Kathy Bates is a well-known and recognizable name in the United States. The actress, who has had success on both the stage and in films, had her breakthrough in the dramatic psychological thriller Misery, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Away from the camera, though, the celebrity has a difficult medical history.
The actress, who has previously won two Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmys, is best known for her roles in the ninth season of Two and a Half Men and the NBC sitcom Harry’s Law. Bates, on the other hand, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003.