Fast Facts

  • Was a national oratory champion in high school.
  • Joined the comedy troupe Second City in 1975.
  • Won three Chicago Emmy Awards as cohost for the local program Sorting It Out from 1975 to '77.
  • Film debut was 1980's A Small Circle of Friends.
  • Big break came when she was cast as prim barmaid Diane Chambers on Cheers in 1982.
  • Left Cheers after five seasons to concentrate on films, such as The Money Pit, Outrageous Fortune and Hello Again.
  • Played Carol Brady in 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie and reprised the role in two sequels.
  • Made notable guest appearances on Frasier, Boston Legal and Modern Family.

Awards

  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Evandine Long — Mother
  • Juliana Tyson — Daughter
  • Bruce Tyson — Ex-husband
  • Leland Long — Father

College

  • Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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  • Birth Name: Shelley Lee Long
  • Birth Place: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Birthday: August 23, 1949, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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