Kathleen Denise Quinlan (born November 19, 1954) is an American television and film actor from Pasadena, California who began her career with an uncredited role in the 1972 film One Is a Lonely Number. Just a year later, she was given the role of Peg in the much more notable film American Graffiti.
A few years later in her career, she received her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film adaptation of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. Then in 1995, she received nomination for both a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her portrayal of Marilyn Lovell in the movie Apollo 13.
Roles of Note:
- American Graffiti: Peg
- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: Deborah Blake
- Wild Thing: Jane
- The Doors: Patricia Kennealy
- Apollo 13: Marilyn Lovell
- Event Horizon: Peters
- The Hills Have Eyes: Ethel Carter
- House: Arlene McNeil
- Breach: Bonnie Hanssen
- Prison Break: Christina Rose Scofield
- Glee: Dr. Shane
- Chicago Fire: Nancy Casey