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Who is Kate Mulgrew?

Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew is an American actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black. She first came to attention in the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan’s Hope.

Kate Mulgrew: Bio, Birth, Age, Wiki, Parents, Family, Siblings, Education

Kate Mulgrew, was born as Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, on April 29, 1955. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, the second oldest child (and oldest girl) in a large Irish Catholic family.

She belongs to White ethnicity/race and holds an American nationality.

Mulgrew is the eldest daughter of an Irish Catholic family of eight children. Her parents were Thomas James Mulgrew, a contractor and mother Joan Virginia Mulgrew, an artist and painter. 

Mulgrew completed her elementary education from the Wahlert High School in Dubuque. Then, at the age of 17, she joined the New York UniversityHowever, Mulgrew left NYU after a year and started working as a waitress.

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As of 2021 May, Kate Mulgrew age is 66 years old.

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Kate Mulgrew began her acting career with appearances in the Theatre play and TV series, Our Town and The Wide World of Mystery in 1975. She became fan’s favorite at a very short period which encouraged her to move further with acting.

Following her passion, later Mulgrew appeared in various series & theatre plays and also made films debut in 1981. Some of her notable movies and Television series, are Absurd Person Singular, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, The Film Society, The word, A Time for Miracles and few others.

Currently, Mulgrew portrays the character, Galina Red Reznikva in an American comedy-drama web television series; Orange is the New Black alongside Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, and others.

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Acting Career, Movies, Films and Professional life

When Kate expressed an interest in acting as a child, her mother, Joan, encouraged her to audition for local theater productions. Kate left Iowa for New York City at age 17 to pursue a career in acting. Kate was accepted into the Stella Adler Conservatory (part of New York University’s acting program) and studied there for only a year, as she landed the lead role in the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope in 1975, vaulting her to instant stardom.

At the same time she was filming Ryan’s Hope, Kate played the role of Emily in the American Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Our Town” in Stratford, Connecticut. At age 23, following her success on Ryan’s Hope, Kate was offered the lead role of Kate Columbo in “Mrs. Columbo,” playing the wife of one of television’s most beloved detectives, Lt. Columbo, as made famous by actor Peter Falk. While critically successful, the series was canceled after two seasons.

In 1981, Mulgrew co-starred with Richard Burton and Nicholas Clay in Lovespell, a film set in the era of Arthurian legend, as Irish princess Isolt, whose love story with Tristan is a classic tale of doomed love. That same year, Kate co-starred with Pierce Brosnan in the six-hour miniseries, The Manions of America, set in 19th century America just before the start of the Civil War. In 1985, she had a notable role in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins as officer Major Fleming. In 1986, Kate appeared in a number of of Cheers episodes as congresswoman Janet Eldridge, a love interest for series lead Sam Malone (Ted Danson). In 1987, she appeared in Throw Momma from the Train as Margaret, Billy Crystal’s ex-wife.

In 1992, Kate appeared on several episodes of Murphy Brown as Hillary Wheaton, a Toronto-based anchorwoman brought in to replace Murphy Brown during her maternity leave, but who also struggled with alcoholism (just as Brown did at the beginning of the series). Also in 1992, she played a guest-starring role as a soap opera star who kills her husband and tries to cover it up, on Murder, She Wrote, episode #170, titled “Ever After”. Kate also guest-starred in three episodes of Batman: The Animated Series as the terrorist Red Claw. Kate has gone on to do a great deal of voice work for animated series and video games.

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Shortly after, Kate married theater director Robert H. Egan in 1982. They have two sons, Ian Thomas and Alexander James. The two officially divorced in 1995.

More notably in 1995, Kate received a call that a part for which she’d auditioned but another actress had been chosen for – Captain Kathryn Janeway, the first female Star Trek captain. The first actress quit within two days of beginning production, leading producers to call Kate back and offer her the role. Star Trek: Voyager, as the newly-created UPN’s flagship network show, had found its captain. Kate portrayed Janeway for seven seasons, and also appeared briefly in Star Trek: Nemesis as Admiral Kathryn Janeway.

Mulgrew played Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman play “Tea at Five”, debuting in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002 and going on to tour across the U.S. after a stint on Broadway. For this role, Kate received a Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress, an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance,’s Audience Award for Favorite Solo Performance, and won the award for Best Actress at the 29th Carbonell Awards for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn, all in 2003.

From 2003 to 2013, Kate had many memorable television appearances, including stints on The Black Donnellys, Mercy, cult favorite Warehouse 13, and NTSF:SD:SUV. In 2013, Kate began work on Netflix breakout out Orange Is The New Black as the wildly popular prison chef Galina “Red” Reznikov. OITNB is set to conclude in the summer of 2019.

Kate is also an author of two memoirs – 2016’s Born With Teeth (Little Brown) and 2019’s How To Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir (Harper Collins). She is filming the newest season of Mr. Mercedes, a serial killer drama based on Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy. Mr. Mercedes airs on the AT&T Audience network and can be streamed on DirecTV.

Kate Mulgrew: Married, Husband, Children, Relationship

Kate Mulgrew has maintained her acting career despite struggling for a long. She got pregnant at the age of eighteen but place the baby for adoption. The father’s name of that child has not been made public.

Later, Mulgrew married to a democratic politician, Tim Hagan in 1999. The couple remained together for almost 15 years and split up.

Mulgrew then married for the second time with Robert H.Egan in 1982. They have two sons, Alexander James and Ian Thomas Egan. They were living a happy life together unless they called off their marriage due to personal reasons.

Kate married Tim Hagan, former Ohio gubernatorial candidate and former commissioner of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in April 1999. The two divorced in 2014.

Currently, Mulgrew is single and has not bruited to any love affairs. However, she is now linked with her first child whom she gave to adoption. They have grown very close to each other.

Kate Has Children: Two sons – Ian Thomas (born 1983) and Alexander James (born 1984); two stepdaughters – Eleanor Hagan (born 1987) and Marie Hagan.

Kate Mulgrew: Net worth , Earning, Income

Kate Mulgrew makes a tremendous amount of money from her acting career. As of now, she has appeared on several TV series, films as well as theatre play and has accumulated lots of money.

Likewise, Mulgrew‘s multiple awards have increased her net worth. As of now 2021, Kate Mulgrew is an American actress who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. 

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Kate Mulgrew: Height, Weight, body Measurements

Kate Mulgrew height is around 5 feet 5 inch tall, Mulgrew weight is 63kg. Her Body Measurements is 40-32-42 inches Breast, waist and Hip size. She used 40B Cup size bra and 8 Us size shoes. She Has blue color eye and light brown Hair.

Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight brown
Face ColorWhite
Body Measurements40-32-42
Breast Size40B
Waist size32
Hip Size42
Shoe Size8 US

Kate Mulgrew – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, IMDB, Social Media

Kate is active on social media Kate Instagram has more than 259k followers as of now. Kate Mulgrew twitter account has more than 193k followers as of 2021 May.

Some Fact about Kate Mulgrew

  • Parents are Joan Virginia and Thomas James Mulgrew.
  • Has a home in Brentwood, California.
  • Was married to Cleveland, Ohio politician Timothy Hagan. They were introduced to each other by her mother.
  • Children: Two sons – Ian Thomas (born 1983) and Alexander James (born 1984); two stepdaughters – Eleanor Hagan (born 1987) and Marie Hagan.
  • The John R. Maxim novel “Abel Baker Charlie” has a character with her name.
  • Kathryn Janeway’s character was based on a feminist writer .
  • Good friends with fellow Star Trek alumnus  (ink”>Tom Mulgrew, Joe Mulgrew, Jenny Mulgrew, Laura Mulgrew and Sam Mulgrew.
    Opposes abortion.
    Is an avid fighter against Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Received’s Audience Award for Favorite Solo Performance in “Tea at Five” in 2003.
  • Won the award for Best Actress at the 29th annual Carbonell Awards fotharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five”.
  • Won the Tracey Humanitarian Award for her performance as driven alcoholic news anchor Hillary Wheaton in Murphy Brown: On the Rocks (1992).


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