Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw (Kathleen Sue Nail) is an eminent actress in the American film industry. She is widely known for her role as Willie Scott in the movie Indiana Jones and the temple doom (1984). Biography Kate Capshaw Spielberg was born on 3rd November 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas. Earlier, she was named Kathleen Sue Nail from this she got her name, Kate.

Her mother, Beverly Sue was a beautician and travel agent. Her father Edwin Leon Nail was an airline representative. At the age of five, Kate shifted to St. Louis, Missouri. She did her schooling from Hazelwood Central High School and graduated in the year 1972. After high school, she attended college and graduated with a bachelor's degree in history education, she also did her Masters in special education from the University of Missouri.

Kate acknowledged her first job as a special education educator at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Missouri. Later she joined Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri. During her teaching days, she married Robert Capshaw in the year 1976 and the couple produced a baby girl, Jessica Capshaw. However, things didn't end up well and the couple got divorced in 1980.


After getting divorced Kate never looked back and shifted to New York City to turn her dreams into the reality of being an actress. She made her first appearance on television by acting in a soap opera called The Edge of Night. After tremendous efforts, she got a small role in the movie A little sex.

She portrayed the role of Katherine in the movie. In 1984, she starred in the Dreamscape. It was then when she met her future husband Steven Spielberg. Steven was very impressed by Kate and offered her with the role of Willie Scott in his movie Indiana Jones. In 1986 she did two movies, Space Camp and Power. In 1987, the actress starred in the television series The Quick and the Dead as Susanna McKaskel. She also worked in a spy movie Her Secret life.

Capshaw was highlighted in films all through the late 1980s into the 1990s, she stars close by Andy García and Michael Douglas in the movie Black Rain (1989), starred beside Sean Connery in 1995 in Just Cause. Kate featured and delivered the film The Love Letter in 1999. In the year 2001, Kate starred in two television series A Girl Thing and Due East, since then she hasn't appeared on the screen.

Personal Life

After Kate’s divorce with Robert Capshaw, she carried the surname, Capshaw. Kate belongs to the Episcopalian community but after meeting Steven Spielberg, she converted herself to Judaism and the couple exchanged vows on October 12th in the year 1991. The couple was married twice in an Orthodox ceremony and a Civil ceremony.

After their marriage, the couple had four children and in total, they are parents to seven children. Kate is an active user of Twitter, her account goes by the name ”@Kapshawkate”. Kate’s net worth is around $20 million and the most piece of the cash originates from her acting profession.

Last Modified: Mar 7, 2020

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