Kathy Baker

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Kathy Baker
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Baker at the 45th Emmy Awards, September 1993
Lahir Katherine Whitton Baker
8 Juni 1950 (umur 68)
Midland, Texas, U.S.
Almamater University of California, Berkeley
Pekerjaan Actress
Tahun aktif 1983–present
Suami/istri Donald Camillieri (m. 1985–99)
Steven Robman (m. 2003)
Anak 2

Katherine Whitton "Kathy" Baker (lahir 8 Juni 1950) adalah seorang pemeran film, televisi dan pertunjukan teater berkebangsaan Amerika Serikat. Namanya dikenal secara luas melalui sejumlah film layar lebar maupun televisi.

Baker mengawali debutnya pada tahun 1983 melalui film drama The Right Stuff. Dia menerima penghargaan dari National Society of Film Critics Award untuk pemeran pembantu terbaik juga dinominasikan dalam Independent Spirit Award untuk penampilannya dalam film Street Smart (1987).[1] Baker juga tampil di lebih dari 50 film di antaranya Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Cider House Rules (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), Nine Lives (2005), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Take Shelter (2011) dan Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

Di ranah hiburan televisi, Baker memerankan sebagai Dr. Jill Brock dalam drama seri di kanal CBS berjudul Picket Fences  antara tahun 1992 sampai dengan 1996. Peran ini pula yang mengantarkan dia menerima tiga penghargaan dari Primetime Emmy Award. Selain itu, dia juga menerima penghargaan dari Golden Globe dan Screen Actors Guild Awards. Setelah itu, namanya juga tercatat dinominasikan dalam Primetime Emmy Award untuk perannya dalam Touched by an Angel, Boston Public dan Door to Door.

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Baker lahir di Midland, Texas, dan tumbuh di Quaker[2] New Mexico. Dia adalah saudara perempuan dari John Seawand Baker, seorang ahli geologi and pengajar[3] Baker menyelesaikan pendidikannya dalam bidang seni peran di California Institute of the Arts di awal tahun 1970-an. Kemudian dia meraih gelar B.A. di Perancis pada tahun 1977 dari UC Berkeley.[4]

Baker mengawali kariernya di San Francisco's Magic Theatre, tampil di sejumlah karya Sam Shepard sebelum akhirnya berhenti dari projek-projek Broadway Fool for Love (1983) menjadi lawan main Ed Harris. Dia memenangi penghargaan Obie Award untuk perannya ini. Di tahun yang sama, dia menerima peran sebagai Louise Shepard, istri Alan Shepard dalam film drama The Right Stuff.[4] Setelah itu dia menerima tawaran bermain dalam film drama sebagai pelacur dalam Street Smart (1987) dan peran sebagai orang yang sedang berusaha sembuh dari ketergantungan alkohol dan pemulihan trauma kekerasan keluarga dalam film Clean and Sober (1988).[1] Untuk perannya dalam Street Smart, Baker memenangi penghargaan dari National Society of Film Critics Award untuk kategori pemeran pendukung terbaik dan  Boston Society of Film Critics Award untuk kategori yang sama. Kemudian dia membintangi film Dad, Jacknife dan Edward Scissorhands.

Baker at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

Sejak tahun 1992 sampai 1996, Baker memainkan peran sebagai Jill Brock, seorang dokter di kota kecil di drama seri yang disiarkan oleh kanal CBS berjudul Picket Fences, karya by David E. Kelley. Untuk perannya dalam drama seri ini, dia memenangi penghargaan Primetime Emmy Award selama tiga kali 1993, 1995 dan 1996, Golden Globe Award untuk kategori pemeran utama terbaik televisi tahun 1994, dan Screen Actors Guild Award tahun 1995.[4] Selanjutnya, dia tampil dalam drama karya David E. Kelley berjudul Ally McBeal, The Practice dan menerima peran sebagai Meredith Peters dalam Boston Public, yang di kemudian hari masuk nominasi dalam Primetime Emmy Award, 2001. Nama Baker juga tercatat masuk nominasi dalam perhelatan Emmy Award untuk perannya sebagai bintang tamu dalam Touched by an Angel[4]

Baker sudah tampil di lebih dari 50 judul film untuk semua peran. Dia membintangi dua film yang disutradarai oleh Rodrigo García: Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000) dan Nine Lives (2005). Selain itu juga terlibat dalam produksi antara lain The Cider House Rules (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Take Shelter (2011) dan Saving Mr. Banks (2013). Dia pernah menjadi lawan main Tom Selleck dalam Jesse Stone, sebuah drama televisi yang ditayangkan pada tahun 2000-an. Drama televisi lain yang melibatkan dia sebagai bintang tamu di antaranya Nip/Tuck, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey's Anatomy, dan Medium. Tahun 2012, dia tampil dalam miniseri Against the Wall.[5]

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Baker tinggal di Southern California bersama suaminya, seorang sutradara dan produser, Steven Robman. Dia memiliki dua putra dan satu putri dari suaminya yang pertama, Donald Camillieri.[4]

Filmografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Film[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Judul Peran
1983 The Right Stuff Louise Shepard
1986 A Killing Affair Maggie Gresham
1987 Street Smart Punchy
1988 Permanent Record Martha Sinclair
1988 Clean and Sober Charlie Standers
1989 Dad Annie
1989 Jacknife Martha Flannigan
1990 The Image Marcie Guilford
1990 Edward Scissorhands Joyce
1990 Mister Frost Dr. Sarah Day
1991 One Special Victory Ellen
1992 Article 99 Dr. Diana Walton
1992 Jennifer Eight Margie Ross
1993 Mad Dog and Glory Lee
1993 Lush Life Janice Oliver
1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Esther Wheeler
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Helen Holt
1997 Not in This Town Tammy Schnitzer
1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction Margo Powers
1998 Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story Priscilla Salyers
1999 The Cider House Rules Nurse Angela
1999 A Season for Miracles Ruth Doyle
1999 A Little Inside Nancy
1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story Janice Danner
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Rose
2000 Ratz Doris Trowbridge
2001 The Glass House Nancy Ryan
2001 Ten Tiny Love Stories Ten
2002 Assassination Tango Maggie
2002 Door to Door Gladys Sullivan
2003 Cold Mountain Sally Swanger
2004 13 Going on 30 Bev Rink
2005 Spring Break Shark Attack Mary Jones
2005 Nine Lives Camille
2006 All the King's Men Mrs. Burden
2007 The Jane Austen Book Club Bernadette
2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change Rose Gammon
2008 Last Chance Harvey Jean
2008 Shades of Ray Janet Rehman
2009 Unstable Betty Walker
2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Rose Gammon
2010 Miss Nobody Claire McKinney
2010 Jesse Stone: No Remorse Rose Gammon
2011 Good Day for It Rose Carter
2011 Take Shelter Sarah
2011 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Rose Gammon
2011 Too Big to Fail Wendy Paulson
2011 Seven Days in Utopia Mabel
2011 Machine Gun Preacher Daisy
2012 Big Miracle Ruth McGraw
2012 Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Rose Gammon
2012 The Party Is Over Appoline
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Tommie
2013 The Trials of Cate McCall Therapist
2014 Return to Zero Kathleen Callaghan
2014 Boulevard Joy
2014 Model Home Brenda
2015 The Age of Adaline Connie Jones
2015 Midnight Rider

Televisi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Judul Peran Catatan
1992–1996 Picket Fences Dr. Jill Brock 87 episodes
1997 Ally McBeal Katherine Dawson Episode: "The Affair"
1998 The Practice Evelyn Mayfield 2 episodes
1999 Hey Arnold! Dr. Bliss Episode: "Helga on the Couch"
2000 Touched by an Angel Ellen Episode: "Buy Me a Rose"
2000 Chicago Hope Mary Wyzinski Episode: "Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope"
2001–2002 Boston Public Meredith Peters 14 episodes
2004 Monk Sylvia Fairbourn Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail"
2005 Nip/Tuck Gail Pollack 2 episodes
2005–2010 Medium Marjorie Dubois 5 episodes
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hannah Curtis Episode: "Sin"
2007 Gilmore Girls Mia Episode: "Gilmore Girls Only"
2008 Grey's Anatomy Anna Loomis 2 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Camille Hayes-Fitzgerald Episode: "Playing Dead"
2010 Law & Order Camille Peterson Episode: "Crashers"
2011 Against the Wall Sheila Kowalski 12 episodes
2011 Criminal Minds Linda Collins Episode: "A Family Affair"
2012 Private Practice Dianne Episode: "I'm Fine"
2014 Those Who Kill Marie Burgess 5 episodes
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Diana 10 episodes

Penghargaan dan nominasi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Penghargaan Kategori Karya Hasil
1984 Obie Award Best Performance by an Actress Fool for Love Menang
1984 Theatre World Award Theatre World Award Fool for Love Menang
1988 Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress Street Smart Menang
1988 Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Female Street Smart Nominasi
1988 National Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress Street Smart Menang
1993 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Picket Fences Menang
1994 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Drama Picket Fences Menang
1994 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Picket Fences Nominasi
1994 Viewers for Quality Television Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Picket Fences Menang
1995 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Drama Picket Fences Nominasi
1995 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Picket Fences Menang
1995 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Picket Fences Menang
1995 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Picket Fences Nominasi
1995 Viewers for Quality Television Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series Picket Fences Menang
1996 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Drama Picket Fences Nominasi
1996 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Picket Fences Menang
1996 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Picket Fences Nominasi
2000 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Touched by an Angel Nominasi
2000 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Cider House Rules Nominasi
2001 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Boston Public Nominasi
2003 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Door to Door Nominasi
2005 Gotham Awards Best Cast Nine Lives Nominasi
2005 Locarno International Film Festival Best Actress Nine Lives Menang
2011 Gotham Awards Best Cast Take Shelter Nominasi
2013 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Cast Saving Mr. Banks Nominasi

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ a b "Kathy Baker - Biography". The New York Times. Diakses tanggal 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Tavis Smiley interview archive site; interview date: September 25, 2007[dead link]
  3. ^ "Kathy Baker profile at Film Reference.com". Filmreference.com. Diakses tanggal 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Kathy Baker Biography". TV Guide. Diakses tanggal 29 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Against the Wall: Cancelled; No Season Two". TVSeriesFinale.com. December 10, 2011. Diakses tanggal 29 July 2014. 

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