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Julie Kavner was born on September 7, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA. She is an American actress & voice actress. She grew up in California attending Beverly Hills High, which later she admitted she hated.

She also went to San Diego State University. She later discovered she was gifted in comedy. She also starred in the films This is My Life, Bad Medicine, Surrender, and Hannah and Her Sisters; she also done voices on Dr. Dolittle and The Lion King 1 ½. Kavner says her distinctive voice is due to a bump on her vocal cords.

She is currently living with producer David Davis. She leads a virtually reclusive lifestyle off-camera and in her contract she states that she should not have to be allowed to provide the voice of Marge Simpson on-camera or have herself being filmed in the studio.

She 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.

Julie Kavner's Characters

Kavner has also done live-action acting on the sitcom Rhoda, and had also starred in the 2006 film Click, where she played Adam Sandler's mother, with Henry Winkler as her on-screen husband.

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Cast and Crew
Starring
Dan Castellaneta | Julie Kavner | Nancy Cartwright | Yeardley Smith | Hank Azaria | Harry Shearer
Also Starring
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