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Kathleen Quinlan ACTOR

Kathleen Quinlan was born on November 19th, 1954 in Pasadena, California with the middle name Denise as an only child to parents, Robert and Josephine Quinlan.  She was raised in Mill Valley, California and first became involved in acting by luck.
George Lucas came to her high school looking to cast teens for his film, "American Graffiti" (1973) and she was chosen.  Soon she began pursuing a career in the industry appearing on such television series as, "Ironside", "Emergency!", "Kojak" and "Police Woman".
She graduated from Tamalpais High School where she excelled in gymnastics and diving and then turned her focus towards acting.
Four years later she was cast in the film, "Lifeguard" (1976) followed by roles in, "Airport 77" (1977), "The Promise" (1979), "Hanky Panky" (1982), "The Last Winter" (1984), "Warning Signs" (1985), "Clara's Heart" (1988), "The Doors" (1991), "Trial By Jury" (1994) and finally her big break through role in, "Apollo 13" (1995), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance. 
Other television roles she has added to her resume include appearances on, "House MD", "Diagnosis Murder", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Prison Break" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".
Kathleen Quinlan has married only one time to Bruce Abbott whom she wed in 1994 and they have one biological child together, Tyler and she has a step son, Dalton.  She remains working in the industry with some of her latest roles in the films, "Elektra Luxx" (2010), "The River Why" (2010), "Harm's Way" (2010), "After" (2011) and the television series, "SGU Stargate Universe" (2011) and "Glee" (2011).  Currently in post production is the film, "Life's an Itch" scheduled to release in 2012. 


2012   Life's an Itch 

2011   Glee 

2011   Cinema Verite 

2011   SGU Stargate Universe 

2011   After 

2010   The Event 

2010   Eagles in the Chicken Coop 

2010   Harm's Way

2010   The River Why

2010   Elektra Luxx

2008-2009  Prison Break 

2009   Empire State 

2009   Adult Film: A Hollywood Tale

2008   Made of Honor

2008   Poundcake

2007   CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 

2007   Breach 

2007   Humble Pie 

2006   House M.D. 

2006   The Hills Have Eyes 

2004   The Dead Will Tell 

2004   The Riverman

2004   Perfect Romance

2004   El padrino

2003   Blessings 

2003   The Battle of Shaker Heights 

1999-2002  Family Law

1999   Diagnosis Murder

1999   Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke

1998   A Civil Action

1998   My Giant 

1997   Lawn Dogs 

1997   Event Horizon 

1997   Breakdown 

1997   Zeus and Roxanne

1996   In the Lake of the Woods

1995   Picture Windows

1995   Perfect Alibi 

1995   Apollo 13 

1994   Trial by Jury

1993   The Hidden Room 

1993   Last Light 

1993   Tribeca

1993   Stolen Babies

1992   An American Story

1991   Strays

1991   The Doors

1990   The Operation 

1989   Man Outside 

1989   Trapped

1986-1988  Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1988   Clara's Heart 

1988   Sunset 

1987   Dreams Lost, Dreams Found 

1987   Wild Thing

1985   Children of the Night

1985   Warning Sign

1985   Blackout 

1984   The Last Winter 

1984   When She Says No 

1983   Twilight Zone: The Movie

1983   Independence Day 

1982   Hanky Panky

1981   She's in the Army Now 

1980   Sunday Lovers

1979   The Runner Stumbles 

1979   The Promise

1978   Nightmare in Blood

1977   I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

1977   Airport '77

1977   Little Ladies of the Night

1976   Lifeguard 

1974-1976  The Waltons 

1975   Joe Forrester

1975   Three for the Road

1975   Switch

1975   The Turning Point of Jim Malloy

1975   The Abduction of Saint Anne

1975   The Missing Are Deadly 

1974   Ironside 

1974   Lucas Tanner

1974   Where Have All the People Gone

1974   Kojak 

1974   Police Woman 

1974   Can Ellen Be Saved? 

1974   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1973   Emergency! 

1973   American Graffiti 

1972   Two Is a Happy Number

Matinee Classics - Sunset starring Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Jennifer Edwards, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Joe Dallesandro, Andreas Katsulas, Dann Florek, Bill Marcus, Michael C. Gwynne and Dermot Mulroney

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