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Kathleen Quinlan

Kathleen Quinlan
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Kathleen Quinlan Biography

Kathleen Quinlan (born Kathleen Denise Quinlan on November 19, 1954 in Pasadena, California) is an American actress, mostly seen on television and motion pictures. She was raised in Mill Valley, California. She made her film debut in George Lucas' 1973 nostalgic look at the early sixties, American Graffiti at the age of 19 (although she did appear in an uncredited role in 1972's One is a Lonely Number). She has appeared in over fifty films, but is best known for her roles as Deborah, a schizophrenic, in the film version of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and for her Oscar-nominated role as Marilyn Lovell in 1995's Apollo 13. She also made a mark as Jim Morrison's Wiccan lover Patricia Kennealy in Oliver Stone's The Doors. She has been married to actor Bruce Abbott since 1994. They have two children. Read Full Bio >>

Kathleen Quinlan Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actress - Suspense Breakdown (1997/I). Won
1996 Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Apollo 13 (1995). Nominated
1996 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Apollo 13 (1995). Nominated
1996 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Apollo 13 (1995). Nominated
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Apollo 13 (1995). Won

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Kathleen Quinlan Trivia

  • Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.
  • Was a gymnast in high school.
  • Her leading role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977) was previously intended for Natalie Wood, who had unrealized plans to both produce and star in that film.
  • Graduate of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California where she was an accomplished diver.


Kathleen Quinlan Photos

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    "Cinema Verite" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" Hollywood Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Catch Me If You Can" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Apollo 13: IMAX Experience" Hollywood Premiere - Arrivals

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    The Battle of Shaker Heights Movie Premiere

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    Environmental Media Awards

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