Birth Name: Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew
Place of Birth: Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 29, 1955
Ethnicity: Irish, German, French-Canadian/French, English, one eighth Luxembourgish
Kate Mulgrew is an American actress. She is known for her roles of Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is The New Black.
Kate is the daughter of Joan and Thomas Mulgrew. She has three children, including two with her former husband Robert H. Egan.
Kate’s paternal grandfather was Russell James/John Mulgrew (the son of Thomas James Mulgrew and Mary Matilda Cosley/Cousley). Russell was born in Iowa. Thomas was born in Iowa, the son of John Mulgrew and Louisa Boxleitner/Boxleiter. Mary was born in Iowa, the daughter of Amab Cosley/Cousley, whose parents were French-Canadian, from Québec, and of Caroline LeBrun/Le Brune/La Brune/Labrune, whose parents were French.
Kate’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Gertrude/Jean Meysembourg (the daughter of Leonard “Leo” Meysembourg and Anna Margaret Glennon). Genevieve was born in Iowa. Leonard was born in Aspelt, Luxembourg, the son of Matthias Meysembourg and Elisabeth Bourens. Anna was born in Wisconsin, to Irish parents, Robert Glennon and Anna “Nancy” McGirk.
Kate’s maternal grandfather was named Francis L. “Frank” Kiernan (the son of James Kiernan and Louisa/Louise). Francis was born in New Jersey. James was born in New Jersey, and likely was the son of Bartholomew Kiernan and Catherine “Kate” Coogan, who were of Irish origin. Louisa was born in New Jersey, to an English-born mother.
Kate’s maternal grandmother was named Florence Saunders. Florence was born in New York.
Sources: Genealogy of Kate Mulgrew – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Kate’s maternal grandfather, Francis L. “Frank” Kiernan – http://www.familysearch.org