• Estelle Harris is an American actress, comedian and voice actress, best known for her role as Estelle Costanza in “Seinfeld”.
• She was born Estelle Nussbaum in Manhattan, New York to Polish immigrant parents, and attended Tarentum High School.
• Her acting career began in 1977 and she rose to fame after starring in “Seinfeld” (1992-1998).
• She has a long list of voice acting credits, and is a cancer survivor.
• Estelle is married to Sy Harris and has three children.

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseSy Harris
Fact20 September 2001 - Estelle and Sy escaped injury after their car blew a tire and flipped twice outside of L.A.

Who is Estelle Harris?

Estelle Harris is an American actress, comedian and voice actress, who is perhaps best known to the world as Estelle Costanza in the Golden Globe Award-winning comedy series “Seinfeld” (1992-1998), and also as Muriel in the TV series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (2005-2008), in addition to other popular roles she has had during her career.

Estelle Harris Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Estelle Nussbaum on the 4th April 1928, in Manhattan, New York USA, the daughter of Isaac Nussbaum and his wife, Anna.

Her parents were Polish immigrants, and she has an older sister, but her name hasn’t been revealed in the media. For her education, Estelle went to Tarentum High School.

Career Beginnings

Estelle didn’t pursue a career in acting until her children had grown-up and achieved success on their own. As a result, it was only in 1977 that she made her acting debut, selected for the role of Irma in the comedy-drama film “Looking Up”, starring Marilyn Chris, Dick Shawn and Doris Belack. She made another appearance in 1977, this time as Mrs.

Baleeka in the film selected“Summerdog”, and then didn’t feature anywhere until the mid-‘80s, when she was cast for the part of Peggy’s Mother in the film “Once Upon a Time in America”, starring Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern. She continued with minor roles in the ‘80s, such as Secretary in the film “Stand and Deliver” in 1988.

Rise to Stardom

Although she hadn’t had notable roles since starting her career, Estelle joined the cast of “Seinfeld” in 1992 as Estella Costanza, and in the next six years appeared in 27 episodes of the popular series, which made her very popular.

Estelle Harris

While working on “Seinfeld”, Estella also appeared in several other projects, including the films “Downhill Willie” (1996), “Out to Sea” (1997), and “My Giant” (1998), among others.

With the start of the new millennium, Estelle began to focus more on voice acting, but has still featured in a number of on-screen appearances. She had a minor role in the romantic comedy “Good Advice” in 2001, starring Charlie Sheen, Angie Harmon and Denise Richards, while from 2005 to 2008 she portrayed Muriel in the TV comedy series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”. Then in 2010, she co-starred in the romantic comedy film “Movin’ In”, next to Alex Yves, Griff First and Christy Carlson Romano, and two years later appeared in all 12 episodes of the short-lived series “Greetings from Home”.

Furthermore, she was cast in the film “CBGB”, which is a story about the punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub of the same name, and had a minor role in the 2015 comedy television movie “The Slice”.

Voice Acting

In addition to her on-screen appearances, Estelle has also had a marvelous career as a voice actress; she started in 1995 with the voice of Timon’s Mother in the animated series “Timon & Pumbaa”. In 1999 she had a stint in the animated series “The Brothers Flub”, and the same year made her debut as Mrs. Potato Head in the animated film “Toy Story 2”. In 2000 she lent her voice to Mrs.

Estelle Harris who voice Mrs Potato Head in Toy Story 2 and 3 is celebrating a birthday today the 4th of April ~Simba

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Duckstein in the animated series “Queer Duck”, while from 2004 to 2005 she was the voice of Lula in the animated series “Dave the Barbarian”. From 2009 to 2014 she gave her voice to Oz’s Mom in the TV series “Fanboy & Chum Chum”, and from 2014 to 2015 she voiced Peg-Leg Peg from “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”, and then retired.

Where is Estelle Harris Now?

Since retiring, Estelle has been living a simple life away from the media buzz, currently living with her husband in West Hollywood, California.

However, in 2019 she returned to voice acting, only to reprise her role of Mrs. Potato Head in the fourth installment of the popular animated film “Toy Story”.

Estelle Harris Net Worth, Height, Weight, Appearance

Estelle is a renowned actress, and with around 100 roles during her career, her wealth has increased by a large margin. According to authoritative sources, Estelle Harris’ net worth has been estimated at $5 million as of mid-2020.

Estelle stands at 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall, while she weighs approximately 143lbs ~ 65kgs – at her age, vital statistics are unimportant, but unsurprisingly she has grey hair, and brown eyes.

Estelle Harris Personal Life, Marriage, Husband

Estelle has been married for more than 65 years to Sy Harris; the wedding ceremony was held in 1953, and the two welcomed two sons and a daughter together. Her husband Sy was a window treatment salesman, though he had a one-time appearance in the film “Destiny, West!” in 1960.

Estelle Harris News, Facts

Before making a break as an actress, Estelle appeared in numerous commercials, including the highly popular ad in which she sang the praises of Handi-Wrap II. She was so popular that she featured in 23 commercials in a year.

Back in 2013, Estelle came forward and announced that she is a cancer survivor, though she didn’t reveal which type of cancer she had, only bringing the happy news that she had successfully undergone cancer treatment. Since then, she hasn’t had any health scares.
Estelle is recognized by her high pitched raspy voice.

Because of the unique character of Estella Costanza, she and Jerry Stiller were named several times as the best TV parents. Her “Seinfeld” partner, Jerry Stiller died recently, in early May 2020 – he was 92 years old.

General Info

Full NameEstelle Harris
Height1.64 m
ProfessionComedian, Voice Actor


SpouseSy Harris
ChildrenTaryn Harris
ParentsAnna Nussbaum, Isaac Nussbaum
SiblingsMinnie Harris


MoviesToy Story 3, Toy Story 2, Stand and Deliver, Tarzan II, Brother Bear, Home on the Range, CBGB, Hawaiian Vacation, Once Upon a Time in America, Small Fry, Addams Family Reunion, Teacher's Pet, Chairman of the Board, Partysaurus Rex, Good Advice, Out to Sea, Lost & Found, Playing Mona Lisa, What's Coo...
TV ShowsSeinfeld, Dave the Barbarian, Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?, Queer Duck, Good Advice, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Toy Story Toons, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, Fanboy & Chum Chum, The Brothers Flub

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1Has three children with husband Sy Harris.
220 September 2001 - Estelle and Sy escaped injury after their car blew a tire and flipped twice outside of L.A.
3Her daughter, Taryn, is a retired police officer.




Toy Story 42019pre-productionMrs. Potato Head (voice)
The Slice2015TV MovieMima D'Angelo
Jake and the Never Land Pirates2014-2015TV SeriesPeg-Leg Peg
Fanboy & Chum Chum2009-2014TV SeriesOz's Mom
CBGB2013Bertha Kristal
The Exes2013TV SeriesMother
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex2012ShortMrs. Potato Head (voice)
Futurama2012TV SeriesVelma Farnsworth
Are You There, Chelsea?2012TV SeriesTess
The Looney Tunes Show2012TV SeriesSylvester's Mother
Greetings from Home2012TV SeriesNana
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry2011ShortMrs. Potato Head (voice)
Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation2011ShortMrs. Potato Head (voice)
Retired at 352011TV SeriesMrs. Eagen
Movin' In2010Arlene Taylor
Toy Story 32010Mrs. Potato Head (voice)
Sonny with a Chance2010TV SeriesGrace Gallagher
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesEstelle Harris
American Dad!2009TV SeriesMarty's Wife
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2005-2008TV SeriesMuriel
Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?2008TV SeriesNana
Case Closed2007TV MovieMadame
The Emperor's New School2007TV SeriesMrs. Mudka
iCarly2007TV SeriesMrs. Halberstadt
The Grand2007Ruth Melvin
ER2006TV SeriesMrs. Markovic
Queer Duck: The Movie2006VideoMrs. Duckstein (voice)
Mind of Mencia2006TV Series
Phil of the Future2005TV SeriesOlder Pim
Tripping the Rift2005TV SeriesEstelle
Tarzan II2005VideoMama Gunda (voice)
Dave the Barbarian2004-2005TV SeriesLula
Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance2005TV SeriesHowie's Grandmother (2004-?)
As Told by Ginger2004TV SeriesMyrna
Kim Possible2004TV SeriesMrs. Lipsky - Dr. Drakken's Mom
A Dairy Tale2004Video shortAudrey, the chicken (voice)
Home on the Range2004Audrey, the Chicken (voice)
Teacher's Pet2004Mrs. Boogin (voice)
Brother Bear2003Old Lady Bear (voice)
The Proud Family2003TV SeriesHelga
Regular Joe2003TV SeriesAunt Mickie
Half & Half2003TV SeriesGrandma Sophie
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesMrs. Turtle
No Prom for Cindy2002ShortCindy's Grandmother
Good Advice2001Iris
Family Guy2001TV SeriesDeath's Mother
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2001TV SeriesDora
Mickey Mouse Works1999-2000TV SeriesMrs. Turtle
Providence2000TV SeriesDarlene
Playing Mona Lisa2000Aunt Velva
Dancing in September2000Sally
What's Cooking?2000Aunt Bea
The Kids from Room 4022000TV SeriesAunt Cookie
Queer Duck1999TV Series shortMrs. Duckstein (voice)
Toy Story 21999Mrs. Potato Head (voice)
Sunset Beach1999TV SeriesMargaret Raynor
The Parkers1999TV SeriesMiss Agnes
Lost & Found1999/IMrs. Stubblefield
The Secret Files of the SpyDogs1999TV SeriesFrank's Owner
Godzilla: The Series1998TV Series
The Wild Thornberrys1998TV SeriesTurtle / Iguana
Hercules1998TV SeriesPhil's Mother
Addams Family Reunion1998TV MovieGrandma Addams
Seinfeld1992-1998TV SeriesEstelle Constanza Estelle Costanza
My Giant1998Aunt Pearl
The Odd Couple II1998Flirting Woman
Chairman of the Board1998Ms. Krubavitch
Out to Sea1997Bridget
Cybill1997TV SeriesWoman
Living Single1997TV SeriesEsther Brooks
Moesha1997TV SeriesFrances Howie
Star Trek: Voyager1996TV SeriesOld Woman
The Tick1996TV SeriesRuth
Night Stand1996TV SeriesReal Mother
The Mask1996TV SeriesLt. Kellaway's Mother
Downhill Willie1995Mama Saxer
In the House1995TV SeriesMrs. Claus
The West Side Waltz1995TV Movie
Timon & Pumbaa1995TV SeriesTimon's Mother
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesMom Henderson
Aladdin1995TV Series
Perfect Alibi1995Aunt Dorothy
Chicago Hope1995TV SeriesSpeaker at Funeral
Good Advice1993TV SeriesRonnie Cohen
Mad About You1992TV SeriesBarry's Mother
Law & Order1992TV SeriesMrs. Rachlin
This Is My Life1992Aunt Harriet
Brooklyn Bridge1991TV SeriesEsther Shapiro
Mathnet1990TV SeriesPostal Worker
Stand and Deliver1988Secretary
Married with Children1987TV SeriesDelilah
Night Court1985-1986TV SeriesEasy Mary
Once Upon a Time in America1984Peggy's Mother
Summerdog1977Mrs. Baleeka
Looking Up1977Irma


Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2006TV Series documentary shortHerself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Kramer vs. Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo2004Video documentary shortHerself
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld'2004Video documentary shortHerself
Test the Nation2003TV MovieHerself
Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck2002TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Toy Story 3: The Gang's All Here2010Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs. Potato Head
Mom Squad2010ShortHerself
Totally Tracked Down2010TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
KTLA Morning News2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

That Fellow in the Coat2010TV SeriesMrs. Potato Head
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHerself / Mrs. Potato Head
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2007TV Series documentary shortEstelle / Estelle Costanza


Nominated Awards

1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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