Kate Nelligan

  • Birth Name: Patricia Colleen Nelligan
  • Birth Place: London, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Had polio as a child, which disabled her from walking from the age of 2 to 5.
  • Was able to attend London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama due to a grant from the Canadian government and sponsorship from a local arts supporter.
  • In 1972, made her stage debut as Corrie Bratter in England's Little Theatre production of Barefoot in the Park.
  • In 1983, made her Broadway debut as Susan Traherne in Plenty.
  • Performed in the Royal Theatre's stage production of Serious Money in 1988.

Awards

  • 1991, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1989, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1988, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1991, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1984, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1983, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee

Relationships

  • Robert Reale — Ex-husband
  • Gabriel — Son
  • Patrick Nelligan — Father
  • Josephine Nelligan — Mother

College

  • Attended University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England
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