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Award-winning actress Kathy Bates starred as a deranged fan opposite James Caan in Misery, and as a comically emancipated housewife in Fried Green Tomatoes.
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In addition to acting, Bates has garnered acclaim for her work behind the camera. She has directed episodes of the hit television dramas Homicide, NYPD Blue and Oz, as well as A&E's Dash and Lilly (1999), starring Sam Shepard, Judy Davis and Bebe Neuwirth.
Bates showed off her comedic chops on the popular comedy The Office in a recurring role from 2010 to 2011. She then took a starring role on the legal drama Harry's Law, created by David E. Kelley; the show lasted for two seasons. Around this same time, Bates portrayed writer Gertrude Stein in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011), starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.
In late 2012, Bates put work on the back burner to focus on her health after was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a double mastectomy. She had previously been treated for ovarian cancer. Following her recovery, she signed on to appear on the third season of the hit show American Horror Story.
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