Who is Julie Hagerty?

American actress Julie Beth Hagerty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio USA, on 15 June 1955, making Gemini her zodiac sign; she has Irish, German and British ancestry. She has 88 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Sandra in the 2019 romantic movie “Marriage Story”, which starred Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, and was written and directed by Noah Baumbach. It follows a family which is slowly breaking-up but still trying to stay together; the movie won 128 of its 403 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Laura Dern).

Julie’s still today active in the movie industry, and has recently finished shooting for the upcoming film “The Out-Laws”.

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Education and early life

Julie was raised in Cincinnati alongside her brother Michael Hagerty, by their father Jerald William ‘Jerry’ Hagerty Jr. who was a musician, and mother Harriet Yuellig (nee Bishop) who was a model and singer; Michael was also an actor, but died aged 39 in 1991. Jerald and Harriet eventually divorced.

Julie studied at Indian Hill High School, and was 15 when she signed a modelling contract with Ford Models; she spent her summers in New York City, learning about working as a model. She matriculated in 1972, a year earlier than her peers, then moved to New York City and joined her brother’s theatre group there, plus studied acting alongside the late American actor William Edward Hickey.

Julie hasn’t graduated from college.

Roles in movies

Julie remained focused on modelling until making her debut film appearance in 1980, playing one of the main characters Elaine Dickinson in the evergreen comedy “Airplane!”, which also starred Leslie Nielsen and Robert Hays, and was written and directed by Jim Abrahams and David Zucker. It depicts food poisoning aboard a commercial flight, and the film won three of its 10 award nominations.

Some of Julie’s following roles were in the 1980 comedy “The Day the Women Got Even”, the 1982 comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy”, and the 1982 science fiction comedy “Airplane II: The Sequel”. What marked the ‘80s for her was perhaps playing Alexandra Isles in the biographical mystery “Reversal of Fortune”, which starred Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, and was directed by Barbet Schroeder. It follows Claus who’s been convicted of attempting to murder his wife, and the movie won 13 of its 29 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jeremy Irons).

Some of Julie’s most notable performances in the ‘90s were perhaps in the 1991 comedy “What About Bob?”, the 1995 comedy “The Wife”, and the 1998 family fantasy “Mel”.

The year 2001 saw her play Fern Livingston in the romantic comedy “Storytelling”, which starred Selma Blair and Leo Fitzpatrick, and was written and directed by Todd Solondz. The movie tells two stories, about those attending and working at a local high school, and the other about those studying and working at a college. Julie could then have been seen appearing in the 2002 drama “Bridget”, the 2004 comedy “Marie and Bruce”, and the 2009 romantic comedy “Confessions of a Shopaholic”.

She played Elevator Flight Attendant in the 2015 fantasy comedy “Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant”, which starred Jessica Lowndes and Mark Feuerstein, and was directed by Sam Friedlander. It follows a male flight attendant as he’s trying to save his colleagues from being fired.

Some of Julie’s most recent film roles have been in the 2019 adventure family comedy “Noelle”, the 2022 family comedy “A Christmas Story Christmas”, and the 2023 romantic comedy “Somebody I Used to Know”.

Roles in TV series

Julie’s debut TV series role was playing Mother in the 1987 episode “Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis” of the comedy “Saturday Night Live”, then appeared in only two TV series in the remainder of the decade – an episode of the romantic comedy “American Playhouse”, and the comedy “Trying Times”.

In 1991, she starred as Tracy Dillon in eight episodes of the 1991 comedy “Princesses”, which also starred Twiggy and Fran Drescher, and was created by Mark Ganzel and Robin Schiff. It follows three women as they’re living together in a penthouse apartment in Manhattan. Some of Julie’s other roles in the ‘90s were in the western comedy “Lucky Luke”, the comedy “Women of the House”, and the adventure comedy “Sesame Street”.

In 2003 and 2004, she portrayed Polly in four episodes of the hit family comedy “Malcolm in the Middle”, which starred Bryan Cranston and Frankie Muniz, and was created by Linwood Boomer. It follows the lives of an intelligent teenager and his dysfunctional family, the series aired from 2000 through 2006, and won 46 of its 166 award nominations. Julie appeared in three TV series in the remainder of the decade: the comedy “Girlfriends”, the mystery “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and the romantic comedy “Cupid”.

She portrayed Madame Rhonda in five episodes of the 2017 mystery crime comedy “Trial & Error”, which starred Jayma Mays and Nicholas D’Agosto, and was created by Matthew Miller and Jeff Astrof. It follows a poetry professor who’s been accused of his wife’s brutal murde – the series was nominated for three awards.

Julie’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the 2018 episode “The Death Stick” of the comedy “Grace and Frankie”, five episodes of the 2019 animated comedy “Family Guy” (voice role), and five episodes of the 2022 comedy “Black Monday”.

Other credits

Julie sang the songs “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” and “This Is The Day” in the 2019 movie “Marriage Story”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Rachael Ray”, “Maltin on Movies” and “The Hollywood Moment at Home Edition”.

Awards and nominations

Julie won a 1998 US Comedy Arts Festival Grand Jury Award – Comedy (Performance) and a 2020 Film Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “Marriage Story”.

She’s been nominated for two other awards: a 2002 Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress, for “Freddy Got Fingered”, and a 2020 Faro Island Film Festival Golden Carp Film Award – International for Ensemble Performance, for “Marriage Story” (shared with colleagues).

Love life and marriages

Julie’s married twice, but has been secretive regarding her love life since the launch of her career, and thus not many details have been disclosed about these two marriages.

Her first husband was American non-celebrity Peter Burki; they married in 1986 and divorced in 1991.

Julie married her second husband, American insurance executive Richard Kagan in 1999, and they’ve since been together.

She doesn’t have children, and although this is widely believed to be because Julie’s always preferred pursuing acting over raising children, some of her fans believe that she’s perhaps infertile; this hasn’t been addressed by Julie.

She’s married to her second husband Richard Kagan as of June 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

One of Julie’s best friends and favorite acting mentor was the late American actor and director Peter Graves, who died aged 83 on 14 March 2010; he appeared alongside her in the 1980 movie “Airplane!”

The magazine “John Willis’ Screen World” featured her on its 1985 list ‘Promising New Actors’.

Julie enjoys spending summers with her family in the Lakes Region of Maine.

She’s into politics, and supports the Democratic Party.

One of Julie’s favorite actresses is Reese Witherspoon, and some of her favorite movies include “Water for Elephants”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, and “Just Like Heaven”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Julie’s age is 68. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Julie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of June 2023.

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