Shelley Long Bio | Age, Personal Life, Net worth
- Name: Shelley Long
- Date of Birth: August 23, 1949
- Citizenship: American
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Place of Birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
- Profession: American Actress
Lee Long, known for playing Diane Chambers’ role on the sitcom Cheers, is a famous American actress and comedian.
She was born to Ivadine and Leland Long, both teachers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, on August 23, 1949.
Lee Long attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne; during her high school time, her exceptional performance in 1967 led her to win the National Forensic League’s National Championship in Original Oratory in 1967.
After high school, Shelly studied drama at Northwestern University but didn’t graduate because she dropped out to pursue an acting and modeling career.
Shelley Long Career
Shelley’s first acting break happen in Chicago, where she began doing commercials and joined The Second City comedy troupe. She later began writing, producing, and co-hosting the television program, Sorting It Out on WMAQ-TV in 1975.
Her contribution and work on the show earned her three Regional Emmy Awards. Shelly also appeared in the V05 Shampoo print advertisements and commercials for Homemakers Furniture and Candy Soap in the1970s.
Shelley appeared in several advertisements while in The Second City.
She has appeared in movies like:
The Cracker Factor in 1979, Family, and Trapper John in 1979.
Her first feature film role, produced in 1980, “A Small Circle of Friends,” enjoyed a level of critical success.
Shelley played the role of Tala in the movie Caveman in 1981 and also starred with Tom Cruise in Losin’ It in 1983.
Her acting break, however, came in the comedy-drama series Cheers, where she gained attention.
She played Diane Chambers’ role in the sitcom where she received five Emmy nominations and won Outstanding Lead Actress in 1983. Shelly also won two Golden Globe Awards for her role in the comedy series.
In 1987, she, however, left Cheers after season five amid some controversies.
Shelley had constant conflicts with her co-stars Kelsey Grammer and Ted Danso, which was one reason Shelley left the show.
She also disclosed in an interview that she left the show for various reasons, the most important of which was to spend more time with her toddler daughter and improve herself as an actress.
Lee Long revealed that it didn’t occur to her when leaving that her action would sabotage the show because she was confident that the rest of the cast could continue without her.
While appearing on Cheers, Shelley also featured in other films, including Irreconcilable Differences in 1984 where.
Lee Long was nominated for Best Leading Actress Golden Globe for her performance.
In 2009, she began playing acting as DeDe Pritchett on the ABC comedy series Modern Family.
Shelley Long Personal life
Shelly Long was married to Ken Solomon but got divorced after few years together in the 1970s. She met her second husband, Bruce Tyson, in 1979. They married in 1981 and had a daughter Juliana.
They, however, got divorced in 2004, after being separated in 2003. Her daughter Juliana was born in 1985 and is also an actress like her mother.
Shelley Long Net worth
Shelly makes most of her money from the entertainment industry. She has been in the acting business for more than two decades and still very active in it. Shelly Lee Long net worth is estimated at $10 million.Shelly Long