Of late, Kate Capshaw is not one of the familiar faces seen on television screens. Since 2001, she has been off the screens but her legacy in most of her movies still rings a bell in the hearts of the oldies. Kate started out as a teacher before deciding to go into acting. Ever since she made her on-screen debut, she has gone ahead to win the hearts of her fans with every new movie role she takes up. Many are not aware of this fact, but she is a wife and mother of seven. Find out more about her in this article.
Kate Capshaw’s Biography ( Age)
Born as Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth Texas on November 3, 1953, Kate is the daughter of Beverly Sue (mother) and Edwin Leon Nail (father). Her dad worked as an airline employee while her mother worked as a travel agent and a beautician. Kate alongside her parents relocated to St. Louis Missouri when she was 5. She attended Hazelwood Central High School and later bagged a degree in education from the University of Missouri. While at the University, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. The actress was originally raised as an Episcopalian but upon marriage, she converted to Judaism.
Prior to her days as an actress, Kate Capshaw practiced as a teacher, she taught Special education at Southern Boone County High School and Rock Bridge High school, all located in Missouri.
Kate Capshaw’s dreams of being an actress came to be after she made the move of relocating from Missouri to New York City. She had a few struggles in the city as she was still new to the business before she finally landed a role in the soap opera, The Edge Of Night. She later asked to be removed from the show after she succeeded in bagging a role in the movie, A Little Sex. Two years later, she starred in the 1984 movie; Dreamscape. It was with her role in the movie; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), a prequel to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) that she met her heartthrob; Steven Speilberg.
Her shrewd acts as a camp instructor in the 1986 movie SpaceCamp depicts originality and perfection, an attribute any leader would have. She played as Susanna McKaskel in the 1987 movie The Quick and The Dead. Capshaw also showed great prowess at acting in the spy/romance film Her Secret Life. Kate has gone ahead to feature in a lot of other movies like Black Rain (1989), Just Cause (1995), The Love Letter, The Alarmist (1997) and A Girl Thing (2001) bagging both minor and major roles.
Since her outstanding performance in the 2001 drama series, Due East, Kate Capshaw has taken a break from the screens. She has not hidden in the dark as she is quite active on her social media platforms and even on YouTube, but has obviously decided to face her family and stay off the screens.
Kate Capshaw is not one of the most celebrated artists in the industry, but she has sure bagged a lot of roles. However, for the little time she indulged in the acting fever, she gave them her very best and stood out amongst her peers. From the little we know, most of her incomes are streamlined to all her acting escapades. According to celebritynetworth.com, it is believed that she is worth $20 million dollars.
Family- Husband and Children
Kate Capshaw has been married twice. She first got married to Robert Capshaw; a marketing manager in January 1976. With him, she has a daughter named Jessica Capshaw. However, the two later ended their union in 1980.
Her second marriage was to superstar director Steven Speilberg; a man she married on October 12, 1991. The two exchanged vows in both a civil ceremony and an Orthodox ceremony. Altogether, the couple share seven children together; Jessica Capshaw (Kate’s daughter from her previous marriage), Max Samuel Spielberg (Spielberg’s previous marriage to actress Amy Irving), Theo Spielberg (Kate’s adopted son), Sasha Rebecca Spielberg, Sawyer Avery Spielberg, Mikaela George ( Steven’s adopted son) and Destry Allyn Spielberg.
From her looks, it is unarguable that Kate Capshaw is a beautiful lady. She has a slim yet curvaceous body physique best described as an hourglass shape and wears a bra size of 34c. She stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 64 Kg. It is believed that she measures 37-26-37 inches (94-66-94 cm) for her breasts, waist and hips sizes respectively. Kate carries blonde hair and is brown eyed.