Baker was born in
Midland, Texas June 8, 1950 to geologist and educator, John Seawand Baker and his
French-born wife, Helene. Raised as a Quaker, Kathy is an award
wining film and television actress. Baker made her screen debut in
the 1983 film The Right Stuff where she was awarded Best
Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics. She has
appeared in over 50 films, including Street Smart,
Jacknife, Edward Scissorhands, The Cider House Rules,
Cold Mountain and The Age of Adaline.
Baker's career in
Television includes leading roles in Picket Fences,
Touched by an Angel, Boston Public and Door to Door.
She will appear in the upcoming Netflix series The Ranch with
Ashton Kutcher and Elisha Cuthbert.