Known for movies
|Fact||Former Ford model.|
Kate Capshaw was born on November 3, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas. Her parents divorced when she was five, and she was raised by her mother, Mary Alice (née Bowman), a teacher, and her stepfather, Edwin Leon Spencer, Jr., a journalist. She has two older siblings, a sister, Gretchen, and a brother, Spencer. Capshaw attended Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas, and graduated in 1971. She then enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where she studied education. After two years at Missouri, she transferred to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education.
Capshaw began her acting career in 1978 with a small role in the film A Little Romance. She appeared in several made-for-television films throughout the 1980s, including The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, and Hotel. In 1983, she starred in the Spielberg film Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as an alien slave dancer. She also appeared in the 1984 TV movie The Mississippi and the 1985 TV movie The Awakening of Candra.
In 1986, Capshaw starred in the film The Color Purple as Shug Avery, a woman who has an affair with the main character’s husband. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Capshaw’s performance earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 1988, Capshaw starred in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as Willie Scott, a nightclub singer who accompanies Indiana Jones on a quest to find a lost city. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $333 million worldwide.
In 1989, Capshaw married actor Steven Spielberg. The couple have three children: daughters Sasha and Sawyer, and son Theo.
In 1991, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film Hook as Tinkerbell. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $300 million worldwide.
In 1993, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film Jurassic Park as Dr. Ellie Sattler, a paleobotanist who is brought to Jurassic Park to study the dinosaurs. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $900 million worldwide.
In 1997, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Dr. Ellie Sattler. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $618 million worldwide.
In 2001, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film A.I.: Artificial Intelligence as Monica Swinton, a scientist who creates an artificial intelligence robot. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $235 million worldwide.
In 2002, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film Minority Report as Lara Clarke, a woman who is accused of a crime she did not commit. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $358 million worldwide.
In 2005, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film War of the Worlds as Mary Ann Ferrier, a mother who is trying to protect her children from the aliens. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $591 million worldwide.
In 2008, Capshaw starred in the Spielberg film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Marion Ravenwood, Indiana Jones’ love interest from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $786 million worldwide.
Capshaw has appeared in numerous other films throughout her career, including Black Rain (1989), Love Field (1992), The Locusts (1997), What Lies Beneath (2000), and The Love Letter (1999). She has also appeared in several television series, including Cheers (1982), Amazing Stories (1985), and Dream On (1990).
Capshaw has been married to Steven Spielberg since 1991. They have three children together: daughters Sasha and Sawyer, and son Theo.
|Full Name||Kate Capshaw|
|Education||Brown University, University of Missouri, Hazelwood Central High School|
|Awards||Glamour Award for The Crusaders|
|1||The best preparation for acting is life -- observing life and people and observing yourself. All that becomes your library. So when you have to research a part, a scene or an emotion, you go into the library and get what you need.|
|1||Kate and her husband Steven Spielberg are very close friends with Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley.|
|2||Has been in two movies where a man pulled out another man's heart: Dreamscape (1984) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).|
|3||Received a B.A. in History Education from the University of Missouri and a M.A. in Special Education from the University of Missouri.|
|4||Daughter-in-law of Arnold Spielberg.|
|5||Sister-in-law of Anne Spielberg.|
|6||Stepmother of Max Spielberg.|
|7||There is a signed picture of Steven Spielberg (her husband) inside her sorority house at the University of Missouri signed: "Everyone knows the Best Women come from Missouri, Steven Spielberg".|
|8||Converted to Judaism when she married Steven Spielberg.|
|9||She was a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Missouri.|
|10||Former Ford model.|
|11||Children: Theo Spielberg (adopted-b. 1989), Sasha Spielberg (b. May 14, 1990), Sawyer Spielberg (b. March 10, 1992), Mikaela Georg Spielberg (adopted-b. February 29, 1996) and Destry Allyn Spielberg (b. December 1, 1996) (with Steven Spielberg); Jessica Capshaw (b. August 9, 1976) (with Robert Capshaw).|
|Due East||2002||TV Movie||Becky Purdue|
|A Girl Thing||2001||TV Movie||Casey Montgomery|
|The Love Letter||1999||Helen|
|The Alarmist||1997||Gale Ancona|
|The Locusts||1997||Mrs. Potts|
|No Dogs Allowed||1996||Short|
|Duke of Groove||1996||TV Short||Rebecka|
|How to Make an American Quilt||1995||Sally|
|Just Cause||1995||Laurie Prentiss Armstrong|
|Love Affair||1994||Lynn Weaver|
|Next Door||1994||TV Movie||Karen Coler|
|Black Tie Affair||1993||TV Series||Margo Cody|
|My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys||1991||Jolie, H.D.'s Girlfriend|
|Love at Large||1990||Mrs. Ellen McGraw|
|Internal Affairs||1988||TV Movie||Joanna Gates|
|Her Secret Life||1987||TV Movie||Annie|
|The Quick and the Dead||1987||TV Movie||Susanna McKaskel|
|Windy City||1984||Emily Reubens|
|Best Defense||1984||Laura Cooper|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||1984||Willie Scott|
|Missing Children: A Mother's Story||1982||TV Movie||Elaine Rogers|
|A Little Sex||1982||Katherine|
|The Edge of Night||1956||TV Series||Jinx Avery Mallory #1 (1981)|
|Just Cause||1995||"The Riddle Song"|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||1984||performer: "Anything Goes" 1934|
|The Love Letter||1999||producer|
|The 88th Annual Academy Awards||2016||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The EE British Academy Film Awards||2016||TV Special documentary||Herself - Audience Member|
|Everything Is Copy||2015||Documentary||Herself|
|70th Golden Globe Awards||2013||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|The 84th Annual Academy Awards||2012||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2012||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation||2011||Documentary||Herself - Video|
|The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2011||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2009||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 10th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' with Faith Hill||2008||TV Movie||Herself - Audience Member|
|Indy's Women: The American Film Institute Tribute||2008||Video short||Herself|
|The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts||2006||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 1||2006||Video documentary short||Herself|
|Black Rain: Post-Production||2006||Video documentary short||Herself|
|Black Rain: The Script, the Cast||2006||Video documentary short||Herself|
|The 78th Annual Academy Awards||2006||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself - Audience Member|
|Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy||2003||Video documentary||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2003||TV Series||Herself|
|Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait||2002||Documentary||Herself|
|The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||2002||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2002||TV Special documentary||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||1999-2000||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|The 52nd Annual Directors Guild Awards||2000||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The Martin Short Show||1999||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1999||TV Series||Herself|
|The 71st Annual Academy Awards||1999||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 1999 Annual Golden Laurel Awards||1999||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1999||TV Movie documentary||Herself - Audience Member|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1997-1998||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|America's Victoria: Remembering Victoria Woodhull||1998||TV Movie documentary||Victoria Woodhull (voice)|
|The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|Sean Connery Close Up||1997||Video documentary||Herself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1997||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1997||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||1997||TV Special||Herself|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg||1996||TV Special documentary||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1995||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The Annual Artist Rights Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg||1995||TV Movie||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 66th Annual Academy Awards||1994||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 46th Annual Director's Guild Awards||1994||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member|
|The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards||1994||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|Intimate Portrait||1993||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|American Masters||1993||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Shattered Lullabies||1992||Herself - Host|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas||1991||TV Special documentary||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean||1990||TV Special||Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|Cooking with Wolfgang Puck||1987||Video||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1986||TV Series||Herself|
|Hour Magazine||1986||TV Series||Herself|
|The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'||1985||TV Movie documentary||Herself (uncredited)|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1984||TV Series||Herself|
|The Insider||2015||TV Series||Herself|
|MythBusters||2005-2006||TV Series documentary||Willie Scott|
|Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters||2006||Documentary||Willie Scott (uncredited)|
|Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders'||2005||Video documentary short||Herself|
|The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'||2003||Video documentary short||Herself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia