Kathleen Quinlan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Kathleen
Full Name Kathleen Denise Quinlan
Profession Film Television Actress
Nationality American
Age 67 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth November 19, 1954
Birthplace Pasadena, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Kathleen Denise Quinlan Abbott is an American actress who has been working in both the film and television industries. She is mainly known for her heart-winning performances given in movies and television series. Katheleen is an award-winning actress as she has been treating her fans and the audience with her excellent acting prowess.

She is notable for winning a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the 1977 film of the novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.


Katheleen has acted in many feature films, short films, and television series in almost 50 decades of her career.

As a teenager, Quinlan appeared in uncredited film titled ‘One Is a Lonely Number’, released in 1972. Later, she debuted with a credited role in George Lucas’ 1973 film American Graffiti.

She then made appearances on the television in guest roles during the 1970s included Police Woman, Kojak, Ironside, Emergency! and The Waltons.

Among most popular roles, Deborah, a sixteen-year-old schizophrenic, in the film version of the novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, for which she earned a Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama Golden Globe nomination, and others are prominent.

In addition to this, she became famous for starring as Marilyn Lovell, the wife of Tom Hanks’s astronaut character Jim Lovell, in the 1995 movie Apollo 13, for which she earned both a Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Golden Globe nomination and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination.


Katheleen Denise Quinlan Abbott is the recipient of the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated role in the 1995 film Apollo 13. For her fantabulous performances, she has gained much appreciation from the viewers and the critics.

Kathleen Quinlan Education

Qualification Graduate
School Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, California
College Higher Education

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Kathleen Quinlan Career

Profession: Film Television Actress

Net Worth: USD $6 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Robert Quinlan

Mother: Josephine Quinlan

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Bruce Abbott (m. 1994)

Children: 1

Son(s): Tyler Abbott

Daughter(s): None

Kathleen Quinlan Favorites

Hobbies: Reading, Teaching

Favorite Actor: Ed Harris

Favorite Actress: Joely Richardson

Favorite Destination: Canada

Favorite Color: Black, Red

Favorite TV Show: Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, Family Law, Blue (web series), Blackout

Favorite Movies: Apollo 13

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