Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

Dec. 31st, 1958
Born in
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
5' 4"

Bebe Neuwirth's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Madam Secretary TV Show
Madam Secretary
Cheers TV Show
Frasier TV Show
Bored to Death TV Show
Bored to Death
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series TV Show
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series
Law & Order: Trial by Jury TV Show
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Hack TV Show
Deadline TV Show
Celebrity Charades TV Show
Celebrity Charades

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Standbys
2009 - Fame
2008 - Adopt a Sailor
2004 - The Big Bounce
2003 - How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
1999 - Liberty Heights
1999 - Summer of Sam
1998 - Celebrity
1998 - The Faculty
1996 - The Associate
1996 - All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
1996 - The Adventures of Pinocchio
1995 - Jumanji
1993 - Malice
1991 - Bugsy
1990 - Green Card
1989 - Say Anything...

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Mirage (Voiced)
Tabba Schwartzkopf
Kelly Peterson
Judge Claudia Friend
Binky (Voiced)
Phyllis Turner
Margueritte Grey (Voiced)
Juliette (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is the daughter of an artist and 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 an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for playing Lilith Sternin Crane of "Cheers" (1982).

  • Her husband, Chris Calkins is is the founder of Destino vineyards in Napa Valley.
  • After _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv) 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)_ (qv) spin-off, _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) but she turned it down so she could go back to Broadway. She did guests spots on the show instead.
  • 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.
  • Education: Graduated from Princeton High School (Princeton, New Jersey, 1976) Majored in dance at The Juilliard School (New York, New York 1976-7)
  • She claims the role of the hooker teaching 'Judy Davis (I)' (qv) how to perform oral sex on a banana in 'Woody Allen' (qv)'s _Celebrity (1998)_ (qv) was written specifically for her.
  • 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.

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