Kate Burton

Actor
Primarily a stage and television actress, Kate Burton managed to forge a career without constant comparisons to her late father, Richard Burton. She was perhaps best known to small screen viewers as Henry Winkler's ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1957 in Switzerland

Filmography

Actor (75)

Elementary 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madam Secretary 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martyrs 2016 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

Scandal 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bleeding Heart 2015 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Don't Look Back 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Extant 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full Circle 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2005 - 2007, 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Key & Peele 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barefoot 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Wheeler (Actor)

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shiva & May 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Revolution 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Liberal Arts 2012 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Made In Jersey 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2009 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veep 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grimm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mariachi Gringo 2011 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Puncture 2011 (Movie)

Senator O' Reilly (Actor)

Spooner 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Closer 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

Aron's Mom (Actor)

Remember Me 2010 (Movie)

Janine (Actor)

The City of Your Final Destination 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eleventh Hour 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

Max Payne 2008 (Movie)

Nicole Horne (Actor)

Quid Pro Quo 2008 (Movie)

Merilee (Actor)

What Just Happened? 2008 (Movie)

Doctor Randall (Actor)

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovely By Surprise 2006 (Movie)

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Rescue Me 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sherrybaby 2006 (Movie)

Marcia Swanson (Actor)

Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Lila Culpepper (Actor)

Law & Order 1991 - 1993, 2001 - 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1992 - 1993, 1997, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Obsessed 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard Burton: Taylor-Made For Stardom 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Swimfan 2002 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

The Incredible Human Body 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Opportunists 2000 (Movie)

Rest Home Sister (Actor)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

Cheryl--Robin's Friend (Actor)

Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ice Storm 1997 (Movie)

Dorothy Franklin (Actor)

August 1996 (Movie)

Helen Blathwaite (Actor)

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Woman in Bed (Actor)

Notes For My Daughter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Matters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Brooklyn Bridge 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Burns (Actor)

Richard Burton: In From the Cold 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey Into Genius 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Tom's Cabin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

Margo Litzenberger (Actor)

Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen Foster (TV Show)

Actor

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Home Fires (TV Show)

Actor

Mistrial (TV Show)

Actor

Monty (TV Show)

Actor

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Show)

Actor

The Hanging Gale (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Primarily a stage and television actress, Kate Burton managed to forge a career without constant comparisons to her late father, Richard Burton. She was perhaps best known to small screen viewers as Henry Winkler's liberal wife on the ill-fated sitcom "Monty" (Fox, 1994) and later, as a district attorney in a recurring role on the ABC series "The Practice" (1997-2004).

Relationships

Jordan Christopher

Step-Father

Amy Christopher

Half-Sister

Richard Burton Actor

Father
Died in 1984

Sybil Burton

Mother

Jessica Burton

Sister
born c. 1959 autistic

Maria Burton

Sister
adopted by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Radie Harris

Godmother

Michael Ritchie

Husband
married in June 1985 not to be confused with film director ("Downhill Racer", "Smile") of same name

Charlotte Ritchie

Daughter
born c. 1998

Morgan Ritchie

Son
born c. 1988

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1982

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island 1979

Milestones

2015

Nabbed a role in the horror film "Martyrs"

2015

Joined the cast of "Extant"

2012

Cast opposite writer and director Josh Radnor in romantic comedy "Liberal Arts"

2012

Played the Vice President on ABC's "Scandal"

2010

Portrayed Aron Ralston's mother in Danny Boyle's feature adaptation of "127 Hours"

2008

Cast alongside Robert De Niro and Sean Penn in "What Just Happened"

2005

Cast in HBO miniseries "Empire Falls," based on Richard Russo's novel

2005

Portrayed Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) mother, an ex-surgeon who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease on ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy"; earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 and 2007 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2005

Appeared with Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling in Marc Forster's "Stay"

2005

Starred in the revival of W. Somerset Maugham's "The Constant Wife"; earned a Tony nomination for her performance

2002

Co-starred as Mrs. Kendal in the Brodway revival of "The Elephant Man," starring Billy Crudup

2002

Cast opposite Diane Lane in Adrian Lyne's "Unfaithful"

2001

Received rave reviews for her turn as "Hedda Gabler" on Broadway

2000

Reprised role in Irish staging of "The Beauty Queen of Lenane" in Waterford

1999

Assumed leading role in the Broadway production of "The Beauty Queen of Lenane"

1998

Had supporting role in Woody Allen's "Celebrity"

1997

Returned to Broadway, succeeding Kate Nelligan in "An American Daughter"

1997

Had featured role in L.A. production of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia"

1997

Played recurring role of district attorney Susan Alexander on legal drama "The Practice" (ABC)

1996

Starred in "Notes for My Daughter," an "ABC Afterschool Special"; won Daytime Emmy for performance

1994

Appeared as Henry Winkler's wife on short-lived Fox sitcom "Monty"

1992

Landed recurring role on NBC's "Law & Order"

1992

Played the mother on NBC series "Home Fires"

1986

Had featured role in "Big Trouble in Little China"

1984

Co-starred with her father in the CBS miniseries "Ellis Island"

1983

Played title role in off-Broadway production of "Alice in Wonderland"; recreated role for PBS version, which also featured her father

1983

Made stage musical debut in "Doonesbury"

1982

Made New York stage debut in "Present Laughter"

1968

Made screen debut in small role in "Anne of a Thousand Days," starring her father Richard Burton

Moved to U.S. at age four; grew up in Manhattan

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