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Julia Sweeney stars in "Monster University" as the voice of Ms. Squibbles.

Julia Sweeney is best known for her four-year run on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990 to 1994. Her most well-known character was undoubtedly Pat, an androgynous character who confuses everyone. She revisited the character in "Pat: The Movie," which was a bomb at the box office. She is also known for her powerful solo shows.

Julia started her acting career out in Los Angeles at The Groundlings Theater, a well known improvisational and sketch comedy company. It was there that she met fellow "SNL" cast members Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz, and where "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels tapped her for the late-night show.

After moving back to Los Angeles in 1994, Julia's brother Michael was diagnosed with cancer, and so was she. Her experiences led her to write and star in "God Said, 'Ha!'" Produced by Quentin Tarantino and released theatrically by Miramax, the film version of the play earned the Golden Space Needle Award for best directing, while Sweeney's recording earned her a Grammy nomination for best comedy album.

"God Said Ha!" is about her brother's battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a deadly type of cancer and about her own cervical cancer. It's about her parents living with her for nine months and how crazy and funny and frustrating that time was for her. And it's about her brother's death and her own survival. She did runs in San Francisco and Los Angeles before taking the show to Broadway at the Lyceum Theater. 

Sweeney's second monologue, "In the Family Way," chronicles the adoption of her daughter from China. This show played in New York City at the Ars Nova Theater as well as in Los Angeles at the Groundlings Theater. In the summer of 2006, Julia was asked by the Hollywood Bowl to perform "In the Family Way" with a new original score written especially for her show by Anthony Marinelli, and this was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Sweeney's third monologue, "Letting Go of God" ran for ten months to sold out crowds at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Los Angeles, and then also played in New York City at the Ars Nova Theater. This show has earned her the best reviews she has ever gotten for her stage work. This monologue has also been made into a Showtime film, but this time by Julia's own production company, Indefatigable, Inc.

"Letting Go of God" is about her search for a God she can believe in. She was raised Catholic. She appreciates her birth culture and still considers herself to be culturally Catholic. But as she delved into the Bible more deeply, she found it impossible to reconcile her skepticism and what the church expects people to believe. She tried to find God through other religions and eventually gave up on believing in God entirely.

In the meantime, and along the way, Julia has worked as a producing consultant on "Desperate Housewives" and she was a consultant for three seasons on "Sex and the City." She has also worked as an actress in film, in "Pulp Fiction," "Clockstoppers," "Stuart Little," "Beethoven 3 & 4," "Stuart Saves his Family" and "Coneheads," among others. In television she has been a series regular on "George and Leo" and "Maybe It's Me," as well as making guest starring appearances on "The War at Home," "Joey," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Frasier," "According to Jim," "Mad About You" and "Sex and the City," among others. She also lent her voice to the ABC animated series "The Goode Family."

Julia is originally from Spokane, Washington, and she attended the University of Washington in Seattle. She married in 2008 and currently lives near Chicago with her husband and daughter.

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Age: 57 years old
Birthday: October 10, 1959
Height: 5' 4"
Full Name / Real Name: Julia Anne Sweeney
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Husband: Michael Blum (5/3/2008, 1 child)
Stephen Hibbert (1989 - 1994, divorced)

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