Shelley Long Net Worth: Bio, Early Life and Career

Shelley Long Net Worth

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Shelley Long Net Worth: How Rich is the Actress Actually in 2022?

Shelley Long is an American actress who has a net worth of $5 million. She is best known for her role as Diane Chambers on the NBC sitcom Cheers, which earned her an Emmy Award in 1983. Since then, she has starred in several films and television shows, most notably A Very Brady Sequel and The Simpsons. Over the course of her career, Shelley has earned several awards and nominations.

Full Name Shelley Lee Long
Birthday August 23, 1949
Birthplace Fort Wayne, Indiana
Profession Actress, Comedian, Singer
Ex-husband Bruce Tyson
Net Worth $5 million

Shelley Long Early Life:

Shelley Long was born on August 23, 1949, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her parents were both teachers. When she was a teenager, she was part of the speaking team at South Side High School. In 1967, she won the National Forensic League’s Original Oratory National Championship. After graduation, Long intended to study theatre at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; however, instead pursued a modeling and acting career.

In the 1970s, Long became a member of Chicago’s Second City comedy company. She also has experience in print advertising and television commercials, as well as creating, scripting, and co-hosting the local Chicago television show “Sorting it Out.”

In addition to her roles on various TV shows throughout the late 1970s and early 1980’s – including “The Love Boat,” “Family,” Trapper John M.D.,” and “M*A*SH” – she also starred in “The Cracker Factory,”  “The Promise of Love,” and “The Princess and the Cabbie.”

Personal life:

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The accomplished actress has gone through two divorces. In the 1970s, she married Ken Solomon; however, the marriage did not last long and ended in divorce a few years later.

In 1981, Shelley married Bruce Tyson for a second time after dating him for two years prior. They had met each other for the first time in 1979.

Shelley Long Career:

She first started acting in local commercials for a homemaker’s furniture store in Chicago. Later, she became a member of The Second City comedy troupe.

After a few years began working as a writer, producer, and co-host for the TV show Sorting It Out. She eventually won three Regional Emmy Awards for her work on the show. During the 1970s she also appeared in VO5 shampoo print advertisements, and then later in 1978 had a role in the romantic comedy series The Love Boat.

After appearing in the TV movie, The Cracker Factory, Shelley landed roles as a guest star on Trapper John, M.D. and Family. However, she became a well-known figure to audiences worldwide after she took on the role of Diane Chambers in the long-running sitcom, Cheers.

Even though the show didn’t have great ratings, it soon became one of the most popular shows on air. Shelley was a part of the cast for 5 seasons but left because of some controversies in 1987. In Cheers’ documentary, Ted Danson confessed that there was tension between him and Long while they were working together, but not on a personal level.

In 2003, Long revealed several reasons for leaving Cheers during an interview with Graham Norton. The most important reason is her desire to spend more time with her toddler daughter. While appearing on the show, she also had roles in various movies. In 1984, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Leading Actress for Irreconcilable Differences.

Troop Beverly Hills was her first post-Cheers project where she played a portrayal of a housewife that received critical appreciation. Later, she appeared in an ABC miniseries called Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase which is based on real events.

Shelley made a triumphant return to Cheers for its series finale in 1993 and was nominated for another Emmy. After that, she took on several guest-starring roles on various TV shows. More recently, Shelley acted in and produced the feature film Different Flowers in 2016.

Awards and Nominations:

Shelly has been very successful in her acting career, winning 8 awards and being nominated for 14 more. She is a 2-time Golden Globe winner (1985 and 1983) and was also nominated for the same award in 1985 and 1984. In addition to the Golden Globes, she has won the Q Award, TV Land Award, ShoWest Award, and Primetime Emmy Award. Furthermore, she has been nominated for other prestigious awards including the Blimp Award, American Comedy Award, Gold Derby TV Awards, and OFTA Television Awards.

Shelley Long Net Worth:

As of 2022, Shelley Long’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million—most of which she earned through her acting career. In 1983, she won an Emmy Award for her role as Diane Chambers in Cheers and followed that up with two Golden Globe Awards in 1983 and 1984.

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