Kate Mulgrew Biography

Kate Mulgrew

Quick Facts Of Kate Mulgrew

Celebrated Name Kate Mulgrew
Age 64 Years
Nick Name Kate Mulgrew
Birth Name Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew
Birth Date 1955-04-29
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Place Of Birth Dubuque, Iowa, U.S
Nationality American
Ethnicity Irish
High School Wahlert High School
University New York University
Educational Qualification Associate’s Degree
Father Thomas James Mulgrew
Mother Joan Virginia
Religion Catholic
Marital Status Divorced (SIngle)
Spouse Robert H. Egan (M. 1982; Div. 1995) and Tim Hagan (M. 1999; Div. 2014)
Children Alexander James, Ian Thomas Egan and Danielle
Body Measurement 40-32-42 inches
Bra Cup Size 38B
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Weight 79 kg
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Dress Size 14 (US)
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Net Worth $8 Million
Favorite Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Style Edgy
Links Wikipedia 

Multi-Award winning actress, Kate Mulgrew is known for portraying as Galina Red Reznikov on the popular series, Orange Is The New Black. She is also one of the leading characters of the science fiction series, Star Trek: Voyager.

Famous For

  • Her roles of Orange Is The New Black series.

Early Life of Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew was born in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Irish.

Her birth name is Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew. He was born to Father Thomas James Mulgrew a contractor and Mother Joan Virginia an artist and painter.

She was the eldest daughter of an Irish Catholic family of eight children. At the age of 12, she showed interest in acting and joined summer acting school with encouragement from her mother.

At the age of 16, she successfully auditioned for the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art but disappointed to be told that she was too young to join the academy.

She completed her schooling from the Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa and went to join the Stella Alder Conservatory of Acting in conjunction with New York University, which she left after a year. She earned an associate’s degree and dropped out from the university in order to pursue a career in acting.

Career of Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew began her acting career with appearances in the Theatre play and TV series, Our Town and The Wide World of Mystery in 1975. She became fan’s favorite at a very short period which encouraged her to move further with acting.

Following her passion, later she appeared in various series & theatre plays and also made films debut in 1981. Some of her notable movies and Television series, are Absurd Person Singular, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, The Film Society, The word, A Time for Miracles and few others.

Currently, she portrays the character, Galina Red Reznikva in an American comedy-drama web television series; Orange is the New Black alongside Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, and others.

Awards and Achievements of Kate Mulgrew

She was nominated for the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role as Mrs. Columbo in 1980 and won the ‘Tracy Humanitarian Award’ and ‘Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television in 1992 and 1998 respectively.

Similarly, she went on to win the ‘Carbonell Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Tea at Five’, ‘Obie Award, for Outstanding Performance in ‘Iphigenia’ and ‘Satellite Award’ for Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black’.

Furthermore, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for Artistic Contribution from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and so on.

Net Worth of Kate Mulgrew

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.

Personal Life of Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew has maintained her acting career despite struggling for a long. She got pregnant at the age of eighteen but place the baby for adoption. The father’s name of that child has not been made public.

Later, she married a democratic politician, Tim Hagan in 1999. The couple remained together for almost 15 years and split up.

She then married for the second time with Robert H.Egan in 1982. They have two sons, Alexander James, and Ian Thomas Egan. They were living a happy life together unless they called off their marriage due to personal reasons.

Currently, she is single and has not bruited to any love affairs. However, she is now linked with her first child whom she gave to adoption. They have grown very close to each other.

Body Measurements of Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew has the height of 5 feet 5 inches. Her body weighs 79kg. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Furthermore, her bra size is 38B, dress size is 14 (US), and shoe size is 8 (US). Her body measurements are 40-32-42 inches.

Did You Know?

  • Kate Mulgrew released her biography, ‘Born With Teeth’, in 2015 which is about her Irish – Catholic background and career in acting. She talks of being an unmarried mother and her later reunion with the child.
  • Her biological daughter, Danielle, works as a yoga instructor and has remained in contact with her.
  • She has a house in Brentwood, California and a Labrador called Gracie. Her net worth is $ 5 million.
  • Won the award for Best Actress at the 29th annual Carbonell Awards for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in "Tea at Five".
  • Her acting mentor is Helen Gallagher.

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