Shelley Long Biography

Birthday: 1949-08-23
Place of Birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Shelley Long was born at 7:15 am on Tuesday August 23, 1949 in Indian Village, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. She is the daughter and only child to Evandine and Leland Long. Her mother was a school teacher and her father worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher. Shelley Long attended school at Kekionga Junior High for grades 6-9 and at South Side High School for grades 10-12. She enrolled at Northwestern University in 1967 as an undergraduate studying drama. Her first job was at the university as a meal plan checker. She left Northwestern to pursue a dual career in acting and modeling. In Chicago, she became a member of the celebrated Second City troupe, in addition to writing, producing and co-hosting a popular Chicago magazine program called "Sorting It Out" in 1975. The show ran for three years on a local NBC station and won three Emmy Awards for Best Entertainment Show. She met her second husband, Bruce Tyson (a securities broker) on a blind date in 1979. They were married in October, 1981. In 1982, she played the character Diane Chambers in the new NBC comedy series, "Cheers" (1982). She played the part for five years, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1983, winning Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1983, for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 1985 and a Qality TV Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986. She gave birth to a daughter, Juliana, on March 27, 1985. She also has a stepson.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Second City TV Various Characters 1976 - 1981
Cheers Diane Chambers 1992 - 1993 Comedy
Kelly Kelly Kelly Novack 1998 - 1998
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 - 2000 Drama
Outrageous Fortune 2005 - Comedy
Night Shift Belinda Keaton 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Cracker Factory 1979 Drama
A Small Circle of Friends 1980 Drama
Caveman Tala 1981 0, 0
Night Shift 1982 Comedy
Losin' It Kathy 1983
Irreconcilable Differences 1984 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Money Pit Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding 1986 Comedy, Music
Outrageous Fortune 1987 0, 0
Hello Again Lucy Chadman 1987 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Troop Beverly Hills Phyllis Nefler 1989 0, 0
The Boyfriend School Lizzie Potts 1990 Comedy, Romance
Frozen Assets Dr. Grace Murdock 1992 Comedy
The Brady Bunch Movie Carol Brady 1995
Susie Q 1996
Susie Q. 1996
A Very Brady Sequel Carol Brady 1996 Comedy
Dr. T & the Women Carolyn 2000
The Brady Bunch in the White House Carol Brady 2002 Comedy, Family
A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Barbara 2007 Comedy, Drama
Trust Me Mitzi Robinson 2007 Comedy
Honeymoon with Mom Marla 2007 Comedy
Pizza Man Mrs. Burns 2011 Action, Family
Best Man Down Gail 2012 0
The Wedding Chapel Rita 2013 Family
A Matter of Time Nona 2013 Romance