Julie Deborah Kavner is an American actress. Although she first became known for her role in the sitcom Rhoda, she is most famous as the voice of Marge Simpson in The Simpsons. She has also appeared in six of Woody Allen's films.
- Rhoda (1974-1978): Brenda Morgenstern.
- Hannah and Her Sisters (1986): Gail.
- New York Stories (1989): Treva.
- The Simpsons (1989-present): Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier/Jacqueline Bouvier.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007): Marge/Patty/Selma.
- Awakenings (1990): Eleanor Costello.
- Shadows and Fog (1991): Alma.
- Forget Paris (1995): Lucy.
- Deconstructing Harry (1997): Grace.
- Click (2006): Trudy Newman.
- Reclusive Artist: Kavner is a very private person and does not allow herself to be photographed while working. She also has a clause in her Simpsons contract that says she does not have to promote the show. Her relatively rare public appearances include an episode of Inside the Actors Studio alongside her Simpsons co-starsnote and Woody Allen: A Documentary.
- Reviewer Stock Phrases: It's practically a requirement for anyone writing about her to use the phrase "honeyed gravel" to describe her unique voice.