Kate Nelligan

Kate Nelligan


Kate Nelligan was born on Mar 16, 1950 in Canada. Kate Nelligan's big-screen debut came with The Onedin Line - Season 3 directed by Gerald Blake in 1973. Kate Nelligan is known for The Cider House Rules directed by Lasse Hallström, Tobey Maguire stars as Homer Wells and Charlize Theron as Candy Kendall. Kate Nelligan has got 5 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Kate Nelligan achieved is Genie Awards. The upcoming new movie Kate Nelligan plays is Premonition which will be released on Mar 16, 2007.

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 mental illness. Nelligan studied at Toronto's Glendon College, but left to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.She quickly established herself in the United Kingdom on stage and on television. As a member of the National Theatre, she gave a much lauded performance in "Tales from the Vienna Woods" and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for David Hare's Plenty (1985). (Ironically, she was beaten by Lady Olivier, Joan Plowright, but would soon play opposite of her husband and Frank Langella in the 1979 version of "Dracula".) Her performance as Isabella in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" (1979) also was highly acclaimed.She had her shot at movie stardom with Dracula (1979) and L'arme à l'oeil (1981), but did not become a star. She moved to Manhattan in the early 1980s, dropped the English accent, and won stardom on the Broadway boards, racking up four Tony Award nominations for Best Actress. On the screen, both big and small, she established herself as a top-notch and in-demand supporting player and character actress. Nelligan was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress in Le prince des marées (1991). Her performances in movies and television in her native Canada have brought her five Gemini Awards nominations.

  • Birthday

    Mar 16, 1950
  • Place of Birth

    London, Ontario, Canada
  • Also known


Known For


5 wins & 13 nominations

Genie Awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner - Genie
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Gemini Awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Winner - Gemini
Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress
Winner - Gemini
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows