Kathleen Doyle "Kathy" Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress, comedian and film director. She is well known for many roles such as Molly Brown in Titanic.

For Disney, she played Mrs. Green in the 1990 Touchstone Pictures film Dick Tracy, Miss Hannigan in the 1999 musical Annie and Queen Victoria in the 2004 comedy adventure film Around the World in 80 Days. She also played Helen "Mama" Boucher in The Waterboy and Maurine Collier in The War at Home.