Bebe Neuwirth

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Beatice Neuwirth
  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/31/1958, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; dancer; singer
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Bebe Neuwirth Fast Facts:
  • Danced with the Princeton Ballet Company as a junior ballerina before moving to New York.
  • Majored in dance for two years at Juilliard before leaving to pursue a career on Broadway.
  • Broadway debut was as a replacement in A Chorus Line, as Sheila.
  • Left Cheers and the character of Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane at her own request to pursue film roles and other commitments.
  • Appeared in a series of M&M commercials in 1995.
  • Ten years after originating the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago, she returned to the show in 2006 playing the other lead, Roxie Hart.
  • Received an Actors Fund Medal of Honor in 2011 for her work with the group, which provides support to members of the entertainment industry.
  • Bebe Neuwirth Relationships:
  • Chris Calkins - Husband
  • Peter Neuwirth - Brother
  • Paul Dorman - Ex-husband
  • Lee Paul Neuwirth - Father
  • Sydney Anne Neuwirth - Mother
  • Michael Danek - Ex-fiancé
  • Bebe Neuwirth Awards:
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1997 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1986 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended The Juilliard School, New York, NY

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