As far back as the year 1984, Kate Capshaw earned the right to portray the female lead role of Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom film which she depicted perfectly and thus endeared herself to a lot of movie watchers. In this same work, the actress met her would-be husband Steven Spielberg with whom she now shares 7 children. Find out more about her eventful career and family life below in addition to learning about her body measurements and other tidbits.
Kate Capshaw’s Bio, Age
The actress was born in the year 1953 on the 3rd day of November in Fort Worth, Texas, to Beverley Sue (née Simon) and Edwin Leon Nail. While her mom worked as a beautician and travel agent, Kate’s dad was an airline employee. Her full name is Kathleen Sue Nail and she holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity. It is not known whether or not the actress has any siblings, but whatever be the case, she must have had a fun childhood considering the jobs her parents did at the time.
For school, Kate attended Hazelwood Central High School, formerly Hazelwood Senior High following her family’s relocation from Texas to St. Louis, Missouri. After her graduation from the high school, she enrolled at the University of Missouri where she subsequently earned a degree in education in the year 1972. As an educationist, Capshaw began her teaching career as a special education teacher at the Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Missouri, and later Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri.
It is not known how Kate Capshaw ventured into acting from her teaching profession, but like every other entertainer in the profession, she must have had a knack for assuming characters which probably she knew or was oblivious of before trying out her first acting role.
That being said, Capshaw recorded her first acting performance after she moved to New York City on the American television series titled The Edge of Night in the year 1981 as Jinx Avery Mallory. The following year, she secured a role as Elaine Rogers on Missing Children: A Mother’s Story and as Katherine in A Little Sex. Her other film credits include Windy City (1984), SpaceCamp (1986), Love at Large (1990), Just Cause (1995), The Love Letter (1999) and many others. While on television, her acting prowess has been seen in The Quick and the Dead (1987), Black Tie Affair (1993), Duke of Groove (1996), A Girl Thing and Due East (2001).
Family – Husband, Children
Kate Capshaw is married to director Steven Spielberg who she met while working on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom film. She currently plays the role of a parent with Spielberg to their 7 children, however, this is not her first marriage. The actress was previously married to Robert Capshaw beginning in the year 1976 and in the course of this marriage, they both had a daughter named Jessica Capshaw before they divorced 4 years later in 1980.
After 11 years of her first divorce, she married Steven Spielberg on October 12, 1991, both in a civil and orthodox ceremony. Together, they have 3 biological children named Sasha Rebecca Spielberg (born May 14, 1990), Sawyer Avery Spielberg (born March 10, 1992), Destry Allyn Spielberg (born December 1, 1996). Kate adopted Theo Spielberg (born 1988) before her marriage to the director and he subsequently adopted him after their union, the couple also adopted Mikaela George (born February 28, 1996).
The 7 children in the family came thus, Jessica from Kate’s first marriage, Max Samuel Spielberg (born June 13, 1985) from Spielberg’s first marriage to actress Amy Irvin, Theo adopted by Kate and Mikaela whom they both adopted as a couple, and their 3 biological children (Sasha, Sawyer, Destry).
Kate Capshaw stands at a tall height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70m; at this height, the actress has a body mass of 64kg or 141lbs. Her bust size is 37 inches (94cm) with a waistline of 26 inches (66cm), and hips of 37 inches (94cm). She wears a bra size of 34C, has feet/shoe size of 8(US) and a dress size of 8(US).
Other Facts About Kate Capshaw
- Kate was born under the zodiac sign Scorpio.
- She has a net worth reported to be about $20 million which came mostly from her acting gigs.
- Kate was previously Episcopalian, but following her marriage to Spielberg, she converted to Judaism.
- She has a blonde hair color and blue eyes.