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Julie Kavner is a Actor American born on 7 september 1950 at Los Angeles (USA)

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner
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Birth name Julie Deborah Kavner
Nationality USA
Birth 7 september 1950 (68 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice actress. She first attracted notice for her role as Valerie Harper's character's younger sister in the sitcom Rhoda for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. However, she is since best known for her voice role as Marge Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. She also voices other characters for the show, including Jacqueline Bouvier, and Patty and Selma Bouvier.

Born in Los Angeles, Kavner grew up in Southern California, attending Beverly Hills High School and later San Diego State University. Known for her improvisation and distinctive "honeyed gravel voice," Kavner was cast in her first professional acting role as Brenda Morgenstern in Rhoda in 1974. She received the Primetime Emmy Award in 1978 and three more nominations for playing the character. Following Rhoda, Kavner was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, and the producers decided to ask Kavner to voice Marge. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons.

Kavner has been described as "nearly reclusive"; part of her contract says that she will never have to promote The Simpsons on video. For her work as Marge, Kavner received another Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 and an Annie Award nomination for her performance as the character in The Simpsons Movie.

Typically cast as a "woman who is supportive, sympathetic or self-effacingly funny," Kavner grew to dislike playing such roles. In 1992, she starred in This Is My Life, her first leading role in a feature film. Kavner has also appeared in live-action roles in seven films written by Woody Allen, and in the Adam Sandler comedy Click.

Biography

Kavner leads a private, "nearly reclusive" life, "discreet and guarded beyond the usual reticent star routine." She rarely makes public appearances and refuses to allow herself to be photographed at work, especially in the studio while doing The Simpsons. Her partner is retired producer David Davis; they have lived together since 1976. In a 1992 interview with The New York Times, Kavner said she was considering retiring, "except for doing three days a year for Woody [Allen]," but felt that if she did retire, she would receive a script she wanted "to do more than life itself".

Best films

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
(Actress)
Click (2006)
(Actress)
Awakenings (1990)
(Actress)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(7 films)
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Julie Kavner (25 films)

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Actress

The Simpsons Movie, 1h27
Directed by David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Films about families, Politique, White House in fiction
Actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Roles Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice)
Rating72% 3.646823.646823.646823.646823.64682
The film follows the plot of the TV series The Simpsons, focusing on the Simpson family of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), his wife Marge (Julie Kavner), and children Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and Maggie, and the town of Springfield.
Click
Click (2006)
, 1h47
Directed by Frank Coraci
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Adam Sandler, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff, Julie Kavner
Roles Trudy Newman
Rating63% 3.197883.197883.197883.197883.19788
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a hardworking architect who is married to his longtime sweetheart, Donna (Kate Beckinsale) with two children, Ben and Samantha. Michael is easily pushed around by his overbearing boss, Mr. Ammer (David Hasselhoff). On numerous occasions, Michael willingly sacrifices time with his family to work so he can give them the kinds of possessions he never had. While going in search of a universal remote control at the retail store Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael falls onto a bed and then proceeds to the section marked "Beyond". There, he befriends a mysterious man named Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a "universal" remote control and warns that it can never be returned.
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy, 1h30
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sarah Chalke, Jay Harrington, Patti LaBelle, Lally Cadeau, Harvey Atkin, Robin Brûlé
Roles Meredith
Rating73% 3.689073.689073.689073.689073.68907
Shortly after graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Geralyn Lucas lands her dream job working for 20/20. Lucas is then diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 and has a dilemma - whether to have a lumpectomy or the potentially safer mastectomy. After consulting several doctors (including her husband) and researching the operations she decides to undergo a mastectomy. Her subsequent chemotherapy treatment leads to tensions within her marriage but the couple stays together. She also has breast reconstruction. The final shot is of Geralyn cradling her child, something she feared she would be unable to do. Geralyn meets several "angels" in the story, people who have been in similar positions to her and are able to dispense good advice.
The Lion King 1½, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Frank Welker, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick
Roles Mom (voice)
Rating65% 3.2974853.2974853.2974853.2974853.297485
The film is told through the perspective of Timon and Pumbaa through the literary device known as a frame story. The two are shown watching the original film, The Lion King, being shown in silhouette commenting on the movie being shown before them, in a style nearly identical to that of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Someone Like You..., 1h37
Directed by Tony Goldwyn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about cows, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ellen Barkin, Catherine Dent
Rating60% 3.04923.04923.04923.04923.0492
The movie starts with a voice-over of Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) over the images of a scientific experiment with a bull and a herd of cows, apparently the bull never mounts a cow twice, not even if her scent is changed. He prefers a new cow. Jane says that until recently, she believed that men are all like the bull, but to understand what happened we have to go back in time. Jane is a production assistant with a talk show that has recently been syndicated, which means that the host Diane Roberts (Ellen Barkin) who wants to be the best, is always looking for the ungettable guests, like Fidel Castro. Eddie Alden (Hugh Jackman) is the producer of the talk show and is a womanizer, much to the dismay of Jane who comments on his actions with amicable critique.
Judy Berlin, 1h33
Directed by Eric Mendelsohn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn, Bette Henritze, Madeline Kahn
Roles Marie
Rating68% 3.444773.444773.444773.444773.44477
A schoolteacher, Sue Berlin, develops a romantic attachment to the principal, Arthur Gold, who is in an unhappy marriage with his wife Alice.
A Walk on the Moon, 1h47
Directed by Tony Goldwyn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Anna Paquin, Liev Schreiber, Star Jasper, Tovah Feldshuh
Rating65% 3.298343.298343.298343.298343.29834
Pearl Kantrowitz (Diane Lane) and her husband Marty (Liev Schreiber) are a lower middle class Jewish couple in New York City, where Marty is a television repairman. The movie begins with the couple and their family including their teenage daughter Alison (Anna Paquin) and young son Danny (Bobby Boriello) and Marty's mother Lillian (Tovah Feldshuh) going to their summer camp retreat, Dr. Folger's Bungalows, which they attend each summer.
Doctor Dolittle, 1h25
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Sandra Bullock, Ossie Davis, Eileen Ryan, Oliver Platt, Candice Bergen
Roles Female Pigeon
Rating54% 2.7019552.7019552.7019552.7019552.701955
Young John Dolittle talks to his dog (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), who explains dogs sniff each other's butts as a way of greeting, and John does so when meeting his new principal. This behavior concerns his father (Ossie Davis), who hires the local minister to perform an exorcism. When John is scared his dog attacks the minister, and his father gives the dog up for adoption. The incident greatly upsets John and he stops talking to animals.
Deconstructing Harry, 1h36
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films about automobiles, Demons in film, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies, Erotic thriller films
Actors Caroline Aaron, Kirstie Alley, Bob Balaban, Richard Benjamin, Eric Bogosian, Billy Crystal
Roles Grace
Rating73% 3.6992853.6992853.6992853.6992853.699285
One night, Lucy (Judy Davis) gets a taxi to the home of author Harry Block (Woody Allen). She has just read Harry's latest novel. In the novel, the character Leslie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is having an affair with her sister's husband Ken (Richard Benjamin). Lucy is angry because the novel is patently based on her and Harry's own affair; as a result, everyone knows about it. Lucy pulls a gun out of her purse, saying she will kill herself. She then turns the gun on Harry and begins firing. She chases him out onto the roof. Harry insists that he has already been punished: his latest girlfriend Fay (Elisabeth Shue) has left him for his best friend Larry (Billy Crystal). To distract Lucy, Harry tells her a story he is currently writing: a semi-autobiographical story of a sex-obsessed young man named Harvey (Tobey Maguire) who is mistakenly claimed by Death.
Forget Paris, 1h41
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Julie Kavner, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur
Roles Lucy
Rating63% 3.199293.199293.199293.199293.19929
At a restaurant in New York City, Andy (Joe Mantegna) prepares to introduce his friends to his fiancée, Liz (Cynthia Stevenson). As the couple waits for the rest of the party to arrive, Andy begins telling Liz the strange story of how his friends Mickey (Billy Crystal) and Ellen (Debra Winger) came to know each other and fall in love. As each of Andy's friends arrive, more of the story is unfolded to Liz.
I'll Do Anything, 1h44
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, Julie Kavner, Whittni Wright, Joely Richardson, Tracey Ullman
Roles Nan Mulhanney
Rating56% 2.802672.802672.802672.802672.80267
In 1980, on the night he fails to win an Emmy Award, Matt Hobbs proposes to his longtime girlfriend Beth. He says the only thing holding him back is his dedication to his career, one which may not always work out, and Beth says that's one of the things she loves most about him. Little more than a year later, with a baby crying and no job for Matt, Beth is overflowing with resentment. By 1993, the pair have been divorced for several years and are living on opposite coasts. Matt auditions for a role in pompous, self-absorbed, and clueless film producer Burke Adler's new project but fails to get the part. He does however agree to chauffeur Adler occasionally. Matt flies to Georgia to pick up his daughter Jeannie for what he believes is a brief visit and discovers Beth is facing a prison term and Jeannie will be living with him for the duration of her sentence. The two return to Hollywood and struggle with their new circumstances and building a relationship (Matt hasn't seen the six-year-old since she was four). When Matt goes in to make a screen test for a lead in a film, he leaves Jeannie with a friend at the studio, and when he picks her up he's stunned to learn she's been cast in a sitcom. There are multiple sub-plots, including one focusing on Matt's relationship with staff script-reader Cathy Breslow and another concerning test screening analyst Nan Mulhanney and her tumultuous relationship with Adler. While a large part of the film is a satire of the film industry, it also skewers relationships from various angles.
Don't Drink the Water, 1h32
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Michael J. Fox, Woody Allen, Mayim Bialik, Dom DeLuise, Julie Kavner, Edward Herrmann
Roles Marion Hollander
Rating62% 3.1472053.1472053.1472053.1472053.147205
1961 à Moscou, en pleine Guerre froide. L'ambassadeur des États-Unis, Magee, se prépare à regagner Washington. Il confie à son fils Alex le soin de diriger l'ambassade en son absence. Sitôt parti, Walter Hollander, un touriste américain, débarque avec sa femme Marion et sa fille Susan : ils sont poursuivis par la police soviétique pour avoir photographié des sites « sensibles » et demandent l'asile politique. Alex Magee s'avère vite incompétent et dépassé par les évènements.
Shadows and Fog, 1h22
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Circus films, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Woody Allen, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Jodie Foster, Philip Bosco
Roles Alma
Rating67% 3.350183.350183.350183.350183.35018
Kleinman (Allen) is awakened from a deep sleep by a vigilante mob. They claim to be looking for a serial killer who strangles his victims and to need his help. Before he leaves, his landlady who wants to marry him gives him a small paper bag with pepper in it.
This Is My Life, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, Gaby Hoffmann, Carrie Fisher, Dan Aykroyd, Joy Behar
Roles Dottie Ingels
Rating60% 3.0019153.0019153.0019153.0019153.001915
Dottie Ingels vend des parfums dans un grand magasin. Son travail ne la passionne guère. Elle rêve de devenir une star du comique. Un beau jour, précisément celui de la mort de sa tante Harriet, qui lui laisse sa maison en héritage, Dottie décide de tout plaquer. Elle vend sa demeure et part à Manhattan avec ses deux filles, Erica et Opal. Elle rencontre bientôt Claudia Curtis, qui devient son agent et organise pour elle des tournées sur mesure. Le succès se présente rapidement. Mais la passion de la mère s'assouvit au détriment du bonheur des deux fillettes, qui lui font sentir leur amertume...
Alice
Alice (1990)
, 1h42
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Mia Farrow, Alec Baldwin, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt, Rachel Miner, Blythe Danner
Rating65% 3.299263.299263.299263.299263.29926
Alice Tate is an upper-class New York housewife, who spends her days shopping, getting beauty treatments, and gossiping with her friends. She has been married to wealthy Doug for fifteen years, and they have two children, who are being raised by a nanny.