Who is Julie Kavner? Wiki Bio
Julie Deborah Kavner was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 7 September 1950, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, comedian, and a music video director, probably best known for voicing Marge Simpson in the animated series “The Simpsons”.
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Early life and education
Julie was raised with an older sister in Los Angeles by her father David who was a furniture manufacturer, and who died in 2016, and her mother Rose who was a family counselor; she died in 2010. Julie grew up being interested in acting, as she was watching shows on TV with her sister, and upon enrolling at Beverly Hills High School, she joined her school’s drama club, which reputedly was the only thing she liked about the entire school.
Happy birthday to the voice of Marge Simpson… actress Julie Kavner, who also won an Emmy on the 1970s sitcom Rhoda.
She had no friends there, and found comfort in appearing in school plays, but wasn’t very good at it at that time – her best talent was improvising. She continued practicing acting at San Diego State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1971.
Appearances in TV series
Upon graduation, Julie started working at the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of the Arts and Architecture as a typist, and held the job until 1974 when she made her debut TV series appearance, portraying one of the main characters Brenda Morgenstern in the comedy series “Rhoda”, which starred Valerie Harper, and follows a teenager who comes back from Minneapolis to New York City to start a new life.
Julie was in the series until 1978 when it ended. She went on to appear in single episodes of many TV series, such as “Petrocelli” in 1975, “Bert D’Angelo” in 1976, and “Taxi” in 1980, while her next notable appearance was in “The Tracey Ullman Show” in which she portrayed several characters between 1987 and 1990.
She became famous worldwide after being invited to voice Marge Simpson, Homer Simpson’s wife in the animated series “The Simpsons” in 1989 – she is still voicing her to this day, as well as the voices of Marge’s two sisters, Selma and Patty.
Other main voice actors in the series include Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, and Harry Shearer, which follows the lives of a working-class family living in the city of Springfield. Julie then appeared in an episode of “Sibs” in 1991, and an episode of “Birdland” in 1994, while some of her most recent appearances in TV series have been in “Tracey Takes On…” in which she appeared in 14 episodes between 1996 and 1999, “Family Guy” in 2014, and “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2015.
Roles in films
She made her debut film appearance in “National Lampoon’s Movie Madness” in 1983, which was followed by her roles in “Bad Medicine”, “Hannah and Her Sisters”, and “Radio Days” in 1985, ‘86 and ‘87 respectively.
She portrayed The Decorator in “Alice” in 1990, and then voiced the female pigeon in “Dr. Dolittle” in 1998. She gained recognition after portraying Marie in the comedy drama film “Judy Berlin”, which stars Barbara Barrie and Bob Dishy and follows a teacher who is flirting with the principal of the school where she’s working, but things are complicated due to him being married. Some of her latest appearances in movies have been in “The Lion King 1 ½” in 2004, “Click” in 2006 in which she co-starred alongside Adam Sandler, and “The Simpsons Movie” in 2007.
Appearances in video games and awards
Julie can be heard in many video games(as well as seen in some), in most of which she is lending her voice to Marge Simpson – some of these include “The Simpsons” in 1991, “Virtual Springfield” in 1997, and “The Simpsons: Hit & Run” in 2003 among numerous others. She is also Mayzie Bird in “Storybook Weaver” and in “Storybook Weaver Deluxe”, released in 1994 and 2004, respectively.
Julie has won three awards – an Emmy for an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Rhoda” in 1978, another Emmy for an Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in “The Tracey Ullman Show” in 1992, and a Young Artist Award for the Most Popular Mom & Pop in a Television series in “The Simpsons” in 2004.
She has been nominated for numerous others, including eight Emmys and four Golden Globes.
Love life and relationships
Julie met David Davis, a retired producer, at the beginning of the ‘70s and they dated for several years before moving in together – it’s not known whether or the two are married, they don’t have any children, and are living a seemingly happy life together in Los Angeles, California. David Davis was born in the USA in 1937, and is a retired TV producer and a TV writer, who is best known for his work on the sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show”.
He was raised in California in a middle-class family, and unlike his peers who wanted to become actors, he wanted to produce and write movies. His first notable work was “The Bob Newhart Show”, while he was then praised for producing the sitcom “Taxi” which began airing on 12 September 1978 and ended on 6 May 1982 – in 1979, he was rewarded with a Primetime Emmy Award for it. Some of the other series he has produced include “The Good Guys”, “My Mother the Car”, and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” for which he has written several episodes.
Hobbies and other interests
Julie is not much of a social person, and although she has many friends, she rarely takes them home and there are people who have been her friends for years and who still don’t know how her house looks. Her favorite movie director is Woody Allen, and she has appeared in many of his films – some of her favorites include “Annie Hall”, “Hannah and Her Sisters”, and “Midnight in Paris”. Travelling is her main hobby and she has been all around the US to shoot for the movies and TV series, while she has also been to several European countries with David, such as Spain, England, and Croatia.
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Julie prefers to watch animated movies and TV series over live-action, and some of her favorite series are “The Simpsons”, “Rick & Morty”, and “Family Guy” while some of her favorite animated movies are “Cinderella”, the trilogy “The Lion King”, and “Despicable Me”.
How rich is Marge Simpson’s voice actor? Appearance and net worth
Julie is 69 years old. She has short curly brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $85 million.