Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Highest Rated: 91% Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Lowest Rated: 0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982)

Birthday: Sep 7, 1950

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

When the decision was made in 1974 to transform Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) from frumpy kvetcher to desirable bachelorette on the TV series Rhoda, somebody had to inherit all those self-deprecating jokes told by Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The decision was made to create a new character: Rhoda's pudgy, insecure younger sister, Brenda. The actress chosen for the role sounded as though she'd been a New Yorker since the womb, but in fact Julie Kavner was born and raised in California. A theatre student at USC-San Francisco, Kavner came to Rhoda with no professional experience, but before the series ran its course, she had won an Emmy for her portrayal. With her performance in the 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters, Kavner became one of the most prominent members of director Woody Allen's stock company, essaying very un-Brendalike roles in Radio Days (1987), the "Oedipus Wrecks" segment of New York Stories (1989), Alice (1990) and Shadows and Fog (1992). Kavner's regular stint as an ensemble player on the Fox TV network's Tracy Ullman Show led to her long-running assignment as the gravelly voice of Marge Simpson on the weekly animated series The Simpsons. Even as she continued to work on The Simpsons for the nex twenty years, she would make occasional big-screen appearances in projects as diverse as I'll Do Anything, Forget Paris, Judy Berlin, and Click.She also maintained an ongoing working relationship with Woody Allen appearing in Deconstructing Harry and in the 1994 made-for TV adaptation of the famous director's play Don't Drink the Water.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3D! On Ice! Actor 2010
88% The Simpsons Movie Marge $183.2M 2007
33% Click Trudy Newman $137.4M 2006
78% The Lion King 1 1/2 Mom 2004
No Score Yet Barn Red Susan 2003
77% Judy Berlin Marie 1999
No Score Yet The Story of a Bad Boy Elaine 1999
42% Dr. Dolittle Female Pidgeon 1998
73% Deconstructing Harry Hilly Block 1997
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Jake's Women' Karen 1996
50% Forget Paris Lucy 1995
44% Don't Drink the Water Marion Hollander 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Nan 1994
50% Shadows and Fog Alma 1992
38% This Is My Life Dottie Ingels 1992
75% Alice Decorator 1990
88% Awakenings Eleanor Costello 1990
No Score Yet The Simpsons: Family Therapy Actor 1989
75% New York Stories Treva $10.8M 1989
13% Surrender Ronnie 1987
89% Radio Days Mother 1987
91% Hannah and Her Sisters Gail 1986
No Score Yet Bad Medicine Cookie Katz 1985
0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness Mrs. Falcone 1982
No Score Yet Revenge of the Stepford Wives Megan Brady 1980
No Score Yet Katherine Actor 1975

TV

Credit
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's Show
2016-2018
Performer 2016
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
1999
1998
1997
1996
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Tony's Sister 1980
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
Brenda Morgenstern 1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show
1987-1990
Performer

QUOTES FROM Julie Kavner CHARACTERS

Dottie Ingels says: Everyone in the world is only two phone calls away from everyone else in the world.

Erica Ingels says: Like I'm only two phone calls away from J.D. Salinger?

Dottie Ingels says: Oh, I'm sure you are.

Erica Ingels says: Mom, I don't even think he has a phone.

Dottie Ingels says: Sure he does. He dates.

Mother says: [as she watches anti-aircraft searchlights with husband during a World War II black-out] It's so beautiful. Boy, what a world... it could be so wonderful, if it wasn't for certain people.

Mother says: It's so beautiful. Boy, what a world. It could be so wonderful if it wasn't for certain people.

Narrator says: Then there were my father and mother, two people who could find an argument in any subject.

Father says: Wait, you think the Atlantic is a greater ocean than the Pacific?

Mother says: No. Have it your way. The Pacific is greater.

Narrator says: I mean, how many people argue over oceans?

Marge says: What is the point of going to church every Sunday, when if someone we love has a genuine religious experience, we ignore it? Right Grampa?

Grampa says: I want bananas on my waffles!

Marge says: (about pig crap silo) It's leaking.

Marge says: [about pig crap silo] It's leaking.

Homer says: It's not leaking, Marge. It's overflowing.

Marge says: He filled up the silo in just two days?

Homer says: Well, I helped.

Marge says: How did pig tracks get on the ceiling?

Homer says: Spiderpig Spiderpig. Does whatever a Spiderpig does. Can he swing from a web? No he can't. He's a pig. Look out! He's a Spiderpig!

Rafiki says: Hakuna Matata.

Timon's Mom says: Ha-who-na ma-what-a?

Marge says: How did the pig tracks get on the ceiling?

Homer says: Spiderpig, Spiderpig, does whatever a Spiderpig does! Can he swing? From a web? No he can't. He's a pig! Lookout! He's the Spiderpig!

Homer says: Spiderpig, Spiderpig, does whatever a Spiderpig does! Can he swing? From a web? No he can't. He's a pig! Lookout! He's the Spiderpig!

Marge says: Ugh, it's leaking!

Homer says: It's not leaking, it's overflowing!

Homer says: It's not leaking, it's OVERFLOWING.

Marge says: He filled up the whole silo in two days?

Marge says: He filled up the whole silo in just two days?

Homer says: Well, I helped.

Lisa says: Oh come on now mom it's not like the government is monitoring everyones conversations.

Marge says: (Whisper on Government Workers headset) I just think we should lay low till we get to Seattle.

NSA Worker says: Oh my god it's them! (Screams) Hey everyone! We found them, the government actually found someone we're looking for! Yeah baby Yeah!

Marge says: EPA, what could that be?

Comic Book Guy says: I believe it was the sound the green alntern made when sinestro threw him into a vat of acid. EEEEEPPPAA!

Comic Book Guy says: I believe it was the sound the green Alntern made when Sinestro threw him into a vat of acid. EEEEEPPPAA!

Marge says: Yeah, thanks for coming over.

Comic Book Guy says: Thanks for giving me your pregnancy pads. (Strechs pads over huge gut) Never known comfort like this. (Lets go and pad slaps against his stomach makig it jiggle)

Comic Book Guy says: Thanks for giving me your pregnancy pads. [Strechs pads over huge gut] Never known comfort like this. [Let's go and pad slaps against his stomach makig it jiggle]

Marge says: A thousand eyes.What could that mean?

Marge says: A thousand eyes. What could that mean?

Grampa says: I think a thousand...is a number.

Grampa says: I think a thousand, is a number.