Kathleen Quinlan

Actor
Academy Award-nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan enjoyed a lengthy, diverse career that encompassed roles as an ingnue, romantic leading lady, supporting player, and on the rare occasion, formidable character actress ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1954 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

After 2014 (Movie)

Nora Valentino (Actor)

Horns 2014 (Movie)

Lydia Perrish (Actor)

The Dissection of Thanksgiving 2014 (Movie)

Carol Morgan (Actor)

Chicago Fire 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Elektra Luxx 2011 (Movie)

Rebecca Linbrook (Actor)

Glee 2011 (Tv Show)

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SGU: Stargate Universe 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Event 2010 (Tv Show)

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Humble Pie 2009 (Movie)

Agnes (Actor)

Prison Break 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Breach 2007 (Movie)

Bonnie Hanssen (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

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Poundcake 2007 (Movie)

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The River Why 2007 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

House 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Hills Have Eyes 2006 (Movie)

Ethel Carter (Actor)

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

Margaret Scorsi (Actor)

Project Greenlight 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 (Movie)

Eve Ernswiler (Actor)

Family Law 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Al Pacino: Inside Out 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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American Graffiti: Then and Now 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

Anne Anderson (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Lawn Dogs 1998 (Movie)

Clare (Actor)

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

Serena (Actor)

Breakdown 1997 (Movie)

Amy Taylor (Actor)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

Peters (Actor)

Zeus and Roxanne 1997 (Movie)

Mary Beth (Actor)

Picture Windows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

Marilyn Lovell (Actor)

Perfect Alibi 1994 (Movie)

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Trial By Jury 1994 (Movie)

Wanda (Actor)

Strays 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Patricia Kennealy (Actor)

The Operation 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Trapped 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Clara's Heart 1988 (Movie)

Leona Hart (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Nancy Shoemaker (Actor)

Man Outside 1987 (Movie)

Grace Freemont (Actor)

Wild Thing 1987 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Children of the Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Blackout 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Warning Sign 1985 (Movie)

Joanie Morse (Actor)

Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

Helen Foley (Actor)

Hanky Panky 1982 (Movie)

Janet Dunn (Actor)

Independence Day 1982 (Movie)

Mary Ann Taylor (Actor)

Sunday Lovers 1981 (Movie)

Lauri (Actor)

The Last Winter 1981 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

The Promise 1979 (Movie)

Nancy--Marie (Actor)

The Runner Stumbles 1978 (Movie)

Sister Rita (Actor)

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977 (Movie)

Deborah Blake (Actor)

Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Lifeguard 1976 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

The Abduction of Saint Anne 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Lucas Tanner 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

Peg (Actor)

An American Story (TV Show)

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Blackout (Movie)

Chris Graham (Actor)

Blessings (TV Show)

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Can Ellen Be Saved? (TV Show)

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Cinema Verite (TV Show)

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Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (TV Show)

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In the Lake of the Woods (TV Show)

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Last Light (TV Show)

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Little Ladies of the Night (TV Show)

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Perfect Romance (TV Show)

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She's in the Army Now (TV Show)

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Stolen Babies (TV Show)

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The Dead Will Tell (TV Show)

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The Missing Are Deadly (TV Show)

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The Riverman (TV Show)

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When She Says No (TV Show)

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Biography

Academy Award-nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan enjoyed a lengthy, diverse career that encompassed roles as an ingénue, romantic leading lady, supporting player, and on the rare occasion, formidable character actress. Audiences were given their first brief glimpse of her in George Lucas' sophomore effort, "American Graffiti" (1973), followed by more substantial parts that led to her first starring role in the affecting drama "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" (1977). She ably carried the Joe Dante-directed segment of the tragedy-plagued "Twilight Zone: The Movie" (1983), and gave a devilishly seductive performance in the Jim Morrison biopic "The Doors" (1991). Quinlan elevated her status in director Ron Howard's NASA docudrama "Apollo 13" (1995) with a role that earned her critical raves. She had high-profile co-starring roles in features such as the thriller "Breakdown" (1997) and the space-horror movie "Event Horizon" (1997), as well as enjoyed a run as the star of her own legal drama with "Family Law" (CBS, 1999-2002). Quinlan occasionally revisited the horror genre with films such as the remake "The Hills Have Eyes" (2006), as well as periodic returns to television for work that included a run on the final season of "Prison Break" (Fox, 2005-09). Versatility was truly the hallmark of Quinlan's impressive acting career; one in which she either led a production's cast or lent it invaluable support, each with an admirable artistic dexterity.

Relationships

Bruce Abbott Actor

Husband
Met 1989 during filming of USA Network movie "Trapped" Married April 12, 1994

Tyler Abbott

Son
born on October 17, 1990 father, Bruce Abbott

Dalton Abbott

Step-Son
born on October 4, 1989 mother, Linda Hamilton

Al Pacino Actor

Companion
Began dating in 1979 Broke up in 1981

Robert Quinlan

Father
died in the 1980s

Josephine Quinlan

Mother
worked at The Presidio overseeing the gun supply

EDUCATION

Tamalpais High School

Mill Valley , California

Milestones

2006

Co-starred in a remake of the Wes Craven thriller, "The Hills Have Eyes"

1999

Starred in the CBS drama "Family Law", alongside Dixie Carter

1998

Cast as a mother seeking answers about a community health issue in "A Civil Action"

1998

Starred along with Billy Crystal and basketball player Gherghe Muresan in "My Giant"

1997

Co-starred with Kurt Russell in the surprise hit "Breakdown"

1995

Co-starred in "Apollo 13"; earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1989

Played recurring role on CBS TV series "Wolf"

1981

Featured in busted ABC pilot for "She's in the Army Now"

1979

New York stage debut "Taken in Marriage" at New York Shakespeare Festival; first time working with Dixie Carter; Meryl Streep also co-starred

1977

Starred in feature "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden"

1974

TV acting debut, "Where Have All the People Gone?"

1973

Film acting debut, a one-line part in "American Graffiti"

1972

Appeared as diving double for Trish Van Devere in "One Is a Lonely Number"

Raised in Mill Valley, California

As a child, suffered from allergy-induced asthma

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