Kate Mulgrew or Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew is an American film and TV actress. She is famous for her acts in various TV series, like “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Orange Is the New Black”. Here’s a quick summary of Kate Mulgrew’s net worth in 2018.
Kate Mulgrew’s Early Life
Kate Mulgrew was born on 29 April, 1955, in Dubuque city of Iowa, United States. She was born and raised in an Irish American Catholic family. Her father, Thomas James “T.J.” Mulgrew II was a contractor while her mother, Joan Virginia Mulgrew was an artist and a painter. She has been a student of Wahlert High School of Dubuque city. When she was 17, she got an admission at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.
While she was in New York, she had to work as a waitress to earn money. At the age of 22, she got pregnant, but didn’t reveal the name of the baby’s father. Just three days after giving birth, she offered the baby up for adoption. In 1982, she got married to TV director, Robert H. Egan. The couple was blessed to have two children, but in 1993 they parted ways and eventually in 1995 got divorced. After years of her divorce, she desperately wanted the baby she once gave up for adoption. A politician named Tim Hagan helped her in searching for her baby.
Later in 1999, Kate married Tim. In 1998, she got a phone call from her first child. Her name was Danielle and she was desperate to meet Kate. They finally met in 2001, as described in her biography, “Born with Teeth”. On 15 April, 2015, Kate revealed that she has divorced Tim, but regrets the incident.
Kate Mulgrew’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Kate Mulgrew’s professional career as an actor began in 1975 when she portrayed Mary Ryan in a soap opera titled “Ryan’s Hope” of the ABC TV network. While working for “Ryan’s Hope”, she also worked in a theatre named “Our Town” in Stratford city of Connecticut. In an episode of “Dallas” released in November, 1978, she played the role of a country singer named Garnet McGee. From 1979 to 1980, she worked in an American crime and drama TV series called “Mrs. Columbo”. In 1981, she worked in a fantasy romantic tragedy film titled “Lovespell”.
In 1986, she played the role of Janet Eldridge in an American sitcom called “Cheers”. In 1987, she portrayed Margaret in the comedy film, “Throw Momma from the Train” directed by Danny DeVito. In 1992, she played the role of Hillary Wheaton in the American sitcom, “Murphy Brown”. In the same year, she worked in the 170th episode of a crime drama TV series called “Murder, She Wrote”. Later, she played the role of Red Claw (a terrorist) in an animated TV series called “Batman: The Animated Series”. In 2003, she worked in a play called “Tea at Five” which was written by Matthew Lombardo. In 2006, she worked in a TV series called “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and in a play called “The Exonerated”.
In 2007, she portrayed Helen Donnelly in the NBC TV series, “The Black Donnellys”. In June, 2008, she played the role of Hesther Saloman in the play, “Equus”. In 2009, she was featured as Jeannie Flanagan in a medical drama TV series of NBC called “Mercy”. In 2010, she played the role of Cleopatra in a tragic play penned by William Shakespeare called “Antony and Cleopatra”. In 2011, she worked in a documentary called “The Captains” which was directed by William Shatner. Since 2013, Kate has been working in a comedy drama TV series of Netflix called “Orange Is the New Black”.
Awards and Achievements
In 1998, Kate Mulgrew won the “Saturn Award” for her performance as Janeway in TV series called “Star Trek: Voyager”. For her act in the play, “Tea at Five”, she received the “Best Actress” award from Carbonell and the “Audience Award for Favorite Solo Performance” from Broadway.com. She won the “Obie Award” for her outstanding performance in the play, “Iphigenia 2.0”. She has also received an award from an NGO called “Feminists for Life” for her pro-feminist views. In 2014, she got nominated for the “Primetime Emmy Award”.
Net Worth of Kate Mulgrew
The net worth of Kate Mulgrew is $10.5 million. Her hard work in, both film and TV industry has paid off. This huge wealth has given her a comfortable and luxurious life.
Kate Mulgrew is a great star today, but her journey to achieve this goal has not been a cakewalk. Her transition from a waitress to a millionaire is really motivating. She is a feminist and is completely opposed to the ideas of abortion and capital punishment. Her great acting talent has always been admired by people.