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Kate Mulgrew

Name: Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew
Birthday: April 29, 1955
Kate Mulgrew (Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew) was born April 29, 1955 and grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. The oldest girl in a family of eight, she left home at the age of 17 to enroll at New York University. Accepted into Stella Adler's Conservatory, Kate left school at the end of her junior year to act full-time.

Her early career included portraying Mary Ryan for two years on the ABC soap Ryan's Hope while also playing the role of Emily in the American Shakespeare Theatre production of "Our Town" in Stamford, CT. Only 23, Kate played Kate Columbo in a series created especially for her, Mrs. Columbo (syndicated under the title Kate Loves A Mystery.) She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Dramatic Actress in a Series in 1979 for Mrs. Columbo.

Kate's feature films include: "Love Spell" with Richard Burton, "A Stranger Is Watching", "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins", and "Throw Momma From the Train" with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal.

Among her television credits is the ABC mini-series The Manions of America with Pierce Brosnan. As the star of the ABC drama Heartbeat, she portrayed Dr. Joanne Springsteen (Halloran), the head of a medical clinic. This series won a People's Choice Award as Best Drama. Kate then went on to co-star in the comedy series Man of the People with James Garner.

Television series guest appearances include Cheers in which she played a Boston councilwoman, and Sam Malone's love interest, on several episodes. Kate won the Tracey Humanitarian Award for her portrayal of an alcoholic anchorwoman on an episode of Murphy Brown.

Kate made her Broadway debut in "The Black Comedy" co-starring Nancy Marchand and Peter McNichol. Other stage appearances include starring roles in "Titus Andronicus" with the New York Shakespeare Festival, and roles in "Hedda Gabler" and "Measure for Measure", both with the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.

Kate is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for Artistic Contribution from Seton Hall University. She won the 1998 Saturn Award for Best TV Actress presented by the Academy of Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films for Star Trek: Voyager. Also in 1998, Kate was awarded the International Press Academy's Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series.

Kate married Tim Hagan, a former Cuyahoga County (Ohio) commisioner in April, 1999. She splits her time between his Cleveland home and Los Angeles, where she resides with her two sons, Ian and Alexander.

-The Kate Mulgrew Appreciation Society.
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