Kathleen Quinlan

Kathleen Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, the only child of Josephine (Zachry), a military supply supervisor, and Robert Quinlan, a television sports director. She grew up in Mill Valley, Ca, and got her break in acting when George Lucas came to her high school to cast for his movie Amer...

Born on November 19, 1954

Pasadena, California, USA

Height 1.65m / 5' 5"

Biography

Kathleen Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, the only child of Josephine (Zachry), a military supply supervisor, and Robert Quinlan, a television sports director. She grew up in Mill Valley, Ca, and got her break in acting when George Lucas came to her high school to cast for his movie American Graffiti (1973). She followed up her one-line role four years later with Lifeguard (1976), and then several roles in the late 1970s and 1980s. Her breakthrough performance came in 1977, as Deborah in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977). She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1995 for Apollo 13 (1995). She starred in the TV series Family Law (1999), but her contract stipulated that she cannot work later than 6 pm, so she can be home with her husband, She currently works in Film and Television (2015). Bruce Abbott, son Tyler Abbott (b. October 17, 1990), and stepson Dalton Abbott (b. October 4, 1989).Read More

Known For

Trivia

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.

Was considered for the role of "Clarice Starling" in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), but Jodie Foster who went on to receive an Academy Award for her performance, was cast instead.

Stepmother of Dalton Abbott.

Has a son, Tyler Quinlan Abbott (born October 17, 1990), with Bruce Abbott.

Graduate of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California where she was an accomplished diver.

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.

Was a gymnast in high school.

Quotes

I like to go to openings when I'm in it, or friends are in it.

It's just too egotistical to think that we are the only lifeform in the universe.

I like to think of myself as kind of a sculptor, only I sculpt people.

I am really a sea creature. Just a mammal that lost its fins.

I filmed underwater for two days in the open ocean with dolphins.

In a world where there is so much sadness and so much to be afraid of, good things do happen to people. Romance is still something we can find even if we're not consciously looking for it.

My dream job has already happened.

At this point in my career, Apollo 13 is a million light years away.

I didn't think I was an actor and fought it for a long time. Nobody paid for that but me.

There are not many roles where women are really active.

Spouses

Bruce Abbott Bruce Abbott April 12, 1994 - present (1 child)

Filmography

Ironside Ironside PeggyLynch(1episode,1974)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Jill(1episode,1974)
Emergency! Emergency! Janet(1episode,1973)
The Waltons The Waltons SelinaLinville(2episodes,1974-1976)
Kojak Kojak JanetConforti(1episode,1974)
American Graffiti  American Graffiti  Peg(asKathyQuinlan)
Lucas Tanner Lucas Tanner JoyceHowell(2episodes,1974)
Police Woman Police Woman DebbieSweet(1episode,1974)
Can Ellen Be Saved?  Can Ellen Be Saved?  Melissa
Lucas Tanner Lucas Tanner JoyceHowell
The Missing Are Deadly  The Missing Are Deadly  Michelle
Where Have All the People Gone  Where Have All the People Gone  DeborahAnders
Good Morning America Good Morning America Herself(1episode,1979)
Joe Forrester Joe Forrester (1episode,1975)
Switch Switch RobinMorgan(1episode,1975)
Three for the Road Three for the Road (1episode,1975)
The Abduction of Saint Anne  The Abduction of Saint Anne  AnneBenedict
The Turning Point of Jim Malloy  The Turning Point of Jim Malloy  EdithEvans
Lifeguard  Lifeguard  Wendy
Airport '77  Airport '77  Julie
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden  I Never Promised You a Rose Garden  DeborahBlake
Little Ladies of the Night  Little Ladies of the Night  KarenBrodwick
The Runner Stumbles  The Runner Stumbles  SisterRita
Sunday Lovers  Sunday Lovers  Laurie(segment"Skippy")
She's in the Army Now  She's in the Army Now  Pvt.CassDonner
Hanky Panky  Hanky Panky  JanetDunn
Independence Day  Independence Day  MaryAnnTaylor
The Last Winter  The Last Winter  Joyce
When She Says No  When She Says No  RoseMichaels
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock Presents AnnFoley/...(2episodes,1986-1988)
Blackout  Blackout  ChrisGraham
Children of the Night  Children of the Night  LoisLee
Warning Sign  Warning Sign  JoanieMorse
Man Outside  Man Outside  GraceFreemont
Biography Biography Herself(1episode,2001)
Wild Thing  Wild Thing  Jane
Clara's Heart  Clara's Heart  LeonaHart
Sunset  Sunset  NancyShoemaker
Trapped  Trapped  MaryAnnMarshall
The Hidden Room The Hidden Room Julia(1episode,1993)
The Doors  The Doors  PatriciaKennealy
Strays  Strays  LindseyJarrett
An American Story  An American Story  HopeTyler
Diagnosis Murder Diagnosis Murder Dr.KateDelieb(1episode,1999)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself(1episode,1995)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Herself(2episodes,1995-1997)
Tribeca Tribeca Karen(1episode,1993)
Last Light  Last Light  KathyRubicek
Stolen Babies  Stolen Babies  Bekka
Trial by Jury  Trial by Jury  Wanda
Apollo 13  Apollo 13  MarilynLovell
Perfect Alibi  Perfect Alibi  MelanieBauers
The Rosie O'Donnell Show The Rosie O'Donnell Show Herself(1episode,1999)
In the Lake of the Woods  In the Lake of the Woods  KathyWaylan
Breakdown  Breakdown  AmyTaylor
Event Horizon  Event Horizon  Peters,MedTech
Lawn Dogs  Lawn Dogs  ClareStockard
Zeus and Roxanne  Zeus and Roxanne  MaryBethDunhill
A Civil Action  A Civil Action  AnneAnderson
My Giant  My Giant  SerenaKamin
Picture Windows Picture Windows Hooker(1episode,1995)
Hollywood Squares Hollywood Squares Herself(10episodes,1999-2001)
Showbiz Today Showbiz Today Herself(1episode,1995)
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke  Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke  NanalineDuke
Family Law Family Law LynnHolt(68episodes,1999-2002)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation BarbaraTallman(1episode,2007)
The 68th Annual Academy Awards  The 68th Annual Academy Awards  Herself-Nominee:BestActressinaSupportingRole
Project Greenlight Project Greenlight Herself(unknownepisodes)
The Riverman  The Riverman  SandeKeppel
HBO First Look HBO First Look Herself(2episodes,1998-2007)
El padrino  El padrino  JudgeScorsi
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13  Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13  Herself
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13  Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 
The Battle of Shaker Heights  The Battle of Shaker Heights  Eve
The Road of Excess  The Road of Excess  Herself
Blessings  Blessings  MeredithBlessing
Perfect Romance  Perfect Romance  TessKelly
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina  Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina  Herself-Actress
Breach  Breach  BonnieHanssen
House House ArleneMcNeil(1episode,2006)
The Dead Will Tell  The Dead Will Tell  BethHytner
The Hills Have Eyes  The Hills Have Eyes  EthelCarter
Prison Break Prison Break ChristinaRoseScofield(9episodes,2008-2009)
Fogbound Fogbound KarenWilson
The Canary Sedan The Canary Sedan AnnFoley
Understanding Understanding Janet
A Mother's Son A Mother's Son LynnHolt
Admissions Admissions LynnHolt
Affairs of the State Affairs of the State LynnHolt
Against All Odds Against All Odds LynnHolt
Alienation of Affection Alienation of Affection LynnHolt
All in the Family All in the Family LynnHolt
Americans Americans LynnHolt
Are You My Father? Are You My Father? LynnHolt
Arlene's Choice Arlene's Choice LynnHolt
Blood and Water Blood and Water LynnHolt
Bringing Up Babies Bringing Up Babies LynnHolt
Celano v. Foster Celano v. Foster LynnHolt
Damages Damages LynnHolt
Decisions Decisions LynnHolt
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