If asked what Kate Capstaw has been doing since her preformance in "Temple of Doom", it tempting to say "born and raised children".
Capshaw worked as a teacher with an MA in Learning Disabilities. Her desire to be an actress led her to New York where she landed a role on the soap "Edge of Night, The" (1956). She met her future husband, Steven Spielberg while beating out 120 actresses for the female lead in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Earthy, vivacious leading lady who made a
capital debut as the megatolerant wife in
A Little Sex (1982) and was
equally fine in the lostyouth comedy/drama
Windy City (1984). But her
over-the-top performance in Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) was savaged by critics, sending her
career into a tailspin. More recently, she has come back in smaller, quieter
roles in Black Rain (1989),
Love at Large (1990), and
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
(1991). She also starred in the shortlived TV parody series "Black Tie Affair"
(1993). She is married to her
Indiana Jones director, Steven Spielberg.
OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1984: Dreamscape, Best Defense 1986: Power, SpaceCamp
Birth of fifth child, Destry Allyn. [1 December 1996]
Children, with Spielberg, Theo, Sasha, Sawyer, Mikaela and Destry
Daughter (with Capshaw): Jessica
Former Ford model.
Converted to Judaism when she married Spielberg