Kate Nelligan


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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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(1991)
(1998)
The Cider House Rules Olive Worthington
(1999)
Wolf Charlotte Randall
(1994)

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 2022 Great Performances (TV Series)
Laura
- Anything Goes (2022) ... Laura
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Trial Judge Sylvia Quinn
- Gray (2010) ... Trial Judge Sylvia Quinn
- Ace (2010) ... Trial Judge Sylvia Quinn
 2008 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Gepetto
- Resurrection (2008) ... Gepetto
 2007/I Premonition
Joanne
 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)
Elizabeth
 2000 Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 (TV Movie)
Kate O'Rourke
 1999 The Cider House Rules
Olive Worthington
 1999 Swing Vote (TV Movie)
Justice Sara Marie Brandwynne
 1999 Love Is Strange (TV Movie)
Kathryn McClain
 1998/II Boy Meets Girl
Mrs. Jones
 1998 U.S. Marshals
Walsh
 1996 Calm at Sunset (TV Movie)
Margaret Pfeiffer
 1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Mink
 1996 Up Close & Personal
Joanna Kennelly
 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 (1994) ... Helena Reid
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Helena Reid
 1994 Wolf
Charlotte Randall
 1994 In Spite of Love (TV Movie)
Elise
 1993 Fatal Instinct
Lana Ravine
 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 short)
Emily Murphy
- Emily Murphy (1992) ... Emily Murphy
 1992 The Great Diamond Robbery (TV Movie)
Holly Plum
 1992 Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (TV Movie)
Kay
 1992 Avonlea (TV Series)
Sydney Carver
- After the Honeymoon (1992) ... Sydney Carver
 1991 The Prince of Tides
Lila Wingo Newbury
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Eve
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Kate
- Old Times (1991) ... Kate
 1991 Frankie and Johnny
Cora
 1991 Golden Fiddles (TV Mini Series)
Anne Balfour
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Anne Balfour
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Anne Balfour
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Barbara Hoyle
- Three Hotels (1991) ... Barbara Hoyle
 1990 White Room
Jane
 1989 Love and Hate (TV Movie)
JoAnn Thatcher
 1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Movie)
Kitty
 1987 Control
Sarah Howell
 1985 Eleni
Eleni
 1983 Without a Trace
Susan Selky
 1982 Victims (TV Movie)
Ruth Hession
 1981 Eye of the Needle
Lucy Rose
 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 Mr. Patman
Peabody
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini Series)
Thérèse Raquin / Thérèse LeClaire
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Thérèse LeClaire
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Thérèse Raquin
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Thérèse Raquin
 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 Dracula
Lucy Seward
 1979 The BBC Television Shakespeare (TV Series)
Isabella
- Measure for Measure (1979) ... Isabella
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Ann
- Treats (1977) ... Ann
 1977 Bethune (TV Movie)
Frances Bethune
 1976 The Lady of the Camellias (TV Series)
Marguerite Gautier
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Marguerite Gautier
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Marguerite Gautier
 1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV Movie)
Mercedes
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Laura
- 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 Series)
Christine
- The Four Beauties (1973) ... Christine
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini Series)
Alice Keppel
- Daisy (1973) ... Alice Keppel
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Other Works:

She acted in the Repertoire Season at the National Theatre in London, England in Odon Von Horvath and Christopher Hampton's play, "Tales from the Vienna Woods;" Edward Albee's play, "Counting the Ways;" Thomas Bernhard's play, "The Force of Habit;" Carlo Goldoni's play, "Il Campiello;" Christopher Marlowe's play, "Tamburlaine ... See more »

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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Robert Reale  (divorced)  (1 child)

Parents:

Patrick Joseph Nelligan | Josephine Alice Nelligan
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London stage debut as the female lead in David Hare's "Knuckle". See more »

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