Kathy Baker Against the WallKathy Baker has won three Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe® Award, and the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her work on the CBS television series "Picket Fences." She also received a 2003 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the TNT film "Door To Door," which garnered multiple Emmy Awards and an AFI Creative Ensemble Award. Baker was also nominated for back-to-back Emmys for her guest performances on "Touched by an Angel" and "Boston Public."

Recently, Baker co-starred in the upcoming feature films "Everybody Loves Whales," starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, "Seven Days in Utopia" with Robert Duvall, "Machine Gun Preacher" starring Gerard Butler and "Take Shelter," winner of the Grand Prix Nespresso Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

On television, Baker is reprising her role in the hit "Jesse Stone" franchise for CBS starring Tom Selleck. Her character was introduced in "Jesse Stone: Sea Change," continued in "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," "Jesse Stone: No Remorse" and "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost," and will reappear in the upcoming eighth installment, "Jesse Stone: Benefit of a Doubt." Baker’s other television credits include recurring roles on "Medium," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Nip/Tuck," and "Bull," with guest starring roles on "Law & Order" and "Saving Grace" among others. Her TV movie credits include "Picking Up," "Dropping Off," "Sucker Free City," "Sanctuary," "Ten Tiny Love Stories," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her," "Ratz," "Shake, Rattle & Roll: An American Love Story," "Lush Life," "Not in This Town," "A Season For Miracles" and "The Image." Most recently, Baker portrayed Wendy Paulson opposite William Hurt in HBO’s "Too Big to Fail."

Baker made her film debut in "The Right Stuff." She has appeared in the remake of "All the King’s Men," the independent feature "Nine Lives" and the critically-acclaimed "Cold Mountain," as well as "13 Going on 30," "Fathers and Sons," "Assassination Tango" and "The Glass House." For the Academy Award-winning film "The Cider House Rules," she shared a Screen Actor’s Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. Baker’s other feature film credits include "Last Chance Harvey," "The Jane Austen Book Club," "Inventing the Abbotts," "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," "Mad Dog" and "Glory," "Jennifer Eight," "Article 99," "Edward Scissorhands," "Street Smart" (National Society of Film Critics’ Best Supporting Actress Award), "Clean and Sober," "Jacknife," "Dad" and "Mister Frost."

A veteran of the stage, Baker originated the role of May in Sam Shepard’s "Fool for Love," for which she received an Obie Award. She has also appeared in other successful stage productions such as "Desire Under the Elms," "Aunt Dan and Lemon, A Man From Nebraska," and "Memory House."

Baker was born in Midland, Texas and currently resides in Los Angeles.