KATHLEEN QUINLAN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Kathleen Denise Quinlan                                                     
Born: 19 November 1954 Pasadena, California                                       
Kathleen Denise Quinlan (born November 19, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated   
American actress, mostly seen on television and in motion pictures.               
Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, the daughter of Josephine (née Zachry),
a military supply supervisor, and Robert Quinlan, a television sports director.   
She was raised in Mill Valley, California, where she attended Tamalpais High     
School and began her acting career. She has been married to actor Bruce Abbott   
since 1994. They have two children.                                               
Quinlan 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 (for which she earned a       
Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress-Motion Picture Drama, and for her       
Golden Globe-nominated and Oscar-nominated role (both for Best Supporting         
Actress) as Marilyn Lovell in 1995's Apollo 13. She also made a mark as Jim       
Morrison's Celtic Pagan lover Patricia Kennealy in Oliver Stone's The Doors. Her 
most recent work was on the TV series House, the 2006 remake of the horror       
classic "The Hills Have Eyes", and in the 2007 film, Breach.