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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:
26
First Appeared:
In the series Rhoda 1974-09-09
Latest Project:
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary 2011-11-20
Known For
Poster of Click
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Hannah and Her Sisters
Filmography
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Movie The Simpsons Movie Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice) 2007-07-25
Movie Click Trudy Newman 2006-06-22
Movie The Lion King 1½ Mom (voice) 2004-02-06
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Judy Berlin Marie 1999-01-01
Movie Deconstructing Harry Grace 1997-08-26
Series Tracey Takes On... 1996-01-24
Movie Forget Paris Lucy 1995-05-19
Movie Don't Drink the Water Marion Hollander 1994-12-18
Movie I'll Do Anything Nan Mulhanney 1994-02-04
Movie This Is My Life Dottie Ingels 1992-02-21
Movie Shadows and Fog Alma 1991-12-05
Movie Awakenings Eleanor Costello 1990-12-19
Series The Simpsons Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier / Various (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Surrender Ronnie 1987-10-09
Series The Tracey Ullman Show 1987-04-05
Movie Radio Days Mother 1987-01-30
Movie Hannah and Her Sisters Gail 1986-02-07
Movie Bad Medicine Cookie Katz 1985-11-22
Movie Revenge of the Stepford Wives Megan Brady 1980-10-12
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Movie Katherine Margot Weiss Goldman 1975-10-05
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 1974-10-31
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Rhoda Brenda Morgenstern 1974-09-09