Kate Mulgrew was born in Dubuque, Iowa on April 29, 1955. She dropped out of New York University in her junior year to pursue acting. One of her earliest roles was that of Mary Ryan on the ABC soap opera, Ryan's Hope. A few years later, she played the wife of a popular television detective named Columbo in the television series Kate Loves a Mystery.
Mulgrew's film credits include Lovespell, A Stranger is Watching, Round Numbers, Camp Nowhere, and others. She's also starred in a number of television movies including A Time for Miracles, My Town, Carly Mills, Roses are for the Rich, Heartbeat, Daddy, Fatal Friendship, and more.
Her television guest starring roles including ones on the series Dallas, Cheers, Murder She Wrote, Gargoyles, and Murphy Brown. She is best known for her role as the first female captain to lead one of the Star Trek series, Star Trek: Voyager. She also had a cameo appearance as Admiral Janeway in the movie, Star Trek: Nemesis.
Kate also has appeared in several theater productions. Her most famous stage role is that of legend Katherine Hepburn in Tea at Five. Kate Mulgrew is married to politician Tim Hagan and used her role as Captain Janeway to help campaign and raise money for his political campaign.
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