Birth Name: Julia Sweeney
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA
While still working at her day job as an accountant at a film studio, Sweeney began performing with the L.A.-based improv troupe The Groundlings, where she came under the tutelage of Phil Hartman. Sweeney has attributed her success to her background in improvisation which stressed acting and character rather than the delivery of punchlines. In addition to countless sketches on "Saturday Night Live" and its subsequent compilation shows, she utilized her skills in a recurring role on the detective drama "Murphy's Law" (ABC, 1989), a bit part in a dreadful TV remake of "Dinner at Eight" (TNT, 1989), and in guest appearance such as playing Cynthia Stevenson's sister on "Hope and Gloria".Sweeney'...