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About Kate Capshaw
Kate Capshaw (born Kathleen Sue Nail) is an American actress best known for her role as Willie Scott in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and for her marriage to director Steven Spielberg (who directed the film).
She moved to St. Louis, Missouri at the age of five, and graduated from Hazelwood Senior High, now called Hazelwood Central High School in 1972. Though she'd always harbored a hankering to become an actress, Capshaw put these plans in mothballs to earn a master's degree in special education at the University of Missouri. She taught exceptional-ed classes for two years before finally heading to New York to seek out acting jobs.
Capshaw played small roles in commercials and soap operas. She took the surname Capshaw upon her marriage to Robert Capshaw in January 1976.
In 1982, she made her film debut in A Little Sex and starred in Dreamscape in 1983. Upon being cast as the female heroine in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, she met producer/director Steven Spielberg whom she would eventually marry in 1991. Capshaw, originally an Episcopalian, converted to Judaism before marrying director Steven Spielberg on October 12, 1991.
Capshaw's roles improved with each subsequent film; in 1995 she was showered with critical acclaim for her performance in How to Make an American Quilt. In addition to her theatrical-film work, Kate Capshaw has been seen in such made-for-TV movies as Missing Children: A Mother's Story (1982), Her Secret Life (1987) and Showtime's Duke of Groove (1996); she was also a regular on the brief 1993 series Black Tie Affair.
She has seven children altogether with Robert Capshaw and Spielberg including her daughter Jessica Capshaw an actress who is best known for her work on legal drama The Practice and her character Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy.