Kathleen Doyle 'Kathy' Bates was born June 28, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. She has appeared on stage, television and film. She tends to play a broad spectrum of characters, but seems to tend toward ApronMatron characters as of late. Her breakout role was Annie Wilkes in Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Film/Misery}}'', for which she won an AcademyAward.

!Appearances in Series/AmericanHorrorStory
* Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven as Madame Delphine [=LaLaurie=]
* Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow as Ethel Darling
!Notable Roles:
* Annie Wilkes in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''
* Evelyn Couch in ''Literature/{{Fried Green Tomatoes|At The Whistle Stop Cafe}}''
* Dolores Claiborne in ''Literature/DoloresClaiborne''
* Molly Brown in ''{{Film/Titanic}}''
* Libby Holden in ''Primary Colors''
* Mama Boucher in ''Film/TheWaterboy''
* Sue in ''Failure to Launch''
* MrsClaus in ''Film/FredClaus''
* Provided the voice of a cop in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
* Harriet Korn in the TV series ''Series/HarrysLaw''
* Jo Bennett in ''Series/TheOfficeUS''
* Belle Bodelle in ''Series/AllMyChildren''
* Miss Sue in ''Literature/TheBlindSide''.