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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-... See full bio »
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 2009-2016 Modern Family (TV Series)
DeDe Pritchett / DeDe
- Crazy Train (2016) ... DeDe
- Arrested (2012) ... DeDe Pritchett
 2015 Instant Mom (TV Series)
- Bawamo Shazam (2015)
 2014/I A Place in the Heart
 2013 Holiday Road Trip (TV Movie)
 2013 The Wedding Chapel
Jeanie Robertson
 2012 Merry In-Laws (TV Movie)
Mrs. Claus
 2012 The Dog Who Saved the Holidays (TV Movie)
Aunt Barbara / Airport Cat
 2012 Best Man Down
 2012 Strawberry Summer (TV Movie)
Eileen Landon
 2012 Zombie Hamlet
Shine Reynolds
 2012 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
Rya Bellows
- Game On (2012) ... Rya Bellows
 2011 Holiday Engagement (TV Movie)
Meredith Burns
 2011 A.N.T. Farm (TV Series)
Mrs. Busby
- PhilANThropy (2011) ... Mrs. Busby
 2011 Retired at 35 (TV Series)
- Hit It and Quit It (2011) ... Ginny
 2011 Pizza Man
Mrs. Burns
 2010 Family Guy (TV Series)
Carol Brady
 2009 Ice Dreams (TV Movie)
Harriet Clayton
 2008 Mr. Vinegar and the Curse (Short)
Ms. Persnickety
 2006 Honeymoon with Mom
Marla (Mom)
 2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Betsy Lucas
 2004-2005 Complete Savages (TV Series)
- Bad Reception (2005) ... Judy
- Thanksgiving with the Savages (2004) ... Judy
 2005 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
- The New Neighbors (2005) ... Margaret
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Miriam Watson
- Death Be Not Proud (2005) ... Miriam Watson
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Miss Candy
- Vanity, Thy Name Is Human (2004) ... Miss Candy
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Lauren Chase
- Jeaneology (2003) ... Lauren Chase
 2002 The Santa Trap (TV Movie)
Molly Emerson
 2000 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
Pamela Marston
- Fasten Your Seatbelts (2000) ... Pamela Marston
 1999 Jingle Bells (TV Movie)
Mom (voice)
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
- The Green Boots (1999) ... Teacher
 1999 Vanished Without a Trace (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Porterson
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Kay Ludlow
- Write, She Murdered (1998) ... Kay Ludlow
 1998 Kelly Kelly (TV Series)
Kelly Novack
- Jealousy (1998) ... Kelly Novack
- Doodler (1998) ... Kelly Novack
- Junior Firefighters (1998) ... Kelly Novack
- Bye Bye Baby (1998) ... Kelly Novack
- The Wedding Show (1998) ... Kelly Novack
 1996 Home (Video)
 1996 A Different Kind of Christmas (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Gates
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
Louise Holmes
- Trustee and Sympathy (1996) ... Louise Holmes
 1995-1996 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Dottie Wilcox
 1996 Life with Louie (TV Series)
Sally Tubbs
- A Fair to Remember (1996) ... Sally Tubbs (voice)
 1996 Susie Q (TV Movie)
Penny Sands
 1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Lucille Newtrich
- Ultra Woman (1995) ... Lucille Newtrich
 1995 Freaky Friday (TV Movie)
Ellen Andrews
 1995 The Women of Spring Break (TV Movie)
 1994 Count on Me (TV Movie)
 1993-1994 Good Advice (TV Series)
Susan DeRuzza
- Lights, Camera, Friction! (1994) ... Susan DeRuzza
- Desperately Using Susan (1994) ... Susan DeRuzza
- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore (1994) ... Susan DeRuzza
- A Chance of Showers (1994) ... Susan DeRuzza
- Bill's as Is (1994) ... Susan DeRuzza
 1993 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "Bootsie Barker Bites")
- Bootsie Barker Bites/Ruby the Copycat (1993) ... Narrator (segment "Bootsie Barker Bites") (voice)
 1993 Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (TV Movie)
Fay Sommerfield
 1992 A Message from Holly (TV Movie)
 1992 Fatal Memories (TV Movie)
Eileen Franklin Lipsker
 1992 Frozen Assets
Dr. Grace Murdock
 1990 Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (TV Movie)
Truddi Chase
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
 1984 Irreconcilable Differences
Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
 1983 Losin' It
 1983 Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show (TV Movie)
Diane Chambers (uncredited)
 1982 Night Shift
Belinda Keaton
 1981 The Princess and the Cabbie (TV Movie)
 1981 Ghost of a Chance (TV Short)
Jenny Clifford
 1981 Caveman
 1980 The Promise of Love (TV Movie)
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lt. Mendenhall
 1979 The Dooley Brothers (TV Movie)
Lucy Bennett
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- The Shattered Image (1979) ... Lauren
 1979 Young Guy Christian (TV Movie)
Mia Mishugi
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie)
 1979 Family (TV Series)
Joan Phillips
- Sleeping Over (1979) ... Joan Phillips
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Heather McKenzie
- Memories of You/Computerman/Parlez Vous? (1978) ... Heather McKenzie
 1978 That Thing on ABC (TV Movie)
 1977 The Key
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She acted in the musical production of "Wellsapoppin" at the The Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, with Don DePollo. See more »

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Wore a wig on the set of "Cheers" because she didn't want the hot set lights to damage her hair. See more »

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