On June 28, 1948 Kathy Bates was born.
Spanning a career of over 40 years, Kathy Bates has become an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy Award-winning actress. Arguably, her breakthrough film was 1990’s “Misery,” the film adaption of the Stephen King novel of the same name. The horror film, as well as Bates, received acclaimed, with Bates winning countless awards for her portrayal of deranged nurse Annie Wilkes.
Other notable roles include “Friend Green Tomatoes,” “Dolores Claiborne,” “Titanic,” “Primary Colors,” while her television work includes “LA Law,” “Harry’s Law,” “Two and a Half Men,” and most recently the horror-thriller series “American Horror Story” alongside Jessica Lange. Since joining “American Horror Story,” Bates has received critical praise for her work, particularly in season three for her portrayal of Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, the New Orleans socialite who lived in the 1800s, infamous for killing and torturing her slaves. For her portrayl, Bates won an Emmy Award.
As of 2015, Bates will be seen in the upcoming season of “American Horror Story” titled “Hotel.”
Random Pop Culture Fact: She is the first actress to win a Best Actress Oscar for a horror film (1990’s “Misery). Jodie Foster followed suit in 1991 with “The Silence of the Lambs.”