Born with Teeth: A Memoir by Kate Mulgrew will be released April 14th. The 320-page book chronicles Mulgrew’s fascinating personal life as well as her longstanding acting career. The actress who is now most famous for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager and Red in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black will be embarking on a nine stop book tour to promote the release of her memoir. Tour dates and the book’s official description after the jump.
Detailing her upbringing in an Irish-American home and the early struggles of her professional pursuits, Born with Teeth shows a whole new side of Mulgrew to those who only know her from her work. The book travels through heartbreak as well as triumph and promises many full laughs along the way.
Born with Teeth is currently available for pre-order and will be released in hardcover as well as Kindle e-book format. And for fans hoping to hear the story from Kate herself, Mulgrew has recorded the audiobook version of her memoirs which will release the same day.
Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew “how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil,” Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: “Use it,” Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work.