Kate Capshaw

Born Nov 3, 1953

Kate Capshaw is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. During production of the film, she met director Steven Spielberg, whom she later married.

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1953 Birth Born on November 3, 1953.


1972 18 Years Old Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Beverley Sue (née Simon), a travel agent and beautician, and Edwin Leon Nail, an airline employee. She moved to St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of five, and graduated from Hazelwood Senior High, now called Hazelwood Central High School, in 1972. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old She married marketing manager Robert Capshaw in January 1976 and they had one child, actress Jessica Capshaw, before eventually divorcing in 1980. … Read More


1984 30 Years Old Capshaw moved to New York City to pursue her dream of acting, landing her first role on the soap opera The Edge of Night. She starred in Dreamscape in 1984. … Read More
1986 32 Years Old In addition, she appeared as Andie Bergstrom, an appealing and stern yet frustrated camp instructor, in the 1986 film SpaceCamp and starred as Susanna McKaskel in The Quick and The Dead (1987) with Sam Elliott. Capshaw also starred in the spy film/romance Code Name Dancer. Capshaw was featured in films throughout the late 1980s into the 1990s, including Black Rain, Just Cause, Private Affairs, and The Love Letter, and was also featured in the 1997 film The Alarmist with David Arquette and Stanley Tucci.


2001 47 Years Old In 2001 she starred in the Showtime Cable Network miniseries A Girl Thing with Elle Macpherson. … Read More


2012 58 Years Old Capshaw endorsed Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.
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