Shelley Long is an Emmy-winning American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Diane Chambers on the hit NBC sitcom Cheers. Shelley won an Emmy Award in 1983 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. As of 2022, Shelley Long’s net worth is approximately $5 million.
|full name||Shelley Lee Long|
|Birthday||August 23, 1949|
|Place of birth||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|profession||Actress, comedian, singer|
|ex husband||Bruce Tyson|
|net worth||5 million dollars|
Shelley Long was born in August 1949 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was raised by her parents, Evadeen and Leland Long. Her mother, Evadin was a school teacher. And her father, Leland worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher. When mine was in high school, she was on the high school speech team. She also won the National Original Speech Championship in 1967.
Shelley completed her high school graduation at South Side High School. After that, she attended Northwestern University. However, she did not complete her university studies as she pursued a career as an actress and model.
Shelly Long net worth and career
She got her first break as an actress when she started working for local commercials for the Homemakers furniture store in Chicago.
Earlier, she became a member of the comedy troupe “The Second City” in Chicago. After a few years in 1975, she worked as a writer, producer and host of the TV show Sorting It Out. She ended up winning three regional Emmy Awards for her brilliant work on the TV show. During the 1970s, she appeared in print advertisements for VO5 shampoo. Next, she appeared in the romantic comedy series, The Love Boat in 1978.
Shelly continued her acting journey and appeared in the TV movie, The Cracker Factory in 1979. That same year, she guest starred in the TV series, Trapper John, MD and Family. Shelley was known to people and became famous after appearing as Diane Chambers in the long-running television sitcom, Cheers.
Despite the series’ failure to garner enough audiences, it became one of the most popular shows on the air. Shelley appeared on the series for five seasons and left the show due to some controversy in 1987. In the documentary Cheers, Long’s co-star Ted Denson admitted that there was tension between them on a work level, but not on a personal level.
However, Long revealed various reasons for leaving the show during an interview with Graham Norton in 2003. She mentioned the most important reason was her desire to spend quality time with her infant daughter. While she appeared in Cheers, she also starred in various other motion pictures. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1984 for her stunning performance in the comedy-drama Irreconcilable Differences.
After Cheers, she appeared in her first project, Troop Beverly Hills where she played a housewife. She later returned to television in a fact-based miniseries on ABC, titled Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase. For her outstanding performance in the series, she was critically acclaimed. Shelley returned to Cheers for the series finale in 1993. She ended up earning another Emmy nomination for her return as Diane. After that, she appeared in several TV shows as a guest star. Shelly acted in and also produced the feature film Different Flowers in 2016.
Shelly Long was married twice. She was first married to Ken Solomon. Her first marriage ended after only a few years in the 1970s. After that, she married a stockbroker, Bruce Tyson in 1981. Together, they had a daughter named Juliana. They officially separated by divorce in 2004.
Shelley was last spotted walking her pet Chihuahua through the streets of Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 19. She was spotted taking a casual stroll with her pet, just weeks after the 40th anniversary of the hit show, Cheers, which premiered on September 30, 1982. The 73-year-old actress looked unrecognizable in a rare public appearance. She was seen wearing a pink turtleneck, gray sweatpants, a black vest, sneakers and a baseball cap.
My long net worth
Shelley Long’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2022. She earned a huge chunk of the amount from her acting career. Shelley is a 1983 Emmy Award winner for her amazing performance as Diane Chambers in Cheers. In addition, she won the Golden Globe Awards twice in 1983 and 1984.