26 Facts About Bebe Neuwirth


Beatrice "Bebe" Jane Neuwirth is an American actress, singer, and dancer.


Bebe Neuwirth went on to receive two Tony Awards, the first for Best Featured Actress in a Musical playing Nickie in the revival of Sweet Charity and received her second for Best Actress in a Musical for Velma Kelly in the revival of Chicago.


Bebe Neuwirth has starred as Lola in the revival of Damn Yankees and Morticia Addams in The Addams Family.


Bebe Neuwirth starred as Nadine Tolliver in the CBS political drama Madam Secretary from 2014 to 2017.


Bebe Neuwirth appeared in Blue Bloods, and The Good Fight.


Bebe Neuwirth's father, Lee Neuwirth, was a mathematician who taught at Princeton University and designed an encryption device while working at the Institute for Defense Analyses.


Bebe Neuwirth's mother, Sydney Anne Neuwirth, is a painter who danced as an amateur for the Princeton Regional Ballet Company.


Bebe Neuwirth has an older brother Peter, a mathematician and actuary who graduated from Harvard.


Bebe Neuwirth started taking ballet lessons at the age of five, a year after viewing a production of The Nutcracker with her mother.


Bebe Neuwirth desired to be a ballet dancer until her early teens, when she realized how restricted her technique was, as well as the standard of ballet education where she lived.


Bebe Neuwirth performed with the Princeton Ballet Company in Peter and the Wolf, The Nutcracker, and Coppelia, appearing in community theater musicals.


Bebe Neuwirth later appeared in revivals of Little Me ; Sweet Charity, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical; and Damn Yankees.


Bebe Neuwirth appeared in the musical revue Here Lies Jenny which featured songs by Kurt Weill sung and danced by Neuwirth and a four-person supporting cast, as part of an unspoken ambiguous story in an anonymous seedy bar possibly in Berlin in the 1930s.


In 2009, Bebe Neuwirth toured a one-woman cabaret show with pianist Scott Cady.


In 2019, Bebe Neuwirth returned to the stage with the Philadelphia Theatre Company, appearing at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in Philadelphia.


At the time, Bebe Neuwirth was not interested in doing television work and her character was initially planned to be in only one episode of the series.


Bebe Neuwirth auditioned for the role with her arm in a sling, following a fall a week earlier.


Bebe Neuwirth won two Emmy Awards for the role, in 1990 and 1991.


Bebe Neuwirth left Cheers in 1993 to go back to her career in dancing, but would make more television appearances in other shows and commercials.


Bebe Neuwirth had a recurring role as Caroline, the literary editor of Jonathan Ames, on the HBO series Bored to Death.


Bebe Neuwirth starred as Nadine Tolliver in the 2014 CBS political drama Madam Secretary.


In October 2017, Bebe Neuwirth announced her decision to leave the series after four seasons.


Bebe Neuwirth later reprised the role of Nora Shepherd in Jumanji: The Next Level in 2019; the film grossed 800 million dollars worldwide and received positive reviews from critics.


Bebe Neuwirth met him in 1982 after she performed a revue at O'Neal's restaurant in New York, where he was bartending.


Bebe Neuwirth has supported and worked for several non-profit charity organizations.


Bebe Neuwirth currently serves as vice chair on the board of trustees for The Actors Fund.