Mostly Credited As: Kate Mulgrew
Birth Name: Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew
Date Of Birth: April 29, 1955 (Age 59)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Dubuque, Iowa
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Kate grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, born into an Irish Catholic family of 8 (she's the eldest girl). When 12 yrs. old Kate expressed an interest in acting, her mother supported her from the beginning by bringing home biographies of great actresses home for her to read, and sent Kate to summer schools to study acting.Movie Credits
At the age of 17, she left home and traveled to New York to study acting more seriously. At New York University, she was accepted into Stella Adler's Conservatory. At the end of her junior year, she left the university to commit herself full time to her craft.
Her early career included two years on the ABC soap Ryan's Hope (1975) while also playing the role of Emily in the American Shakespeare Theatre production of Our Town in Stamford, Connecticut. When Kate was only 23, she played Kate Columbo in a series created especially for her, Mrs. Columbo (1979). In this series, she was playing the wife of one of TV's most beloved detectives, Lt. Columbo. While a critical success, the show was canceled after two seasons.
Kate also starred in serveral motion pictures over the years.
After 12 years of marriage, Kate separated from her husband, Robert Egan in 1993. In 1995 when the divorce became final, Kate was strapped for cash and on the verge of having to sell her house when she was asked to resume a role that the original actress left two days into filming. What Kate didn't realise, it that this role would in fact become her most famous one ... Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Kate currently travels appearing onstage at various venues, most notably in the play Tea at Five protraying the legendary Katharine Hepburn.
Perception (2005) - Mary
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) - Admiral Kathryn Janeway
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys (1995) - Mrs. Pescoe
Camp Nowhere (1994) - Rachel Prescott
Round Numbers (1992) - Judith Schweitzer
Throw Momma from the Train (1987) - Margaret Donner
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) - Maj. Rayner Fleming
A Stranger Is Watching (1982) .- Sharon Martin
Lovespell (1981) - Iseult
... and many more.
Trivia Kate appeared on the audio book Star Trek Voyager - Mosaic (1996).
Kate played Clea in the stage production of Black Comedy at the Roundabout Theatre Co., Broadway in 1993.
Kate played Celimene in the stage production of The Misanthrope at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1984.
Kate played Blanche in the stage production of The Widower's House in 1974 at the Cyrano Repertory, New York.
In 2003, Kate did the voice over for the Ford Freestar commerical.
Kate played Barbara in the stage production of Major Barbara at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1982.
Kate played Alice in the stage production of Aristocrats at the Center Theater Group, Los Angeles in 1990.
Kate narrated for the film: America's Big Cat Crisis, on the National Geographic Explorer series.
Kate narrated the audio book Miami, it's Murder by Edna Buchanan for Harper Audio.
Kate was featured on the cover of the August 2003 issue of Catholic Digest.
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