Liza Minnelli

Actor, Singer, Dancer
A multiple award-winning legend, Liza Minnelli moved beyond the long shadow cast by her mother, Judy Garland, with an accomplished and prolific career of her own. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, it came as little ... Read more »
Born: 03/12/1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (105)

Smash 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Dzi Croquettes 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Liza's at the Palace 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rosie Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Performer

The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Oh in Ohio 2006 (Movie)

Alyssa Donahue (Actor)

Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghostlight 2004 (Movie)

Donna Coney Island (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Liza & David 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Liza & David's Wedding 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Judy Garland 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Fosse: Dancing on the Edge 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mia Farrow: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kennedy Center Honors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Mia Farrow: A Life of Drama 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Concert of the Americas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Feinstein: Sing a Song of Hollywood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Unzipped 1995 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Host

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

A Concert For Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stepping Out 1991 (Movie)

Mavis Turner (Actor)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Dance Honors 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Living Legends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

Linda Marolla Bach (Actor)

Celebrating Gershwin 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Gregory Peck -- His Own Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

Della Roberts (Actor)

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Baryshnikov on Broadway 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Standing Room Only: Liza in London 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

That's Dancing! 1985 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Performer

The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Arthur 1981 (Movie)

Linda Marolla (Actor)

Goldie and Liza Together 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Gene Kelly... An American in Pasadena 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

New York, New York 1977 (Movie)

Francine Evans (Actor)

Jubilee 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Movie 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mac Davis Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

A Matter of Time 1975 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Lucky Lady 1975 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Journey Back to Oz 1974 (Movie)

(Voice)

Liza With a Z 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Royal Variety Performance 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

That's Entertainment! 1973 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Cabaret 1972 (Movie)

Sally Bowles (Actor)

The Anthony Newley Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Movin' 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 1970 (Movie)

Junie Moon (Actor)

The Sterile Cuckoo 1969 (Movie)

Pookie Adams (Actor)

Charlie Bubbles 1967 (Movie)

Eliza (Actor)

The Perry Como Springtime Special 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Good Old Summertime 1949 (Movie)

Veronica and Andrew's Baby (Actor)

A Time to Live (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

Actor

New York at the Movies (TV Show)

Actor

Parallel Lives (TV Show)

Actor

The West Side Waltz (TV Show)

Actor
Music (6)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

("Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)") (Song Performer)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

("Maybe This Time") (Song Performer)

Boat Trip 2003 (Movie)

("Can't Help Lovin' Dat") (Song Performer)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

("Cabaret") (Song)

Those Fabulous Clowns 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Lucky Lady 1975 (Movie)

("Get While the Gettin' Is Good" "Lucky Lady") (Song Performer)

Biography

A multiple award-winning legend, Liza Minnelli moved beyond the long shadow cast by her mother, Judy Garland, with an accomplished and prolific career of her own. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, it came as little surprise when Liza followed in her mother's footsteps. Already a Tony-winning Broadway performer, Minnelli won an Oscar for her role as bohemian chanteuse Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" (1972) and followed with the Emmy-winning "Liza with a Z" (NBC, 1972) television special. Her marriage to singer-songwriter Peter Allen ended in 1974, and would be just the first of Minnelli's romantic relationships with men rumored to be homosexual. It was Allen who penned the Oscar-winning theme song to Minnelli's next film, the comedy classic "Arthur" (1981), starring Dudley Moore. Although beloved by fans, the vulnerable performer suffered from addictions to alcohol and pills, much as her mother had, eventually seeking rehab for her issues. Ever the survivor, Minnelli continued to record and perform, reaching a new generation of fans with the concert special "Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall" (PBS, 1992) and again with a hilarious recurring role as an over-sexed socialite on the acclaimed comedy series "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). Still going strong, she made a triumphant return to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning "Liza's at the Palace...!" in 2008 and continued to perform live for her devoted fans. After more than 50 years on stage and screen, Minnelli had truly earned her reputation as one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

Relationships

Peter Allen Music

Husband
married in 1967 divorced in 1974 Half of "Chris and Peter Allen" duo died of complications from AIDS in 1992

Desi Arnaz Jr. Actor

Companion

Judy Garland Actor

Mother
born on June 10, 1922 died of an overdose of sleeping pills on June 22, 1969

Mark Gero

Husband
born c. 1952 married on December 4, 1979 divorced on January 27, 1992 (on grounds that he abandoned Minnelli on November 1, 1990)

David Gest

Husband
born c. 1953 became engaged in November 2001 married on March 16, 2002 divorced in 2003 the two have ongoing legal disputes

David Gest Actor

Ex-Husband

Jack Haley Jr. Producer

Husband
Married in September 1974 separated in 1978 divorced in 1979 died on April 21, 2001

Joey Luft

Half-Brother
born on March 29, 1955 mother, Judy Garland father, Sid Luft

Lorna Luft Actor

Half-Sibling
Born on November 21, 1952 mother, Judy Garland father, Sid Luft

Sid Luft Producer

Step-Parent

Christinane Minnelli

Half-Sister
born on May 20, 1955 father Vincente Minnelli, mother Georgette Magnani

Vincente Minnelli Director

Parent
Born on February 28, 1903 died on July 25, 1986

Martin Scorsese Actor

Companion
Involved during the filming of "New York, New York" (1977) and production of the Broadway musical "The Act"

Peter Sellers Actor

Companion

Gene Simmons Actor

Companion
Dated the KISS guitarist

Kay Thompson Actor

Godparent

EDUCATION

Beverly Hills Hawthorne School

Beverly Hills , California

Scarsdale High School

Scarsdale , New York

HB Studio

New York , New York
studied with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris
dropped out after less than a year

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1964

Chadwick Boarding School

Milestones

2010

Made a memorable cameo (as herself) in "Sex and the City 2," performing a cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"

2010

Cast as an outrageous drama teacher in the ABC sitcom, "Ugly Betty"

2009

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Liza's at The Palace

2008

Returned to the NY stage in her headlining show "Liza's at the Palace"

2004

Appeared as a recurring character on Fox's "Arrested Development" as Lucille Austero, the lover of Buster Bluth and his brother GOB Bluth

2002

Announced European tour commencing in April

2001

Reportedly once again underwent back and hip surgery

2000

Underwent second surgery for hip replacement

2000

In October, hospitalized with encephalitis

1999

Returned to live performing with a limited run at Broadway's Palace Theater in "Minnelli on Minnelli", a concert paying tribute to her father

1997

Underwent throat surgery

1997

Replaced Julie Andrews in Broadway production of "Victor/Victoria" for one month

1996

Released first studio album in years "Gently"

1995

Underwent hip replacement surgery

1995

Co-starred with Shirley MacLaine in the CBS TV-movie "The West Side Waltz"

1988

Toured with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr

1985

Made TV dramatic debut in telefilm "A Time to Live"

1984

Co-starred with Chita Rivera in the Broadway musical "The Rink"

1981

Cast as the leading lady to Dudley Moore in the comedy "Arthur"

1978

Co-starred in the Broadway musical "The Act"; directed by Scorsese

1977

Starred opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York"

1976

Directed by her father Vincente Minnelli in "A Matter of Time", co-starring Ingrid Bergman

1975

Assumed the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of "Chicago", replacing an ailing Gwen Verdon

1972

Had one of her best screen roles as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret"; won Academy Award as Best Actress

1972

First TV special as headliner, "Liza With a Z"

1967

Film acting debut, "Charlie Bubbles"

1965

Broadway debut, "Flora, the Red Menace"

1965

First starring role in a TV special, "The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood"

1964

Released first solo album, "Liza! Liza!"

1963

Made frequent appearances on her mother's CBS variety series, "The Judy Garland Show"

1963

Off-Broadway debut in revival of "Best Foot Forward"

1962

Toured in "The Diary of Anne Frank"

1961

Stage debut in summer stock production of "Wish You Were Here" (Hyannisport, MA)

1956

Began making guest appearances as a variety performer on TV series and specials

1949

Made second film appearance in "In the Good Old Summertime", playing her mother's daughter at the end of the film

1948

First film appearance, as a baby in the crowd at the finale of "Easter Parade", starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire

Popular songs include "Theme From New York, New York" and "The Man I Love".

Known for such albums as "Results" and "New York, New York"

Bonus Trivia

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In January 2000, she was honored by NYC's The Drama League.

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Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2001.

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VH-1 planned a reality series built around celebrity dinner parties at the home of newlyweds Liza Minnelli and David Gest. But just after shooting one episode, VH-1 cancelled the showing stating, "Liza's amazing, but we were not given the cooperation needed to make the show happen."

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Minnelli sued David Guest for $2 Million, claiming he mismanaged her career, while acting as her agent. This came 3 weeks after Gest sued Minnelli for divorce, claiming she beat him and demand $10 million in damages.

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