Kathy Bates is a prominent American actress and film director. She was born as Kathleen Doyle ‘Kathy’ Bates on June 28, 1948 at Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest daughter of Langdon Doyle Bates and Bertye Kathleen. She studied at White Station High School and later moved to Southern Methodist University with a major in Theatre. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi, a popular sorority. In year 1970, Kathy moved to New York to pursue her career in acting.
She started acting in the Broadway and some of her appearances includes the Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson and ‘Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean’ by Robert Altman. She is also part of the ‘night, Mother; the play that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983. Kathy got a nomination in the Tony Award for her performance in the play. She also appeared in the ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune’ by Terrence McNally. This play is one of the most successful appearances of Kathy in the New York productions.

Her first feature film was from the movie, Taking Off in 1971 where she played as Bobo Bates, an audition singer who sang the ‘Even Horses Had Wings’. In 1978, she was also starred as Selma Darin in Ulu Grosbard’s Straight Time.

She was debuted in television through the soap opera, The Doctors on NBC, where she played as Phyllis. From the year 1983 to 1984, Kathy acted in the soap, All My Children as a prisoner. Afterwards, she bagged the role of Evelyn Maddox on ABC’s One Life to Live. 
In 1990, she played as a stenographer in the very popular action film, Dick Tracy. She made an appearance in The Morning after and essayed the role of Ruth in the film drama, Summer Heat. Kathy made a guest-starred appearance in the legal drama series, L.A. Law before she donned the role of Annie Wilkes, an obsessed fan of the author, Paul Sheldon (played by James Caan) in the psychological thriller film, Misery in 1990, which was adapted from the 1987 novel of Stephen King. Kathy received her first Best Actress award in the 63rd Academy Awards and in 1990 Golden Globe Awards. Shortly after, she was also starred as Evelyn Couch, a unhappy housewife in the comedy-drama film, Fried Green Tomatoes in 1991 which was based on Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café novel.
In 1995, she played the main lead role in the drama thriller film, Dolores Clairborne which is based on Stephen King’s novel. She was also part of the biggest and blockbuster film, Titanic where she bagged the role of Molly Brown. The actress did her part successfully in the drama film, Primary Colors in 1998. The film is also an adaptation of the novel entitled, Primary colors: A Novel of Politics, from which Joe Klein (a political journalist) recounts his encounter during the Presidential campaign in year 1991 to 1992. She got nominated at the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2002, she played as Roberta Hertzel in the box-office film, About Schmidt where she was also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Oscars. In 2006, she played as Sue in the romantic comedy film, Failure to Launch opposite with Terry Bradshaw where they played as Matthew McConaughey’s parents. She also made a uncredited cameo appearance as Rae Flowers in the miniseries, The Stand which is also based on Stephen King’s novel.

In 1996, Kathy was starred as Helen Kushnick, the manager of Jay Leno (played by Daniel Roebuck) on HBO’s The Late Shift. She got nominated eight times for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie at the Emmy Awards for her outstanding performance in the film. She also got different awards at the Golden Globe, Satellite Award and Screen Actors Award. In 1999, Kathy played as Miss Agatha, the merciless owner of an orphanage in the musical comedy film, Annie from which she also got nominations at the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award for the same category. In 2005, she essayed the role of Helena Mahoney in the television film, Warm Springs. In the same year, she was starred in the Ambulance Girl where she received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the Primetime Emmy Award for doing the role of Jane Stern.

The actress also did 10 episodes of the drama series, Six Feet Under where she got another Emmy Award nomination for the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2003. In the sitcom, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Kathy played as Charlotte Everly where she got nominated as Outstanding Guest actress in a Comedy Series in 1999. In the same year, she received another nomination in Dash & Lilly for the category of Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or Movie. She made a recurring appearance in the comedy series, The Office.
Kathy forged an astounding directorial career in the early 90’s. She directed episodes on television series like Everwood, Six Feet Under, OZ, Homicide: Life on the Street and more. She was also the director of Dash and Lilly and Ambulance Girl. In 2006, she starred and directed the film, Have Mercy along with Melanie Griffith. In year 2008, Kathy acted again with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (her co-stars in Titanic) in the drama film, Revolutionary Road which is based on Richard Yates’ novel. In 2011, she was starred as Harry Korn in the comedy series, Harry’s Law; the show was cancelled after a year. In 2012, she made a guest appearance as Charlie Harper’s ghost in the episode, Why We Gave Up Women in the TV sitcom, Two and a Half Men. This results to her winning as the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Award. In 2013, Kathy started to appear in the third season of the horror series, American Horror Story: Coven. She played the role of Delphine LaLaurie, who was buried alive but brought back in the modern world after some years. She returned in the fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show and bagged the role of Ethel Darling.

The actress was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she successfully battled with it. Last September of 2012, she also revealed that she also had a breast cancer and she underwent a double mastectomy.
Julianna Margulies English Actress

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies is an actress and producer. She was born as Julianna Luisa Margulies on June 8, 1966 at Spring Valley, New York, U.S.A. to Francesca and Paul Margulies. Julianna belongs to a Jewish lineage since her parents are both Jewish. Her family lives in Israel for quite some time before she was born, then later moved to New York City. She went to Green Meadow Waldorf School and High Mowing School. During her childhood, she lives on New York, England and France. She also took Bachelor of Arts at Sarah Lawrence College where she played in various campus stage plays.She made her film debut in the film, Out for Justice in 1991, where she played as Rica, a prostitute who wish to go straight. She bagged the role of Carol Hathaway opposite with Doug Ross (played by George Clooney) in the medical drama series, ER in 1994. Her character in the series intended to die but the producers altered the plot and she stayed for the show for 6 seasons until the year 2000. Julianna got the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama at the Emmy Award in 1994 and several nominations during her period. She is the only regular cast to received the Emmy Award. After her venture in ER, she continued to work on stage. She acted on stage in Intrigue With Faye, Ten Unknowns and the episodic play, The Vagina Monologues. She also worked in various films like the 2002 drama film, Evelyn together with Pierce Brosnan and the horror film, Ghost Ship by Steve Beck. She was also starred in the miniseries, The Mists of Avalon on TNT and she joined the cast of the Rosanna Arquette’s Searching for Debra Winger. In 2004, Julianna made a guest appearance in the medical comedy-drama series, Scrubs. She was also featured in another TNT miniseries, The Grid in year 2004. In 2006, the actress acted in the sixth season of The Sopranos for four episodes where she played the role of Julianna Skiff. She also bagged the role of Claire Miller, a flight attendant in the thriller film, Snakes on a Plane. In 2006, she essayed the role of Jennifer Bloom in the miniseries, The Lost Room.In year 2007, she made a small appearance in the adventure film, The Darwin Awards and later starred in the legal drama, Canterbury’s Law. In year 2009, she played the lead role as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife. Her role is a lawyer who returned to her legal practice after her husband got involved in a sex and corruption issues so he resigned as the State’s Attorney in Illinois. She was also credited as the producer of the show after airing three episodes. In 2013, she also made a voice-over for a credit card (Chase Blue Sapphire) commercial. After that, she started to do voice-overs for various commercials. This year, Julianna acted as the narrator in the episode, Women in Business in the second season of the documentary series, Makers: Women Who Make America.Julianna got married to Attorney Keith Lieberthal on November 10, 2007 at Massachusetts. The couple has a child named, Kieran and they lived in Manhattan in New York city. She received several awards and nominations for her outstanding performances in many of her shows and films.


Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver is a singer and songwriter. She is also a renowned English actress. She was born as Amelia Fiona ‘Minnie’ Driver on January 31, 1970 in London, England to Gaynor Churchward and Charles Ronald Driver. Her parents was never married and got separated when she just six. She was sent in Bedales School, a co-educational boarding school located in Hampshire. Minnie was raised up in Barbados and studied at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.She was debuted in television through the television advertisement of Tight Guard deodorant in year 1991. Her stage debut also happens in the same year and work as a jazz vocalist and guitarist at the same time to support her needs. She appeared in the British medical drama series, Casualty, BBC’s The House of Eliott, the comedy drama series, Lovejoy and the drama series, Peak Practice. The actress gained fame after playing the main lead role as Bernadette ‘Benny’ Hogan in the 1995 film, Circle of Friends. She has done a supporting role as Irina in the spy film, GoldenEye in 1995. She is also part of the legal drama film, Sleepers in 1996 and bagged the role of Debi Newberry in the comedy film, Grosse Pointe Blank in 2007. In the same year, she donned the role of Skylar opposite with Matt Damon in the drama film, Good Will Hunting. She earned nominations at the Academy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award.In 1998, she was starred as Rosina da Silva/Mary Blackchurch in the period drama film, The Governess. She has done a recurring role as Lorraine Finster in the American sitcom, Will & Grace opposing Megan Mullaly’s character (Karen Walker). She also voiced the character of Jane in the animated musical film, Tarzan in 1999 and the character of Lady Eboshi in the film, Princess Mononoke.She made a television comeback in March 2007 after bagging the role of Dahlia Malloy in the television series, The Riches from which she earned nominations at the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Scene and Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She acted in the 2010’s Moon Landing episode of the television sitcom, Modern Family. Later, she was starred as Frances in the TV serial, The Deep. Also in 2010, Minnie played the role of Abra Rice in the legal drama film, Conviction. She is also part of the Canadian comedy-drama film, Barney’s Version from which she earned the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Genie Awards in 2011.Minnie and her co-star in Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon dated but she got engaged to Josh Brolin. She has a son to producer Tim Lea.

Minnie Driver English Actress