Kathy Bates Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kathy Bates Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 62 kg
Date of Birth June 28, 1948
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color Blue

Kathy Bates is an American actress and director who is popular for her stellar performances such as Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990), Molly Brown in Titanic (1997), Dolores Claiborne in Dolores Claiborne (1995), etc. She has more than 500k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Kathleen Doyle Bates

Nick Name

Kathy, Bobo

Kathy Bates as seen at PaleyFest in 2014
Kathy Bates as seen at PaleyFest in 2014 (iDominick / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Bates attended White Station High School and graduated in 1965.

She graduated with a degree in theater from Southern Methodist University in 1969.

She studied acting at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan.

Occupation

Actress, Director

Family

  • Father – Langdon Bates (Mechanical Engineer)
  • Mother – Bertye Talbert (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Patricia Bates (Older Sister), Mary Bates (Older Sister)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kathy has dated –

  1. Tony Campisi (1978-1997) – She married fellow actor Tony Campisi in April 1991. However, they got divorced in 1997.
Kathy Bates as seen presenting the 2001 Student Academy Award to Marianna Yarovskaya
Kathy Bates as seen presenting the 2001 Student Academy Award to Marianna Yarovskaya (Coftyclor / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Cornish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, her hair has turned salt-and-pepper due to her advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Short stature

Kathy Bates Favorite Things

  • Films To Kill a Mockingbird, Meet Joe Black

Source – InterviewMagazine.com

Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates as seen at the San Diego Comic Con International in 2015
Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates as seen at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2015 (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kathy Bates Facts

  1. She is frequently mistaken for comedienne and actress, Roseanne Barr.
  2. She received an Oscar for ‘Best Actress’ for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the horror film, Misery (1990).
  3. Kathy successfully recovered from ovarian cancer in 2003. Moreover, she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012.
  4. Her character of Annie Wilkes was ranked as the 17th most historic villain in AFI‘s list of ‘100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains’ in 2003.
  5. Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard, California in September 2016.

Featured Image by iDominick / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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