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Doris Roberts Biography

Birth Place:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in the Bronx
  • Studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 1955 revival production of The Time of Your Life
  • Spoke out against ageism; testified before U
  • S
  • Senator John Breaux's Special Committee on Ageism in Washington, D
  • C
  • , in 2002
  • Published a 2003 book titled Are You Hungry, Dear?: Life, Laughs and Lasagna
  • Was appointed a cultural ambassador by the U
  • S
  • Department of State in 2004
  • Did her own stunts for the 2009 film Aliens in the Attic
  • Was a chairperson for the nonprofit Children Affected by AIDS Foundation and hosted their annual A Night of Comedy event
  • Worked with Puppies Behind Bars, in which inmates do preliminary training with seeing-eye dogs; and L
  • A
  • 's Best, an after-school program for children

Awards

  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2001American Film Institute-Best Female Actor in a Television Series: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Michael Cannata -- Ex-husband
  • William Goyen -- Husband (deceased)
  • Ann Meltzer Roberts -- Mother
  • Jack Betts -- Significant Other
  • Michael Cannata -- Son
  • Bob Roberts -- Stepfather