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Julie Kavner

Biography

Offered the cartoon tone of voice of Marge Simpson on the favorite cartoon series The Simpson after starting her job on Rhoda. After graduating from university, she was used like a typist in the UCLA College from the Arts and Structures. She is well-known for her “honeyed gravel tone of voice.” She started coping with partner David Davis in 1976. She is at the Adam Sandler film Click.

Quick Facts


Full Name Julie Kavner
Date Of Birth September 7, 1950
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.7 m
Profession Voice Actress
Education San Diego State University, Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Parents David Kavner, Rose Kavner
Partner David Davis, David Davis
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress In A Daytime Drama Special
Movies The Simpsons Movie, Awakenings, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Lion King 1½, Radio Days, This Is My Life, Shadows and Fog, Deconstructing Harry, New York Stories, Click, I'll Do Anything, Forget Paris, Dr. Dolittle, Judy Berlin, Don't Drink the Water, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Alice, National Lampoon's Movie Madness, A Walk on the Moon, Someone like You, Story of a Bad Boy, Neil Simon's Jake's Women, Bad Medicine, No Other Love, Surrender, The Longest Daycare, Katherine, To the Moon, Alice, Barn Red, Stand Up to Cancer, Chickadee, Do the Bartman, The Girl Who Couldn't Lose
TV Shows Tracey Takes On..., The Tracey Ullman Show, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Rhoda, The Simpsons
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Daughter of David Kavner.
2 Has lived with producer David Davis since 1976.
3 Is frequently cast in films by Woody Allen.
4 Attended Camp JCA in Barton Flats, California for several summers.
5 Will not allow cameras to film her doing the voices of The Simpsons (1989) characters.
6 Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Richard Dreyfuss.
7 Attended Beverly Hills High School.
8 Made her first great personal hit in Los Angeles "Little Theatre" in Robert Patrick's "Cheep Theatricks" singing a mock-ecological song called "Don't Poison the Piranhas".
9 Graduated from San Diego State University, along with actor Carl Weathers, in 1971.
10 Julie went in to audition for a guest spot on The Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show. They loved her, but felt she wasn't right for the part. When Rhoda (1974) was created, they knew they wanted her for the part of "Brenda". The role was written with her in mind.
11 Born at 6:45pm-PDT


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chickadee pre-production Miss Ottinger
The Simpsons 1989-2017 TV Series Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier ...
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series Marge Simpson
Family Guy 2014 TV Series Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier
The Simpsons Take the Bowl 2014 Video Marge Simpson (voice)
Project Runway All Stars 2013-2014 TV Series Marge Simpson
Stand Up to Cancer 2012 TV Movie Marge Simpson (voice)
The Simpsons: Tapped Out 2012 Video Game Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier ... (voice, uncredited)
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Marge Simpson (voice)
The Simpsons Ride 2008 Short Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voice)
The Simpsons Game 2007 Video Game Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voice)
The Simpsons Movie 2007 Marge Simpson Selma Patty (voice)
Click 2006 Trudy Newman
The Simpsons' Christmas Message 2004 TV Short Marge Simpson (voice, uncredited)
Behind the Legend: Timon 2004 Video short Mom (voice, uncredited)
The Lion King 1 1/2 2004 Video Mom (voice)
Barn Red 2004
The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2003 Video Game Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voice)
The Simpsons: Skateboarding 2002 Video Game Marge Simpson (voice)
The Simpsons: Road Rage 2001 Video Game Marge Simpson (voice)
The Simpsons: Wrestling 2001 Video Game Marge Simpson (voice)
Someone Like You... 2001 Furry Animal (voice)
Simpsons Bowling 1999 Video Game Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voice)
Story of a Bad Boy 1999 Elaine
Tracey Takes On... 1996-1999 TV Series Various Characters / Jobie Wolf / Midge Dexter
A Walk on the Moon 1999 P.A. Announcer (voice)
Judy Berlin 1999 Marie
Doctor Dolittle 1998 Female Pigeon (voice)
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield 1997 Video Game Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voice)
Deconstructing Harry 1997 Grace
Jake's Women 1996 TV Movie Karen
The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio 1996 Video Game Marge Simpson (voice)
Forget Paris 1995 Lucy
Don't Drink the Water 1994 TV Movie Marion Hollander
Birdland 1994 TV Series Madeline Diamond
I'll Do Anything 1994 Nan Mulhanney
This Is My Life 1992 Dottie Ingels
Sibs 1992 TV Series
Shadows and Fog 1991 Alma
To the Moon, Alice 1991 Short Sitcom Producer
The Simpsons 1991 Video Game Marge Simpson (voice, uncredited)
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1991 TV Movie Marge Simpson (voice)
Deep Deep Trouble 1991 TV Movie Marge Simpson (voice)
The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie Marge Simpson (voice)
Alice 1990 Decorator
Awakenings 1990 Eleanor Costello
Do the Bartman 1990 TV Short Marge Simpson (voice)
The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show 1990 TV Movie Various Characters
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987-1990 TV Series Various Characters / Marge Simpson / Meg / ...
The Simpsons: Family Therapy 1989 TV Short Marge Simpson (voice)
New York Stories 1989 Treva (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
The Simpsons: Family Portrait 1988 TV Short Marge Simpson (voice)
Surrender 1987/I Ronnie
The Simpsons: Good Night 1987 TV Short Marge Simpson (voice)
Radio Days 1987 Tess, the mother
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Gail
Bad Medicine 1985 Cookie Katz
A Fine Romance 1983 TV Movie Laura Prescott
Movie Madness 1982 Mrs. Falcone ("Municipalians")
Taxi 1980 TV Series Monica Banta Douglas
Revenge of the Stepford Wives 1980 TV Movie Megan Brady
No Other Love 1979 TV Movie Janet Michaels
Rhoda 1974-1978 TV Series Brenda Morgenstern
Lou Grant 1977 TV Series Alice
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar 1976 TV Series
Petrocelli 1975 TV Series Julie
Katherine 1975 TV Movie Margot Weiss Goldman
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 1975 TV Series Jane Darwin

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons TV Series 1 episode, 2005 performer - 47 episodes, 1990 - 2015
A Fine Romance 1983 TV Movie performer: "A Fine Romance"
Rhoda 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woody Allen: A Documentary 2012 Documentary Herself
American Masters 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Broadcast News: James L. Brooks - A Singular Voice 2011 Video short Herself
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! 2010 TV Special documentary Herself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Herself
Rove Live 2007 TV Series Herself / Marge Simpson
American Idol 2007 TV Series Marge Simpson
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
'The Simpsons': America's First Family 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself (voice, uncredited)
The Making of 'Forget Paris' 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1992 TV Series Marge Simpson
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Marge Simpson - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series & Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary Marge Simpson (voice)
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program / Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Tracey Ullman: Backstage 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Hour Magazine 1984 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Dinah! 1975-1977 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares 1975 TV Series Guest Appearance

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bettie Page Reveals All 2012 Documentary Marge Simpson
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends 2010 TV Movie documentary Marge Simpson (uncredited)
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem 2010 TV Movie documentary Marge Simpson (uncredited)
The Simpsons: Access All Areas 2010 TV Movie documentary Marge Simpson (uncredited)
Planet Voice 2007 TV Series Marge Simpson
CyberWorld 2000 Short Marge Simpson Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier
The Best of Tracey Takes On... 1996 TV Movie Midge Dexter [Lesbian Golfer]
The Simpsons 1995 TV Series Marge Simpson

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Most Popular Mom & Pop in a Television Series The Simpsons (1989) · Dan Castellaneta
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture New York Stories (1989)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Rhoda (1974)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical The Simpsons (1989) · Dan Castellaneta
· Nancy Cartwright
· Yeardley Smith
· Hank Azaria
· Harry Shearer
· Tress MacNeille
· Pamela Hayden
· Maggie Roswell
· Russi Taylor
2014 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical The Simpsons (1989) · Dan Castellaneta
· Nancy Cartwright
· Yeardley Smith
· Harry Shearer
· Hank Azaria
· Tress MacNeille
· Pamela Hayden
· Maggie Roswell
· Marcia Wallace
2013 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical The Simpsons (1989)
2008 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production The Simpsons Movie (2007)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Simpsons (1989)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Cable Series Tracey Takes On... (1996)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series Tracey Takes On... (1996)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Television Series Rhoda (1974)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress - Television Rhoda (1974)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Rhoda (1974)
1976 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress - Television Rhoda (1974)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Rhoda (1974)
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actress - Television Rhoda (1974)
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Rhoda (1974)
1975 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Special The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972)

TitleSalary
The Simpsons (1989) $300,000 per episode (2011-)
The Simpsons (1989) $125,000 per episode (1998-2004)
The Simpsons (1989) $30,000 per episode (1989-1998)
The Simpsons (1989) $400,000 /episode (2010-11)
The Simpsons (1989) $400,000 /episode (2009-10)
The Simpsons (1989) $400,000 -$440,000 per episode (2008-2011)
The Simpsons (1989) $250,000 -$360,000 per episode (2004-2008)

#Quote
1 When I was trying to come up with the voices for Patty and Selma I asked Jim Brooks what he wanted and he said 'They suck the joy out of everything'.

#Trademark
1 Husky voice
2 Best known as the voice of "Marge Simpson" on the TV show The Simpsons (1989)

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