Kate Burton

Born Sep 10, 1957

Katherine "Kate" Burton is a Welsh-American actress.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kate Burton.


1957 Birth Born on September 10, 1957.


1979 21 Years Old Burton earned a bachelor's degree in Russian Studies and European History from Brown University in 1979, where she was on the board of Production Workshop, one of the university's student theater groups, and a master's degree from Yale School of Drama in 1982. … Read More
1982 24 Years Old Burton's first notable role on Broadway was in a 1982 production of the Noël Coward play Present Laughter directed by George C. Scott. … Read More
1985 27 Years Old In 1985, Burton married Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and one of the producers of the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains. … Read More


2002 44 Years Old In 2002, she received Tony Award nominations in separate performance categories: Best Actress in a Play, for her portrayal of the title role in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, and Best Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayals of Pinhead/Mrs. Kendal in the revival of The Elephant Man.
2006 48 Years Old In 2006, Burton starred in the Off-Broadway production of The Water's Edge opposite Tony Goldwyn. … Read More
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, she played Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard at Boston's Huntington Theatre.


2008 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Kristine Nielsen replaced her on March 2, 2008 for a short stint until Estabrook reassumed the role. … Read More
2011 53 Years Old In 2011, Burton appeared as a veteran monster hunter in the opening episodes of the NBC supernatural drama Grimm.
2012 54 Years Old From 2012 until 2014, she played extreme right-wing Vice President Sally Langston, a secondary antagonist, in the ABC hit show Scandal, for which she again received an Emmy nomination.
2015 57 Years Old In 2015 it was reported that Burton was cast in a leading role in the U.S. remake of the French-language film Martyrs, which opened theatrically in January 2016. … Read More
2016 58 Years Old As of January 2016, she is one of only five actors, including Amanda Plummer, Dana Ivey, Jan Maxwell and Mark Rylance, to be nominated for Tony awards in two different categories in the same year.
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