Drew Barrymore
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Ron Howard
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Polly Platt
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Natalie Wood
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Shelley Long

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Shelley Long

American actress best known for her role as Diane Chambers on the sitcom Cheers, for which she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1949.

Countries: United States (85%), Mali (5%), United Kingdom (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Cheers, Drew Barrymore, Ron Howard

Linked to: Harvard University, Northwestern University, South Side High School, American Broadcasting Company




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Shelley Long was born in 1949 add something


The film about social unrest at Harvard University during the 1960s was a critical success add something


She was active on her high school speech team, competing in the Indiana High School Forensic Association, and in 1967 she won the National Forensic League National Championship in Original Oratory add something


Long appeared in the 1970s in V05 Shampoo print advertisements, Homemakers Furniture, and Camay Soap commercials add something


In 1975, she began writing, producing, and co-hosting the television program "Sorting It Out" add something


In 1978 she guest starred in an episode of The Love Boat add something


Her first notable role came in the 1979 television movie "The Cracker Factory", in which she portrayed a psychiatric inmate, opposite Natalie Wood add something


In 1979, Long met her second husband, securities broker Bruce Tyson add something


In 1980 she appeared in her first feature film role in "A Small Circle of Friends" with Brad Davis and Karen Allen add something


In 1981, she played the role of Tala in the Ringo Starr film "Caveman", starring opposite Dennis Quaid add something


They married in 1981 and had a daughter, Juliana, on March 27, 1985 add something


In 1982, she starred as Belinda in Ron Howard's comedy "Night Shift" , about life working on the night shift at a city morgue, and starred with Tom Cruise in the 1983 comedy film "Losin' It" add something


Ron Howard - His big theatrical break came in 1982, with "Night Shift", featuring Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, and Henry Winkler


Sharon Stone - After starring on the short-lived TV series Bay City Blues in 1983, her next film role was in Irreconcilable Differences, starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, and a young Drew Barrymore.


In 1984, she was nominated for a Best Leading Actress Golden Globe for her performance in "Irreconcilable Differences" add something


Polly Platt - The 1984 film "Irreconcilable Differences", starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long and Drew Barrymore, was reportedly loosely based on her marriage to Bogdanovich, and their divorce


Cheers - While visiting the set in January 1985 to watch the filming of several episodes, co-star Shelley Long commented, "I think we were all in denial


Amid much controversy, Long left "Cheers" after season five in 1987 add something


Arthur Hiller - In 1987 Hiller directed "Outrageous Fortune" starring Shelley Long and Bette Midler


Another attempt at pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage in 1989 add something


In 1993, the actress returned to "Cheers" for its series finale, and picked up another Emmy nomination for her return as Diane add something


Ross Malinger - He starred with Shelley Long and Treat Williams on the CBS comedy "Good Advice", which lasted two seasons, 1993 to 1994


Carla Gugino - In film, Gugino appeared the Shelley Long film, "Troop Beverly Hills" and co-starred with Pauly Shore in the 1993 romantic comedy "Son in Law"


Long appeared as Carol Brady in the 1995 hit film "The Brady Bunch Movie", a campy take on the popular television show add something


In 1996, she reprised her role in "A Very Brady Sequel", which had more modest success add something


She played the Wicked Witch of the Beanstalk in a 1997 episode of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" add something


In 1999 she starred in another TV drama film "Vanished Without a Trace", about a woman who simply refuses to accept the kidnapping of her 13 year old daughter and relentlessly pursues the villain's capture add something


Sofia Vassilieva - In 2002, she played Cindy Brady in "The Brady Bunch in the White House" opposite Shelley Long and Gary Cole; a little girl named Gina in "Inhabited" opposite Malcolm McDowell; and "The Bad Seed"'s former child actress Patty McCormack


In a 2003 interview on "The Graham Norton Show", Long said she left for a variety of reasons, the most important of which was her desire to spend more time with her newborn daughter add something


Long and Tyson separated in 2003 and divorced in 2004 add something


On November 16, 2004, Long was hospitalized after an overdose of painkillers and spent seven days in the hospital before being released add something


Also, she starred in several independent films such as the 2007 film "Trust Me", "A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser" and "Zombie Hamlet" add something


In a 2007 interview on Australian television, Long claimed Danson was "a delight to work with" and talked of her love for costar Nicholas Colasanto who was "one of my closest friends on set add something


Long starred in several TV films such as "Honeymoon with Mom", "Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door", and the Hallmark holiday movie "A Holiday Engagement" which premiered on November 27, 2011 add something


On March 6, 2012, she guest starred on the ABC Family series "Switched at Birth" add something


On May 30, 2012, the writers of "Modern Family" announced that she will return as DeDe Pritchett for her third guest appearance on the show next season add something


In 2016, she decided to produce and act in the feature film "Different Flowers" add something


In 2017, she won the National Forensic League's National Championship in Original Oratory add something


She had a recurring role on the popular ABC sitcom "Modern Family" as DeDe Pritchett, the ex-wife of Jay Pritchett, until October 2018 add something