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Shelley Long

Highest Rated:   95% Night Shift (1982)
Lowest Rated:   8% Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
57% Dr. T and the Women
  • Carolyn
$12.2M 2000
No Score Yet Jingle Bells
  • Mom
1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ragtime
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Adventures of Ragtime
  • Sam
1998
No Score Yet A Different Kind of Christmas
  • Elizabeth Gates
1996
52% A Very Brady Sequel
  • Carol Brady
1996
No Score Yet Susie Q
  • Penny Sands
1996
No Score Yet Freaky Friday
  • Ellen Andrews
1995
63% 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 Sex, Shock and Censorship
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Cheers: Last Call!
  • 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
62% Irreconcilable Differences
  • Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
1984
22% Losin' It
  • Kathy
1983
95% Night Shift
  • Belinda Keaton
1982
24% Caveman
  • Tala
1981
No Score Yet A Small Circle of Friends
  • Alice
1980
No Score Yet The Promise of Love
  • Lorraine
1980
No Score Yet Christmas Classics
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Dede Pritchett DeDe Pritchett
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Switched at Birth
2011
  • Rya Bellows
  • 2012
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Guest
  • Miriam Watson
  • 2005
No Score Yet Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
  • Ms. Candy
  • 2004
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Diane Diane Chambers
  • 2001
  • 1996
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
  • Diane Chambers
  • 1993
  • 1990
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982

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