Kate Mulgrew

Highest Rated: 86% Trekkies (1999)
Lowest Rated: 0% Perception (2006)
Birthday: Apr 29, 1955
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of a contractor father and an artist mother, Kate Mulgrew was the second oldest of eight children. At 18, Mulgrew headed to New York to study acting with Stella Adler. She spent a grueling year or so pounding on casting-agency doors and making ends meet as a waitress and model. Then, on the same day in 1975, she landed two plum roles: Emily Webb in a stage revival of Our Town, and Mary Ryan on the new ABC TV soap opera Ryan's Hope. Four years later, she was tapped to play Kate Columbo, the previously never-seen wife of dishevelled TV detective Columbo (Peter Falk), on the prime-time series Mrs. Columbo, later retitled Kate Loves a Mystery. Columbo himself would never be seen on Mrs. Columbo; for that matter, few viewers saw Kate Mulgrew, since the rather ill-conceived series never built up much of an audience. Despite this setback, the actress persevered, starring in the 1981 miniseries The Manions of America and appearing in such theatrical features as A Stranger is Watching (1982), Remo Williams (1985) and Throw Mama from the Train (1987). She went on to co-star with James Garner in the short-lived weekly Man of the People (1991), and in 1995 joined the ever-growing "Star Trek" family as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek Voyager (she replaced Genevieve Bujold, who dropped out of the role in the middle of filming the first episode). Her significant TV guest appearances include a Boston councilwoman who carries on a torrid romance with Sam Malone (Ted Danson) in a 1986 episode of Cheers, and an alcoholic broadcast journalist on a 1992 installment of Murphy Brown; this last-named performance earned her a Tracey Humanitarian Award. Throughout her film and TV career, she has periodically returned to the stage, most recently in an all-star Broadway revival of Peter Schaffer's Black Comedy. In recognition of twenty years' worth of "artistic contributions," Kate Mulgrew was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Seton Hall University.Her career changed forever when she was cast as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager, becoming the first woman to lead one of the ships in the durable sci-fi franchise. The program ran for seven years. She was in 1998's Riddler's Moon, 2002's big-screen effort Star Trek: Nemesis. In 2011 she was part of the Star Trek documentary The Captains.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Drawing Home Edith Morse Robb 2017
No Score Yet The Principle Narrator $86.7K 2014
26% The Best and the Brightest Player's Wife 2011
No Score Yet The Captains Actor 2011
0% Perception Mary 2006
37% Star Trek - Nemesis Kathryn Janeway $43.1M 2002
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Demolition Day Mrs. Pesco 1995
18% Camp Nowhere Rachel Prescott 1994
No Score Yet Daddy, (Danielle Steel's 'Daddy') Sarah Watson 1991
No Score Yet Round Numbers Judith Schweitzer 1991
No Score Yet Roots: The Gift Hattie Carraway 1988
62% Throw Momma from the Train Margaret 1987
41% Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins Maj. Rayner Fleming 1985
No Score Yet A Stranger Is Watching Sharon Martin 1982
No Score Yet The Manions of America Rachel 1981
No Score Yet A Time for Miracles Mother Elizabeth Bayley Seton 1980
No Score Yet Lovespell Iseult 1979
No Score Yet Jennifer: A Woman's Story Joan Russell 1979
No Score Yet The Word Actor 1978


88% Orange Is the New Black
Galina "Red" Reznikov Red Reznikov
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
  • 2015
83% Warehouse 13
Jane Jane Lattimer
  • 2013
  • 2011
27% Mercy
  • 2009
40% The Black Donnellys
Helen Donnelly
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
AUSA Donna Geysen
  • 2006
No Score Yet Independent Lens
  • 2003
77% Star Trek: Voyager
Capt. Kathryn Janeway
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Sonny Greer Joanna Rollins Maude Gillis
  • 1994
  • 1992
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
  • 1992
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Janet Eldridge
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dallas
  • 1978
38% Man of the People
Mayor Lisbeth Chardin