story. Furthermore, in 2018, an American actress joined the cast of The Highwaymen, a Netflix feature about Bonnie and Clyde.

Kathy Bates movie

Caption: Kathy Bates movie named Misery (Source: www.amazon.com)


In 1990, she won an Academy Award for best actress for her chilling performance of an obsessed fan in Misery. Bates got her second and third Academy nominations for Primary Colors 1998. Likewise, she received two Golden Globes, two-screen Actors Guild Awards, two BAFTA nominations, and three American Comedy Awards.

Furthermore, on the 9th season of Two and a Half Men, she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance. Also, in 1999 she received the Golden Globe, Emmy Awards, and SAG Awards for her portrayal of Miss Hannigan.

Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of 32 million dollars as of 2021. Her annual salary is $175 thousand per episode. Likewise, Bates has earned a good sum of fortune from her work as an American actress and TV personality.

Personal Life

Kathy Bates got married to Tony Campisi. In the year 1991, the couple got married and lived together for 6 years. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1997. Recently she is living in California.

Tony Campisi is an American actor who is best known for appearing in tv shows such as Spider-Man 2, Law and order: Special Victims Unit, and law and order: Criminal Intent. Tony is her ex-husband of her. An American actor, Tony was born in the United States.

Body Measurement and Social media

Kathy Bates has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and her weight is 97 kg. Talking about the overall body measurement such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size are 40-34-44 inches respectively. Similarly, Bates’s dress size is 6 (US) and her shoe size is 10 (US). Whereas, the color of Bates’s hair is light brown, and blue-colored eyes.

Kathy Bates Body Structure

Caption: Kathy Bates’s beautiful body structure (Source: Instagram)

She is active on social media such as Instagram and Twitter. She owns an Instagram account under the name @kathybatesas and has gained 4057 followers. Likewise, she also owns a Twitter account with 429.1k followers.

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