Kathy Bates
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  • Faith: Protestant
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  June 28, 1948

Kathy Bates is an iconic actress and director. Bates is best known for her dramatic and comedic roles in film and television, receiving numerous accolades, including two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and two Primetime Emmys.

Bates studied theater at Southern Methodist University before moving to New York City to pursue acting. She starred in off-Broadway plays throughout the 1970s and 1980s before getting her big break in Hollywood as Annie Wilkes in the film “Misery.” She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for that role. Outside of film and theater, Bates has starred in numerous television shows like “American Horror Story,” “About Schmidt,” and “Harry’s Law.” Bates is a cancer survivor who currently lives with lymphodema.

Is Kathy Bates religious?

Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Langdon and Bertye. She’s a member of the United Methodist Church. While discussing her time at SMU, Bates said, “It was such a great time to be there and to learn and to be trained, and to be taken seriously, to want to be an actor. It was a great school to attend, and they gave me a great start.”

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