Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy

Jun. 27th, 1951
Born in
Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
5' 0

Julia Duffy's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Newhart TV Show
Designing Women TV Show
Designing Women
Wizards and Warriors TV Show
Wizards and Warriors
Baby Talk TV Show
Baby Talk
Listen Up TV Show
Listen Up
Social Studies TV Show
Social Studies

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Julia Margaret Duffy (née Hinds) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She began her career in television, appearing in minor guest roles before being cast in the role of Penny Davis in the series The Doctors from 1973 until 1978. She subsequently starred in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Once in a Lifetime in 1978.
After appearing in the films Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981) and Wacko (1982), she was cast as Stephanie Vanderkellen on the sitcom Newhart, a role she portrayed from 1983 to 1990. Duffy's role on Newhart garnered her critical acclaim, including seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, three Viewers for Quality Television awards, and a Golden Globe Awardnomination for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Following the conclusion of Newhart, Duffy continued to work in television, playing the original Maggie Campbell on Baby Talk (1991) and Allison Sugarbaker on Designing Women (1991–1992). In the 2000s, Duffy appeared in guest roles on Reba and Drake & Josh, as well as having supporting roles in the comedy films Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd and Intolerable Cruelty (both 2003). She subsequently had recurring guest roles on the series Shameless (2011–2013) and Looking (2014–2015), and appeared in a supporting role in the drama Camp X-Ray (2014).

  • Reprised her on screen relationship on _"Newhart" (1982)_ (qv) with 'Peter Scolari' (qv) for 'Jason Alexander (I)' (qv)'s TV show _"Listen Up" (2004)_ (qv).
  • The original "Maggie Campbell" on _"Baby Talk" (1991)_ (qv), a sitcom takeoff on _Look Who's Talking (1989)_ (qv), starring 'Kirstie Alley' (qv). Julia Duffy was the original choice for the role of "Diane Chambers" on _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv). After losing the part to 'Shelley Long' (qv), Duffy was soon cast in a first season episode as a friend of Diane's named "Rebecca Prout", not to be confused with 'Kirstie Alley' (qv)'s character who replaced "Diane Chambers" as the nemesis/love interest of "Sam Malone", a character also later played by 'Kirstie Alley' (qv).
  • One of 5 sisters of Irish Catholic extraction.
  • She has two children, Kerry Kathleen and Danny, with husband 'Jerry Lacy' (qv).

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