Julia Sweeney


julia-sweeney       Julia Sweeney

Spokane, Washington : Julia Anne Sweeney born October 10, 1959 is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper in the film Stuart Little and voiced Brittany in Father of the Pride.

In 1988 while still working as an accountant Sweeney enrolled in classes with the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings eventually being selected to be part of the troupe Sunday Company. It was at The Groundlings that she began to develop characters, which she would later bring to the stage, film, and television. They include Mea Culpa, the title character of Mea Big Apology co-written by then-husband Stephen Hibbert which won the Best Written Play Award from L.A. Weekly in 1988 and has been developed by Sweeney in collaboration with Jim Emerson into a screenplay and the androgynous Pat, whose impossible-to-determine gender was the basis for Sweeney popular It’s Pat skits on Saturday Night Live, and later for her feature film of the same name, which never received a national release but has since gathered a small cult following.

In 1992 she also worked with the rock band Ugly Kid Joe performing in the music video for their hit Neighbor and contributing introductory audio to two tracks, Goddamn Devil and Everything About You. The latter was on the soundtrack to the Lorne Michaels movie Wayne World.




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