Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 17, 1989
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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Luann Van Houten The Simpsons
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Luann Van Houten

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Maggie RoswellMaggie Roswell
Maggie Roswell is an American film and television actress and voice artist from Los Angeles, California. ...

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Luann Van Houten is voiced by Maggie Roswell. When Roswell left the show, she became a primarily nonspeaking character. However, Roswell has since returned. She first appeared in Homer Defined.

Past
Luann Van Houten originated from Tuscany, Italy, showing she is an Italian American, as her mother is Italian. She was born in Shelbyville, however moved to Springfield in an early life. Her character lacks the stereotypically exaggerated mannerisms associated with most other Italian Americans on The Simpsons, such as the mobster Fat Tony, or the chef Luigi. When younger, she went to "Camp Land-a-Man", a camp to utilize girls into women with Marge, Patty and Selma, Helen Lovejoy, and Cookie Kwan ("The Way We Weren't").

Divorce
Luann was married to Kirk for several years and bore a son and remained in an unhappy marriage. After an argument over a game of Pictionary, she leaves Kirk after he remarks he can't draw "dignity", since he gave it up when he married her. Although Kirk found the new liberty of a single life tough, Luann uses her newfound freedom to live life on the fast lane. Luann began dating American Gladiator Pyro shortly after her divorce with Kirk (Pyro being a reference to real-life Gladiator Nitro) for several seasons, but was caught cheating on him with his best friend, Gyro.



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03x08 - Lisa's Pony
Season 3, Episode 08
23x20 - The Spy Who Learned Me
Season 23, Episode 20
09x07 - The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
Season 9, Episode 07
05x14 - Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
Season 5, Episode 14
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