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Kathy Bates
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Tony Campisi (1991 - 1997) (divorced)
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Trivia

Attended Southern Methodist University, majoring in Theatre.

Her two older sisters appeared briefly in Primary Colors (1998).

Graduated from White Station High in Memphis, TN.

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Revenge can be very sweet: The role of the plain, dumpy waitress in the play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" was written specifically for this pleasantly plain-looking, slightly dumpy actress, who played it to perfection. But when it came time to do the movie, Bates was passed over for the glamorous Michelle Pfeiffer. So, instead, she played the psychotic nurse in Misery (1990) and won a Best Actress Oscar, while Frankie and Johnny crashed and burned at the box office. Though primarily a stage actress, Bates has made film appearances since the 1970s, with small roles in such pictures as Straight Time (1978), Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Summer Heat (1987), Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988), Men Don't Leave, Dick Tracy and White Palace (all 1990). In 1991 she snagged two plum roles: that of the fanatical Christian fundamentalist stuck in the Amazon in At Play in the Fields of the Lord and the downtrodden Southern housewife who enjoys a special relationship with an older woman (Jessica Tandy) in Fried Green Tomatoes In 1992 she joined Tandy again, along with superstars Shirley MacLaine and Marcello Mastroianni, in Used People Bates, like many of her contemporaries, affects a natural acting style, never allowing artifice to get in the way of emotional honesty.

Kathy Bates stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Misery 1990 With Jessica *** 1/2
Dick Tracy 1990 Midnight Sneak Preview at Showcase Orange DVD *** 1/2
Prelude to a Kiss 1992 DVD ** 1/2
Fried Green Tomatoes 1992 Don't Remember Digital **** 1/2
Primary Colors 1998 Branford Hoyts *** 1/2
About Schmidt 2002 w/ Suzy at Showcase Orange *** 1/2
Unconditional Love 2002 w/ Family on DVD *** 1/2
Little Black Book 2004 family on DVD *
Rumor Has It... 2005 family on DVD ** 1/2
Failure To Launch 2006 family on DVD ***
Fred Claus 2007 Family Digital **
The Golden Compass 2007 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
The Blind Side 2009 Family Digital ** 1/2
Midnight in Paris 2011 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
Tammy 2014 Suzy Digital **
When Marnie Was There 2015 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
The Great Gilly Hopkins 2015 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2