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The most recent Kathleen Quinlan biography is published on the main page.

Biography #2 (for The Hills Have Eyes)

In 1996, Quinlan was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award and Golden Globe for her work in APOLLO 13. She was also nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for her work in I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN. She has been in the public spotlight since she first appeared in George Lucas' seminal AMERICAN GRAFFITTI. At a very young age, she quickly landed leading roles and glowing reviews in such films as Stanley Kramer's THE RUNNER STUMBLES and Blake Edward's SUNSET. Since then she has won acclaim in such features as Oliver Stone's THE DOORS, EVENT HORIZON, ZEUS AND ROXANNE, CLARA'S HEART and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE.

She has played opposite some of Hollywood's leading male stars such as Kurt Russell in BREAKDOWN, William Hurt in TRIAL BY JURY, Billy Crystal in MY GIANT, John Travolta in A CIVIL ACTION and Tom Hanks in APOLLO 13. Additionally, Quinlan has extensive television credits including Blessings, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke and The Riverman. In 1999, she starred for three seasons on Family Law.

Bio courtesy Fox for "The Hills Have Eyes" (01-Apr-2006)

Biography #3

Kathleen Quinlan was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Lovell in Apollo 13, which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Her additional feature film credits include American Graffiti, in which she made her screen debut, Breakdown, Event Horizon, The Doors, Clara's Heart, Independence Day, My Giant, Lawn Dogs and A Civil Action.

Among Quinlan's television credits are the movies In the Lake of the Woods, Stolen Children, Trapped, Dreams Lost and Found, Blackout, American Story, Wolf, The Operation, She's in the Army Now, When She Says No and Children of the Night. She has also guest starred in the CBS series Diagnosis Murder."

Quinlan received a Theater World Award in 1978 for her performance in Taken in Marriage at the New York Public Theater. Her stage credits also include Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, and raised in Mill Valley, California. She trained as a diver and gymnast before beginning her acting career. She now lives in Malibu, California, with her husband, actor Bruce Abbott, and her son. Her birthdate is November 19.

Bio courtesy CBS (08-May-2002)