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Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Tony-award nominee  Kate Burton has appeared on Broadway in The Constant Wife, The Cherry Orchard, Spring Awakening, Hedda Gabler, and The Grand Manner.  She played the title role in Alice in Wonderland with her father, Richard Burton, on PBS. She was featured on Grey’s Anatomy as the title character’s mother, Ellis Grey and has also appeared in Law & Order, The Practice, The West Wing, and Judging Amy.  Kate earned a bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history from Brown University in 1979 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Brown University in 2007.  She has narrated numerous audiobooks, including works by Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Iris Johansen, and Barbara Taylor Bradford.