Kate Mulgrew

BirthDay:

29 Apr 1955

BirthPlace:

Dubuque, Iowa, USA

BirthName:

Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew

Bio:

Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Kate Mulgrew, was born on April 29, 1955. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, being the oldest girl in an Irish Catholic family of 8. When Kate, as a 12-year-old, expressed an interest in acting, her mother, Joan, brought home biographies of great actresses and sent Kate to summer acting schools. At age 17, she left home and traveled to New York City to study acting. 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 portraying Mary Ryan for two years on the ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975) while also playing the role of Emily in the American Shakespeare Theatre production of "Our Town" in Stratford, 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 television's most beloved detectives, Lt. Columbo. While a critical success, the series was canceled after two seasons.

Kate also starred in several feature films, such as Lovespell (1981), A Stranger Is Watching (1982) with Rip Torn, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and Throw Momma from the Train (1987) with Danny DeVito. In 1981, she traveled to Europe to film the ABC miniseries The Manions of America (1981) with Pierce Brosnan. About that time, she married theater director Robert H. Egan and, a few years later, she had two sons: Ian Thomas and Alexander James. In the drama series, Heartbeat (1988), Kate played Dr. Joanne Springsteen, the head of a medical clinic. However, in series such as: Murphy Brown (1988), Murder, She Wrote (1984), St. Elsewhere (1982) and Cheers (1982), she only had guest roles.

In 1993, Kate separated from her husband, Robert H. Egan, with whom she had been married for 12 years. In 1995, the divorce became final, and she was on the verge of having to sell her house (and move into an apartment in Westwood) when something incredible happened. She had been called to resume a role in a television series after the original actress, Geneviève Bujold, left two days into filming. What she did not know then was that this role was going to become her most famous one. The role in question was Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager (1995). At the moment, she played Katharine Hepburn in the play "Tea at Five" on some stages in the United States.
Filmography

Actor ( 77 credits )

Drawing Home (2017) Edith Morse Robb
I Live with Models (2015)  Joanna Vermouth (1 episode, 2015)
The Principle (2014) Narrator
Orange Is the New Black (2013)  Galina 'Red' Reznikov (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
The Captains Close Up (2013)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013)
The Captains (2011) Herself
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Kove (33 episodes, 2011-2013)
Captain's Table (2011) Herself
The Best and the Brightest (2010) The Player's Wife
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Warehouse 13 (2009)  Jane Lattimer (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mercy (2009)  Mrs. Jeannie Flanagan (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Response (2008) Colonel Simms
The Black Donnellys (2007)  Helen Donnelly / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Galina Reznikov in 'Orange Is the New Black' (archive
Better Connecticut (2007)  Herself (unknown episodes)
FedCon XVI: Drone Heart (2007) Herself
Perception (2005) Mary
Of Ashes and Atoms: The Story of the NASA Plum Brook Reactor Facility (2004) Herself - Narrator (voice)
Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D (2004) Adm. Kathryn Janeway
Living in TV Land (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Battle Force: Andromeda (2003)  Queen Tyris (2003) (voice) (rumored)
ArtStreet (2003)  Herself
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Admiral Janeway
The Caroline Rhea Show (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Speaking of Women's Health (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Sisters in Resistance (2000) Narrator (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Donna Geysen (1 episode, 2006)
The Howie Mandel Show (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Trekkies (1997) Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (5 episodes, 1996-2002)
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996)  Titania (1 episode, 1996)
Life and Times (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Theater Talk (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys (1995) Mrs. Pescoe
Star Trek: Voyager (1995)  Captain Kathryn Janeway / ... (170 episodes, 1995-2001
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (1995)  Herself (6 episodes, 1995-1998)
Camp Nowhere (1994) Rachel Prescott
Gargoyles (1994)  Titania / ... (4 episodes, 1996)
Aladdin (1994)  Queen Hippsodeth (1 episode, 1994)
Mighty Max (1993)  Isis (1 episode, 1994)
Politically Incorrect (1993)  Herself (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (3 episodes, 1995-1998)
Round Numbers (1992) Judith Schweitzer
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)  Red Claw (3 episodes, 1992-1995)
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (1992)  Miss Barbara (1 episode, 1993)
The Pirates of Dark Water (1991)  Cressa (1 episode, 1992)
Man of the People (1991)  Mayor Lisbeth Chardin (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
The Chuck Woolery Show (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 1991)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
The Parent Survival Guide (1989)  Herself - Host (1989)
Murphy Brown (1988)  Hillary (1 episode, 1992)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 1995-1998)
Heartbeat (1988)  Dr. Joanne Halloran / ... (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987) Margaret
Biography (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) Maj. Rayner Fleming
Attitudes (1985)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)  Joanna Rollins / ... (3 episodes, 1987-1994)
Jessie (1984)  Maureen McLaughlin (1 episode, 1984)
Hotel (1983)  Leslie Chase (1 episode, 1987)
A Stranger Is Watching (1982) Sharon Martin
Cheers (1982)  Janet Eldridge (3 episodes, 1986)
St. Elsewhere (1982)  Helen O'Casey (2 episodes, 1986)
Lovespell (1981) Isolt
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mrs. Columbo (1979)  Kate Callahan / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Dallas (1978)  Garnet McGee (1 episode, 1978)
Ryan's Hope (1975)  Mary Ryan / ... (411 episodes, 1975-1989)
Dinah! (1974)  Herself (1 episode, 1979)
The Wide World of Mystery (1973)  Susan (1 episode, 1975)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Herself (2 episodes, 1979)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Herself (1 episode, 1979)
Today (1952)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)