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Julie Kavner

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. Noted for her role as Marge Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons, she also voices other characters for the show, including Patty and Selma Bouvier. Born in Los Angeles, Kavner grew up in Southern California, attending Beverly Hills High School and later San Diego State University. Known for her improvisation and distinctive "honeyed gravel voice," Kavner was cast in her first professional acting role as Brenda Morgenstern in Rhoda in 1974. She received a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award in 1978 and several more award nominations for playing the character. Following Rhoda, Kavner was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Kavner to voice Marge. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons. Kavner has been described as "nearly reclusive"; part of her contract says that she will never have to promote The Simpsons on video. For her work as Marge, Kavner received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 and an Annie Award nomination for her performance as the character in The Simpsons Movie. Typically cast as a "woman who is supportive, sympathetic or self-effacingly funny," Kavner grew to dislike playing such roles. In 1992, she starred in This Is My Life, her first leading role in a feature film. Kavner has also appeared in live-action roles in seven films written by Woody Allen, and in the Adam Sandler comedy Click. Description above from the Wikipedia article Julie Kavner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 7, 1950 In Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the series Rhoda 1974-09-09
Latest Project:
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary 2011-11-20
Known For
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Revenge of the Stepford Wives
Poster of Katherine
Filmography

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself
7.4 42 votes

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice)
6.9 1600 votes

Click (2006)

Comedy Drama Fantasy Romance
Movie
as Trudy Newman
5.9 1533 votes

The Lion King 1½ (2004)

Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Mom
6.2 460 votes

Judy Berlin (1999)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Marie
4.8 3 votes

Family Guy (1999)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 499 votes

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Grace
7.2 115 votes

Tracey Takes On... (1996)

Comedy
Series

Forget Paris (1995)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Lucy
5.9 21 votes

I'll Do Anything (1994)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Nan Mulhanney
5.7 13 votes

Don't Drink the Water (1994)

Comedy
Movie
as Marion Hollander
4.8 11 votes

This Is My Life (1992)

Drama
Movie
as Dottie Ingels
6.5 3 votes

Shadows and Fog (1991)

Thriller Comedy
Movie
as Alma
6.6 51 votes

The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show (1990)

Comedy
Movie
as Various Characters

Awakenings (1990)

Drama
Movie
as Eleanor Costello
7.5 396 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier / Various
7.2 705 votes

Radio Days (1987)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Mother
6.8 86 votes

The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)

Animation Comedy
Series
5.8 4 votes

Surrender (1987)

Comedy
Movie
as Ronnie
3.7 6 votes

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Gail
7.6 157 votes

Bad Medicine (1985)

Comedy
Movie
as Cookie Katz
4.4 7 votes

Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)

Horror Thriller TV Movie Science Fiction
Movie
as Megan Brady
5 1 votes

Lou Grant (1977)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.1 7 votes

Katherine (1975)

Movie
as Margot Weiss Goldman
5 1 votes

Rhoda (1974)

Comedy
Series
as Brenda Morgenstern
4.6 6 votes

Petrocelli (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.7 3 votes

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
3 1 votes