She started out a nightclub/pop singer before she starred in films; she broke out in The Sterile Cuckoo as Pookie, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Her most iconic role is as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, for which she did win the Oscar (along with a bunch of other awards). She also starred in New York, New York alongside Robert De Niro and had a major supporting role on Arrested Development. She's also appeared As Herself in a number of works, like The Muppet Show, Sex and the City 2 and Smash.
Minnelli has also released several albums, and provided background vocals on the Alice Cooper album Muscle of Love.
She has appeared in a handful of works about The Golden Age of Hollywood. In Judy, a biopic about her mother, she is played by Gemma-Leah Devereux. Kelli Barrett portrays her in Fosse/Verdon, while she is played by Krysta Rodriguez in Halston, which is about her real-life close friend, the eponymous designer.
- The Sterile Cuckoo (1967): Pookie Adams
- Journey Back to Oz (1971): Dorothy Gale
- Cabaret (1972): Sally Bowles
- A Matter Of Time (1976): Nina
- New York, New York (1977): Francine Evans
- Arthur (1981) (1981): Linda Marolla
- Arrested Development (2003-2005, 2013): Lucille Austero
- Liza! Liza! (1964)
- It Amazes Me (1965)
- There Is a Time (1966)
- Liza Minnelli (1968)
- Come Saturday Morning (1969)
- New Feelin' (1970)
- The Singer (1973)
- Tropical Nights (1977)
- Results (1989)
- Gently (1996)
- Confessions (2010)
Tropes applying to Minnelli's stage persona and works:
- Album Closure: Confessions ends with a found-love song called "At Last," about finally finding peace in love after looking for years.
- Pronouncing My Name for You: In her 1972 concert Liza with a "Z", Liza sings the title song to explain that her name is pronounced with a long I and Z sound, not a long E and S sound. A few stanzas later, she adds her surname, "M I double N then E double L I".