Sweeney, Julia 1961–

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SWEENEY, Julia 1961–


Born October 10, 1961, in Spokane, WA; daughter of Bob (an attorney and federal prosecutor) and Jeri (a homemaker) Sweeney; married Steven Hibbert (a television writer and actor), c. 1989 (divorced, 1994); children: Tara Mulan (adopted). Education: University of Washington, degree, economics. Religion: Catholic.

Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress, director, and writer. The Groundlings (an improvisational comedy troupe), member, 1988–89. Previously worked as an accountant at Columbia Pictures, 1983–88.

Awards, Honors: Audience Award, New York Comedy Festival, 1998, for God Said, Ha!; Video Premiere Award nomination, best supporting actress, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2001, for Beethoven's 4th.


Film Appearances:

Peggy, the lab receptionist, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Warner Bros., 1990.

Nosey neighbor, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Buena Vista, 1992.

Principal, Coneheads, Paramount, 1993.

Pat Riley (title role), It's Pat, 1994.

Raquel, Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.

Group therapy member, Courting Courtney, Broken Twig Productions, 1995.

Mea C., Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995.

Mrs. Martha Karp, Meet Wally Sparks, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Mirage reception person, Vegas Vacation (also known as National Lampoon's "Vegas Vacation"), Warner Bros., 1997.

God Said, Ha!, Miramax, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, 1998.

Sarah, Thick as Thieves, 1998.

Mrs. Keeper, the orphanage owner, Stuart Little, Columbia, 1999.

Kate Woodman, Whatever It Takes, Columbia, 2000.

Beth Newton, Beethoven's 3rd, United International, 2000.

Beth Newton, Beethoven's 4th, Universal Home Video, 2001.

Jenny Gibbs, Zak's mother, Clockstoppers, Paramount, 2002.

Film Director:

God Said, Ha!, Miramax, 1998.

Shadow Life, Cinema Seattle, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Miss Wendell, Dinner at Eight, TNT, 1989.

Thelma, The Barefoot Executive, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Series:

Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1989–1994.

Voice of Wanda MacPherson, Baby Blues (animated), The WB, 2000.

Voice of Marie, Sammy, NBC, 2000.

Mary Krupp–Stage, Maybe It's Me, The WB, 2001.

Pizza eater at geek headquarters, Ain't It Cool News, 2001.

Voice of Crandall's mom, Teamo Supremo (also known as Disney's Teamo Supremo), ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991.

Saturday Night Live: All the Best For Mother's Day, NBC, 1992.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1992.

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car, NBC, 1992.

Why Bother Voting?, PBS, 1992.

A New York Night—Live!, HBO, 1993.

The 2nd Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special, NBC, 1993.

Aspen Comedy Festival, Comedy Central, 1994.

Pat, Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All–Time Favorites, NBC, 1994.

Lifetime Applauds: The Fight against Breast Cancer, Lifetime, 1995.

Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy, Comedy Central, 1996.

Un–Cabaret, Comedy Central, 1997.

Pulp Comic: Julia Sweeney, Comedy Central, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

Host, Funny Valentine, AMC, 2000.

Interviewee, Suddenly I'm a Star, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Voice of Wanda MacPherson, A Baby Blues Christmas Special (animated), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Saturday Night Live: TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize, PBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Annie Summers, "Two Wrongs Are Only the Beginning," Murphy's Law, 1989.

Annie Summers, "Experience Is Something You Don't Get Until Just After You Need It," Murphy's Law, 1989.

Gladys, "Jessie's Fifteen Minutes," Hard Time on Planet Earth, 1989.

Guest host, Talk Soup, 1991.

Late Night with David Letterman, 1992.

French professor, "Disorientation," Mad about You, NBC, 1993.

Comedy Product, Comedy Central, 1995.

Charity, "Listen, Sister," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1995.

Vernice in 'Second Wind', "Operation Hell on Earth," Mr. Show (also known as Mr. Show with Bob and David), 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1996.

Patty, "Moby Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1997.

Alice, "The Nanny," George & Leo, CBS, 1998.

Alice, "The Massage: Parts 1 & 2," George & Leo, CBS, 1998.

Alice, "The Bongos," George & Leo, CBS, 1998.

Random Acts of Comedy, Fox Family Channel, 1999.

Rachel Fishman, "The Birthday Party," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1999.

Mother, "The Last Episode Ever," Clerks, ABC, 2000.

Voice of Marie, "Denver," Sammy, 2000.

Late Friday, NBC, 2001.

Interviewee, "Saturday Night Live," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Bobbi Coker, "Thanksgiving Confidential," According to Jim, 2002.

Velma's aunt, "Scooby–Doo Halloween," What's New Scooby–Doo? (animated), 2003.

Ann, "The Placeholder," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Ann, "The Ann Who Came to Dinner," Frasier, NBC, 2004.

Sister Anne Marie, "Catch–38," Sex and the City, HBO, 2004.

Also appeared as voice of Mrs. Sneed, "Strike It or Not," and voice of pleasant woman, "The Finale," Pepper Ann (animated); voice, Family Guy (animated), Cartoon Network; in Celebrity Dish (also known as TV Guides's Celebrity Dish).

Stage Appearances:

God Said, Ha!, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1996.

In the Family Way, Ars Nova Theatre, New York City, 2003, then Groundlings Theatre, Los Angeles, 2003.

Letting Go of God, 2004.


Taped Readings:

God Said, Ha!, 1997.



God Said, Ha!, produced at Coronet Theatre and Lyceum Theatre, 1996, published by Bantam Books, 1997.

(With Steven Hibbert and Jim Emerson) Mea's Big Apology, performed with the Los Angeles improvisational comedy troupe, The Groundlings, 1988.


(With others) It's Pat (from characters), 1994.

God Said, Ha! (based on her play), Miramax, 1998.

Shadow Life, Cinema Seattle, 2000.


(With Christine Zander) It's Pat! My Life Exposed, Hyperion, 1992.



People Weekly, August 7, 1995, p. 65.

U.S. News & World Report, June 16, 1997, p. 66.


Julia Sweeney Official Site, http://juliasweeney.com, August 22, 2004.