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Kate Mulgrew

 
Birth Place:
Dubuque, IA, USA
Bio:
Kate Mulgrew is a celebrated actress of stage, screen and television; from Broadway shows including EQUUS, MARY STUART, and TEA AT FIVE; to films like A STRANGER IS WATCHING, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and STAR TREK NEMISIS, to her most famous roles in RYAN'S HOPE, MRS. COLUMBO, and STAR TREK ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 29, 1955 (67)

Birth Place: Dubuque, IA, USA

Bio:
Kate Mulgrew is a celebrated actress of stage, screen and television; from Broadway shows including EQUUS, MARY STUART, and TEA AT FIVE; to films like A STRANGER IS WATCHING, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and STAR TREK NEMISIS, to her most famous roles in RYAN'S HOPE, MRS. COLUMBO, and STAR TREK ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2019
Hertha Ayrton
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Hesther Salomon
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Mommy [Replacement]
Mommy [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Clytemnsetra
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Laura Keene
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Katharine Hepburn
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Tamora

Photos

Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany Photo

Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

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11/19/2019
Lauren Gunderson, Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany and Gaye Taylor Upchurch Photo

Lauren Gunderson, Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany and Gaye Taylor Upchurch

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11/19/2019
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany Photo

Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

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11/19/2019
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany Photo

Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

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11/19/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2019
Hertha Ayrton

  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre Production, 2013
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Hesther Salomon

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Mommy [Replacement]

Mommy [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Clytemnsetra

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Laura Keene

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Katharine Hepburn

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Tamora

Kate Mulgrew Biography

Kate Mulgrew is a celebrated actress of stage, screen and television; from Broadway shows including EQUUS, MARY STUART, and TEA AT FIVE; to films like A STRANGER IS WATCHING, THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, and STAR TREK NEMISIS, to her most famous roles in RYAN'S HOPE, MRS. COLUMBO, and STAR TREK VOYAGER.

One of Kate's first roles was the much beloved character of Mary Ryan, (Later Mary Ryan Fenelli) on the ABC soap opera, RYAN'S HOPE. Having originated the role, her portrayal became synonymous with the Mary Ryan character, and after leaving the series in 1978, the producers wanted to kill off the character. After ABC refused to let them, three other actresses took over the part, but ABC finally relented when they realized that no one other than Mulgrew herself would be accepted in the role, and agreed to let the character be killed.

Kate's success in television continued, and she created two more iconic characters that were beloved by fans. Although it only ran one season, Kate's work as the title character in MRS. COLOMBO, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama that year. She then went on to create her most famous television character, Captain Kathryn Janeway, the first female Captain in the newest STAR TREK franchise, STAR TREK VOYAGER. The role won her Best Actress in a Television Series Drama at both the Satellite and Saturn Awards. Kate continues, even now, to be a hard sought after participant in the many STAR TREK and Sci Fi Conventions around the country.

The Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series is for Kate's portrayal of her fourth possibly iconic character, Galina "Red" Reznikov, in Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. As Red, she is the Master Chef of the prison kitchen, and is the behind-the-scenes leader of the female prison's white population. After getting involved in the Russian mafia, Red swiftly climbed the ranks of the organization. Red is feared and respected by most of the prisoners, but her fate has turned recently, and she now does not quite have the power she once did.

At the same time Kate started her professional acting career, her love of theater blossomed with her first role as Emily in OUR TOWN at the American Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford, Connecticut. Her interests took her across the country with work in productions at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many more.

Kate's work in the theater won her a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance for her part in OUR LEADING LADY, and an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance in "Iphigenia 2.0." Her most recognized work was for her captivating performance as Katherine Hepburn, in the one woman show, TEA AT FIVE. She was nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance by the Outer Critics Circle; Outstanding Lead Actress by the Lucille Lortel Awards; and won Best Actress (Touring, Independent Production) at the Carbonell Awards.

Kate has consistently worked throughout her career in films, but has never had the same recognition and achievement that she has won from her television and stage audiences. Although she had roles in some memorable movies such as THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN and cult classics REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS and CAMP NOWHERE, her biggest screen role was bringing her Captain Janeway character in STAR TREK: NEMESIS with co-star Patrick Stewart.

Kate Mulgrew Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kate Mulgrew, The Half-Life of Marie Curie
 
Obie Awards - 2008 - Performance Gold Star
Kate Mulgrew, Iphigenia 2.
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Kate Mulgrew, Tea at Five
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Kate Mulgrew, Tea at Five

Kate Mulgrew News

Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA ‚Ä" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACL Photo Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA ‚Ä" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins today announced the cast for the special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE Announced At Switchyard Theatre Photo THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE Announced At Switchyard Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022

Following up on a successful outdoor run of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Switchyard Theatre Company continues their inaugural season with the production of The Half-Life of Marie Curie. Written by Lauren Gunderson, ‚Äúthe most produced playwright in the country‚ÄĚ according to Variety Magazine, the play brings to life the very human struggle of Madame Curie as she recovers from a nearly career-breaking scandal shortly before winning her second Nobel prize and helping her adopted country in the first World War.

PARADISE SQUARE Writer Larry Kirwan To Receive 2022 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achieveme Photo PARADISE SQUARE Writer Larry Kirwan To Receive 2022 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

Today, Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A) announced that Larry Kirwan will receive its 2022 prestigious annual Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award during an in-person event at the Skylight Room at Rosie O'Grady's in midtown Manhattan on October 24, 2022.

VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind the Scenes of MURDER IN STUDIO ONE Off-Broadway Photo VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind the Scenes of MURDER IN STUDIO ONE Off-Broadway
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb led the cast of a dozen NBC News hosts including Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Jenna Bush Hager in this comedic whodunit adaptation that follows two detectives as they crack the case of a mysterious murder. Watch a behind the scenes look at the making of the performance now!

New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading Photo New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins will present special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

Audible Theater Announces World Premiere of Jade Anouka's HEART Photo Audible Theater Announces World Premiere of Jade Anouka's HEART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced the world premiere of HEART, written by and starring British performer and poet Jade Anouka, directed by Ola Ince.

Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields Will Lead WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL  Photo Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields Will Lead WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL World Premiere in Connecticut
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris and Tony Award winner André De Shields will star in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's new backstage comedy WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL. Get tickets and learn about the production.

TODAY SHOW Hosts Will Star in MURDER IN STUDIO ONE Reading Photo TODAY SHOW Hosts Will Star in MURDER IN STUDIO ONE Reading
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

The hosts of TODAY will perform Murder in Studio One. The performance will take place for one day only on Wednesday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Minetta Lane Theater. Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will lead a cast of a dozen NBC News hosts including Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Jenna Bush Hager in this comedic whodunit adaptation that follows two detectives as they crack the case of a mysterious murder.

AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN is Coming to the Minetta Lane Theatre Photo AN EVENING WITH AMBER IMAN is Coming to the Minetta Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced An Evening with Amber Iman, the next live event from Audible Theater, running for three nights only from Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23. An Evening with Amber Iman will be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released to a global audience as an Audible Original.

Kate Mulgrew Videos

VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind the Scenes of MURDER IN STUDIO ONE Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind the Scenes of MURDER IN STUDIO ONE Off-Broadway
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb led the cast of a dozen NBC News hosts including Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Jenna Bush Hager in this comedic whodunit adaptation that follows two detectives as they crack the case of a mysterious murder. Watch a behind the scenes look at the making of the performance now!

VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE VideoVIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

Audible Theater has just released a new video that goes behind the scenes of The Half-Life of Marie Curie (their current play at the Minetta Lane Theatre), following the project's unique journey from page to stage to earbuds through the eyes of playwright Lauren Gunderson, Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch, actresses Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany, and Audible artistic producer Kate Navin and senior producer Emilia LaPenta.

BWW TV: Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany & More Talk THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE VideoBWW TV: Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany & More Talk THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 26, 2019

Audible Inc. has announced the world premiere of The Half-Life of Marie Curie, an Audible-commissioned work from America's most-produced living playwright Lauren Gunderson, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, and starring Obie Award winner Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black,' Equus) and Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 6 VideoVIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 6
by Macon Prickett - Jul 9, 2018

It's a whole new world. Season 6 of Orange is the New Black arrives July 27.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Launch Date Teaser for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season Six VideoVIDEO: Netflix Shares Launch Date Teaser for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season Six
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2018

Bye Bye Litchfield - it's a whole new world! Today, Netflix released the following teaser video, announcing the season six launch date of the original series, Orange Is the New Black. Season six premieres Friday, July 27 only on Netflix.

VIDEO: Meet Cindy! Lesli Margherita Debuts Her WHO'S HOLIDAY Character in New Promo VideoVIDEO: Meet Cindy! Lesli Margherita Debuts Her WHO'S HOLIDAY Character in New Promo
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2017

Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita will play 'Cindy Lou Who' in the World Premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas comedy in couplets, WHO'S HOLIDAY! to be directed by Carl Andress. Lesli debuted her new character in a Thanksgiving promo for the show yesterday! Meet Cindy below!

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings Touching America The Beautiful Plus RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2017

Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell stunning January 20th performance of at Concert for America. Stokes Mitchell started with a touching rendition of America the Beautiful, then transitioned into his signature RAGTIME tune Wheels of a Dream.

VIDEO: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Cast Talks New Season on 'GMA'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 20, 2016

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK cast members Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Blair Brown and Kate Mulgrew were live in Times Square on this morning's GMA to discuss the return of their hit show.

VIDEO: Full Trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 4 Is Here!
by Caryn Robbins - May 10, 2016

Who will fight, and who will fall? Below, watch the official trailer for the fourth season of Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.

VIDEO: It's a Miracle! OITNB Gang Parody 'Kimmy Schmidt's 'Peeno Noir'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 24, 2016

The gang at Litchfield prison have shared their first single 'Honey Jar,' and the tune sounds awfully familiar to us.


Kate Mulgrew Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kate Mulgrew been in?
Kate Mulgrew has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Kate Mulgrew been in?
Kate Mulgrew has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kate Mulgrew been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Half-Life of Marie Curie , Performance (Obie Awards) for Iphigenia 2.0 Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tea at Five and Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Tea at Five .

What awards has Kate Mulgrew won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Iphigenia 2.0.