Georgia Engel

  • Birth Name: Georgia Bright Engel
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer
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Fast Facts

  • Her family frequently moved around the U.S. when she was growing up, as her father served in the Coast Guard.
  • Performed with the American Light Opera Company in Washington, D.C.
  • Debuted on Broadway in a 1964 production of Hello, Dolly!
  • Film debut was in the 1971 comedy-drama Taking Off.
  • Her comedic skills turned what was supposed to be a one-time-only appearance in a 1972 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show into a regular role.

Awards

  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1972, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Robin Ruth — Sister
  • Benjamin Franklin Engel — Father
  • Ruth Engel — Mother
  • Penelope Ann — Sister

College

  • University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States (BA in Drama, 1969)

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