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Julia Sweeney

Highest Rated:   94% Pulp Fiction (1994)
Lowest Rated:   0% Beethoven's 4th (2001)
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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 YEAR
78% Monsters University
  • Ms. Squibbles
2013
61% The Nature of Existence
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Letting Go of God
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2008
No Score Yet The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED
  • Actor
2007
42% Don't Come Knocking
  • Producer No. 2
2006
29% Clockstoppers
  • Mrs. Gibbs
2002
0% Beethoven's 4th
  • Beth Newton
2001
0% Beethoven's 3rd
  • Beth
2000
16% Whatever It Takes
  • Kate Woodman
2000
66% 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
14% Meet Wally Sparks
  • Mrs. Martha Karp
1997
30% Stuart Saves His Family
  • Mea
1995
94% Pulp Fiction
  • Raquel
1994
0% It's Pat
  • Screenwriter
  • Pat
1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 1993
  • Actor
1994
33% Coneheads
  • Principal
1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 1992
  • Actor
1993
41% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Nosey Neighbor
1992
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Lab Receptionist
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Ann Murphy Ann Hodges
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Actor

Quotes from Julia Sweeney's Characters