Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew
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Kate Mulgrew has joined the cast of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, according to Deadline.

The series, created by Jenji Kohan, follows a young Brooklyn woman (played by Taylor Schilling) who lands in jail when her decade-old college relationship with a drug-runner (played by Laura Prepon) is revealed. Mulgrew will play Red, a Russian prisoner who runs the kitchen and serves as a den mother of sorts for the women.

Mulgrew has appeared on stage in Equus, The American Dream and The Sandbox, Iphegenia 2.0, Our Leading Lady, Tea at Five, and many more. She is best known for her work as Kathryn Janeway in the series Star Trek: Voyager.