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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.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1950-09-07

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Simpsons Movie 2
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary as Herself
2007 The Simpsons Movie as Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice)
2006 Click as Trudy Newman
2004 The Simpsons Christmas 2
2004 The Lion King 1½ as Mom (voice)
2004 Barn Red as Susan
2003 The Simpsons - Christmas
1999 Judy Berlin as Marie
1999 The Simpsons: Too Hot For TV
1999 Family Guy (2 episodes)
1999 Story of a Bad Boy as Elaine
1997 Deconstructing Harry as Grace
1996 Tracey Takes On... (50 episodes)
1995 Forget Paris as Lucy
1994 Don't Drink the Water as Marion Hollander
1994 I'll Do Anything as Nan Mulhanney
1992 This Is My Life as Dottie Ingels
1991 Shadows and Fog as Alma
1990 Awakenings as Eleanor Costello
1990 The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show as Various Characters
1989 The Simpsons (666 episodes) as Marge Simpson
1989 New York Stories as Treva
1987 Surrender as Ronnie
1987 The Tracey Ullman Show (81 episodes)
1987 Radio Days as Mother
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters as Gail
1985 Bad Medicine as Cookie Katz
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives as Megan Brady
1979 No Other Love as Janet Michaels
1977 Lou Grant (1 episode)
1975 Katherine as Margot Weiss Goldman
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1 episode)
1974 Rhoda (110 episodes) as Brenda Morgenstern
1974 Petrocelli (1 episode)

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