Katherine Kiernan Maria 'Kate' Mulgrew (born April 29, 1955) is an American actress, most noted for her roles on Star Trek: Voyager as Captain Kathryn Janeway and Ryan's Hope as Mary Ryan. She has performed in many television shows, theater productions and movies, earning a variety of awards for her acting, including an Obie Award, a Golden Satellite Award and a Saturn Award. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Mulgrew is an active member of the Alzheimer's Association National Advisory Council and the voice of Cleveland's MetroHealth System. Mulgrew was born in 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa, into an Irish Catholic family, to Thomas James 'T.J.' Mulgrew II, a contractor, and Joan Virginia Mulgrew (Kiernan), an artist and painter.
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