Kate Capshaw Biography (1953-)

Original name, Kathleen Sue Nail; born November 3, 1953, in Fort Worth, TX; father, an airline employee; mother, a beautician and travel agent; married Robert Capshaw (a school principal, manager, and marketing director; divorced);married Steven Spielberg (a director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, actor, creative consultant, and entrepreneur), October 12, 1991; children: (first marriage) Jessica (an actress); (second marriage) Max Samuel(stepson), Theo, Sasha, Sawyer, Mikaela George, Destry Allyn.

Actress, producer
Birth Details
November 3, 1953
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Katherine, A Little Sex, Universal, 1982
  • Dr. Jane DeVries, Dreamscape, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Emily Reubens, Windy City, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Laura Cooper, Best Defense, Paramount, 1984
  • Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Paramount, 1984
  • Andie Burkstroom, Spacecamp, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Sydney Betterman, Power, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Brunetta, Ti presento un'amica (also known as Private Affairs), Medusa, 1988
  • Joyce Kingsley, Black Rain, Paramount, 1989
  • Mrs. Ellen McGraw, Love at Large, Orion, 1990
  • Jolie Meadows (H. D.'s girlfriend), My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1991
  • Lynn Weaver, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Laurie Armstrong, Just Cause, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Rebecka, "The Duke of Groove," 4 Tales of 2 Cities, Chanticleer Films, 1995
  • Sally (Finn's mother), How to Make an American Quilt, Universal, 1995
  • No Dogs Allowed, 1996
  • Delilah Ashford Potts, The Locusts (also known as A Secret Sin), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Gale Ancona, Life during Wartime (also known as The Alarmist), Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1997
  • Helen, The Love Letter, DreamWorks SKG, 1999
  • Film Work
  • Producer
  • The Love Letter, DreamWorks SKG, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jinx Avery Mallory, The Edge of Night, ABC, beginning in 1981
  • Margo Cody, Black Tie Affair (also known as Smoldering Lustand The Girl in 1216), NBC, 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Joanna Gates, Internal Affairs, CBS, 1988
  • Casey Montgomery, A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001
  • Movies
  • Elaine Rogers, Missing Children: A Mother's Story, CBS, 1982
  • Anne "Annie" Goodwin, Her Secret Life (also known as Code Name:Dancer and One for the Dancer), ABC, 1987
  • Susanna McKaskel, The Quick and the Dead, HBO, 1987
  • Karen Coler, Next Door, Showtime, 1994
  • Due East, 2002
  • Specials
  • Herself, The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1984
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990
  • Host, Shattered Lullabies (also known as Your Family Matters), Lifetime, 1992
  • Herself, "George Lucas: Heroes, Myths, and Magic," American Masters, PBS, 1993
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1994
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg (also knownas The 23rd Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Steven Spielberg), NBC, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery, Lifetime, 1997
  • Herself, "Kate Capshaw on Love," The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2000
  • Videos
  • America's Victoria: The Victoria Woodhull Story, Women Make Movies, 1997

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, December 13, 1996, p. 16
    • Ladies Home Journal, October, 1994, pp. 158-62
    • Library Journal, October 1, 1997, p. 145
    • People Weekly, October 13, 1997, pp. 73-74
    • Us, February, 1996, pp. 58-60

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