Shelley Long

Highest Rated: 92% Night Shift (1982)
Birthday: Aug 23, 1949
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Northwestern University drama student Shelley Long began picking up work in Chicago TV commercials in the mid-1970s. She went on to host the WMAQ-TV "magazine" program Sorting it Out, and honed her comic timing with the Second City troupe. While her actual film debut was in 1980's A Small Circle of Friends, Long prefers to list the 1981 spoof Caveman as her first film. After a handful of TV guest appearances (notably as one of Alan Alda's lady friends on MASH) and an attention-grabbing performance as a freewheeling hooker in Night Shift (1982), Long was cast as the pretentious, garrulous waitress Diane Chambers on the weekly sitcom Cheers. She won an Emmy for this role, but all was not roses on the Cheers set. According to most sources, Diane's overbearing personality spilled over into Long's off-camera behavior; when she left the series in 1987, many of the cast members, especially star Ted Danson, breathed a rather loud and public sigh of relief. Shelley Long's post-Cheers efforts to establish herself as a movie star have thus far fallen short of expectations; her most successful film assignment to date has been as retro housewife Carol Brady in 1995's The Brady Bunch: The Movie. She reprised the role of Carol in the 1996 sequel A Very Brady Sequel. She returned to the part of Diane Chambers with a guest appearance on Frasier in 1996, and she would play Carol Brady again in A Very Brady Sequel that same year. At the beginning of the next decade she had a memorable turn in Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women, and she would appear again on Frasier in the part that made her famous. There was a third Brady Bunch movie in 2002. She appeared in light fare such as Honeymoon with Mom and A Holiday Engagement.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Different Flowers Producer Grandma Mildred 2017
No Score Yet Christmas in the Heartland Judy Wilkins 2017
No Score Yet Zombie Hamlet Shine Reynolds 2013
33% Best Man Down Gail $2.3K 2013
No Score Yet The Wedding Chapel Rita 2013
No Score Yet Merry In-Laws Mrs. Claus 2012
No Score Yet Strawberry Summer Eileen Landon 2012
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved the Holidays Aunt Barbara 2012
No Score Yet Holiday Engagement (A Holiday Engagement) Meredith Burns 2011
No Score Yet Ice Dreams Actor 2010
No Score Yet A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Actor 2007
No Score Yet Santa Trap Actor 2007
No Score Yet Honeymoon with Mom Marla 2006
No Score Yet Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door Betsy Lucas 2006
No Score Yet The Last Guy on Earth Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Santa Trap Molly Emerson 2002
No Score Yet Frozen Assets Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Brady Bunch in the White House (The Brady Bunch 3) Carol Brady 2002
No Score Yet The Promise of Love Actor 2002
No Score Yet Trust Me Actor 2001
56% Dr. T and the Women Carolyn $12.2M 2000
No Score Yet Jingle Bells Mom 1999
No Score Yet Adventures of Ragtime Sam 1998
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ragtime Actor 1998
No Score Yet A Different Kind of Christmas Elizabeth Gates 1996
53% A Very Brady Sequel Carol Brady 1996
No Score Yet Susie Q Penny Sands 1996
No Score Yet Freaky Friday Ellen Andrews 1995
62% The Brady Bunch Movie Carol Brady 1995
No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise Anne Winger 1994
No Score Yet Baa Baa Black Sheep The Dame 1993
No Score Yet Cheers: Last Call! Actor 1993
No Score Yet Sex, Shock and Censorship Actor 1993
No Score Yet Fatal Memories Eileen Franklin Lipsker 1992
No Score Yet Frozen Assets Dr. Grace Murdock 1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
No Score Yet Don't Tell Her It's Me Lizzie Potts 1990
No Score Yet Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase Truddi Chase 1990
8% Troop Beverly Hills Phyllis Nefler 1989
11% Hello Again Lucy Chadman 1987
50% Outrageous Fortune Lauren Ames 1987
47% The Money Pit Anna Crowley 1986
57% Irreconcilable Differences Lucy Van Patten Brodsky 1984
20% Losin' It Kathy 1983
92% Night Shift Belinda Keaton 1982
24% Caveman Tala 1981
No Score Yet A Small Circle of Friends Alice 1980
No Score Yet Christmas Classics Actor


87% Modern Family
Dede Pritchett DeDe Pritchett
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
100% Switched at Birth
Rya Bellows
  • 2012
70% Family Guy
  • 2010
87% Boston Legal
Guest Miriam Watson
  • 2005
100% Joan of Arcadia
Ms. Candy
  • 2004
No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules
Mary Ellen Doyle
  • 2003
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
  • 2003
94% Frasier
Guest Diane Diane Chambers
  • 2001
  • 1996
50% Beggars and Choosers
Pamela Marston
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
  • 1996
  • 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lucille Newtrich
  • 1995
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Diane Chambers
  • 1993
  • 1990
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Nurse Mendenhal
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet Good Advice
Susan De Ruzza