Memoir of stage and television actress Kate Mulgrew recounts her childhood growing up in a traditional Irish-Catholic household up until her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager.
One thing that Kate Mulgrew makes perfectly clear in her memoir Born with Teeth is that the life of a stage and television actress is not easy work. Between her long days on set and endless rehearsals, Mulgrew also overcame having to give up a daughter for adoption to Catholic Charities, being sexually assaulted, and working as a single mother after a scaring divorce. Every role that Mulgrew performs juxtaposed against the hardship she endured is a role well-earned and makes readers appreciate the hard work ethic the actress maintained throughout her career. Mulgrew speaks candidly about all the pivotal characters in her life including her relationship with her mother, her exes, and the daughter she did not know until her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway on StarTrek: Voyager.