Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

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

Lowest Rated: 0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1981)

Birthday: Sep 07, 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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Marge Simpson (Voice) $183.1M 2007
34% 66% Click Trudy Newman (Character) $137.3M 2006
78% 62% The Lion King 1 1/2 Timon's Ma (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barn Red Unknown (Character) - 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) $32M 1995
44% 41% Don't Drink the Water Marion Hollander (Character) - 1994
61% 42% I'll Do Anything Nan Mulhanney (Character) $10.2M 1994
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Alma (Character) $2.4M 1992
38% 49% This Is My Life Dottie Ingels (Character) $2.8M 1992
88% 89% Awakenings Eleanor Costello (Character) $49.4M 1990
75% 57% Alice Decorator (Character) $6.8M 1990
No Score Yet 88% The Simpsons: Family Therapy Unknown (Character) - 1989
75% 56% New York Stories Treva (Character) $10.6M 1989
22% 38% Surrender Ronnie (Character) $5.4M 1987
90% 84% Radio Days Mother (Character) $11.1M 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% 20% 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% 76% The Simpsons Marge Simpson (Voice) 1989-2021
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 No Score Yet 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

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.