It is known that American acting veteran Kate Burton comes from an entertainment-oriented family, as her parents were both in the film business – it is, therefore, no surprise that Kate followed in her parents’ footsteps. The actress also holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian and European History, a master’s degree in Theater Studies, and an honorary doctorate.
Whether on stage or on screen, Kate Burton has always interpreted her characters perfectly, and this has earned her a place among the elite actresses of the Hollywood industry. Let us guide you through all the interesting details about this multi-faceted actress. Read on!
Kate Burton Biography
Kate is a Swiss-American actress born on September 10, 1957, in Geneva, Switzerland. She comes from a well-known family in the film industry, as her father Richard Burton was a famous actor, while her mother Sybil Burton was a famous film producer.
She studied at Brown University, where she graduated in Russian and European Studies in 1979. The actress later earned her Masters’ degree from Yale School of Drama in 1982, and in 2007 she was given another feather in her cap when Brown University awarded her an honorary doctorate.
Career – Stage & Television
Kate Burton began her acting career with stage appearances, and her first notable role was in the play Present Laughter, directed by George Scott. She also appeared in the play Doonesbury and in the stage production of Alice in Wonderland, where she played the leading role of Alice. It is also worth knowing that her roles in this stage production earned her nominations for the Tony Award. Her other stage works include The Cherry Orchard, The Permanent Wife, Spring Awakening, and The Great Manner, to name but a few.
In addition to her film appearances, the talented actress appeared in the 1969 film Anna of the Thousand Days, in which she played the role of a maid and her father was also in the film. She also played the role of Vanessa Ogden in Ellis Island and appeared in other movies like Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Life with Mikey, The First Wives Club, and many others.
However, most of her remarkable work has been in television series, and her first appearance in a sitcom was in the series Great Performance, where she was cast as Alice. She has also appeared in other television series, including Evergreen as Agatha Bradford, Spenser: For Hire as Randy Lofficier, American Playhouse as Agnes Bolton O’Neill, and her role in the ABC television series Afterschool Special as Brenda Gardner earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for her outstanding performance in the series.
Kate Burton has also appeared as a guest star in several other popular television series including Madam Secretary, This Is Us Barbara, Modern Family, The Gifted, and in the most recent series Supergirl in 2019, she played the role of Isabel Nal in the episode Blood Memory.
Family: Parents, Husband, and Children
As already mentioned, Kate Burton is the daughter of the famous actor Richard Burton. Her father is popular for his roles in Shakespeare’s plays, especially for the character of Hamlet. During his career, Richard Burton was known for winning a host of awards, including the Gloden Globes, and by the late 1960s, he was considered one of the highest-paid in the industry. Her mother, Sybil Burton, on the other hand, was a director and actress who also happens to be the founder of the renowned New York nightclub Arthur. It is also known that Kate has a two years younger sister named Jessica. She was born in 1959.
As for her husband and children, it is known that Kate Burton, unlike many celebrity couples who have had a string of failed marriages, has managed to keep her married life with Michael Ritchie on calm seas since 1985. Michael Ritchie, who happens to be the producer and artistic director of the production, is said to have met Kate on set in New York City three years before her marriage. Coincidentally, he was the artistic director of the play she was to play, and so the two of them started dating, which eventually led to their marriage.
We also know that their union is blessed with a son, Morgan Ivor, who is also an actor and was born on May 14, 1988, and a daughter, Charlotte Frances, who was born ten years later in 1998.
Other Facts About The Actress
- Kate’s net assets have been set at $3 million.
- It is known that the actress has a remarkable blonde hair color.
- Her religious ideology has been reviewed, as some call her Christianity, while others say she is not religious.
- Although she is in her 60s, Kate Burton has striking blue eyes and a slim build.