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Date Of BirthJune 8, 1950
SpouseSteven Robman (m. 2003), Donald Camilleri (m. 1985–1999)
FactBest friend of Tom Skerritt.

Who is Kathy Baker?

Kathy is an accomplished American Emmy Award-winning film, television, and stage actress, who has featured in 50-plus films since she began her career. She is also a skilled pastry chef.

Kathy Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Katherine Whitton ‘Kathy’ Baker was born under the Gemini Zodiac sign on 6 August 1950, in Midland, Texas USA. She is the daughter of a widely known educator and geologist, John Seawand Baker and his French wife, Helene Andree.

Do you remember Kathy Baker in her three time #Emmy award winning role on PICKET FENCES in the 1990s?

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As a child, Kathy was lucky to be raised in two places, including New Mexico, where she was brought up in a Quaker family – she hasn’t mentioned any siblings. Baker is 69 years old as of early 2020.

Baker attended her high school in Millbrae at the Mills High school and matriculated in 1968. During the early 70s, she joined the California Institute of Arts where she studied acting. Her French-born mother influenced her to join the University of California (at Berkeley) from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in French.

Later on Baker traveled to Paris, where she studied haute cuisine at the Condon Bleu, and went back to the States to become a pastry chef. However, she hadn’t realized how strongly she wanted to pursue an acting career.

Baker’s Career Beginning and Rise to Stardom

Baker had aspired to be an actress since she was a child, influenced by her drama instructor, Allen Knight, to develop an interest in acting. At the age of five, she had already begun acting at a kid’s theatre in Albuquerque, but however, only started her professional career as an actor in her thirties.)

Kathy Baker

Kathy started acting on the stage of the Magic Theatre, San Francisco where she appeared in several Sam Shepard-plays, where she was still performing  when she got a break in 1983’s “Fool for Love,” an off-Broadway production that got her an Obie Award as well as a Theater World Award (1984.)

In 1984 and 1986, Kathy took a big step in her career life when she performed two of her most iconic performances: “Desire Under the Elms” and “Aunt Dan and Lemon” respectively.

Her success with these performances inspired her to indulge in the epic historical drama genre, assuming the role of Louise Shepard in 1983’s “The Right Stuff.” By 1987, Kathy’s name was one of the most recognized in the acting profession, and was invited to feature in the critically acclaimed thriller-drama film, ‘Street Smart”, bagging a Boston Society of Film Critic Award.

Kathy’s recognition drove her to star in many other films, including “Dad” of 1989, “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), “Jac Knife” of 1989, and the 1990’s “Mister Frost.”

1992-1996 was one of Kathy’s peaks in her career, as she featured in all four seasons of David E. Kelley’s “Picket Fences” that aired on CBS. Her role as Dr Jill Brock in this drama series won her three Emmy Awards, and got her crowned as one of the world’s best actresses when it comes to television drama series.

Over the years, Kathy has made appearances in many series such as “Medium (2005-2010), “Big Time in Hollywood, FL” (2015), “Sister Cities” of 2016, and 2018’s “Paterno” among others. Her most notable films include “Nine Lives” (2005), “Last Chance Harvey,” and “The Jane Austen Book Club.”

Notable Awards

Kathy Baker has received more than 12 notable awards such as the Critics Award of the National Society of Film for the Best Supporting Actress. Her performance in “Street Smart” got her nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and Baker’s role in 1983’s “Fool for Love” fetched her an Obie Award for delivering the Best Performance. During the peak of her career, she attained countless Emmy Award nominations.

 Kathy Baber Personal Life, Married, and Children

Baker, the ex-wife of Donald Camillieri, has been blessed with a son, Julian Joseph Camillieri and a daughter, Marie-Claire Camilleri. The two were married in 1984 and divorced in 1999. She is related to Diana Muldaur, a renowned actress who featured in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”; she is her father’s cousin. Baker is married to Steven Robman, an American theater director and producer, whom she wed in 2003. The couple now lives in Southern California.

Kathy Baber Net Worth

Kathy has created most of her fortune through her career as an actor. As of 2020, she has a net worth estimated at over $2 million. Kathy has not revealed any information about her cars, houses, and other assets yet.

Kathy Baber Body Measurements and Features

Baker is an average built American woman of white ethnicity, who stands 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-25-36. One of her most notable features is her long light brown hair; she has green eyes. The famed actress has an hourglass body type, and fits into dress size 4(US.)

General Info

Full NameKathy Baker
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1950
Height1.68 m
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley, California Institute of the Arts, Magic Theater, Le Cordon Bleu


SpouseSteven Robman (m. 2003), Donald Camilleri (m. 1985–1999)
ChildrenMarieclaire Camilleri, Joseph Camilleri
ParentsJohn Seawand Baker, Helene Andree Baker


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Suppor...
NominationsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Seri...
MoviesEdward Scissorhands, The Age of Adaline, Machine Gun Preacher, The Jane Austen Book Club, Saving Mr. Banks, 13 Going on 30, The Right Stuff, Last Chance Harvey, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Clean and Sober, The Cider House Rules, Take Shelter, Jacknife, Cold Mountain, Street Smart, Bo...
TV ShowsAgainst the Wall, Boston Public, Picket Fences, The Ranch

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1Though she played Tom Skerritt's wife on Picket Fences (1992), she is 17 years Skerritt's junior.
2Best friend of Tom Skerritt.
3Her acting mentor is Tom Skerritt.
4As of 2015, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Right Stuff (1983) and The Cider House Rules (1999).
5Her father's cousin is actress Diana Muldaur (L.A. Law (1986), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), McCloud (1970)).
6Mother, with Donald Camilleri, of son Julian Joseph Camilleri (b. November 27th 1984) and daughter Marieclaire Camilleri.
7Appeared on several occasions in performances of "Love Letters" with Picket Fences (1992) co-star Tom Skerritt for charitable causes.
8Graduated from the University of California - Berkeley with a degree in French
9Obie Award for May in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love 1983.




Model Homepost-productionBrenda
Wakepre-productionBeth Moore
The Ranch2016-2017TV SeriesJoanne
The Ballad of Lefty Brown2017Laura Johnson
Sister Cities2016Janis Schwartz
Colony2016TV SeriesPhyllis
Big Time in Hollywood, FL2015TV SeriesDiana
The Party Is Over2015Appoline
The Age of Adaline2015Kathy Jones
Next Time on Lonny2014TV SeriesWinston's Mother
Those Who Kill2014TV SeriesMarie Burgess
Return to Zero2014Kathleen Callaghan
The Trials of Cate McCall2013Therapist
Saving Mr. Banks2013Tommie
Private Practice2012TV SeriesDiane
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt2012TV MovieRose Gammon
Criminal Minds2012TV SeriesLinda Collins
Big Miracle2012Ruth McGraw
Against the Wall2011TV SeriesSheila Kowalski
Machine Gun Preacher2011Daisy
Seven Days in Utopia2011Mabel
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieWendy Paulson
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost2011TV MovieRose Gammon
Good Day for It2011Rose Carter
Take Shelter2011Sarah
Chicken on a Pizza2010ShortTeresa
Medium2005-2010TV SeriesMarjorie Dubois
Miss Nobody2010Claire McKinney
Jesse Stone: No Remorse2010TV MovieRose Gammon
Law & Order2010TV SeriesCamille Peterson
Unstable2009TV MovieBetty Walker
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2009TV SeriesCamille Hayes-Fitzgerald
Saving Grace2009TV SeriesMaggie
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice2009TV MovieRose Gammon
Last Chance Harvey2008Jean
Shades of Ray2008Janet Rehman
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesAnna Loomis
The Cleaner2008TV SeriesPaula Gibbons
Babylon Fields2007TV MovieShirley Wunch
The Jane Austen Book Club2007Bernadette
Jesse Stone: Sea Change2007TV MovieRose Gammon
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesHannah Curtis
Gilmore Girls2007TV SeriesMia
All the King's Men2006Mrs. Burden
Nip/Tuck2005TV SeriesGail Pollack
Fathers and Sons2005TV MovieNora
Spring Break Shark Attack2005TV MovieMary Jones
Nine Lives2005Camille
Jack & Bobby2004TV SeriesCarol Bryson
Sucker Free City2004TV MovieCleo Wade
13 Going on 302004Bev Rink
Monk2004TV SeriesSylvia Fairbourn
Cold Mountain2003Sally Swanger
Picking Up & Dropping Off2003TV Movie uncredited
Frankie and Johnny Are Married2003Kathy Baker
Assassination Tango2002Maggie
Ten Tiny Love Stories2002Ten
Too Young to Be a Dad2002TV MovieSusan Freeman
Door to Door2002TV MovieGladys Sullivan
Boston Public2001-2002TV SeriesMeredith Peters
The Guardian2002TV SeriesJanine McGregor
The Glass House2001Nancy Ryan
Rugrats2001TV SeriesMiss Carol
Sanctuary2001TV MovieAunt Kate
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesJane Kagen
Murphy's Dozen2001TV Movie
Bull2000TV SeriesVirginia Blackstone
Ratz2000TV MovieDoris Trowbridge / Regina Lee Savage
Chicago Hope2000TV SeriesMary Wyzinski
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesEllen Sawyer
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her2000Rose (segments "Someone For Rose" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
A Season for Miracles1999TV MovieRuth Doyle
Hey Arnold!1999TV SeriesDr. Bliss
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV MovieJanice Danner
A Little Inside1999Nancy
The Cider House Rules1999Nurse Angela
ATF1999TV MovieA.T.F. Director Maggie Hale
The Practice1998TV SeriesEvelyn Mayfield
Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story1998TV MoviePriscilla Salyers
Ally McBeal1997TV SeriesKatherine Dawson
Weapons of Mass Distraction1997TV MovieMargo Powers
Not in This Town1997TV MovieTammy Schnitzer
Gun1997TV SeriesDora Hochfelder
Inventing the Abbotts1997Helen Holt
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday1996Esther Wheeler
Picket Fences1992-1996TV SeriesDr. Jill Brock
Lush Life1993TV MovieJanice Oliver
Mad Dog and Glory1993Lee
Jennifer 81992Margie Ross
Article 991992Dr. Diana Walton
One Special Victory1991TV MovieEllen
Edward Scissorhands1990Joyce
Mister Frost1990Dr. Sarah Day
Marked for Murder1990VideoExotic Dancer (uncredited)
The Image1990TV MovieMarcie Guilford
Clean and Sober1988Charlie Standers
Permanent Record1988Martha Sinclair
Mariah1987TV SeriesAriel Serra
Street Smart1987Punchy
Amazing Stories1987TV SeriesCharlene 'Charlie' Benton
Nobody's Child1986TV MovieLucy Stavros
A Killing Affair1986Maggie Gresham
The Right Stuff1983Louise Shepard


The Party Is Over2015executive producer


Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction2009TV Special documentary special thanks


Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Audition Room2014TV Series shortHerself
This Day Today2012Video shortHerself
Maryland Treasure Hunt2010Video documentary short
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHerself
Finding Relief: Pain Management for Older Adults2008TV MovieHerself - Spokesperson
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 5th Annual Family Television Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Words and Music of 'Cold Mountain'2003TV MovieHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
In the Shadow of 'Cold Mountain'2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Sidewalks Entertainment2003TV SeriesHerself
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Performance by Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Winner & Presenter
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominee & Presenter
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Arsenio Hall Show1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Winner


Won Awards

2005Bronze LeopardLocarno International Film FestivalBest ActressNine Lives (2005)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaPicket Fences (1992)
1994Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1988BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressStreet Smart (1987)
1988NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressStreet Smart (1987)

Nominated Awards

2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSaving Mr. Banks (2013)
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceTake Shelter (2011)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceNine Lives (2005)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieDoor to Door (2002)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCold Mountain (2003)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesBoston Public (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesBoston Public (2000)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesTouched by an Angel (1994)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Cider House Rules (1999)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaPicket Fences (1992)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaPicket Fences (1992)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Actress in a Dramatic SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1993Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1988Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleStreet Smart (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. Edd Williams Reply

    I’m an English professor at Moreno Valley College in Calif. teaching critical thinking, composition, literature, and Film Studies. I wanted to tell Kathy Baker how much I enjoy her portrayal of Rose in the Jesse Stone movies. Thank you for your caring, tenacious, tough, empathetic characterization. I pray you’re well. Blessings. “Mr. Edd” Williams, Moreno Valley CA.

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