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Biography

Kate Burton Biography

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Kate Burton's facts

Date of Birth 1957-09-10
Nationality Welsh-American
Profession Actress
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Michael Ritchie
Married on June 1985
Children Morgan Ivor and Charlotte Frances
Education bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history
Education at Brown University
Name on Birth Katherine Burton
Divorce No
Place of Birth Geneva, Switzerland

Katherine Burton, well-known to the world as ‘Kate Burton’ is a Welsh-American actress. Burton is popular for her incredible performance in the drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. She also made her name recognizable in the entertainment world as Vice President Sally Langston on political thriller TV series ‘Scandal’. The talented actress was born on September 10, 1957 in Geneva, Switzerland. She holds her graduation degree from the Brown University majoring in Russian Studies and European history. While studying at the University, she also became the board member of Production Workshop. Later she joined Yale University School of Drama to further gain knowledge about acting. She received an honorary doctorate by studying at the Brown University.

Kate was first recognized for her outstanding portrayal on Noel Coward play ‘Present Laughter’ in the year 1982. Soon after a year of play, she acted in another Broadway production of ‘Doonesbury’. Then she followed this with the roles like Wendy Wasserstein’s ‘An American Daughter’ and Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’. Burton was nominated for her brilliant acting skills in ‘Hedda Gabler’. She portrayed the role of Tony Goldwyn in 2006’s Off-Broadway play ‘The Water’s Edge’. She earned nomination in the Best Leading Actress nomination in the same year for her tremendous performance in ‘The Constant Wife’. With gaining popularity from Broadway career, she turned her way to the movies and television series. She was seen in the movies like ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’, ‘The First Wives Club’, ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘The Ice Storm’ and ‘Life with Mikey’.

Beside movies, she also gained popularity from the television appearances. She is still well known for exceptional performance in the television series of late 1980s and 1990s. She showed her brilliant performance in ‘Spenser: For Hire’, ‘Brooklyn Bridge’ and ‘All My Children’. Burton earned Daytime Emmy Award for her extra ordinary performance in ABC’s ‘Afterschool Special’. Apart from her starring role, she is also recognized for her guest appearances on ‘Law & Order’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘The Practice’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Judging Amy’. Recently, she played recurring role on FX cable network’s ‘Rescue Me’. However, she gained huge appreciation and love from her role of Ellis Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. In the year 2012, she rose to prominence with the ABC’s hit show ‘Scandal’. Besides her contribution as an actor, she has also narrated various audiobooks like ‘Patricia Cornwell’, ‘Lisa Scottoline’, ‘Dean koontz’ and ‘Iris Johansen’.

The beautiful actress, Kate Burton is a married woman. She got married to artistic director of the Centre Group, Michael Ritchie in June 1985. Michael has also worked as a producer of Broadway musicals like ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ and ‘Curtains’. They started dating after their first introduction at the Circle in the Square Theatre. From her marital with Michael, she is blessed with two children named Morgan Ivor and Charlotte Frances. Kate has been successful to manage her both professional and personal life in well manner. The couples are spending blissful moments with each other such that there is unlikely to publish the news of their divorce. Like her successful professional career, she has gained success in her personal life as well.

Kate is a beautiful lady who has charming face and beautiful body figure. Even at the age of 56, she has managed to look beautiful in the cinema screen. She is giving tough competition to the young actresses. Burton has gained success from her exceptional acting skills and charming personality. She has made her name popular through her extraordinary acting ability. Kate might have earned considerable amount of money from her successful movie and television career. But she has not revealed her exact money figure in the public. This talented actress is a real inspiration to all the young actor and actress who wants to pursue their career in the entertainment field. Her fans can gather more information about her from reading her bio on Wiki and IMDb.