Three-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner, Kathy Baker plays the role of “Kathleen” in RETURN TO ZERO. Kathleen is Maggie’s (Minnie Driver) well-meaning but mother who plays the devil’s advocate to her daughter in most situations.
Kathy was born in Texas and raised in New Mexico. Later on, she studied acting at the California Institute of the Arts in the early 1970’s. She earned a Bachelor degree in French from UC Berkeley.
She began her career at San Francisco’s Magic Theater performing in several of Sam Shepard’s plays before getting a break in an off-Broadway production “Fool for Love”. Since then she has appeared in numerous films including “Edward Scissorhands”, “The Right Stuff”, “Street Smart”, “Jacknife”, “13 going on 30”, and “Cold Mountain”.
Her talent became well known when she embraced the role of a small town doctor in “Picket Fences”, earning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.