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Who was Kathryn Kates?

Kathryn Kates (born September 15, 1948 – January 22, 2022) was an American actress. She had a recurring role on Seinfeld in the episodes “The Rye” and “The Dinner Party.” She also appeared in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Orange is the New Black, and The Many Saints of Newark.

Kathryn Kates, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actor, dies at 73

Kathryn Kates, 'Seinfeld' and 'Orange Is the New Black' actor, dies at 73
Kathryn Kates, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actor, dies at 73

Kathryn Kates, an actor who appeared in “Seinfeld” and “Orange Is the New Black,” died Saturday after a lung cancer diagnosis. She was 73.

“Kathryn passed away peacefully this past Saturday surrounded by her brother Josh, his wife Sue Ann and her sister Mallory,” Headline Talent Agency said in a statement.

“Kathryn was our client for many years, and about one year ago, after finding out that the lung cancer she was treated for 20 years ago had returned, we grew even closer,” it said, adding: “She was incredibly brave, thoughtful, wise and loving. Kathryn approached every role she ever played, as well as her daily life with the greatest of passion. We will do our best to honor her incredible legacy. The world truly lost one of the good ones.”

The agency also wrote a tribute on its Instagram account, saying: “She loved this craft and had enough patience to fill 10 ships. A true icon. We will miss you.”

In a career spanning more than three decades, Kates was credited with roles in more than 70 TV series and movies, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Good Fight” and “The Sopranos” origin film, “The Many Saints of Newark,” according to her IMDb page.

Kathryn Kates Biography, Wiki

Kathryn Kates was an American actress now living and working in New York City. She is probably best known for her recurring role on Seinfeld in the iconic episodes “The Marble Rye” and “The Dinner Party” (The Babka episode).

Kathryn is active in the New York theater scene and is often featured in commercials, films, cable & television series, and off & off-off-Broadway theater productions.

Kathryn Kates Biography Wikipedia
Kathryn Kates
BornSeptember 15, 1948
New York City, U.S.
DiedJanuary 22, 2022 (aged 73)
Florida, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
TelevisionSeinfeld

Kathryn Kates Career

Kathryn moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1974 to pursue her career. She was one of 25 actors (including fellow member John Larroquette) who became Founding Members of The Colony Theatre. They took up residence at The Studio Theatre in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles and for the next 25 years produced award-winning theatre.

For the first 6 years (1975 to 1981), she, along with Barbara Beckley, was co-general manager of The Colony and together they produced all of the company’s plays. She has the distinction of being the only actress to ever play opposite John Larroquette as his mother, lover, and wife: as his mother in Enter Laughing (Cast Theatre, 1974); his wife in A Company of Wayward Saints (Colony Theatre 1978); and his lover in The Lady’s Not For Burning (Colony Theatre, 1979). Kathryn also appeared in many other of The Colony’s L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle award-winning productions such as The Grapes Of Wrath and Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (El Rey Theatre with Ed Harris).

Over the years, The Colony Theatre has evolved from a small ensemble of actors into a well-established, award-winning, nationally recognized theatre, renowned for high-quality productions. It has been listed in the Encyclopædia Britannica Almanac as one of “25 Notable US Theater Companies.”

Kathryn currently had a recurring role in the Network/Lionsgate series Orange Is the New Black, written by Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds, as Jason Biggs’ mother. Last season she was cast as a series lead in the CBS/Showtime pilot, Gurland on Gurland, playing Myrna Birnbaum, which was written, directed, and produced by Andrew Gurland, and executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron.

She also appeared in Reggie Rock Bythewood’s series for the BET network, Gun Hill, as Bora. Kathryn is probably best known for her recurring role on Seinfeld as The Counter Woman in the iconic episodes “The Dinner Party” (1994) and “The Rye” (1996). Ms. Kates also had a recurring role on the Disney hit series Lizzie McGuire as the zany neighbor, Mrs. Carrabino (“You’re a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire,” [2002] and “My Fair Larry,” [2003]).

Other television appearances include her roles as the nosy neighbor, Mrs. Luckovich on Pan Am (2011), as of June Starr in Judging Amy with Tyne Daly (2003), as Ginny in Caroline in the City with Lea Thompson, as Mrs. Bowman in Hudson Street with Tony Danza (1996), and as Mable Maloney in a two-part Matlock special, “The Witness Killings” (1991).

Some Interesting Facts About Kathryn Kates

  • Kathryn Kates was born in New York, United States.
  • She is an actress, popularly known for The Many Saints of Newark (2021), Hunters (2020), and Shades of Blue (2016).
  • She has played the role Sofia of ‘Greetings from Sarajevo’, Liz of ‘Split’, and Oma of ‘Boxes’.
  • Kathryn is one of 25 actors, who are Founding Members of The Colony Theatre.
  • She could be found on Instagram under the username @kathryn.kates.
  • Her official website: www.kathrynkates.com

Kathryn Kates FAQ’s

Who was Kathryn Kates?

Kathryn Kates (born September 15, 1948 – January 22, 2022) was an American actress. She had a recurring role on Seinfeld in the episodes “The Rye” and “The Dinner Party.” She also appeared in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Orange is the New Black, and The Many Saints of Newark.

How did Kathryn Kates die?

Kates died of lung cancer on January 22, 2022. “Kathryn passed away peacefully this past Saturday surrounded by her brother Josh, his wife Sue Ann and her sister Mallory,” Headline Talent Agency said in a statement.

How old was Kathryn Kates?

Kathryn Kates died at 73.

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