Kate Nelligan

Actor
The distinguished career of stage and screen veteran Kate Nelligan was graced by creative highs and accolades. An actress whose range encompassed both roles of passion and harsh resolve, the Canadian native made her way ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1951 in London, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Premonition 2007 (Movie)

Joanne (Actor)

A Wrinkle in Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

Olive Worthington (Actor)

Boy Meets Girl 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stolen Moments 1998 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

U.S. Marshals 1998 (Movie)

US Marshal Walsh (Actor)

Margaret's Museum 1997 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

Joanna Kennelly (Actor)

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

Constance (Actor)

Into the Deep 1994 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Spoils of War 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

Charlotte Randall (Actor)

Fatal Instinct 1993 (Movie)

Lana Ravine (Actor)

Liar, Liar 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Old Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadows and Fog 1992 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Frankie and Johnny 1991 (Movie)

Cora (Actor)

The Prince of Tides 1991 (Movie)

Lila Wingo Newbury (Actor)

Three Hotels 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The White Room 1990 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Control 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Eleni 1985 (Movie)

Eleni Gatzoyiannis (Actor)

The Mystery of Henry Moore 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Without a Trace 1983 (Movie)

Susan Selky (Actor)

Eye of the Needle 1981 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Therese Raquin 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Patman 1980 (Movie)

Peabody (Actor)

Dracula 1979 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

The Arcata Promise 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Onedin Line 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Licking Hitler 1976 (Movie)

Anna Seaton (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Romantic Englishwoman 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Mother's Prayer (TV Show)

Actor

A Wrinkle in Time (Movie)

Mrs. Which (Actor)

Calm at Sunset (TV Show)

Actor

Human Cargo (Movie)

Nina Wade (Actor)

In From the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Strange (TV Show)

Actor

Marcel Proust: A Writer's Life (TV Show)

Narrator

Measure For Measure (TV Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Vote (TV Show)

Actor

The Diamond Fleece (TV Show)

Actor

Victims (TV Show)

Actor

Walter and Henry (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Breast Cancer Diaries 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

The distinguished career of stage and screen veteran Kate Nelligan was graced by creative highs and accolades. An actress whose range encompassed both roles of passion and harsh resolve, the Canadian native made her way to the illustrious stages of England before taking aim at the equally impressive stages on Broadway. From the stark drama of David Hare's "Plenty" to the silver screen whimsy of "Frankie and Johnny" (1991), Nelligan's career was a testament to the actress' ability to diversify her talents while successfully avoiding the punishment of being typecast.

Relationships

Patrick Nelligan

Father

Josephine Nelligan

Mother
was institutionalized for alcohol abuse and psychological problems from the time her daughter was a teenager died in 1974 at age 47

Robert Reale

Husband
born c. 1956 married February 19, 1989

Gabriel Reale

Son
born on July 23, 1992 father, Robert Reale

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England

York University

North York , Ontario

Milestones

2007

Cast as Sandra Bullock's mother in the thriller, "Premonition"

2004

Starred in the Canadian television miniseries, "Human Cargo"

2001

Co-starred in the Canadian TV-movie, "Walter and Henry"

1999

Had cameo role as Paul Rudd's mother in "The Cider House Rules"

1995

Appeared in the female-driven ensemble of "How to Make an American Quilt"

1993

Played Kate in TV adaptation of Harold Pinter's "Old Times"

1991

Starred in PBS adaptation of Jon Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels"

1991

Cast as the imperious Lila Wingo in the film version of "The Prince of Tides"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1991

Earned praise for supporting role in "Frankie and Johnnie"

1988

Garnered third Tony nod for "Serious Money"

1988

Cast as the free-spirited mother raising her young son in Michael Weller's semi-autobiographical play "Spoils of War"; recreated role in 1994 ABC adaptation

1985

Portrayed writer Virginia Woolf in the Off-Broadway production "Virginia"

1985

Breakthrough film role, "Eleni"

1984

Earned second Tony nomination for her portrayal of Josie Hogan in revival of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten"

1983

Broadway debut, "Plenty"; received Tony nomination

1981

Delivered a strong performance as the heroine "Therese Raquin" in British TV adaptation; aired on PBS in USA

1981

Moved to Los Angeles

1976

Appeared on syndicated TV series, "The Onedin Line"

1975

US TV debut, "The Count of Monte Cristo"

1975

Film debut, "The Romantic Englishwoman"

1974

London stage debut, "Knuckle"

1972

Professional stage debut in "Barefoot in the Park" at Little Theatre, Bristol, England

1972

Joined the Bristol Old Vic repertory company

Bonus Trivia

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As a teenager, Nelligan was the top-ranked Canadian woman amateur tennis player.

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