Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1957-09-10 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Geneva, Switzerland

43 Movies · 37 TV shows

Also Known As: Katherine Burton

Biography

Katherine Burton (born September 10, 1957) is a Swiss-born American actress, daughter of actor Richard Burton and Sybil Burton. On television, Burton received critical acclaim as Ellis Grey in Shonda Rhimes drama series Grey's Anatomy, and as Vice President Sally Langston on Scandal. She has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and three Tony Awards.

Personal Life

In 1985, Burton married Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and one of the producers of the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains. They met in 1982, while Ritchie was stage manager of a revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City in which Burton was playing the character Daphne. They have two children, a son Morgan Ivor (born May 14, 1988), who is an actor, and a daughter Charlotte Frances (born January 19th, 1998).

Early Life

Burton was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the daughter of producer Sybil Burton (née Williams; 1929–2013) and actor Richard Burton (1925–1984). She was thus the stepdaughter of Elizabeth Taylor and of Sybil's second husband Jordan Christopher, both actors. Burton earned a bachelor's degree in Russian Studies and European History from Brown University in 1979, where she was on the board of Production Workshop, one of the university's student theater groups, and a master's degree from Yale School of Drama in 1982. Brown awarded Burton an honorary doctorate in 2007.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

2021
An idealist uproots his family and takes them to the jungles of Central America to start a new life because he is fed up with the degradation of modern society. Paul Theroux wrote the novel.
The Codebreaker

The Codebreaker

2021
Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down gangsters and break up a Nazi spy ring in South America. Her work helped lay the found...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

7
2019
Bee went on a quest with her husband to find her mother when she went missing prior to the family's trip to the South Pole.
TV
Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

4.69
2019
The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Charmed

Charmed

6.52
2018
Three sisters discover they are witches after their mother's death.
At First Light

At First Light

2018
Alex Lainey, a high school senior, had an encounter with mysterious lights that appeared over her small town. She develops dangerous, supernatural abilities and turns to her childhood friend, Sean Ter...

2017.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

6.31
2017
A series of tapes reveal the mystery of a teenage girl's tragic choice after she took her own life.
TV
The Gifted

The Gifted

6.23
2017
A suburban couple's ordinary lives are disrupted by the discovery of their children's powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of Muta...
Noël Coward's Present Laughter

Noël Coward's Present Laughter

2017
A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis is juggling his professional and personal lives.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Martyrs

Martyrs

4
2016
Two people are looking for revenge.
TV
This Is Us

This Is Us

6.48
2016
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in the present and past times are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than ...

2015.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Supergirl

Supergirl

6.33
2015
After hiding her powers, Kara Zor-El must learn to embrace them. She was told to be careful with her powers.
Amok

Amok

2015
Adam's childhood was terrifying because of a horrible work accident. He is haunted by the past while struggling to hold onto the present after moving to NYC with his wife and newborn son.
Identity Theft

Identity Theft

2015
A story about separation.
Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

8
2015
Reserved yoga instructor May's peaceful, clean-living life is thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost sister Shiva, a street-smart yet naive young woman trapped in an abusive relationshi...

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Extant

Extant

6.02
2014
The astronauts returned from space. She tries to keep in touch with her family. The events that will change the course of human history will be the result of her experiences in space and home.
Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back

2014
A troubled young woman inherits a cabin filled with memories, but revealed secrets of the past ruin her hopes of a fresh start.
Barefoot

Barefoot

2014
The son of a wealthy family met a young patient who had been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes a naive young woman home to impress everyone at his brother's wedding.

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Full Circle

Full Circle

2013
Neil LaBute wants to examine the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people. Each episode is a conversation between two people in a restaurant. One of the ch...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel: Live from Lincoln Center

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel: Live from Lincoln Center

2013
Transferring the setting of a brooding Hungarian play, Carousel, to a remote fishing village, shaping their vision around themes of brutality, poverty and disappointment, Rodgers and Hammerstein compo...

2012.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Revolution

Revolution

5.76
2012
The world was thrust back into the dark ages when electricity stopped working. 15 years later, a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who myste...
TV
Scandal

Scandal

5.85
2012
Everyone has secrets andOlivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job d...
TV
Veep

Veep

7
2012
A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her abo...
Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

6
2012
Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. Even though Jesse buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling him back. Jesse was invited to spea...
Mariachi Gringo

Mariachi Gringo

2012
A stifled, small-town man stuck in a dead end life, runs away to Mexico to be a mariachi singer. MARIACHI GRINGO is a musical tour-de-force exploring the reality of "following your dreams" across cult...
2 Days in New York

2 Days in New York

5
2012
They formed a happy family by bringing their children together. When their father shows up with his daughter and strange boyfriend, there begins to be tension in the household. The happy couple begin ...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Grimm

Grimm

6.53
2011
After discovering he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt finds himself at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
Caris' Peace

Caris' Peace

2011
A documentary film about Caris Corfman and her show.
Puncture

Puncture

8.5
2011
A drug-addicted lawyer takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons in a David and Goliath law drama.

2010.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Deep End

The Deep End

2010
The tragedies and triumphs of five earnest twenty-something first-year associates fighting to stay afloat in one of Los Angeles' top law firms.
127 Hours

127 Hours

6.64
2010
Aron Ralston, who was trapped in an isolated canyon in Utah after a boulder crashed on his arm, is the true story of mountain climbing.
Consent

Consent

2010
A wealthy Manhattan family's inability to cope with the suicide of their eldest daughter sends them into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and sexual taboos that threatens to destroy them.
Remember Me

Remember Me

7.37
2010
Tyler was still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' divorce when he met Ally Craig, a beautiful woman who had witnessed her mother's death. The consequences of their separate tr...

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Good Wife

The Good Wife

6.01
2009
After her husband's public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she takes full responsibility for her family and returns to the workforce.
Spooner

Spooner

2009
Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
TV
Modern Family

Modern Family

6.42
2009
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan has a large and blended family. The modern family is sometimes warm and sometimes twisted, but they give us an honest and often hilarious look into it.

2008.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Eleventh Hour

Eleventh Hour

6
2008
Dr. Jacob Hood is a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government. His crusade is to protect the substance of science against those who would abuse and misuse it.
Quid Pro Quo

Quid Pro Quo

2008
A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
Max Payne

Max Payne

2.5
2008
A DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy, and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death, join forces to solve a series of murders in New York City.
The Kings of Appletown

The Kings of Appletown

2008
They were afraid to tell anyone about the murder. They and their friend Betsy, whose father has been wrongly accused of the crime, go on a journey to find the real killer, and at the same time redeem ...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Justice

Justice

2006
Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, an...
Sherrybaby

Sherrybaby

2006
After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-i...

2005.

2 Movies · 5 TV shows
TV
The Closer

The Closer

7
2005
Los Angeles has a special unit that handles high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the wo...
TV
Numb3rs

Numb3rs

5.8
2005
Based on actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crimes as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide ran...
TV
Empire Falls

Empire Falls

6
2005
The humorous, poignant story of a declining New England town and its inhabitants, whose lives are deeply influenced by the Knox River and its vacant mills, their class differences, and ghosts of the p...
TV
Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

6.42
2005
The personal and professional lives of doctors are chronicled.
Stay

Stay

4
2005
Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham. Sam went to Henry's prior therapist to try to diagnose him despite Henry saying that he murdered his parents. As reality changes, Sam spirals into an unstab...
TV
Medium

Medium

6
2005
Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney's office and uses her intuition to solve crimes. She gets clues to the location of missing people through her dreams.
Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

2005
More than 40 years after his death, Hemingway is one of the most widely read, and widely written about, American authors. His distinct style and profound influence are indisputable; his larger-than-li...

2004.

1 TV show
TV
Rescue Me

Rescue Me

5.87
2004
Rescue Me focuses on the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse. The series looks at the nature and relationships of firefighters, as well as the daily drama of the life-and-death situations as...

2003.

1 Movie
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

6
2003
Ellen Rimbauer received a mansion as a wedding gift at the turn of the century.

2002.

3 Movies
Obsessed

Obsessed

2002
A woman is accused of harassing a married neurosurgeon who she claims had an affair with her.
Swimfan

Swimfan

2002
The admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and the fact that he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship are just some of the things Ben Cronin has. Ben's promising future and ro...
Unfaithful

Unfaithful

6
2002
The marriage lost its sexual spark because Edward's wife is a mother. He runs into her and has sex with her. Edward confronted the other man because he was suspicious.

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...

2000.

1 Movie
The Opportunists

The Opportunists

2000
A struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt is named Vic. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to lend him money, but he is reluctant to do so. Two people team up for one la...

1999.

2 TV shows
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital, as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The characters that are interesting...
TV
Judging Amy

Judging Amy

5.74
1999
Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

5.67
1997
The Hood family is skidding. The ice storm was the worst in a century.
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster

1997
After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.

1996.

3 Movies
The First Wives Club

The First Wives Club

6.55
1996
Three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer model after helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success. Three people are determined to turn their pain into something positive. They ca...
August

August

1996
Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more ru...
Mistrial

Mistrial

1996
A detective's search for personal justice gets out of hand when a cop-killer is free. He takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage, and begins a trial of his own.

1994.

1 TV show
TV
Monty

Monty

1994
Monty was a short lived American sitcom that aired on the FOX network in 1994. Monty Richardson was played by Henry Winkler in the series. I'm Right was a best-selling book by Richardson. I'm correct....

1993.

2 Movies
Love Matters

Love Matters

1993
When an old friend comes to visit, Tom and Julie begin to question the stability of their relationship. His mistress is with him.
Life with Mikey

Life with Mikey

10
1993
The child TV star was Michael Chapman. He can't get a job when he grows up, so he and his brother started a talent agency. They have to deal with another agency who is willing to pay bribes to get the...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
Home Fires

Home Fires

1992
Home Fires is a sitcom.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

1991
Brooklyn Bridge is an American television program which aired on CBS between 1991 and 1993. It is about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the middle 1950s. The premise was partially based...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
American Experience

American Experience

6
1988
Our understanding of the world is influenced by compelling stories from our past.
Richard Burton: In from the Cold

Richard Burton: In from the Cold

1988
Tony Palmer's feature-length documentary profile of Richard Burton received an award.

1987.

1 Movie
Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

1987
The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.

1986.

1 Movie
Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

6.2
1986
When Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancée at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. The emerald green eyes of...

1985.

1 TV show
TV
Spenser: For Hire

Spenser: For Hire

6
1985
Spenser: For Hire is a mystery television series

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Ellis Island

Ellis Island

1984
Ellis Island was shown on the CBS television network in 1984. The 1983 novel was adapted for the screenplay by Fred Mustard Stewart. The story of immigrants from the late 1800s to the early 1910s is t...

1983.

1 Movie
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

1983
Adaptation of the Lewis Carroll novel

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

1969.

1 Movie
Anne of the Thousand Days

Anne of the Thousand Days

6
1969
The young and beautiful Anne Boleyn was chosen as the new wife of Henry VIII of England because she failed to produce a male heir to the throne.

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
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