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Shelley Long Biography: Age, Husband, Daughter, Wikipedia, Net Worth, Movies, Awards

May 23, 2024 0 Posted By Abiodun Azeez

Shelley Long is an American actress, singer, and comedian who has made a lasting impact in the entertainment industry.

Born on August 23, 1949, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Long is best known for her iconic role as Diane Chambers on the hit sitcom “Cheers.”

With a career spanning over four decades, Long has proven herself to be a talented and versatile performer, earning numerous awards and nominations for her work in television and film.

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  • Full name: Shelley Lee Long
  • Date of birth: August 23, 1949
  • Age: 75 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, singer, comedian
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
  • Parents: Leland Long (father), Ivadine (Williams) Long (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Bruce Tyson (married 1981–2004)
  • Children: Juliana Long Tyson (daughter, born 1985)
  • Relationship status: Divorced
  • Net worth: $10 million

Early Life and Education

Shelley Long is currently 75 years old and was born on August 23, 1949, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She grew up in a middle-class family with no siblings. Her father, Leland, was a rubber industry worker, and her mother, Ivadine, was a homemaker.

Long‘s parents encouraged her creative pursuits from a young age, and she began taking piano lessons at age 6. She attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne and later enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, but left before graduating.

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Personal Life

Shelley Long has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Ken Solomon, a businessman, but they divorced after a few years. In 1981, she married Bruce Tyson, a lawyer, and they had a daughter, Juliana Long Tyson, in 1985.

Shelley Long's daugher and former husband, Bruce Tyson

The couple divorced in 2004 after 23 years of marriage. Long has been private about her personal life but has spoken publicly about her experiences as a single mother and her commitment to her daughter’s well-being.

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Shelley Long‘s acting career began in the 1970s with small television and film roles. Her breakthrough role came in 1982 when she played Diane Chambers on “Cheers,” a role that earned her five Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe Awards.

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She left the show in 1987 and went on to star in several films, including “Night Shift,” “Irreconcilable Differences,” “The Money Pit,” and “Outrageous Fortune.” In recent years, Long has appeared in recurring roles on television shows such as “Modern Family” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”


  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1983)
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (1984, 1985)
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1984, 1985, 1986)
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (1984)

Net Worth

Shelley Long‘s net worth is estimated to be $10 million, accumulated through her successful acting career in television and film.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @shelleylong
  • Twitter: @shelleylong


  • Night Shift
  • Irreconcilable Differences
  • The Money Pit
  • Outrageous Fortune
  • Cheers
  • Modern Family
  • Grey’s Anatomy

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