Julia Sweeney

Julia Sweeney

  • Highest Rated: 92% Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Beethoven's 4th (2001)
  • Birthday: Oct 10, 1959
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Best known to audiences as the androgynous, nerdy "Pat" from Saturday Night Live, where she was a cast member from 1990 to 1994, Julia Sweeney actually began her comedy career as an accountant, of all things. Working as a numbers-cruncher for Columbia Pictures in the mid-'80s, Sweeney ignored her degree in economics to pursue comedy. In 1986, she joined the Groundlings, the famous L.A. improvisational troupe that also produced success stories like Conan O'Brien and Lisa Kudrow. It was there where she developed "Pat" and caught the attention of NBC, which found a place for her on their venerable breeding ground for comic talent, Saturday Night Live. Sweeney, like fellow cast members Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, was given the opportunity to star in a spin-off feature of her very own, called It's Pat. Released in 1994, the film was a massive failure, dumped in only select cities and roundly panned by national critics, who deemed it juvenile and unfunny. The film was reportedly rewritten by close pal Quentin Tarantino, who cast her that same year in a small role opposite Harvey Keitel in his Oscar-winning film Pulp Fiction. Tarantino then executive-produced what was arguably the most important work of Sweeney's career: God Said, Ha!, a film version of her one-woman Broadway show detailing her "cancer year," in which she and her now-deceased brother Mike battled the deadly disease. Though it was a vanishing act on Broadway, God Said, Ha! opened up a new door for Sweeney, who won raves for her brave, funny monologues and earned the respect of peers who were displeased by her previous film work. The film, unlike the work of her television contemporaries, was serious and deeply personal yet quite humorous, perfectly capturing the spirit of Sweeney's unique performance style. Sweeney has also remained active in TV, providing the voice ofMargo for the series The Goode Family.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

80% Monsters University Ms. Squibbles $260.4M 2013
64% The Nature of Existence Actor $53.3K 2010
No Score Yet Letting Go of God Screenwriter Director Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED Actor 2007
43% Don't Come Knocking Producer No. 2 $0.4M 2006
29% Clockstoppers Mrs. Gibbs $37M 2002
0% Beethoven's 4th Beth Newton 2001
0% Beethoven's 3rd Beth 2000
16% Whatever It Takes Kate Woodman 2000
67% Stuart Little Mrs. Keeper 1999
No Score Yet Courting Courtney Group Therapy Member 1998
86% God Said 'Ha!' Herself Screenwriter Director 1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Sarah 1998
13% Vegas Vacation Mirage Receptionist 1997
13% Meet Wally Sparks Mrs. Martha Karp 1997
30% Stuart Saves His Family Mea 1995
92% Pulp Fiction Raquel 1994
0% It's Pat Screenwriter Pat 1994
35% Coneheads Principal 1993
42% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Nosey Neighbor 1992
69% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Lab Receptionist 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Goode Family
2009
Margo/Trish Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet The War at Home
2005-2007
Attorney
  • 2007
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Ann Murphy Ann Hodges
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Baby Blues
2000-2002
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Rachel Fishman
  • 1999
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Professor
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990

QUOTES FROM Julia Sweeney CHARACTERS

Squishy
Start the car!
Ms. Squibbles
Seatbelts!
Squishy
Ok, now go!
Ms. Squibbles
Does anyone want gum?
Squishy
JUST DRIVE!
Squishy
Just drive!
Pat
"I played with the Ween!"
Pat
I played with the Ween!