Kathy Baker Biography (1950-)

Full name, Katherine Whitton Baker; born June 8, 1950, in Midland, TX; father, a geologist and educator; mother's name, Lany Baker; married Donald Camillieri (divorced); children: two sons, including Julian Joseph. Addresses: Agent: Tracey Jacobs, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Hofflund/Polone, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Stephen Huvane, PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: c/o Celebrity Merchandise, PMB 710, 15030 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Birth Details
June 8, 1950
Midland, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Louise Shepard, The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Maggie Gresham, My Sister's Keeper (also known as A Killing Affair and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), Interpictures Releasing Company/Prism Entertainment, 1986
  • Punchy, Street Smart, Cannon, 1987
  • Martha Sinclair, Permanent Record, Paramount, 1988
  • Charlie Standers, Clean and Sober, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Martha Flannigan, Jacknife, Cineplex Odeon, 1989
  • Annie, Dad, Universal, 1989
  • Exotic dancer, Marked for Murder, 1989
  • Joyce Monroe, Edward Scissorhands, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Dr. Sarah Day, Mr. Frost (also known as The Deadly Mr. Frost), Triumph Releasing, 1990
  • Dr. Diana Walton, Article 99, Orion, 1992
  • Margie Ross, Jennifer 8, Paramount, 1992
  • Lee, Mad Dog and Glory, Universal, 1993
  • Esther Wheeler, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Helen Holt, Inventing the Abbotts, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Nurse Angela, The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1999
  • Rose, "Someone for Rose," Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2000
  • A Little Inside, A Little Inside Productions, 2001
  • Nancy Ryan, The Glass House, Columbia, 2001
  • Ten Tiny Love Stories, Lion's Gate Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Maggie, Assassination Tango, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Jill Brock, Picket Fences, CBS, 1992-1996
  • Murphy's Dozen, 2001
  • Meredith Peters, a recurring role, Boston Public, Fox, 2001-
  • Movies
  • Lucy Stavros, Nobody's Child, CBS, 1986
  • Marcie Guilford, The Image, HBO, 1990
  • Ellen Vaughn, One Special Victory (also known as Another Side of Winning and Good Enough to Win), NBC, 1991
  • Janice Gorky (some sources cite Janis Oliver), Lush Life, Showtime, 1994
  • Margo Powers, Weapons of Mass Distraction, HBO, 1997
  • Tammy Schnitzer, Not in This Town, USA Network, 1997
  • Priscilla Salyers, Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story, Lifetime, 1998
  • Maggie Hale, A.T.F., ABC, 1999
  • Ruth, A Season for Miracles, CBS, 1999
  • Doris Trowbridge/Regina Lee Savage, Ratz, Showtime, 2000
  • Aunt Kate, Sanctuary (also known as Nora Roberts' Sanctuary), CBS, 2001
  • Door to Door, TNT, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Ariel Serra, Mariah, ABC, 1987
  • Charlene Benton, "Lane Change," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1987
  • Dora Hochfelder, "The Shot," Gun, ABC, 1997
  • Katherine Dawson, "The Affair," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997
  • Evelyn Mayfield, "Swearing In," The Practice, ABC, 1998
  • Evelyn Mayfield, "State of Mind," The Practice, ABC, 1998
  • Ellen Sawyer, "Buy Me a Rose," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000
  • Coma patient, "Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope," Chicago Hope,CBS, 2000
  • Virginia Blackstone, "White Knight," Bull, TNT, c. 2001
  • Jane Kagen, "Dr. Cherry Must Be Stopped," Gideon's Crossing, ABC,2001
  • Miniseries
  • Janice Danner, Shake, Rattle, and Roll: An American Love Story, NBC, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993
  • The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1994
  • The 16th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • (As Kathy Whitton Baker) May, Fool for Love, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, then (off-Broadway debut), Circle Repertory Theatre and DouglasFairbanks Theatre, New York City, both 1983
  • (As Kathy Whitton Baker) Abbie Putnam Cabot, Desire under the Elms, Roundabout Stage One Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • (As Kathy Whitton Baker) Lemon, Aunt Dan and Lemon, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Also appeared in The Man Who Killed the Buddha, Magic Theatre, andUnder Milk Wood, Theatre at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, November 30, 2001, p. 74
    • Parade, June 18, 2000, p. 18
    • Premiere, April, 1989, p. 106

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