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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 December 1958Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameBeatrice J. Neuwirth
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is the daughter of Sydney Anne, an artist, and Lee Paul Neuwirth, a mathematician. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, she started out as a dancer. Her New York career started out in "A Chorus Line". She won a Tony Award for her part in "Sweet Charity" and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for playing Lilith Sternin Crane of Cheers (1982).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Chris Calkins (4 May 2009 - present)
Paul Dorman (1984 - 1991) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Education: Graduated from Princeton High School (Princeton, New Jersey, 1976) Majored in dance at The Juilliard School (New York, New York 1976-7)
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1986 as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for playing Nicki in a revival of "Sweet Charity;" and in 1997 as Best Actress (Musical) for playing Velma Kelly in a revival of "Chicago."
She raises money to help stray cats and dogs.
Danced with the Princeton Ballet Company.
After Cheers (1982) went off the air, she got a lot of offers from TV and film essentially asking her to pretty much play the same character. She was offered a regular role as Lilith on the Cheers (1982) spin-off, Frasier (1993) but she turned it down so she could go back to Broadway. She did guests spots on the show instead.
She claims the role of the hooker teaching Judy Davis how to perform oral sex on a banana in Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998) was written specifically for her.
Has won two Emmys, two Tonys, two Drama Desks, an LA Drama Critics Circle award, an Astaire Award, an Outer Critics Circle award, among others.
Her husband, Chris Calkins is is the founder of Destino vineyards in Napa Valley.
She is from a Jewish family (from Austria, Germany, and Russia).
She had hip replacement surgery in 2006.
She has played the same character (Dr. Lilith Sternin) in three different series: Cheers (1982), Wings (1990) and Frasier (1993).
Filming The Divorce (2003) in Paris. [March 2002]
Joined new show, Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005), premiered 3 March 2005. [September 2004]
As of mid-January 2014, Bebe Neuwirth will have played all three of the principle female roles in the long-running Broadway Revival of Chicago. She was in the revival's original cast as Velma Kelly, and won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2007, Neuwirth did a stint as Roxie Hart, and in 2014, she returned to the show again, this time playing Warden "Mama" Morton.

Personal Quotes (7)

In a really well-written musical, you talk until you just can't talk anymore, you're going to have to sing. And when you're just so full you can't sing anymore, then you have to dance. It's a natural progression.
If you have to ask how to be sexy after 40, you probably can't do it.
[about her work] I know when I'm bad, I know when I'm good, and I know when I'm everything in between. I don't have any delusions of grandeur or delusions of failure. In terms of my work, I've got a pretty cold honest eye.
(on her cameo in Celebrity (1998)) He offered me the hooker part with a great deal of respect. He wrote me, "Please don't be offended". That didn't offend me. I would do pretty much anything for him.
[about the film Tadpole (2000)] It's more about who Oscar is that these women are falling in love with him than just his age. In that sense, it's a little more European than we're used to.
I've always loved to dance on stage. I've been doing ballet since I was five, and stage dancing since I was seven.
Ballet has always been how I defined myself - even as a child. It's never been just a thing to do.

Salary (1)

Game 6 (2005) $100 per day

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