Kavner, Julie 1951–

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Kavner, Julie 1951–


Full name, Julie Deborah Kavner; born September 7, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of David (a furniture manufacturer) and Rose (a family counselor) Kavner. Education: San Diego State University, graduated in theatre arts with honors, 1973.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress, comedian, and writer. Burbage Theatre Ensemble, Hollywood, CA, member of company, 1973; University of California, Los Angeles, clerk-typist for Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1974.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, 1975, for Katherine; Emmy Award nomination, best actress in a daytime drama special, 1975, for The Girl Who Couldn't Lose; Emmy Award nominations, best supporting actress in a comedy series, 1975, 1976, and 1977, Emmy Award, outstanding continuing performance by a supporting actress in a comedy series, 1978, Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actress, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1979, all for Rhoda; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990, and American Comedy Award, George Schlatter Productions, 1989, all for The Tracey Ullman Show; American Comedy Award, 1989, for New York Stories; Emmy Award, outstanding voice-over performance, 1992, for The Simpsons; Young Artist Award (with Dan Castellaneta), most popular mom and pop in a television series, 2004, for The Simpsons.


Television Appearances; Series:

Brenda Fay Morgenstern, Rhoda, CBS, 1974–78.

The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1986–90.

Voice of Marjorie Bouvier "Marge" Simpson and others, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1990–.

Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jane Darwin, "The Girl Who Couldn't Lose," Afternoon Playbreak, ABC, 1975.

Tracey Ullman Backstage, Fox, 1988.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Family Portrait (animated), 1988.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Family Therapy (animated), 1989.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons Christmas Special (animated), 1989.

Voice of Marge Simpson, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, Fox, 1989.

Sitcom producer, To the Moon, Alice, Showtime, 1990.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1990.

The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show, 1990.

Voice of Marge Simpson, Comic Relief IV, 1991.

Make Believe: The Making of "I'll Do Anything," HBO, 1994.

Midge Dexter, The Best of Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1996.

The Making of "Forget Paris" (documentary), Showtime, 1995.

The Simpsons: America's First Family (documentary), BBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Margot Weiss Goldman, Katherine (also known as The Radical), ABC, 1975.

Jane Darwin, The Girl Who Couldn't Lose, 1975.

Janet Michaels, No Other Love, CBS, 1979.

Megan Brady, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, NBC, 1980.

Mrs. Falcone, "Municipalians," National Lampoon Goes to the Movies (also known as National Lampoon's Movie Madness), HBO, 1983.

Sitcom producer, To the Moon, Alice, 1990.

Marian Hollander, Don't Drink the Water, ABC, 1994.

Karen, "Jake's Women" (also known as Neil Simon's "Jake's Women"), CBS Playhouse 90s, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"To See No Evil," Petrocelli, NBC, 1975.

"The Brown Horse Connection," Bert D'Angelo/Superstar, ABC, 1976.

Alice, "Housewarming," Lou Grant, CBS, 1977.

Dinah!, 1977.

Monica Banta Douglas, "Tony's Sister and Jim," Taxi, ABC, 1980.

Mad Dog Diamond, Birdland, ABC, 1994.

Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003.

Also appeared in "Honey, I Shrunk My Head," Sibs, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Laura Prescott, A Fine Romance, CBS, 1983.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989.

Presenter, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame, 1998.

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Cookie Katz, Bad Medicine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Gail, Hannah and Her Sisters, Orion, 1985.

Mother, Radio Days, Orion, 1987.

Ronnie, Surrender, Warner Bros., 1987.

Treva, "Oedipus Wrecks", New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989.

Eleanor Costello, Awakenings, Columbia, 1990.

Decorator, Alice, Orion, 1990.

Dottie Ingels, This Is My Life, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Alma, Shadow and Fog, Orion, 1992.

Nan Mulhanney, I'll Do Anything, Columbia, 1994.

Lucy, Forget Paris, Columbia, 1995.

Grace, Deconstructing Harry, Fine Line, 1997.

Voice of female pigeon, Doctor Doolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Elaine, The Story of a Bad Boy, 1999.

Voice of social director, A Walk on the Moon, Miramax, 1999.

Marie, Judy Berlin, The Shooting Gallery, 1999.

Voice Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier, CyberWorld, 2000.

Furry animal, Someone Like You … (also known as Animal Attraction), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Barn Red, Brauer, 2003.

Voice of mom, The Lion King 1 1/2 (animated; also known as Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata!), Buena Vista, 2004.

Voice of mom, Behind the Legend: Timon (animated), Columbia, 2004.

Trudy Newman, Click, Columbia, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Brooke Silver, Particular Friendships, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Barbara, God's Heart, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Esther Arthur, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 1, New York City, 1997–98.

Also appeared in Two for the Seesaw, Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theater, Jupiter, FL; It Had to Be You, Canadian production; and Hold Me.



(Contributor) The Simpsons Sing the Blues, Geffen, 1990.

Video Games:

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons, 1991.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio, 1996.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, Fox Interactive, 1997.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Wrestling, Activision, 2001.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Road Rage, Nintendo Argentina, 2001.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Skateboarding, Fox Interactive, 2002.

Voice of Marge Simpson, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, Vivendi Universal, 2003.



New York Times, January 26, 1992, pp. 22, 30-31, 54-55, 60.

TV Guide, November 8, 1975, pp. 20-23.

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