Katharine Juliet Ross is an American film, stage, and television actress. Her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, one BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, she provided a voice role for the animated comedy series American Dad!, and in 2017 starred in the comedy The Hero.
About Katharine Ross in brief
Katharine Juliet Ross is an American film, stage, and television actress. Her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, one BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2016, she provided a voice role for the animated comedy series American Dad!, and in 2017 starred in the comedy The Hero, opposite her husband, Sam Elliott. Ross was born in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, on January 29, 1940, when her father, Dudley Ross, was in the Navy. Her mother, Katherine Mullen, was originally from Indiana. She graduated from Las Lomas High School in 1957. In 1960, Ross married her first husband, actor Joel Fabiani, though the marriage lasted only two years before ending in divorce. She subsequently married John Marion in 1964. In the 1970s, Ross had a leading role in the horror film The Stepford Wives, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress. She also won her second Golden Globe Award for her performance in the drama Voyage of the Damned. Ross spent the majority of the 1990s in semiretirement, though she returned to film with a supporting part in Richard Kelly’s cult film Donnie Darko.
In 2012, Ross starred in a film with Doug McClure, The Longest Hundred, with Doug McHenry and The Long Hundred co-starred James Caan and Simone Signoret, which she later called “terrible” Some time in 1967, she starred in The Singing Nun, and later in a television film with James Stewart, The Wild West. She returned to guest starring on shows like The Loner, Wild West, and The Road West. In 2013, she appeared in an unsold TV pilot about bible stories. She signed a long term deal with Universal, who called her an “American Samantha Eggar”. She later said she didn’t want a contract in the movies but a lot of people convinced her it was a good thing to do, and she later said MGM borrowed her for her supporting parts in Mister Buddwing and Thesing Nun. She has appeared in a number of television films, including Murder in Texas and The Shadow Riders.