Bebe Neuwirth Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
American actor, dancer, and singer Bebe Neuwirth were born Beatrice Neuwirth on the 31 December 1958 to Lee and Sydney Neuwirth in Princeton, New Jersey.
Bebe Neuwirth graduated from Princeton High School (1976) and then enrolled at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts (1977).
Rise To Fame
Initially working as a dancer, she performed with the Princeton Ballet Company. In 1980, she made her debut on Broadway playing the role of Sheila in a production of A Chorus Line.
Bebe Neuwirth was also in Little Me (1982), Sweet Charity (1986) and Chicago (1996). In 2010, she played the role of Morticia Addams in the Broadway production of The Addams Family.
A breakthrough television role came with her portrayal of Dr. Lilith Sternin in the television series Cheers (1982-1993). Other television roles also include All Dogs Go to Heaven (1998), Deadline (2000), Hack (2003), Frasier (2002-2003), Will and Grace (2004) and episodes of Law & Order (1999 plus 2005-2006), Star Trek: The Next Generation and Bored to Death (2009-2011).
Neuwirth also appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy. Films she appeared in include Green Card (1990), Tadpole (2002), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Game 6 (2006) and Fame (2009). Recent television work includes three years portraying Nadine Tolliver in the CBS drama series Madam Secretary (2014-2017). Blue Bloods (2014-2018) and The Good Fight (2018).
Awards And Achievements
Bebe Neuwirth won a 1986 Best Actress Tony Award for her portrayal of Nikki in Sweet Charity and 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress for her role as Velma Kelly in Chicago. In 1990 and 1991, she was awarded a Primetime Emmy: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Lilith Sternin in Cheers. She also was awarded the Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for Tadpole (2000).
Bebe Neuwirth married Paul Dorman in 1984, and they divorced in 1991. Her current partner is Michael Danek.