Julie Kavner

American actress

Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress and comedienne, best known for playing Brenda Morgenstern on Rhoda in the 1970s, as an actress in several Woody Allen-directed films and playing the voice of Marge Simpson on the animated television show The Simpsons. She also voices Marge's sisters Patty and Selma.

Julie Kavner
Julie Deborah Kavner

(1950-09-07) September 7, 1950 (age 73)
Occupation(s)Actress, comedienne
Years active1974–present
Known forActing roles:
Brenda Morgenstern in Rhoda
Marge Simpson in The Simpsons


Year Film Role Notes
1982 National Lampoon Goes to the Movies Mrs. Falcone
1985 Bad Medicine Cookie Katz
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Gail
1987 Radio Days Mother
Surrender Ronnie
1989 New York Stories Treva
1990 Awakenings Eleanor Costello
Alice Decorator
1991 Shadows and Fog Alma
1992 This Is My Life Dottie Ingels
1994 I'll Do Anything Nan Mulhanney
1995 Forget Paris Lucy
1997 Deconstructing Harry Grace
1998 Dr. Dolittle Female pigeon
1999 Judy Berlin Marie
A Walk on the Moon P.A. Announcer
Story of a Bad Boy Elaine
2001 Someone Like You Furry animal
2004 Barn Red Unnamed character
The Lion King 1½ Ma Direct-to-DVD release
Behind the Legend: Timon Ma Direct-to-DVD release; uncredited
2006 Click Trudy Newman
2007 The Simpsons Movie Marge Simpson
Patty and Selma Bouvier


Year Show Role Notes
1974–1978 Rhoda Brenda Morgenstern Appeared in all 110 episodes;
Won one Primetime Emmy Award; nominated for three more
Nominated for four Golden Globes
1975 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Jane Darwin Episode 3.4: "The Girl Who Couldn't Lose"
Katherine Margot Weiss Goldman TV film
Petrocelli Unnamed character Episode 2.6: "To See No Evil"
1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar Unnamed character Episode 1.4: "The Brown Horse Connection"
1977 Lou Grant Alice Episode 1.11: "Housewarming"
1979 No Other Love Janet Michaels TV film
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives Megan Brady TV film
Taxi Monica Banta Douglas Episode 3.2: "Tony's Sister and Jim"
1983 A Fine Romance Laura Prescott TV film
1987–1989 The Tracey Ullman Show Various characters Nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards
1989–present The Simpsons Marge Simpson
Patty and Selma Bouvier
Additional voices
Longest-running role;
Won Primetime Emmy Award
1990 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards Marge Simpson TV special
1991 Sibs Unnamed character Episode 1.13: "Honey, I Shrunk My Head"
To the Moon, Alice Sitcom Producer TV film
Sesame Street Marge Simpson Big Bird's Birthday Celebration in Celebrity Monster in the Mirror segment
1994 Birdland Madeline Diamond Episode 1.5: "Grand Delusion"
Don't Drink the Water Marion Hollander TV film
1996 Jake's Women Karen TV film
1996–1999 Tracey Takes On... Various characters Appeared in numerous episodes
2010 The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice! Herself
Marge Simpson
TV special
2012 FOX 25th Anniversary Special Marge Simpson TV special
2014 Family Guy Marge Simpson Episode 13.1: "The Simpsons Guy"

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