Kate Burton (actress) is not Kate Burton (aid worker) who was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip in December 2005.
Kate's son Morgan is of 2006 pursuing a career in acting at Brown University.
Kate also earned a bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history in 1979 from Brown University.
List of awards and nominations 1983; Theatre World Award, Present Laughter. 1990; Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Some Americans Abroad 1995; Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special, Notes for My Daughter. 2002; 1) Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play, Hedda Gabler 2) Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Featured Role, The Elephant Man. 2006; 1) Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance, The Constant Wife. 2) Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, The Constant Wife. 3) Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Grey's Anatomy.
She received a 2006 Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Tony Award nomination for her role in The Constant Wife. Her costar Lynn Redgrave also reveived a nomination.
Kate considers herself an American actress, but retains her British citizenship.
Kate has a son, Morgan, and a daughter, Charlotte, with her theater director husband, Michael Ritchie.
Daughter of Richard Burton and Sybil Williams.
Kate Burton: (her advice to aspiring actors) I always say that you just never know. You think you can make a plan, but there is no plan. You have to keep yourself open and your heart full, and be open to the experience. The most important thing is that you have to be happy in your life. Your career cannot be your source of happiness. Your family and friends need to be the source of your happiness. Your career is an expression of you, but it can't be all of you.
Kate Burton: (about her sister Jessica) Jessica is mentally retarded which is very difficult. But she has been in a home for a very long time and it is something that has become part of our lives. Everybody has something in their family and it's hard... I feel fortunate that my father was so successful that he made the money he did so he could support her for the rest of her life. Certainly my life would have been different if Jessica had been all right. I wouldn't have been the daughter of Richard Burton. There would have been two of us to share things.
Kate Burton: (basically about her acting career) I feel very grateful to make my living as an actor. That was always my hope and my plan, to make my living this way. I didn't become an actor to win an award. I certainly didn't become an actor to be a star. I thought if I get to play interesting roles, and I get to be challenged and I get to make my living... that's enough for me.
Kate Burton (about her family): Basically, I'm part of this large, creative, mildly crazy, loosely connected loving family. But... really, these days, who isn't?
Kate Burton (about her acting roles): I'm usually the sweet wife... or the sweet dead wife.