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Kathleen Denise Quinlan, (1954-11-19) November 19, 1954 (age 59), Pasadena, California, U.S.
Bruce Abbott (April 12, 1994-present) 2 children
Kathleen Denise Quinlan (born November 19, 1954) is an American actress, mostly seen on television and in motion pictures.
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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 April 12, 1994. They have a son, Tyler (born 1990).
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). As a young actress, she guest-starred in several 1970s television series including Police Woman, Ironside, Emergency!, Kojak and The Waltons.
She has appeared in over 50 films, but is perhaps 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 in a Motion Picture-Drama, and for a Golden Globe and Oscar nominated turn in the Best Supporting Actress category as an astronaut's wife, Marilyn Lovell, in the 1995 true story Apollo 13 opposite Tom Hanks.
Quinlan also made a mark as Jim Morrison's Celtic Pagan lover Patricia Kennealy in Oliver Stone's The Doors, and won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Supporting Actress-Suspense, for Breakdown (1997) with Kurt Russell. Her recent work includes the TV series House, the 2006 remake of the horror classic The Hills Have Eyes and as the wife of a government traitor in the 2007 film Breach.
On November 10, 2008, TV Guide reported that Quinlan would join Fox drama Prison Break in a recurring role as a high-ranking player within the Company. Quinlan played Michael and Lincoln's mother, Christina Rose Scofield, who never died but, in fact, has been working for the Company.
Kathleen stars in Pieter Gaspersz' AFTER (2011) as Nora Valentino and joins a powerful cast of John Doman, Pablo Schreiber and Sabrina Gennarino in the drama about secrets and how far we will go to protect the ones we love.
Kathleen made an appearance as Senator Michaels (2011) in the episode 'Alliances' from the sci-fi series Stargate Universe.
One Is a Lonely Number
(as Kathy Quinlan)
Can Ellen Be Saved?
Where Have All The People Gone?
The Missing Are Deadly
The Abduction of Saint Anne
The Turning Point of Jim Malloy
Little Ladies of the Night
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Nominated -- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Nightmare in Blood
The Runner Stumbles
Nancy McAllister/Marie Adamson
She's in the Army Now
Pvt. Cass Donner
Mary Ann Taylor
Twilight Zone: The Movie
The Last Winter
When She Says No
MystFest Award for Best Actress
Children of the Night
Dreams Lost, Dreams Found
Mary Ann Marshall
An American Story
Trial by Jury
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture,
Nominated -- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Nominated -- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture,
Nominated -- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
In the Lake of the Woods
Zeus and Roxanne
Mary Beth Dunhill
Peters, Med Tech
A Civil Action
(TV Series) (68 episodes)
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke
The Battle of Shaker Heights
The Dead Will Tell
The Hills Have Eyes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Episode "Monster in the Box"
Made of Honor
Christina Rose Scofield
Adult Film: A Hollywood Tale
The River Why
Episode "Born This Way"
Chicago Fire (tv) 2013