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Shelley Long

Shelley Lee Long was born at 7:15 am on Tuesday, August 23, 1949 in Indian Village, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, the only child of Ivadine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Leland Long, a teacher who had previously worked in the rubber industry. Shelley 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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Born:
Aug 23, 1949 In Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
24
First Appeared:
In the series M*A*S*H 1972-09-17
Latest Project:
Series Switched at Birth 2011-06-06

Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 12 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Cheers
Filmography
Switched at Birth Unknown 2011-06-06
Retired at 35 Unknown 2011-01-19
A.N.T. Farm Unknown 2011-05-06
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Complete Savages Unknown 2004-09-24
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Joan of Arcadia Unknown 2003-09-25
8 Simple Rules Unknown 2002-09-17
Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Unknown 1996-09-27
Life with Louie Unknown 1995-06-18
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Cheers Diane Chambers / ... 124 episodes, 1982-1993 1982-09-30
Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Family Unknown 1976-03-09
M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17