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Shelley Long

1949-08-23 Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

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Shelley Long (born August 23, 1949) is an American actress, singer, and comedian. For her role as Diane Chambers on the hit sitcom Cheers, she received five Emmy nominations, winning in 1983 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won two Golden Globe Awards for the role. She reprised her role as Diane Chambers in three episodes of the spin-off Frasier, for which she received an additional guest star Emmy nomination. She has starred in several films including Night Shift (1982), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Outrageous Fortune (1987), Hello Again (1987), Troop Beverly Hills (1989), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), A Very Brady Sequel (1996), and Dr. T & the Women (2000). While working on Cheers, she continued to appear in motion pictures. In 1984, she was nominated for a Best Leading Actress Golden Globe for her performance in Irreconcilable Differences. She also starred in the comedies The Money Pit and Outrageous Fortune. She was offered lead roles in Working Girl, Jumpin' Jack Flash, and My Stepmother Is an Alien but did not accept them. She was also offered the role of Mary, the mother in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but turned it down because she had already signed on to appear in Night Shift. She left the series Cheers in 1987, but returned for the 200th Anniversary Special in 1990. She then returned as Diane in the last season (1992-1993), for which she picked up another Emmy nomination. She later reprise her role as Diane in several episodes of the Kelsey Grammer spinoff series Frasier, for which she was nominated for another Emmy Award. She appeared as Carol Brady in the 1995 hit film The Brady Bunch Movie which is a campy take of the popular television show. In 1996, she reprised the role in A Very Brady Sequel which had modest success, and again in the 2002 television film sequel—The Brady Bunch in the White House. She had a recurring role on the popular ABC sitcom Modern Family as DeDe Pritchett, the ex-wife of Jay Pritchett.


The Cleaner Sharon Enderly 2021-10-12
Christmas in the Heartland Judy Wilkins 2017-11-14
Different Flowers Grandma Mildred 2017-09-29
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
A Place In The Heart Nona 2014-02-14
The Wedding Chapel Jeanie Robertson 2013-04-03
Holiday Road Trip Cynthia 2013-12-01
Zombie Hamlet Shine Reynolds 2012-04-14
Merry In-Laws Mrs. Claus 2012-12-08
The Dog Who Saved the Holidays Aunt Barbara 2012-12-04
Best Man Down Gail 2012-10-20
Strawberry Summer Eileen Landon 2012-08-25
Pizza Man Mrs. Burns 2011-06-15
Holiday Engagement Meredith Burns 2011-11-28
Ice Dreams Harriet Clayton 2009-01-23
Trust Me Mitzi Robinson 2007-06-08
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door Betsy Lucas 2006-02-04
Honeymoon with Mom Marla (Mom) 2006-05-14
The Brady Bunch in the White House Carol Brady 2002-11-29
NBC 75th Anniversary Special Self 2002-05-05
The Santa Trap Molly Emerson 2002-12-13
Dr. T & the Women Carolyn 2000-09-13
Vanished Without a Trace Elizabeth Porterson 1999-02-01
Jingle Bells Mom (voice) 1999-01-01
The Adventures of Ragtime Sam 1998-01-01
Susie Q Penny Sands 1996-09-30
A Very Brady Sequel Carol Brady 1996-08-23
A Different Kind of Christmas Elizabeth Gates 1996-12-09
The Brady Bunch Movie Carol Brady 1995-02-16
Freaky Friday Ellen Andrews 1995-05-06
Welcome to Paradise Anne 1995-01-10
Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's Fay Sommerfield 1993-09-09
Frozen Assets Dr. Grace Murdock 1992-10-23
A Message from Holly Kate 1992-12-13
Fatal Memories Eileen Franklin Lipsker 1992-11-09
Memories of M*A*S*H Self / Host 1991-11-25
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic 1991-05-20
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase Truddi Chase 1990-05-20
Don't Tell Her It's Me Lizzie Potts 1990-09-21
Troop Beverly Hills Phyllis Nefler 1989-03-22
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Self 1988-05-16
Hello Again Lucy Chadman 1987-11-06
Outrageous Fortune Lauren Ames 1987-01-30
The Money Pit Anna Crowley 1986-03-26
Irreconcilable Differences Lucy Van Patten Brodsky 1984-09-28
All Star Party for Lucille Ball Self 1984-12-09
Losin' It Kathy 1982-08-20
Night Shift Belinda Keaton 1982-07-30
Caveman Tala 1981-04-17
The Princess and the Cabbie Carol 1981-11-03
The Promise of Love Lorraine 1980-11-11
A Small Circle of Friends Alice 1980-03-12
Ghost of a Chance Jenny Clifford 1980-07-07
The Cracker Factory Clara 1979-03-16
A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Barbara