Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker

Infobox actor

imagesize =
caption = Baker at the 45th Emmy Awards, September 1993
birthdate = birth date and age|1950|6|8
birthplace = Midland, Texas, United States
birthname = Katherine Whitton Baker
emmyawards = Outstanding Lead Actress - Drama Series
1993, 1995, 1996 "Picket Fences"
goldenglobeawards = Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
1994 "Picket Fences"
sagawards = Best Actress - Drama Series
1994 "Picket Fences"

Katherine Whitton "Kathy" Baker (born June 8, 1950) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American character actress.


Personal life

Baker was born in Midland, Texas, the daughter of French-born Helene Andree "Lany" (née Whitton) and John Seawand Baker, who was a geologist and educator. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/62/Kathy-Baker.html Kathy Baker Biography (1950-) ] ] She was raised a Quaker. [ [http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/200709/20070925_baker.html Tavis Smiley . Archives . Kathy Baker . September 25, 2007 | PBS ] ] She studied acting at the California Institute of the Arts in the early seventies. She later earned a B.A. degree in French in 1977 from UC Berkeley. Baker lives in southern California with her husband, Steven Robman.


Baker has appeared in numerous films including "Edward Scissorhands", "The Right Stuff", "Street Smart", "Jacknife" and "Cold Mountain". As a small-town doctor in the David E. Kelley television series "Picket Fences" she won Emmy awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series three times in the show's four-year run (1993, 1995 and 1996).

Baker began her career at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, performing in several of Sam Shepard's plays before getting her break in an off-Broadway production of "Fool for Love" opposite Ed Harris. Her recent projects include the 2006 remake of "All the King's Men" and 2007's "The Jane Austen Book Club".


* "Last Chance Harvey" (2008)
* "The Jane Austen Book Club" (2007)
* "" (2007)
* "Gilmore Girls" (2007)
* "All the King's Men" (2006)
* "Nip/Tuck" (2005)
* "Spring Break Shark Attack" (2005) (TV)
* " Medium" (TV series) (2005, 2008)
* "Nine Lives" (2005)
* "13 Going on 30" (2004)
* "Cold Mountain" (2003)
* "Assassination Tango" (2002)
* "Door to Door" (2002)
* "The Glass House" (2001)
* "Ten Tiny Love Stories" (2001)
* "Boston Public" (2000) (TV series) (2001 – 2002)
* "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her" (2000)
* "Ratz" (2000)
* "The Cider House Rules" (1999)
* "Inventing the Abbotts" (1997)
* "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday" (1996)
* "Picket Fences" (1992) (TV series)
* "Edward Scissorhands" (1990)
* "Mister Frost" (1990)
* "Jacknife" (1989)
* "Clean and Sober" (1988)
* "Street Smart" (1987)
* "A Killing Affair" (1986)
* "The Right Stuff" (1983)
* "Jennifer Eight" (1992)
* "Problem Child 2" (1991)

See also

* Actress


External links

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* [http://sidewalkstv.com/webclips/b/kathybaker.html Kathy Baker 2003 Interview] on "Sidewalks Entertainment"

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