Kate Mulgrew is an American actress known for her role on Orange Is The New Black, Warehouse 13 and Star Trek: Voyager. Kate started her acting career at a young age but got her big break when she was cast in Ryan’s Hope – a daytime soap opera. She has also appeared in The Ballad of Soapy Smith, A Time for Miracles, The Film Society, Absurd Person Singular and The Word. Kate has also bagged a few awards; notable among them are a Golden Globe Award, an Obie Award and a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award.
Keep reading below for more information on Kate Mulgrew.
Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew was born in Dubuque, Iowa, the United States on the 29th of April 1955. She was born to Thomas James Mulgrew, a contractor and Joan Virginia, a painter and artist. The Mulgrew family is a large one with a total of eight children of which Kate is the oldest.
She attended the Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa and with her mother’s support, she joined summer acting school at the age of 12. Although she was disqualified because of her age, Kate was successful in the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art audition at the age of 16. The young Kate proceeded to the Stella Alder Conservatory of Acting in conjunction with New York University, but she spent only one year before leaving to pursue an acting career.
Kate had her first child out of wedlock and was forced to give up her daughter for adoption three days after delivery. As the years rolled by, the actress began a search for her and to achieve this feat, she employed the services of a private detective. Eventually, in 1998, after a 22-year-long search, her long-lost daughter contacted her through the telephone. Her daughter is identified as Danielle Gaudette and she earns a living as a yoga instructor. Danielle also confessed that she was also searching for her biological mother.
Since finding her daughter, the duo has become very close; Kate’s 2015 memoir titled Born With Teeth is a chronicle of her life as a single mother who had no other choice than to give her daughter up for adoption at the start of her career. It also described their reunion in 2001. The book’s title is in reference to the fact that Kate was born with neonatal teeth.
Height & Weight
The famous actress has her height listed as 5 feet 5 inches with a body weight of 79 kg. Her body measurements have been quoted as 40-32-42 for her bust-waist-hips respectively. She also wears a 38B bra size, 8 US shoe size and 14 US dress size.
Kate’s net worth has continued to grow over the years with her work in both theatre and television. Her annual income is not public knowledge but her net worth has been pegged at an impressive $8 million by a reliable source. It is expected that this amount will grow in the near future as Kate Mulgrew is still taking on roles in the entertainment industry.
Other Facts About Kate Mulgrew
- 1. Social Media Profile
The veteran entertainer has an impressive presence on the social media. More than 68.6 thousand people follow her on Twitter and she has amassed over 40k followers on Facebook and her Instagram account has garnered more than 51.8 followers.
- 2. Relationship Timeline
Kate’s first marriage was with Robert H. Egan – a theatre director. The couple got married on the 31st of July 1982 but eventually ended their marriage in 1995 after having two sons – Ian Thomas who was born in 1983 and Alexander James, born in 1984.
On the 19th of April 1999, Kate Mulgrew married Timothy F. Hagan – a democratic politician. However, their marriage ended in 2014. Although Kate and Tim didn’t have kids together, Kate acquired two step-daughters – Marie Hagan and Eleanor Hagan, from Tim.
- 3. Charity
Kate Mulgrew has been deeply involved in philanthropy for a long time. She is active as the voice of Cleveland’s MetroHealth System and also sits on the National Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association. Her involvement with Alzheimer’s started when her mom became diagnosed with the disease and she has remained steadfast in the cause even after her mother passed away in 2006.