Swiss-born Welsh-American actress Kate Burton is the daughter of Welsh actors Richard Burton and Sybil Williams. She graduated from Brown University (1979), majoring in Russian studies and European history. She served on the board of 'Production Workshop,' the university's student-run theater group. She earned her master's at Yale Drama School (1983). She received an honorary doctorate from Brown University (2007). Her dedicated stage, film, and television work earned many awards and nominations.