Kathleen Quinlan Biography (1954-)

Full name, Kathleen Denise Quinlan; born November 19, 1954, in Pasadena, CA;daughter of Robert (a television sports director) and Josephine (a military supply supervisor) Quinlan; married second husband, Bruce Abbott (an actor), April 12, 1994; children: Dalton (stepson), Tyler. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Chuck Binder, Binder and Associates, 1465 Lindacrest Dr., BeverlyHills, CA 90210.; Publicist: Rona Menashe, Guttman Associates Public Relations, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
November 19, 1954
Pasadena, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) One Is a Lonely Number (also known as Two Is a Happy Number), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • (As Kathy Quinlan) Peg, American Graffiti, Universal, 1973
  • Wendy, Lifeguard, Paramount, 1976
  • Julie, Airport '77, Universal, 1977
  • Deborah Blake, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, New World, 1977
  • Nightmare in Blood (also known as Horror Convention), 1978
  • Nancy McAllister/Marie Adamson, The Promise (also known as Faceof a Stranger), Universal, 1979
  • Sister Rita, The Runner Stumbles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Laurie, Sunday Lovers (also known as An Englishman's Home,Les seducteurs, and I seduttori della Domenica), United Artists, 1981
  • Janet Dunn, Hanky Panky (also known as Traces), Columbia, 1982
  • Mary Ann Taylor, Independence Day (also known as Follow Your Dreams), Warner Bros., 1982
  • Helen Foley, "It's a Good Life!," Twilight Zone: The Movie, WarnerBros., 1983
  • Joyce, The Last Winter (also known as Ha-choref ha'acharon), 1984
  • Joanie Morse, Warning Sign, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Grace Freemont, Man Outside, Virgin, 1987
  • Jane, Wild Thing, Atlantic, 1987
  • Leona Hart, Clara's Heart, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Nancy Shoemaker, Sunset, TriStar, 1988
  • Patricia Kennealy, The Doors, TriStar, 1991
  • Wanda, Trial by Jury, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Melanie Bauers, Perfect Alibi (also known as Where's Mommy Now), Rysher Entertainment, 1995
  • Marilyn Lovell, Apollo 13, Universal, 1995
  • Mary Beth, Zeus and Roxanne, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Amy Taylor, Breakdown, Paramount, 1997
  • Peters, Event Horizon, Paramount, 1997
  • Clare Stockard, Lawn Dogs, Strand Releasing, 1997
  • Anne Anderson, A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Serena Kamin, My Giant, Columbia, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lynn Holt, Family Law, CBS, 1999-2002
  • Movies
  • Melissa, Can Ellen Be Saved? (also known as Children of God), ABC, 1974
  • Deborah Anders, Where Have All the People Gone?, NBC, 1974
  • Michelle, The Missing Are Deadly, ABC, 1975
  • Edith Evans, The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (also known as Gibbsville: The Turning Point of Jim Malloy and John O'Hara's Gibbsville), NBC, 1975
  • Anne Benedict, The Abduction of Saint Anne (also known as They've Kidnapped Anne Benedict), ABC, 1975
  • Karen Brodwick, Little Ladies of the Night (also known as Diamond Alley), ABC, 1977
  • Rose Michaels, When She Says No, ABC, 1984
  • Chris Graham, Blackout, HBO, 1985
  • Lois Lee, Children of the Night, CBS, 1985
  • Sarah McAllister, Dreams Lost, Dreams Found, 1987
  • Mary Ann Marshall, Trapped, USA Network, 1989
  • Dr. Ginnie Betters, The Operation (also known as Bodily Harm), CBS, 1990
  • Lindsay Jarrett, Strays, USA Network, 1991
  • Hope Tyler, An American Story (also known as After the Glory), CBS, 1992
  • Bekka Stern, Stolen Babies, Lifetime, 1993
  • Kathy Rubicek, Last Light, Showtime, 1993
  • Kathy Waylan, "In the Lake of the Woods," Hallmark Entertainment Presents, Fox, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Mollie, "Lightning," Picture Windows (also known as Picture Windows: Language of the Heart), Showtime, 1995
  • Nanaline Duke, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, CBS, 1999
  • Also appeared as Karen Freed, Tribeca, Fox.
  • Episodic
  • Janet, "Understanding," Emergency!, NBC, 1973
  • Janet Conforti, "Hush Now, Don't You Die," Kojak, 1974
  • Peggy Lynch, "Run Scared," Ironside, 1974
  • Selina Linville, "The Thoroughbred," The Waltons, CBS, 1974
  • Selina Linville, "The Collision," The Waltons, CBS, 1976
  • "The Canary Sedan," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1986
  • Karen Wilson, "Fogbound," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network,1988
  • Dr. Kate Delieb, "Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of My Life," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999
  • Also appeared in Hollywood Squares, syndicated; Storytime,PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Joyce Howell, Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1974
  • Cass Donner, She's in the Army Now, ABC, 1981
  • Specials
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1998
  • American Graffiti: Then and Now, VH1, 1998
  • Prism Awards 2000, syndicated, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Dixie Carter, Lifetime, 2001
  • Al Pacino: Inside Out, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA Network, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Annie, Taken in Marriage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Accent on Youth, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1983
  • Tourvel, Les liaisons dangereuses, Center Theatre Group, AhmansonTheatre, Los Angeles, 1988-1989
  • Also appeared in Uncommon Women and Others, Los Angeles Stage Company.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Empire, March, 1998, pp. 62-63
    • People Weekly, February 14, 2000, p. 69
    • Variety, August 18, 1997, pp. 30-32

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