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Kate Nelligan

Cando-American actress Kate Nelligan has had a successful acting career in her native Canada, in Britain and in the United States. Born Patricia Colleen Nelligan on March 16, 1951 in London, Ontario, Kate was the daughter of blue collar-worker Patrick Nelligan and his wife Josephine (née Deir), a schoolteacher who suffered from alcoholism and ... See full bio »
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 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge Sylvia Quinn
- Gray (2010) ... Judge Sylvia Quinn
- Ace (2010) ... Judge Sylvia Quinn
 2008 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
- Resurrection (2008) ... Gepetto
 2007/I Premonition
 2006 In from the Night (TV Movie)
Vera Miller
 2004 Human Cargo (TV Mini-Series)
Nina Wade
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Nina Wade
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Nina Wade
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Nina Wade
 2003 A Wrinkle in Time (TV Movie)
Mrs. Which
 2001 Walter and Henry (TV Movie)
 2000 Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 (TV Movie)
Kate O'Rourke
 1999 Swing Vote (TV Movie)
Justice Sara Marie Brandwynne
 1999 Love Is Strange (TV Movie)
Kathryn McClain
 1998/II Boy Meets Girl
Mrs. Jones
 1996 Calm at Sunset (TV Movie)
Margaret Pfeiffer
 1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Mink
 1995 Margaret's Museum
Catherine MacNeil
 1995 A Mother's Prayer (TV Movie)
Sheila Walker
 1994 Million Dollar Babies (TV Mini-Series)
Helena Reid
- Episode #1.2 ... Helena Reid
- Episode #1.1 ... Helena Reid
 1994 Wolf
Charlotte Randall
 1994 In Spite of Love (TV Movie)
 1994 Golden Fiddles (TV Mini-Series)
Anne Balfour
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Anne Balfour
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Anne Balfour
 1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (TV Movie)
Stephanie Chadford
 1993 Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (TV Movie)
Susan Miori
 1992 Heritage Minutes (TV Series)
Emily Murphy
- Emily Murphy (1992) ... Emily Murphy
 1992 The Great Diamond Robbery (TV Movie)
Holly Plum
 1992 Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (TV Movie)
 1992 Avonlea (TV Series)
Sydney Carver
- After the Honeymoon (1992) ... Sydney Carver
 1991 The Prince of Tides
Lila Wingo Newbury
 1991 Shadows and Fog
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
- Old Times (1991) ... Kate
 1991 Frankie and Johnny
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Barbara Hoyle
- Three Hotels (1991) ... Barbara Hoyle
 1990 White Room
 1989 Love and Hate (TV Movie)
JoAnn Thatcher
 1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Movie)
 1987 Control
Sarah Howell
 1985 Eleni
 1983 Without a Trace
Susan Selky
 1982 Victims (TV Movie)
Ruth Hession
 1980 Forgive Our Foolish Ways (TV Series)
Vivien Lanyon
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Vivien Lanyon
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Vivien Lanyon
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Vivien Lanyon
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Vivien Lanyon
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Thérèse Raquin / Thérèse LeClaire
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Thérèse LeClaire
 1977-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Caroline / Anna Seaton / Hilary
- Dreams of Leaving (1980) ... Caroline
- Licking Hitler (1978) ... Anna Seaton
- Do as I Say (1977) ... Hilary
 1979 Measure for Measure (TV Movie)
 1977 Bethune (TV Movie)
Frances Bethune
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
- Treats (1977) ... Ann
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
- The Arcata Promise (1974) ... Laura
 1973-1974 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Leonora Biddulph
- The Passenger (1974) ... Leonora Biddulph
- Port Out, Starboard Home (1974) ... Leonora Biddulph
- The Silver Caddy (1974) ... Leonora Biddulph
- Over the Horizon (1974) ... Leonora Biddulph
- A Proposal of Marriage (1973) ... Leonora Biddulph
 1973 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
- The Four Beauties (1973) ... Christine
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Keppel
- Daisy (1973) ... Alice Keppel
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Arcata Promise ... Laura
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Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, with Peter McEnery, Emrys James, Charles Dance, Graham Crowden, Oliver Ford-Davies and Bille Brown in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

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She portrayed Nick Nolte's mother in The Prince of Tides (1991), but in real life she is actually nine years younger than he is. See more »

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