Julie Kavner

  • Birth Name: Julie Deborah Kavner
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Was born and raised in California, but is often mistaken for a New Yorker, thanks to a slight Brooklyn accent (her parents were both transplants) and her unmistakable "rough" voice.
  • Had never acted professionally before landing the supporting role of Rhoda's sister, Brenda Morgenstern, on the Mary Tyler Moore spinoff, Rhoda.
  • Received Emmy nominations for her first two professional acting jobs---one primetime Emmy for Rhoda and one Daytime Emmy for an ABC drama on Afternoon Playbreak.
  • Is a member of the regular stable of actors in Woody Allen's films, first appearing in 1986's Hannah and Her Sisters.
  • Worked with Tracey Ullman on The Tracey Ullman Show and Tracey Takes On...
  • Does not like to do the voice of Marge Simpson---the role for which she is best known these days---in front of the camera.

Awards

  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • David Kavner — Father
  • Rose Kavner — Mother
  • David Davis — Significant Other
  • Nora Kavner — Sister

College

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States (1973)
Emmys

Emmys 2019

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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