Julie Kavner was born on September 7, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. She is an American actress. She grew up in California attending Beverly Hills High, which later she admitted she hated.
Kavner also went to San Diego State University. She later discovered her talent in comedy. She also starred in This is My Life, Bad Medicine, Surrender, and Hannah and Her Sisters; she also did voices on Dr. Dolittle and The Lion King 1 ½. Kavner claims her distinctive voice is due to a bump on her vocal cords.
In 1971, Kavner got a day job at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
She is currently living with producer and partner David Davis, whom she has lived with since 1976. She leads a virtually reclusive lifestyle off-camera and in her contract, she states she should not have to be allowed to provide the voice of Marge Simpson on-camera or have herself being filmed in the studio.
Kavner is most famous for playing Brenda Morgenstern on Rhoda (a spinoff of the 1970s series The Mary Tyler Moore Show) from 1974 to 1978 and the voice of Marge Simpson on The Simpsons. She is the voice of mainly the Bouvier side of the family, Marge, Patty, Selma, and Jacqueline Bouvier. Simpsons co-producer James L. Brooks frequent worked with Kavner when he wrote for Rhoda. She would reunite with Brooks when she appeared as regular on The Tracy Ullman Show.
Julie Kavner's Characters
|Dan Castellaneta | Julie Kavner | Nancy Cartwright | Yeardley Smith | Hank Azaria | Harry Shearer|
|Pamela Hayden | Tress MacNeille | Maggie Roswell | Russi Taylor | Karl Wiedergott | Christopher Collins | Doris Grau | Jo Ann Harris | Marcia Mitzman Gaven|
|Special Guest Voices|
|Kelsey Grammer | Maurice LaMarche | Joe Mantegna | Marcia Wallace | Greg Berg | Albert Brooks | Phil Hartman | Jan Hooks | Jane Kaczmarek | Jon Lovitz | Frank Welker|