Kathy Bates is a celebrated American actor in both film and theatre. She discovered her love for acting in high school, participating in school dramas. Her comfort on stage caused her to take a drama and theater course in college, which led to acting as a serious career. Despite being enormously talented and skilled, Bate's career took off slowly. At first, she took minor roles in films and television series while continuing her theater work. After about 20 years, Kathy Bates struck it big with the movie "Misery" winning an Academy Award for Best Actress. She followed this with successful hits such as "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Dolores Claiborne," "Titanic," "Primary Colors," "About Schmidt," "P.S. I Love You," and others. She also directed various television shows and appeared in several T.V. miniseries.