Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 29
Birthplace: Dubuque, IA

It seems there are 3 types of Kate Mulgrew fans: those who recall the beginning of her career as a co-star on the ABC soap Ryan’s Hope; those who know her from UPN’s Star Trek: Voyager where she played Captain Kathryn Janeway; and Orange Is the New Black viewers who know her as Galina “Red” Reznikov.

Thanks to the latter role, the Dubuque, Iowa native is proving to a whole new set of admirers that she’s at her best in meaty, thought-provoking roles. Red is tough but reasonable and she’s not afraid to fight for what she wants.

It seems there are 3 types of Kate Mulgrew fans: those who recall the beginning of her career as a co-star on the ABC soap Ryan’s Hope; those who know her from UPN’s Star Trek: Voyager where she played Captain Kathryn Janeway; and Orange Is the New Black viewers who know her as Galina “Red” Reznikov.

Thanks to the latter role, the Dubuque, Iowa native is proving to a whole new set of admirers that she’s at her best in meaty, thought-provoking roles. Red is tough but reasonable and she’s not afraid to fight for what she wants.

Mulgrew studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in conjunction with New York University at the just 17 years old. She left school after one year and waited tables until her big shot emerged.

The oldest child of 8, Mulgrew’s mom encouraged her to pursue her acting dreams — a pursuit which has yielded appearances on such popular programs Murder She Wrote, Murphy Brown and much more.

 

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
Kate Mulgrew on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Kate Mulgrew arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
Kate Mulgrew of Orange is the New Black arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Bob Bergen and Kate Mulgrew arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater.
Kate Mulgrew (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.
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Kate Mulgrew on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Kate Mulgrew on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Kate Mulgrew arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
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Kate Mulgrew arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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Kate Mulgrew of Orange is the New Black arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Kate Mulgrew of Orange is the New Black arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Bob Bergen and Kate Mulgrew arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater.
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Bob Bergen and Kate Mulgrew arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater.

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Kate Mulgrew (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.
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Kate Mulgrew (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.

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