The career of Kate Mulgrew has been a distinguished one in the spheres of television, theatre, and film. She’s just as adept at drama and comedy and this is proved by the numerous and the wide-ranging characters that she has enacted. She began performing while she was in her teens.
She was born on the 29th of April in 1955, in Dubuque. Her parents are Joan and Thomas Mulgrew and her childhood was spent in countryside Iowa. While in her teens, Mulgrew found out her enthusiasm for acting. She went to several acting camps during her summer seasons. After the completion of high school, she got enrolled at the University of New York and did her studies at Stella Adler Conservatory. She got the associate’s degree, before dropping out for focusing on her acting career.
Her career in theatre, television and the big screen
Among her distinguished theatrical parts are in include Emily in Our Town, the part of Tracy Lord in “Philadelphia Story,” Hedda Gabler,” and her enactment of Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five.” She enacted the charter of Clytemnestra in “Iphigenia 2.0.” Of late, she realized a lasting dream by playing Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s classic play’s production at Hartford Stage.
Among her striking TV parts are her roles in Ryan’s Hope, Mrs. Colombo, and Heartbeat. 1995 saw Mulgrew in the iconic character of Captain Kathryn Janeway of “Star Trek: Voyager.”
Amongst her motion pictures is “Throw Momma from the Train,” the classic slapstick, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, & “The Response,” the docudrama.
Her career achievements and social works
She was the winner of an award in Tea at five for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn. She was also the winner of Off-Broadway’s Obie Award in Iphigenia 2.0 for her enactment of Clytemnestra.
She’s been successful in raising millions of dollars in support of study of Alzheimer’s disease.