Who is Julie Hagerty?
Julie Hagerty is an American actress known for her comedic roles. She rose to fame for her portrayal of flight attendant Elaine Dickinson in the comedy film “Airplane!” (1980) and its sequel. Hagerty has also appeared in films such as “Lost in America” (1985) and “A Master Builder” (2014), in addition to many other roles she’s had in her career.
Julie Hagerty Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Julie Beth Hagerty was born on 15 June 1955, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the daughter of Harriet Yuellig (nee Bishop) a model and singer, and musician Jerald William “Jerry” Hagerty Jr. Julie had a brother named Michael Hagerty, who also pursued acting. After her parents’ divorce, she attended Indian Hill High School. At the age of 15, Julie was signed as a model by Ford Models, which led her to spend summers modeling in New York City. In 1972, she permanently relocated to New York, and immersed herself in her brother’s theater group while also studying under esteemed actor William Hickey.
Career Beginnings and Instant Success
Hagerty’s successful career began in 1979, with her Off-Broadway debut in the play “Mutual Benefit Life” at The Production Company. This marked her entry into the world of professional acting, showcasing her talents on stage. Her performance in the play received positive attention and set the stage for her future endeavors.
In 1980, Hagerty secured her breakthrough role as Elaine Dickinson in the iconic comedy film “Airplane!” Directed by Jim Abrahams and the Zucker brothers, the film became a sensation and a classic in the genre, with Hagerty’s portrayal of the charmingly naive flight attendant Elaine Dickinson garnering critical acclaim and establishing her as a talented comedic actress.
Continuing her success in the comedy genre, Hagerty appeared in Woody Allen’s “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” in 1982. Directed by Woody Allen himself, the movie featured an ensemble cast including Mia Farrow, José Ferrer, Tony Roberts and Mary Steenburgen. The same year Hagerty reprised her role as Elaine Dickinson in “Airplane II: The Sequel”, which directed by Ken Finkleman, reunited her with co-star Robert Hays, and continued the comedic legacy of the original “Airplane!” movie.
Julie Hagerty and Chad Everett in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982).
Continued Success and the ’90s
In 1985, Julie Hagerty delivered a notable performance as Linda Howard in the comedy film “Lost in America”. Directed by Albert Brooks, the film follows a couple who decide to quit their jobs and embark on a cross-country adventure. Hagerty’s portrayal of the wife Linda Howard showcased her comedic timing, and ability to bring charm to her characters.
In 1987, Hagerty featured in the romantic comedy “Beyond Therapy”, directed by Robert Altman. Based on the play by Christopher Durang, the film revolves around a couple seeking therapy to overcome their relationship issues. Additionally, she appeared in the segment “Les Boréades” in the anthology film “Aria”.
Continuing her success in the comedy genre, Hagerty played Harriet MacKyle in the 1989 film “Bloodhounds of Broadway” – directed by Howard Brookner, the film is based on Damon Runyon’s short stories, and features an ensemble cast including Madonna and Matt Dillon.
In 1991, Hagerty received high praise for her comedic performance portraying Fay Marvin in the comedy film “What About Bob?” Directed by Frank Oz, the film follows the story of a neurotic patient played by Bill Murray, who disrupts his therapist’s life, played by Richard Dreyfuss.
Julie appeared as Poppy Taylor in the 1992 film adaptation of the play “Noises Off”. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, the film is a farcical comedy that takes place both on and offstage during the production of a play. Hagerty’s role as one of the actresses, again allowed her to showcase her comedic skills and be part of the chaotic and humorous situations in the film.
Throughout the ’90s, Julie had several other notable roles, including the part of Anne Ferris in the TV movie “London Suite” in 1996. In 1999, Hagerty joined the cast of the popular sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” in the recurring role of Charlotte. Created by Philip Rosenthal, the show revolves around the lives of the Barone family.
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In the early 2000s, Julie Hagerty experienced a relatively slow period in terms of notable roles. However, she still managed to secure a few memorable projects – in 2003, she took on the recurring role as Polly in the popular television series “Malcolm in the Middle”.
In 2005, Hagerty had two noteworthy film roles, portraying Carol Brander contributing to the comedic situations in in the romantic comedy “Just Friends”, starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart. She then played the character Darlene in the comedy “She’s the Man”, which starred Amanda Bynes.
In 2013, Hagerty starred in the film “A Master Builder”, a drama based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Her performance showcased her versatility as an actress, tackling a dramatic role. In 2018, Hagerty appeared in the film “Instant Family”, a comedy-drama about a couple who adopts three siblings.
The year 2019 proved to be a busy and successful one for Hagerty. She starred in the Showtime series “Black Monday”, in which she played Jackie Georgina in a recurring role. Additionally, she had prominent roles in the Disney movie, “Noelle”, and the Netflix production film “Marriage Story”. Her performances in these projects highlighted her talent and versatility as an actress.
In 2022, Hagerty played Mrs Parker in the film “A Christmas Story Christmas”, a sequel to the beloved 1983 film “A Christmas Story”. Her portrayal added to the nostalgia and charm of the holiday-themed movie.
Looking ahead, Julie is set to appear as Margie Browning in the film “The Out-Laws”, co-starring Michael Rooker, Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin in this Tyler Spindel-directed action crime-comedy.
According to sources, Julie Hagerty’s net worth is estimated at $4 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children, Struggles
Julie Hagerty was first married Peter Burki, in 1986, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1991. She found love again, and has been married to insurance executive Richard Kagan since 1999. She doesn’t have children.
Hagerty has also expressed her political beliefs and affiliations. She’s known to be a supporter of the Democratic Party, aligning herself with their policies and values.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Julie Hagerty has brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 33-25-35, bra size 38B.