Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

Highest Rated: 90% Getting to Know You (1999)

Lowest Rated: 16% The Big Bounce (2004)

Birthday: Dec 31, 1958

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Bebe Neuwirth first caught attention as a Tony Award-winning musical performer but also enjoyed success as a voice artist, film star and TV actress, most notably with recurring roles in "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993) and "Madam Secretary" (CBS, 2014-). Born in Newark, NJ in 1958 to a painter mother and mathematician father, Neuwirth initially pursued a career as a dancer. She studied ballet while attending Juilliard and later showcased her talents in various Princeton Ballet Company productions. She debuted on the Broadway stage in a 1980 production of "A Chorus Line," and would later win Tonys in 1986 and 1997 for performances in "Sweet Charity" and "Chicago," respectively. Her first screen role, Dr. Lilith Sternin, was both her most memorable and longest-running. She portrayed the ice queen in eight seasons of hit sitcom "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993), and also reprised the character for 12 episodes of spin-off "Frasier" (ABC, 1993-2004). After making her film debut as guidance counselor Mrs. Evans in "Say Anything" (1989), Neuwirth played Andie MacDowell's best friend Lauren in "Green Card" (1990) and portrayed real-life figures Gloria Allred in "Without Her Consent" (1990) and heiress Countess di Frasso in "Bugsy" (1991). Following a five-episode stint as Oscar-winning actress Tabba Schwartzkopf in sci-fi miniseries "Wild Palms" (ABC, 1993), Neuwirth appeared as detective Dana Harris in "Malice" (1993), Margaret in "Painted Heart" (1993) and aunt Nora in "Jumanji" (1995). Neuwirth also became a regular in the recording booth, voicing Mirage in "Aladdin" (Disney Channel, 1994-95) and angelic wolfhound Annabelle in "All Dogs Go to Heaven" (1996) and its various spin-offs. Neuwirth then played thief Felinet in "The Adventures of Pinocchio" (1996), schemer Camille in "The Associate" (1996) and magazine art director Annie in TV pilot-turned-Oscar-winning short "Dear Diary" (1996). Neuwirth then appeared as hooker Nina in "Celebrity" (1998), Principal Valerie Drake in "The Faculty" (1998), hairdresser Gloria in "Summer of Sam" (1999) and real-life poet Dorothy Parker in Emmy-nominated "Dash and Lilly" (1999) before landing supporting roles in "Getting to Know You" (1999), "Liberty Heights" (1999) and "Cupid and Cate" (2000). Neuwirth then shared top billing in romantic comedy "Tadpole" (2000), played editor Nikki in newsroom drama "Deadline" (NBC, 2000-01) and Faith in vigilante series "Hack" (CBS, 2002-04) and showed up as Kate Hudson's boss in "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days" (2003). Roles as art curator Julia in "Le Divorce" (2003), criminal Alison in "The Big Bounce" (2004) and producer Joanne in "Game 6" (2005) then followed, as did a 13-episode stint as A.D.A. Tracey Kibre in "Law and Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC, 2005-06). Neuwirth then starred opposite Peter Coyote in "Adopt a Sailor" (2008), played literary editor Caroline in "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-2011) and portrayed Ms. Kraft in "Fame" (2009). Neuwirth returned to the legal TV drama with the recurring roles of Judge Claudia Friend in "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016) and NYPD Inspector General Kelly Peterson in "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010-). before joining the cast of "Madam Secretary" (CBS, 2014-) as chief-of-staff Nadine Tolliver.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% No Score Yet Modern Persuasion Vanessa Perry (Character) - 2020
70% 59% Humor Me CC Rudin (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Gender Narrator - 2013
No Score Yet 100% Defiant Requiem Unknown (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 66% Ingredients Narrator - 2009
24% 36% Fame Lynn Kraft (Character) $22.5M 2009
No Score Yet 76% Adopt a Sailor Patricia (Character) - 2008
61% 38% Game 6 Joanna Bourne (Character) $128.1K 2005
16% 24% The Big Bounce Alison Ritchie (Character) $6.5M 2004
36% 26% Le Divorce Julia Manchevering (Character) $9.1M 2003
42% 77% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Lana (Character) $105.8M 2003
78% 57% Tadpole Diane (Character) $2.9M 2002
No Score Yet 39% The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Thumbelina's mother (Voice) - 2002
63% 48% An Extremely Goofy Movie Sylvia Marpole (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 53% Cupid & Cate Francesca (Character) - 2000
85% 76% Liberty Heights Ada Kurtzman (Character) $3.7M 1999
51% 60% Summer of Sam Gloria (Character) $19.3M 1999
No Score Yet 60% Dash and Lilly Dorothy Parker (Character) - 1999
90% No Score Yet Getting to Know You Trix (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% An All Dogs Christmas Carol Anabelle / Belladonna (Voice) - 1998
40% 42% Celebrity Nina - the Hooker (Character) $5M 1998
52% 55% The Faculty Principal Valerie Drake (Character) $40.1M 1998
36% 26% The Adventures of Pinocchio Felinet (Character) $15.1M 1996
20% 39% All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Anabelle (Voice) $8.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Diary Unknown (Character) - 1996
55% 62% Jumanji Aunt Nora Shepherd (Character) $100.3M 1995
No Score Yet 60% Wild Palms Unknown (Character) - 1993
57% 46% Malice Det. Dana Harris (Character) $46M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paint Job Margaret (Character) - 1992
85% 69% Bugsy Countess di Frasso (Character) $48.2M 1991
No Score Yet 50% Unspeakable Acts Susan Maxwell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Her Consent Gloria Allred (Character) - 1990
60% 50% Green Card Lauren Adler (Character) $29.8M 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2019
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Kelly Peterson (Guest Star) 2018-2019 2013-2014
96% 79% The Good Fight Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Nadine Tolliver (Character) 2014-2018
93% 92% The Good Wife Judge Claudia Friend (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2010
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Sarah Friedman (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Asst. D.A. Tracey Kibre (Character) 2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Tracey Kibre (Guest Star) 2005 1999
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Bebe Neuwirth (Guest Star) 2004
93% 94% Frasier Dr. Lilith Sternin (Guest Star) 2001-2003 1998-1999 1996 1994
21% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003 1999
58% No Score Yet Deadline Nikki Masucci (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Character) 2000 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Unknown (Voice) 1996-1998
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Sandi Angelini (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 85% Aladdin Unknown (Guest Voice) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Palms Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Dr. Lilith Sternin (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1986-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
89% 90% Star Trek: The Next Generation Lanel (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

QUOTES FROM Bebe Neuwirth CHARACTERS

Principal Valerie Drake says: Coach Willis. What can I do for you?

Coach Joe Willis says: You look...very, very pretty tonight, Miss Drake.

Coach Joe Willis says: You look very, very pretty tonight, Miss Drake.

Principal Valerie Drake says: Have you been drinking, Coach?

Coach Joe Willis says: I'm sorry to bother you, but...I can't seem to find a pencil.

Coach Joe Willis says: I'm sorry to bother you, but I can't seem to find a pencil.

Principal Valerie Drake says: You don't need a pencil, Coach. You need a good night's sleep.

Coach Joe Willis says: I need a pencil.

Principal Valerie Drake says: Sleep it off, Coach.

Coach Joe Willis says: Do you have a pencil?

Principal Valerie Drake says: Jesus Christ, yes, I have a pencil. I have plenty of pencils. Look, why don't you and your pencil go home. It's late.

Coach Joe Willis says: You look...very, very pretty tonight.

Coach Joe Willis says: You look very, very pretty tonight.

Principal Valerie Drake says: Harassment has a really fine line, Coach. Haven't you read your handbook?

Coach Joe Willis says: (stabs Principle Drake in the hand with a pencil) - I've always wanted to do that.

Coach Joe Willis says: (stabs Principle Drake in the hand with a pencil) I've always wanted to do that.