Kathleen Quinlan

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Kathleen Quinlan
Kathleen Quinlan 1975.JPG
Kathleen Quinlan in 1975
BornKathleen Denise Quinlan
(1954-11-19) November 19, 1954 (age 63)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)
Bruce Abbott
(m. 1994)
Children1

Kathleen Denise Quinlan (born November 19, 1954) is an American film and television actress. She received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for the 1977 film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role in the 1995 film Apollo 13. Her other film appearances include Airport '77 (1977), The Promise (1979), The Runner Stumbles (1979), Sunday Lovers (1980), Sunset (1988), Clara's Heart (1988), The Doors (1991), Breakdown (1997), and Breach (2007).

Personal life[edit]

Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, the daughter of Josephine (née Zachry), a military supply supervisor, and Robert Quinlan, a television sports director.[1] She was raised in Mill Valley, California, where she attended Tamalpais High School, studied drama and began her acting career. She has been married to actor Bruce Abbott since April 12, 1994. They have a son, Tyler (born 1990).

Career[edit]

Quinlan made her film debut in George Lucas' 1973 nostalgic look at the early '60s, American Graffiti at the age of 19 (although she did appear in an uncredited role in 1972's One is a Lonely Number). As a young actress, she guest-starred in several 1970s television series, including Police Woman, Ironside, Emergency!, Kojak, and The Waltons.

She has appeared in over 50 films but is perhaps best known for her roles as Deborah, a schizophrenic, in the film version of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama, and for a Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated turn in the Best Supporting Actress category as an astronaut's wife, Marilyn Lovell, in the 1995 true story Apollo 13 opposite Tom Hanks.

Quinlan also made a mark as Jim Morrison's Celtic pagan lover Patricia Kennealy in Oliver Stone's The Doors and won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Supporting Actress-Suspense, for Breakdown (1997) with Kurt Russell. Her recent work includes the TV series House, the 2006 remake of the horror classic The Hills Have Eyes, the wife of a government traitor in the 2007 film Breach, the mother of the brothers in the Fox drama Prison Break, and a senator in a 2011 episode "Alliances" of the science-fiction series Stargate Universe.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 American Graffiti Peg
1976 Lifeguard Wendy
1977 Airport '77 Julie
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Deborah Blake
1979 The Promise Nancy McAllister / Marie Adamson
1979 The Runner Stumbles Sister Rita
1980 Sunday Lovers Laurie Segment: "Skippy"
1982 Hanky Panky Janet Dunn
1983 Independence Day Mary Ann Taylor
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Helen Foley Segment: "It's a Good Life"
1984 Last Winter Joyce
1985 Warning Sign Joanie Morse
1987 Wild Thing Jane
1987 Man Outside Grace Freemont
1988 Sunset Nancy Shoemaker
1988 Clara's Heart Leona Hart
1991 The Doors Patricia Kennealy
1994 Trial by Jury Wanda
1995 Apollo 13 Marilyn Lovell
1995 Perfect Alibi Melanie Bauers
1997 Zeus and Roxanne Mary Beth Dunhill
1997 Breakdown Amy Taylor
1997 Event Horizon Peters
1997 Lawn Dogs Clare Stockard
1998 My Giant Serena Kamin
1998 A Civil Action Anne Anderson
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Eve Ernswiler
2004 El padrino Judge Scorsi
2006 The Hills Have Eyes Ethel Carter
2007 American Fork Agnes Orbison
2007 Breach Bonnie Hanssen
2008 The Dissection of Thanksgiving Carol
2008 Made of Honor Joan
2009 Adult Film: A Hollywood Tale Mary Bernstein
2010 Elektra Luxx Rebecca Linbrook
2010 The River Why Ma
2010 Eagles in the Chicken Coop Mary Bernstein
2010 Harm's Way Bea
2012 Life's an Itch Audrey
2013 Horns Lydia Perrish
2014 After Nora Valentino
2017 Elizabeth Blue Carol
2017 Parallel Marissa Post-production
2017 ADDicted Kate Dawson Completed
2018 Chimera Masterson Completed
2019 Easter Karen Wagner Die, Detective!

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Emergency! Janet "Understanding"
1974 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Jill "House of Friends"
1974 Can Ellen Be Saved? Melissa TV film
1974 Police Woman Debbie Sweet "The Beautiful Die Young"
1974 Kojak Janet Conforti "Hush Now, Don't You Die"
1974 Where Have All the People Gone? Deborah Anders TV film
1974 Lucas Tanner Joyce Howell "Lucas Tanner", "Three Letter Word"
1974 Ironside Peggy Lynch "Run Scared"
1974–1976 The Waltons Selina Linville "The Thoroughbred", "The Collision"
1975 The Missing Are Deadly Michelle TV film
1975 The Abduction of Saint Anne Anne Benedict TV film
1975 The Turning Point of Jim Malloy Edith Evans TV film
1975 Switch Robin Morgan "The Deadly Missiles Caper"
1977 Little Ladies of the Night Karen Brodwick TV film
1981 She's in the Army Now Pvt. Cass Donner TV film
1984 When She Says No Rose Michaels TV film
1985 Blackout Chris Graham TV film
1985 Children of the Night Lois Lee TV film
1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ann Foley "The Canary Sedan"
1987 Dreams Lost, Dreams Found Sarah McAllister TV film
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Karen Wilson "Fogbound"
1989 Trapped Mary Ann Marshall TV film
1990 The Operation Ginnie TV film
1991 Strays Lindsey Jarrett TV film
1992 An American Story Hope Tyler TV film
1993 Stolen Babies Bekka TV film
1993 Tribeca Karen "Heros Exoletus"
1993 Last Light Kathy Rubicek TV film
1993 The Hidden Room Julia "Refuge"
1995 Picture Windows Hooker "Lightning"
1996 In the Lake of the Woods Kathy Waylan TV film
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Nanaline Duke TV film
1999 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Kate Delieb "Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of My Life"
1999–2002 Family Law Lynn Holt Main role
2003 Blessings Meredith Blessing TV film
2004 Perfect Romance Tess Kelly TV film
2004 The Riverman Sande Keppel TV film
2004 The Dead Will Tell Beth Hytner TV film
2006 House Arlene McNeil "Meaning"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Barbara Tallman "Monster in the Box"
2008–09 Prison Break Christina Rose Scofield Recurring role (season 4)
2009 Empire State Colleen Cochrane TV film
2010 The Event Erika Jarvis "Your World to Take", "Everything Will Change"
2011 Stargate Universe Sen. Michaels "Alliances"
2011 Cinema Verite Mary TV film
2011 Glee Dr. Shane "Born This Way"
2012–13 Chicago Fire Nancy Casey Recurring role
2012–2014 Blue Jessica Recurring role
2015 How Not to Propose Susan TV film

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