Julia Sweeney

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
This softly pretty comic writer-performer is only one of many women whose talent was largely wasted on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (on which she was featured from 1989-94). Sweeney was best known for her popular ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1959 in Spokane, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Ms. Squibbles (Voice)

Letting Go of God 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Come Knocking 2006 (Movie)

Film Producer (Actor)

A Scooby-Doo Halloween 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Father of the Pride 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sex and the City 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clockstoppers 2002 (Movie)

Zak's Mother (Actor)

Disney's Teamo Supremo 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

George & Leo 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Gloria 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maybe It's Me 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1989 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly I'm a Star 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1989 - 1994, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Tales 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Family Guy 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

My Funny Valentine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Random Acts of Comedy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sammy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Whatever It Takes 2000 (Movie)

Kate Woodman (Actor)

BEETHOVEN'S 3rd 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

God Said, Ha! 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

Mrs Keeper (Actor)

Courting Courtney 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pulp Comic: Julia Sweeney 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

Mrs. Martha Karp (Actor)

Un-Cabaret 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

Mirage Reception Person (Actor)

Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Barefoot Executive 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Product 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Stuart Saves His Family 1995 (Movie)

Mea C (Actor)

Aspen Comedy Festival 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

Raquel (Actor)

A New York Night -- Live! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Principal (Actor)

Why Bother Voting? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

Nosey Neighbor (Actor)

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner at Eight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Lab Receptionist (Actor)

Thick As Thieves (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (5)

Letting Go of God 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

God Said, Ha! 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

God Said, Ha! 1999 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)
Director (2)

Letting Go of God 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

God Said, Ha! 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Desperate Housewives 1989 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Biography

This softly pretty comic writer-performer is only one of many women whose talent was largely wasted on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (on which she was featured from 1989-94). Sweeney was best known for her popular recurring character Pat, an annoying, androgynous, bespectacled person whose gender remained a mystery. The character was even the centerpiece of a feature, "It's Pat!" (1994), which was afforded only a regional release before being shunted off to the video shelves.

Relationships

Jeri Sweeney

Mother

Stephen Hibbert

Husband
married c. 1989 divorced in 1994

Bob Sweeney

Father

Tara Sweeney

Daughter
Chinese born in 1999 adopted by Sweeney in 2001

Bill Sweeney

Brother
younger

Jim Sweeney

Brother
younger

Mike Sweeney

Brother
was box office employee for L.A.'s Groundlings comedy troupe died of lymphoma April 1, 1995 at age 31

Meg Sweeney

Sister
younger married and lives in Japan

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington
graduated

Milestones

2006

Cast in Wim Wenders' neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking" written by and starred Sam Shepard

2001

Had co-starring role in The WB sitcom "Maybe It's Me"

2000

Co-starred in the direct-to-video release "Beethoven's 3rd"

2000

Provided voice for the animated series "Baby Blues" (The WB)

1999

Feature directorial debut with "God Said, Ha!'"

1998

Joined cast of the CBS sitcom "George & Leo"

1996

Premiered one-woman show "God Said, 'Ha!'", a comic look at her life; after Broadway production, show was filmed, turned into a CD and a book

1995

Underwent treatment for cervical cancer while taking care of her dying brother

1994

Appeared at the closing ceremonies of The 1994 Gay Games in her Pat persona at NYC's Yankee Stadium

1994

Feature debut as co-screenwriter, character creator and star, "It's Pat"

1990

Feature acting debut, "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"

1989

TV-movie debut, "Dinner at Eight" (TNT)

1989

Spent four seasons as an ensemble member on the NBC variety series "Saturday Night Live"

1989

First TV guest shot, "Murphy's Law" (ABC)

Joined the Los Angeles based improv group The Groundlings where Phil Hartman became her mentor

Worked as an accountant at a motion picture studio

Bonus Trivia

.

Sweeney's brother Michael and father Robert made cameo appearances in "It's Pat!" (1994).

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