Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

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

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 7, 1950

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Deft comedienne who, two years out of college, began her professional career playing sardonic, chubby Brenda Morgenstern, younger sister to Valerie Harper's title character on the long-running TV sitcom "Rhoda" (1974-78). With her wry, sarcastic delivery, her ethnic, raspy and slightly nasal whine and her self-deprecating humor, Kavner has carved a niche as a likable second banana, playing scrappy underdogs, working women and supportive wives in such films as "Bad Medicine" (1985), "Surrender" (1987) and "Awakenings" (1990), TV-movies like "No Other Love" (1979) and "Revenge of the Stepford Wives" (1980), and, of course, the animated sitcom, "The Simpsons" (1990- ), as the voice of Marge Simpson. A Woody Allen regular, she has acted in five of his films including "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "Shadows and Fog" (1992) and is reputedly the only actress to play both his mother (in "Radio Days" 1987) and his girlfriend (in "New York Stories" 1989).

Highest rated movies

Hannah and Her Sisters
Radio Days
Awakenings
Judy Berlin
New York Stories
Deconstructing Harry
Alice
I'll Do Anything

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Marge Simpson (Voice) $183.1M 2007
34% 66% Click Trudy Newman (Character) $137.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barn Red Unknown (Character) - 2004
78% 62% The Lion King 1 1/2 Timon's Ma (Voice) - 2004
77% 68% Judy Berlin Marie (Character) $467.3K 1999
No Score Yet 40% The Story of a Bad Boy Elaine (Character) - 1998
73% 82% Deconstructing Harry Grace / Harry's Character (Character) $10.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake's Women Karen (Character) - 1996
50% 56% Forget Paris Lucy (Character) $32.0M 1995
44% 41% Don't Drink the Water Marion Hollander (Character) - 1994
61% 42% I'll Do Anything Nan Mulhanney (Character) $10.2M 1994
38% 49% This Is My Life Dottie Ingels (Character) $2.8M 1992
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Alma (Character) $2.4M 1992
89% 89% Awakenings Eleanor Costello (Character) $49.4M 1990
72% 57% Alice Decorator (Character) $6.8M 1990
75% 56% New York Stories Treva (Character) $10.6M 1989
No Score Yet 88% The Simpsons: Family Therapy Unknown (Character) - 1989
90% 84% Radio Days Mother (Character) $11.1M 1987
22% 38% Surrender Ronnie (Character) $5.4M 1987
91% 90% Hannah and Her Sisters Gail (Character) $37.3M 1986
No Score Yet 28% Bad Medicine Cookie Katz (Character) $2.5M 1985
0% 19% National Lampoon's Movie Madness Mrs. Falcone (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 27% Revenge of the Stepford Wives Megan Brady (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Love Janet Michaels (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 60% Katherine Margot Weiss Goldman (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Who Couldn't Lose Jane Darwin (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
85% 75% The Simpsons Marge Simpson (Voice) 1989-2022
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Marge Simpson (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Character) 1987-1990
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Monica Banta Douglas (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Brenda Morgenstern (Character) 1974-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975