Mulgrew, Kate 1955–

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MULGREW, Kate 1955–


Full name, Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew; born April 29, 1955, in Dubuque, IA; daughter of Thomas James (a contractor) and Joan Virginia (a painter; maiden name, Kiernan) Mulgrew; married Robert Harry Egan (a director), July 31, 1982 (divorced, 1995); married Timothy "Tim" Hagan (a politician and consultant), April 19, 1999; children: (first marriage) Ian Thomas, Alexander James (Alec); stepchildren: Eleanor, Marie. Education: Attended Northwestern University and University of Iowa; New York University, A.A., 1976; studied with Stella Adler; trained at Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. Religion: Roman Catholicism.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actress and voice performer. American Shakespeare Company, Stratford, CT, member of company, 1975; appeared in commercials; model; participant at awards presentations. Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA, instructor of audition technique, 1982. Appeared as Admiral Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: The Experience—Borg Invasion 4D, a short film included as part of a Star Trek exhibit. Worked as a waitress. Committee for the Right to Life, member of board of directors; Alzheimer's Association, spokesperson and fund–raiser.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best television actress—drama, 1980, for Mrs. Columbo; Tracey Humanitarian Award, c. 1992, for "On the Rocks," Murphy Brown; Saturn Award, best genre television actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, and Golden Satellite Award, best actress in a series—drama, International Press Academy, both 1998, and Saturn Award nominations, best genre television actress, 1999 and 2000, and best actress on television, 2001, all for Star Trek: Voyager; Audience Award, favorite solo performance, Broadway. com, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding solo performance, and Lucille Lortel Award nomination, outstanding lead actress, League of Off–Broadway Theatres and Producers, all 2003, and Carbonell Award, best actress, 2004, all for Tea at Five; honorary doctorate of letters, Seton Hill University.


Television Appearances; Series:

Mary Ryan Fenelli, Ryan's Hope, ABC, c. 1975–78 and c. 1983.

Kate Columbo/Kate Callahan, Mrs. Columbo (also known as Kate Columbo, Kate Loves a Mystery, and Kate the Detective), NBC, 1979.

Dr. Joanne Springsteen (later known as Dr. Joanne Halloran), Heartbeat, ABC, 1988–89.

Mayor Lisbeth Chardin, Man of the People, NBC, 1991.

Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Star Trek: Voyager), UPN, 1995–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tony Nicholson, The Word, CBS, 1978.

Rachel Clement, The Manions of America, ABC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mother Elizabeth Bayley Seton, A Time for Miracles, ABC, 1980.

Kendall Murphy, Roses Are for the Rich, CBS, 1987.

Hattie Carraway, Roots: The Gift, ABC, 1988.

Sarah Watson, Daddy (also known as Danielle Steel's "Daddy"), NBC, 1991.

Sue Bradley, Fatal Friendship (also known as Friends and Enemies), NBC, 1991.

Antonia Doyle, For Love and Glory (also known as Elysian Fields and Shenandoah), CBS, 1993.

Victoria Riddler, Nightworld: Riddler's Moon (also known as Riddler's Moon), UPN, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Deborah Sampson, The American Woman: Portraits of Courage, 1976.

Host, The Parent Survival Guide, Lifetime, 1989.

Narrator, Expecting Miracles, PBS, 1989.

Inside the New Adventure—Star Trek: Voyager, syndicated, 1995.

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview, UPN, 1996.

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996.

Narrator, Rocketships, The Disney Channel, 1998.

(In archive footage) Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, UPN, 1999.

Herself, America Loves … Star Trek, The National Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Segment host, The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1995.

Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1996.

Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Susan, "Alien Lover," Wide World of Mystery, ABC, 1975.

Garnett McGee, "Act of Love," Dallas, CBS, 1978.

Garnett McGee, "Triangle," Dallas, CBS, 1978.

Maureen McLaughlin, "McLaughlin's Flame," Jessie, ABC, 1984.

Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.

Helen O'Casey, "Time Heals: Parts 1 & 2," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986.

Janet Eldridge, "Strange Bedfellows: Parts 1–3," Cheers, NBC, 1986.

Maura, "Ryan's Doubts," Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1986.

Maura, "Ryan's Wedding," Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1986.

Leslie Chase, "Reservations," Hotel, ABC, 1987.

Sonny Greer, "The Corpse Flew First Class," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Mary Ryan Fenelli, "The Final Show," Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1989.

Hillary Wheaton, "On the Rocks," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Joanna Rollins, "Ever After," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Voice of Red Claw, "The Cat and the Claw: Parts 1 & 2," The Adventures of Batman and Robin (animated; also known as Batman and Batman: The Animated Series), syndicated, 1992.

Maude Gillis, "The Dying Game," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Voice of Isis, "The Mommy's Hand," Mighty Max, 1994.

Voice of Queen Hippsodeth, "From Hippsodeth, with Love," Aladdin (animated; also known as Disney's "Aladdin"), CBS and syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Queen Hippsodeth, "A Sultan Worth His Salt," Aladdin (animated; also known as Disney's "Aladdin"), CBS and syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Red Claw, "The Lion and the Unicorn," The Adventures of Batman and Robin (animated; also known as Batman and Batman: The Animated Series), syndicated, 1995.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1995.

Voice of Anastasia Renard, "Walkabout," Gargoyles (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1996.

Voices of Anastasia Renard and Titania, "The Gathering: Part 1," Gargoyles (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Titania, "The Gathering: Part 2," Gargoyles (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Titania, "Ill Met by Moonlight," Gargoyles (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Titania, "For It May Come True," Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1996.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1998.

Guest, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (also known as Politically Incorrect), ABC, 1997.

Herself, "William Shatner: At Home in the Universe," Life and Times, CBC, 1999.

Shannon O'Donnell, "11:59," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1999.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2000, 2001.

"America's Big Cat Crisis," National Geographic Explorer, MSNBC, c. 2002.

Appeared as Admiral Janeway, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Joan Russell, Jennifer: A Woman's Story, NBC, 1979.

Kate Columbo, Kate Loves a Mystery (also known as Mrs. Columbo: Word Games), NBC, 1979.

Title role, Carly Mills, 1986.

Laura Adams, My Town, ABC, 1986.

Dr. Joanne Springsteen, Heartbeat, ABC, 1988.

Diana Summerfield, Life in Desire, 1990.

Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker (also known as Caretaker), UPN, 1995.

Queen Tyris, Battle Force: Andromeda (also known as Galaxy Force and Nemesis Enforcers), Sci–Fi Channel, 2003.

Television Additional Voices; Animated Series:

Pirates of Darkwater (also known as Dark Water), ABC, 1991–92.

The Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa, ABC, 1992–94.

Film Appearances:

Iseult (Isolde), Lovespell (also known as Summer of the Falcon, Tristan and Iseult, and Tristan and Isolde), 1979, Clar Films, 1981.

Sharon Martin, A Stranger Is Watching, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Major Rayner Fleming, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… (also known as Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous), Orion, 1985.

Margaret Donner, Throw Momma from the Train, Orion, 1987.

Judith Schweitzer, Round Numbers, 1992.

Rachel Prescott, Camp Nowhere, Buena Vista, 1994.

Mrs. Pescoe, Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys (also known as Demolition Day), New Horizons Home Video, 1995.

Trekkies (documentary), Paramount Classics, 1999.

Narrator, Sisters in Resistance (documentary), Women Make Movies, 2000.

(Uncredited) Judgment (also known as Apocalypse IV: Judgment), Cloud Ten Pictures, 2001.

Admiral Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek: Nemesis (also known as Star Trek: Insurrection), Paramount, 2002.

Narrator, Of Ashes and Atoms (documentary), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.

Mary, Perception, Liquid Films, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Blanche, Widower's House, Cyrano Repertory, New York City, 1974.

Emily, Our Town, American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT, 1975.

Desdemona, Othello, Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, 1977.

Jennie Malone, Chapter Two, Coachlight Dinner Theatre, Nanuet, NY, 1980.

Regina, Another Part of the Forest, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1981.

Title role, Major Barbara, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1982.

Margaret (Maggie the cat), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1982.

Kitty Strong, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1983.

Tracy Lord, The Philadelphia Story, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage and Fairbanks, AK, 1983.

Celemine, The Misanthrope, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984.

Isabella, Measure for Measure, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1984.

Charlotte, The Real Thing, Center Theatre Group, James A. Doolittle Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, 1986.

Title role, Hedda Gabler, Center Theatre Group, James A. Doolittle Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, 1986.

Nan Sinclair, The Film Society, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1987.

Tamora, Titus Andronicus, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Alice, Aristocrats, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1990.

Mrs. Prentice, What the Butler Saw, Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1992.

Clea, Black Comedy (produced with White Lies in a double–bill production titled White Liars), Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Dear Liar (staged reading), Youngstown State University Theatre, Youngstown, OH, 2002.

Katharine Hepburn, Tea at Five (solo show), Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 2002, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Kate Hammond, Stay, Zipper Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Julie Cavendish, The Royal Family, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2004.

Title role, Mary Stuart (staged reading), Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy (staged reading), Hartford Stage Company, 2004.

Appeared in other productions, including Orpheus Descending, Circle in the Square, New York City; The Plow and the Stars, Irish Rebel Theatre; and Three Sisters, City Center Theatre, New York City. Appeared in productions at the O'Neill Festival.

Major Tours:

Emily Webb, Absurd Person Singular, Encore Productions, U.S. cities, 1976.

Katharine Hepburn, Tea at Five (solo show), U.S. cities, beginning 2003.

Radio Appearances:

Narrator of Her–Story: Then—Women Pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, a series of radio stories, WAMC (public radio).


Video Games:

Voice of Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Activision, 2000.

Voice of Dr. Mek, Run Like Hell (also known as RLH and Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted), Interplay Entertainment, 2002.

Voice of Lady Kreya, Lords of Everquest, Sony Online Entertainment, 2003.


James Joyce, The Dead and Other Stories from "Dubliners," Audio Editions, 1989.

Elizabeth Gage, Taboo, HarperAudio, 1993.

Barbara Taylor Bradford, Everything to Gain, HarperAudio, 1994.

Edna Buchanan, Miami, It's Murder, HarperAudio, 1994.

Jeri Taylor, Star Trek Voyager—Mosaic (also known as Mosaic), Simon & Schuster, 1996.

(With others) H. G. Wells, The Invisible Man, Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Matthew Lombardo, Tea at Five, HighBridge Audio, 2003.



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Chicago Tribune, January 3, 2000.

Cinefantastique, November, 1997, pp. 84–86.

Cleveland, February, 2000.

Cult Times, June, 1997, pp. 10–13.

Entertainment Weekly, January 20, 1995, p. 14.

InStyle, December, 1997, p. 179.

McCall's, January, 2000.

Ms., May, 1995.

Parade, July 14, 1996, p. 10.

People Weekly, July 5, 1999, p. 114.

Sci–Fi TV, February, 1999.

Starburst Special, October, 1999, pp. 16–23.

Starlog, March, 1995; July, 1996.

Star Trek, October, 2000.

Star Trek Monthly, January, 2001.

TV Guide, October 8, 1994, pp. 16–17; January 14, 1995, pp. 14–15; July 15, 1995, pp. 6–8, 10, 11; August 24, 1996, p. 18; March 29, 2003, p. 13.

TV Zone, September, 1996, pp. 29–37; July, 2000.

TV Zone Special, May, 2001, pp. 10–13.

Working Mother, September, 1995.


Playbill Online,, March 16, 2003.

Totally Kate,, March 14, 2005.

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