Kathleen Quinlan (born November 19, 1954) is an American actress, mostly seen on television and motion pictures.
Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California to Robert Quinlan and Josephine Zachry. She was raised in Mill Valley, California. She made her film debut in George Lucas' 1973 nostalgic look at the early sixties, American Graffiti at the age of 19 (although she did appear in an uncredited role in 1972's One is a Lonely Number).
She has appeared in over fifty films, but is best known for her roles as Deborah, a schizophrenic, in the film version of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and for her Oscar-nominated role as Marilyn Lovell in 1995's Apollo 13. She also made a mark as Jim Morrison's Wiccan lover Patricia Kennealy in Oliver Stone's The Doors.
She has been married to actor Bruce Abbott since 1994. They have two children.