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Shelley Long

Shelley Long's biography

Shelley Long is 73 years old actor born on on Tuesday 23rd of August 1949. According to year of birth 1949 she belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 23rd of August means she is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

She is native english speaker. She is citizen of United States of America. Her primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as model, television actor, film actor, film producer. She is recently known as stage actor. She received Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Cheers in 1983

Shelley Long's family

Shelley Long's ex spouse

Bruce Tyson

Shelley Long and Bruce Tyson have been together since 1981 for 23 years. He is known as dealer.

Shelley Long's schools

We found 2 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Northwestern University School of Communication, South Side High School.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

Shelley Long's career

Her main focus is to be actor. You could see her also in Cheers.

Awards and competitions

Shelley Long's Awards

  • Originally cast to play the lead character Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). It would go to future Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Originally cast to play the lead character Celeste in My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988). It would go to future Academy Award winner Kim Basinger.
  • She was awarded the 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Wellsapoppin", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Originally cast to play the lead character Tess McGill in Working Girl (1988). It would go to Melanie Griffith, who received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for the film.
  • Directed by four Academy Award winners: Ron Howard, Curtis Hanson, Arthur Hiller, and Robert Altman.

What Shelley Long has done for a first time

  • Shortly before starting work on Cheers (1982), she made an unsold sitcom pilot called: "Ghost of a Chance", in which she was a newlywed haunted by the ghost of her first husband.

Shelley Long's quotes

  • I don't get bothered about statistics. If somebody had pointed out to me the odds of my being a working actress getting paid for what she does, I probably would have quit early in the game.
  • If it's not some daring, dangerous affair, it's just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people - a famous American iconic couple - who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine.
  • Did you know that, if you visualize, you can actually hug on the phone?
  • I'm not perfect, but I'd like to be perfect. I'm working on it.
  • I don't believe in predestination, even though I was raised a Presbyterian.
  • Not everyone can be trusted. I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust.
  • There was always a feeling for me that it would work. That's what keeps me going. You go in with a positive attitude and stay there, and that's a big part of what does make it work.
  • I like men to be men and I like them to care about me and to take care of me. I'm willing to let them do that.
  • If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
  • I've helped people get rid of headaches by placing my hand on their forehead, and backaches by placing my hand on their back. It's a powerful example of love that really works.
  • I think, head up and shoulders back. Not only does it make you look taller and thinner but it gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem.
  • I'm a real 'go, go' person... I'd make myself crazy by pushing too hard. It's important to pull pack the reins a little bit and get in touch with what's inside.
  • See also Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

Shelley Long's body shape

Lets describe how Shelley Long looks. We will focus on her body shape. Body build is average.