Kathleen Quinlan

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Kathy Quinlan
Nov 19, 1954 (age 63)
5' 5" (1.65m)
AFTRA | SAG Eligible
Brown (Short)
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    Noted for her ability to consistently deliver honest and inspired
    performances on film, television and the stage, Kathleen Quinlan is an
    actress who strikes a true balance between critical and popular acclaim.

    Quinlan most recently finished filming "AFTER"; with John Doman ( The Wire)
    playing the wife and Mother of a post 9/11 Family.
    "The River Why" starring Zach Gilford, in which she plays the character of
    "MA" opposite Mr. Gilford and William Hurt.
    Previous to this she worked on the comedy "Eagles in the Chicken Coop"
    which was nominated at the Milan Film Festival. She relished playing Mary
    Bernstein, the slick "soft porn" producer.
    "Electra Luxx" written by Sebastian Guttirez starring Carla Gugino in
    which she plays a famous romance novelist.
    Kathleen also filmed "Made of Honor" with Patrick Dempsey.
    Previously she starred opposite Chris Cooper in "Breach" for Universal

    In "Humble Pie", which played at the prestigious AFI film festival,
    Kathleen plays a mid life crisis Mom on the verge of divorce who finds
    enlightenment through tap dancing.

    She has also starred in Touchstone Pictures "A Civil Action" alongside an
    ensemble cast that includes John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H. Macy,
    and John Lithgow.

    Quinlan received a Best Supporting Actress" nominations from both the
    Academy Awards and Golden Globes for her touching, heartfelt portrayal of
    Marilyn Lovell, the wife of Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) in Ron
    Howards box office smash, "Apollo 13".

    Quinlan was also featured in the Independent Film "Lawn Dogs" as the mother
    of a 10-year old (Mischa Barton) who discovers friendship with local
    eccentric (Sam Rockwell) who mows the lawns of her well-to-do neighborhood.
    "Lawn Dogs" premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

    Among her numerous feature film credits was her indelible performance as
    Patricia Kennealy, the seductive witch who captivated Jim Morrison (Val
    Kilmer) in Oliver Stones "The Doors". Other feature credits include
    "Trial by Jury" opposite Joanne Whalley Kilmer and Armand Assante, "Clara's
    Heart" opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Blake Edwards "Sunset" with James Garner,
    and Bruce Willis, the Joe Dante-directed segment of "The Twilight Zone",
    Ricki Shelach's "The Last Winter", Bob Mandels "Independence Day,
    "Sunday Lovers" and "Hanky Panky"(directed by Sidney Potier) both opposite Gene Wilder, Stanley Kramer's "The Runner Stumbles" Gilbert Cates "The Promise"; with Beatrice Straight.
    She garnered international critical acclaim for her performance as a schizophrenic patient in Anthony Page's "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden". Daniel "Petries Lifeguard" was her starring debut opposite Sam Elliott, and her screen debut was in George Lucas's "American Graffiti with Ron Howard and Cindy Williams.

    Kathleen has had numerous television appearances as well as her series for
    CBS "Family Law". Her favorite was playing "Mom" for an arc on "Prison

    On stage, Quinlan appeared in "Les Liaisons Dangereuse" as Madame de Tourvel at the Ahmanson with Frank Langella.
    She received a Theater World Award in 1978 for her
    performance in Joseph Papp’s Public theater production of "Taken In
    Marriage" opposite Meyrl Streep. Her other stage credits include "Uncommon Women and Others"and "Accent on Youth"

    Born in Pasadena, California and raised in Mill Valley, California, Quinlan
    trained a gymnast and diver in school. She lives both in Malibu and her
    Ranch in Ojai, California with her husband, designer/actor Bruce Abbott (Malibu
    Elevations Design).

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