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Shelley Long ACTOR




SHELLEY LONG BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Shelley Long was born on August 23rd, 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the middle name Lee, born as an only child to Evandine and Leland Long.  She received her early years education at Kekjonga Junior High and then graduated from South Side High School.  Long then enrolled at Northwestern University in 1967 to study in their drama program. 
 
However, prior to earning her college degree she left to pursue a career in entertainment.  She relocated to Chicago and found work as a writer, producer and co-host for a Chicago magazine program called, "Sorting It Out" in 1975.  This program aired for three years and won three Emmy's for Best Entertainment Show.
 
Soon she proceeded with working as a television actress appearing on the series, "The Love Boat" (1978), "Family" (1979) and "Trapper John, M.D." (1979).  As her career progressed she was cast in her most famous role on the television series, "Cheers" (1982) starring Ted Dansen, for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as two Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress. 
 
In addition to television, Long was cast in numerous successful films such as, "Night Shift" (1982) starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Kevin Costner and Shannen Doherty, "Irreconcilable Differences" (1984) also starring Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker, Sharon Stone and Ryan O'Neal, "The Money Pit" (1986) starring with Tom Hanks, Maureen Stapleton and Joe Mantegna, "Outrageous Fortune" (1987), "Hello Again" (1987) also starring Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Sela Ward, Austin Pendleton, Carrie Nye, Robert Lewis, Madeleine Potter, Thor Fields and Illeana Douglas, "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989) co-strring Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross, Shelley Morrison, Tori Spelling, Carla Gugino, Jenny Lewis, Emily Schulman, Ami Foster and Kellie Martin, "The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995) with Gary Cole and "Dr. T & the Women" (2000) co-starring Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler and Lee Grant.
 
Other television credits she has added include, "Yes Dear", "Boston Legal", "Complete Savages", "8 Simple Rules", "Strong Medicine", "The Incredible Hulk", "Murphy Brown", "Good Advice" and Boston Legal".
 
Shelley Long has married twice but her first marriage was short lived.  She then wed Bruce Tyson in 1981 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 2004.  She currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California and most recently has been seen on the television series, "Modern Family" (2009-2011) and the television movies, "A Holiday Engagement" (2011) with Bonnie Somerville, Jordon Bridges and Haylie Duff, "Merry In Laws", "The Rites of Spring" and "The Dog Who Saved Christmas Eve" (all 2012). 

 
Filmography

2012   The Dog Who Saved Christmas Eve 

2012   The Rites of Spring 

2012   Merry In-Laws

2012   Zombie Hamlet 

2012   Switched at Birth

2012   Lumpy 

2011   A Holiday Engagement

2011   A.N.T. Farm 

2009-2011  Modern Family 

2011   Retired at 35 

2011   Pizza Man 

2010   Family Guy 

2009   Ice Dreams

2008   Mr. Vinegar and the Curse

2007   Trust Me

2007   A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser

2006   Honeymoon with Mom 

2006   Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door

2004-2005  Complete Savages

2005   Yes, Dear

2005   Boston Legal

2004   Joan of Arcadia 

2003   Strong Medicine 

2003   8 Simple Rules

2002   The Santa Trap

2002   The Brady Bunch in the White House 

1994-2001  Frasier 

2000   Dr T and the Women

2000   Beggars and Choosers 

1999   Chicken Soup for the Soul

1999   Vanished Without a Trace

1999   Jingle Bells

1998   Diagnosis Murder

1998   Kelly Kelly

1998   Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

1998   The Adventures of Ragtime 

1997   Melinda: First Lady of Magic 

1996   A Different Kind of Christmas

1996   Boston Common 

1995-1996  Murphy Brown

1996   A Very Brady Sequel

1996   Life with Louie 

1996   Home

1996   Susie Q 

1995   Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 

1995   Freaky Friday 

1995   The Brady Bunch Movie 

1995   The Women of Spring Break 

1993-1994  Good Advice

1994   Count on Me

1993   Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 

1993   Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's 

1982-1993  Cheers 

1992   A Message from Holly

1992   Fatal Memories

1992   Frozen Assets

1990   The Boyfriend School

1990   Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase 

1989   Troop Beverly Hills 

1987   Hello Again 

1987   Outrageous Fortune

1986   Welcome to the Parade 

1986   The Money Pit 

1984   Irreconcilable Differences 

1983   Losin' It 

1983   Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show 

1982   Night Shift 

1981   The Princess and the Cabbie  

1981   Ghost of a Chance 

1981   The Incredible Hulk 

1981   Caveman 

1980   The Promise of Love 

1980   A Small Circle of Friends 

1980   M*A*S*H 

1979   Trapper John, M.D.

1979   The Cracker Factory

1979   Family 

1979   The Dooley Brothers

1978   The Love Boat ie

1978   That Thing on ABC 

1976-1977  SCTV 

1977   The Key







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