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Shelley Duvall

Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture. Shelley however was more than a mouse, but rather quite the little ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002 Manna from Heaven
Detective Dubrinski
 2000 Dreams in the Attic (TV Movie)
 2000 Big Monster on Campus
Mrs. Stein
 1999 The Hughleys (TV Series)
Mrs. Crump
 1998 Maggie Winters (TV Series)
- Dinner at Rachel's (1998) ... Muriel
 1998 Home Fries
Mrs. Jackson
 1998 Casper Meets Wendy (Video)
 1997 The Player (TV Movie)
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
- Oblina Without a Cause/Slick Ick (1997) ... Ocka (voice)
 1997 RocketMan
Mrs. Randall (uncredited)
 1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs
Amelia Glahn
 1997 Changing Habits
Sister Agatha
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
- Perseverance (1997) ... Fairy (voice, uncredited)
 1997 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series)
Alice Flitt
- The Case of the Wannabe Witch (1997) ... Alice Flitt
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
- Dark Victory (1995) ... Caroline (voice)
 1995 The Underneath
 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series)
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Margo Stanton
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Margo Stanton
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Leota Bean
- The Tombstone (1992) ... Leota Bean
 1991 Frogs! (TV Movie)
 1987 Frog (TV Movie)
Mrs. Anderson
 1987 Roxanne
 1985-1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Hostess / Clementine / Host / ...
- John Henry (1986) ... Hostess
- My Darlin' Clementine (1986) ... Clementine / Host
- Annie Oakley (1985) ... Narrator
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
- The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness (1986) ... Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
 1982-1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Host / Narrator / Various / ...
- Puss in Boots (1985) ... Host / Narrator / Various
- The Nightingale (1983) ... Hostess / Nightingale / Narrator (voice)
- Rapunzel (1983) ... Host / Marie / Rapunzel
 1984 Booker (TV Short)
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
 1980 Popeye
Olive Oyl
 1977 Annie Hall
 1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
- Paul Simon/George Harrison (1976) ... Patron (uncredited)
 1976 Bernice Bobs Her Hair (TV Movie)
 1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
The First Lady (Mrs. Grover Cleveland)
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
- Aggie (1976) ... Aggie
 1974 Thieves Like Us
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bonnie Lee (segment "Love and the Mr. and Mrs.")
- Love and the Mind Reader/Love and the Mr. and Mrs./Love and the Soap Opera (1973) ... Bonnie Lee (segment "Love and the Mr. and Mrs.")
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Liz Christie
- The Seventh Grave (1973) ... Liz Christie
 1970 Brewster McCloud
Suzanne Davis
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Series of children's records entitled the "Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall" collection for Lou Adler's Ode 2 Kids label, including a lullaby album ("Sweet Dreams") and a Christmas album ("Merry Christmas"). See more »

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3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[on Robert Altman] Bob is like family, I trust him almost implicitly. He would never do anything to hurt me. Bob won my trust right at the beginning. He encouraged me to be myself, to never take acting lessons or to take myself too seriously. See more »


Was intended to star opposite Paul Simon in One-Trick Pony (1980), which Simon wrote as a vehicle for the two of them while they were in a relationship during the late '70s. However, after their split and Duvall's departure for England to film The Shining (1980), Simon made the film with Blair Brown. See more »


Wide eyes, toothy smile, and lanky figure See more »


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