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Kate Burton can be seen in "127 Hours," starring James Franco, as Aron's mom.

Kate Burton recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award wining musical "Spring Awakening." She received raves for the Williamston production of "The Corn Is Green" directed by Nicholas Martin, starring opposite her son, Morgan Ritchie, and completed the City Center revival of "Applause" with Christine Ebersole. Kate was Tony nominated as the title character in "The Constant Wife" for the Roundabout Theatre, directed by Mark Brokaw and appeared in "The Water's Edge" opposite Tony Goldwyn at the Second Stage Theatre. She appeared as Olga in the critically acclaimed West End production of "Three Sisters" with Kristen Scott Thomas, directed by Michael Blakemoore.

Kate received two Tony nominations in 2002 on Broadway for her title role in "Hedda Gabler," directed by Nicholas Martin, and for the role of Mrs. Kendall in "The Elephant Man," directed by Sean Mathias. Kate has also starred on Broadway in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" (also UK/Ireland tour), "An American Daughter," "Jake's Women," "Some Americans Abroad" (Drama Desk nomination) and "Present Laughter" (Theater World Award). She has appeared for thirteen seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Her film roles include "Remember Me" (Allen Coulter,) "Max Payne" (John Moore), "What Just Happened" (Barry Levinson), "Celebrity" (Woody Allen), "The Ice Storm" (Ang Lee), "First Wives' Club" (Hugh Wilson), "August" (Anthony Hopkins), "Big Trouble in Little China" (John Carpenter), "Unfaithful" (Adrian Lynne), "Swimfan" (John Polson), "Stay" (Marc Forester), "Sherrybaby" (Laurie Collyer), "Quid Pro Quo" (Carlos Brooks), "The Kings of Appleton" (Bobby Moresco) and the indie, "Consent." Kate recently wrapped "Puncture" for directors Adam and Mark Hassen.

On television, Burton was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ellis Grey on "Grey's Anatomy." She has also had recurring roles in "Rescue Me" and "Law & Order," as well as many guest-starring roles.

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How old is Kate Burton? Find out here.

Age: 59 years old
Birthday: September 10, 1957
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Husband: Michael Ritchie

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