Kathleen-Quinlan
Kathleen Quinlan | Biography

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  • Full Name Kathline Denise Quinlan
  • Nickname Kathleen Quinlan
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pasadena, California, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 19, 1954
  • Age 67 Years, 7 Months
Award Winning Actress Of 'Apollo 13'

Kathleen Quinlan | Biography

'Oscar' Nominated for 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden' & 'Apollo 13'

Additionally, Quinlan received nominations for various prestigious awards for her appearance as Marilyn Lovell in the 1995 film 'Apollo 13.' She earned a nomination each at the 'Academy Award' and 'Golden Globe' in the 'Best Supporting Actress category. Her other big-screen roles are in 'The Battle of Shaker Heights' (2003), 'Horns' (2013), 'Elizabeth Blue' (2017), 'Chimera' (2018), etc. Quinlan's most recent movie is 'Walking With Herbs', released on 30 April 2021.


Kathleen Quinlan is a veteran American TV and movie actress. She is best known for casting as Marilyn Lovell in the 1995 award-winning film Apollo 13.

Who is Kathleen Quinlan?

Kathleen Quinlan aka, Kathline Denise Quinlan, is an award-winning actress born on 19 November 1954. In Pasadena, California, she took birth as the only daughter of her parents Robert and Josephine Quinlan.

Her parents raised her in Mill Valley, where she studied the drama program at Tamalpais High School. Thus, immediately after graduation, Quinlan pursued acting. She first started with an uncredited role in the 1972 film One is a Lovely Number. Later in 1973, Quinlan made her official film debut. She appeared as a supporting character Peg in the comedy film American Graffiti

Movies and TV Shows

Quinlan played a minor role in the 1973 film American Graffiti, supporting actress roles and guest roles in several TV shows like Emergency! (1973), Kojak (1974), Police Woman (1974), Ironside (1974), etc. In 1977, she starred as Deborah Blake in the 1977 'Academy Award' nominated film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. It is one of her most iconic and most celebrated works. Moreover, she was nominated in the best actress category for the 'Golden Globe Award' for this role.

Additionally, Quinlan received nominations for various prestigious awards for her appearance as Marilyn Lovell in the 1995 film Apollo 13. She earned a nomination each at the 'Academy Award' and 'Golden Globe' in the 'Best Supporting Actress category. Her other big-screen roles are in The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003), Horns (2013), Elizabeth Blue (2017), Chimera (2018), etc. Quinlan's most recent movie is Walking With Herbs, released on 30 April 2021.

Alongside films, Quinlan has also regularly marked her presence on TV shows and movies. Her other most notable works are in the 2004 TV film The RivermanCinema Verite (2011 TV film), Chicago Fire (2012-2013), How To Get Away With Murder (2019), etc. 

Net Worth 

According to celebritynetworth.com, Quinlan's net worth stands at $6 million. Her massive net worth results from her 48 years in TV and films.

Husband 

The American actress Quinlan was first married to Warren Long on 19 December 1987. He was an actor with credits for movies like Clara's Heart (1988), Waiting for Guffman (1996), etc.

Following the separation from Warren Long, Quinlan then married her current husband, Bruce Abbott, on 12 April 1994. Abbott as an actor has spent over four decades in the acting field. His notable works are in 1989 TV film Trapped, 1995 film Black Scorpion, 2010 film Eagles in the Chicken Coop, etc. 

They met each other while Abbott was shooting in Dallas and started their relationship there. But Abbott had to stay back while Quinlan had to leave, and they stayed apart for a long time. Reminiscing the time and space gap, she said in an interview, "We couldn't be together for a long while, and I'd said to myself, 'Never again with an actor!' And look where I am! We've been together for 31 years." Whereas they have been married for over 27 years and their only son is Tyler.

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