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Hagerty during an interview in 2019
Julie Beth Hagerty

(1955-06-15) June 15, 1955 (age 67)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Peter Burki
(m. 1986; div. 1991)

Richard Kagan
(m. 1999)

Julie Beth Hagerty (born June 15, 1955) is an American actress. She starred as Elaine in the films Airplane! (1980) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). Her other film roles include Lost in America (1985), What About Bob? (1991), Freddy Got Fingered (2001), A Master Builder (2014), Instant Family (2018) and Marriage Story (2019).

Early life and education

Hagerty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harriet Yuellig (née Bishop), a model and singer, and Jerald William "Jerry" Hagerty, Jr., a musician. Her brother Michael Hagerty (1952 - 1991) was also an actor. Her parents later divorced. Hagerty attended Indian Hill High School. She was signed as a model for Ford Models at 15, and spent summers modeling in New York City. She moved there in 1972 and worked at her brother's theater group; she also studied with actor William Hickey.


Hagerty made her off-Broadway debut in 1979, starring in Mutual Benefit Life at her brother's theater, The Production Company. In 1983 she appeared Off-Broadway at the Vandam Theatre in Shel Silverstein's 'Wild Life' directed by Art Wolff. It was an ensemble theatre piece co-starring Christopher Murney, W.H. Macy, Henderson Forsythe, Conard Fowkes, Jody Gelb, Howard Lee Sherman and Raynor Scheine. She continued appearing on stage, including starring in a Broadway version of The House of Blue Leaves. Her first film role was in All That Jazz, but her small part was cut out of the finished film. She was subsequently cast opposite Robert Hays in the parody film, Airplane!. It was released in June 1980 and became the third-highest grossing comedy in box office history at that time, behind Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). Airplane! established Hagerty as a noted comedic actress.

Hagerty spent the 1980s starring in a number of theatrical films, ranging from the well-reviewed Albert Brooks film Lost In America to the badly received Beyond Therapy. Her roles often involved a naive or spaced-out character who seems to be unaware of whatever chaos was surrounding her, as exemplified in Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Hagerty mostly appeared in made-for-television movies or supporting roles in Hollywood films, including the '90s comedies What About Bob? and Noises Off, as well as a part in the 2005 film Just Friends and 2006's She's the Man.

Julie Hagerty of "Airplane" (01)
Hagerty in the 1980s

In 1991, she starred alongside Fran Drescher and Twiggy in Princesses, a sitcom that aired for five weeks on CBS. Hagerty had walked off set after four episodes amid poor ratings and negative reviews. She was cast in the 1994 Designing Women spin-off Women of the House, but was committed to another project when filming began, so Valerie Mahaffey substituted for her in several episodes. She eventually joined the cast, filmed two episodes, and resigned, handing the role back to Mahaffey, who bowed out after one final appearance. In 1998, Hagerty starred in the short-lived UPN sitcom Reunited. Then in 1999, she played Charlotte Sterling in Everybody Loves Raymond.

In 2000, she narrated the audiobook version of The Trolls, a children's novel by Polly Horvath. In 2002, she appeared in the Broadway revival of Mornings at Seven. In 2003, she began a recurring role as a babysitter named Polly on Malcolm in the Middle. She appeared as Hazel Bergeron in 2081, the film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron". Starting in 2011, she took over as the voice of Carol, Lois's sister, on Family Guy. In 2013, she starred in A Master Builder and appeared in a series of Old Navy commercials as a winking flight attendant. In 2015, she made another cameo appearance as a flight attendant in Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. She had a recurring role as a pet parapsychologist on the series Trial & Error in 2017 and appeared in the film Instant Family in 2018. In 2019 she starred in the Showtime series Black Monday, the Disney film Noelle, and the Netflix film Marriage Story.

In 2021, she was cast in the Netflix action-comedy film The Out-Laws directed by Tyler Spindel and in the romantic comedy Somebody I Used to Know. In 2022, she was cast as Mrs. Parker, the mother of Ralphie in a sequel to the 1983 film A Christmas Story titled A Christmas Story Christmas, replacing Melinda Dillon, who originated the role in the original film but had retired from acting in 2007.

Personal life

Hagerty married Peter Burki in 1986. The couple divorced in 1991.

She married insurance executive Richard Kagan in 1999.

She is a supporter of the Democratic Party.


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Year Title Role Notes
1980 Airplane! Elaine Dickinson
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Elaine Dickinson
1985 Lost in America Linda Howard
1985 Goodbye, New York Nancy Callaghan
1985 Bad Medicine Liz Parker
1987 Beyond Therapy Prudence
1987 Aria - Segment: Les Boréades
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway Harriet MacKyle
1989 Rude Awakening Petra Black
1990 Reversal of Fortune Alexandra Isles Uncredited
1991 What About Bob? Fay Marvin
1992 Noises Off Poppy Taylor
1995 Wife, TheThe Wife Rita
1997 U Turn Flo
1998 Mel Bonnie
1999 Held Up Gloria
1999 Story of Us, TheThe Story of Us Liza
2000 Baby Bedlam Sindi
2001 Freddy Got Fingered Julie Brody
2001 Storytelling Fern Livingston Segment: Non-Fiction
2002 Bridget Julie
2002 Badge, TheThe Badge Sister Felicia
2003 Guy Thing, AA Guy Thing Dorothy Morse
2004 Marie and Bruce Party Guest at Frank's
2005 Adam & Steve Sherry
2005 Pizza Darlene
2005 Host of Trouble, AA Host of Trouble Sister Cletus Short film
2005 Just Friends Carol Brander
2006 Slice of 'Pizza', AA Slice of 'Pizza' Darlene Short film
2006 She's the Man Daphne Hastings
2006 Pope Dreams Kristina Venable
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Hayley
2009 2081 Hazel Bergeron Short film
2009 Make Up Dorris Hallens Short film
2013 Master Builder, AA Master Builder Aline Solness
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Elevator Flight Attendant
2018 Instant Family Jan
2019 Marriage Story Sandra
2019 Noelle Mrs. Kringle
2022 Somebody I Used to Know Not yet released Post-production
2022 The Out-Laws Not yet released Margie Browning Post-production
2022 A Christmas Story Christmas Not yet released Mrs. Parker Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Day the Women Got Even, TheThe Day the Women Got Even Lisa Harris TV film
1987 Saturday Night Live Mother 1 episode
1987 American Playhouse Corrinna Stroller "The House of Blue Leaves"
1987 Trying Times Marsha "The Visit"
1991 Princesses Tracy Dillon Main role
1992 Lucky Luke Betty Lou "Una note di mezza estate a Daisy Town"
1995 Women of the House Jennifer Malone "You Talk Too Much", "Bad Girl"
1996 London Suite Anne Ferris TV film
1996 Murphy Brown Dana "A Comedy of Eros", "Nobody's Perfect"
1997 Heaven Will Wait Jane TV film
1997 Remember WENN Penelope Cominger "The First Mrs. Bloom"
1997 ER Brenda Wilkerson "Calling Dr. Hathaway"
1998 Tourist Trap Bess Piper TV film
1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next Wave Carrie Brook "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
1998 Reunited Nikki Beck Main role
1999 King of the Hill Ally (voice) "Three Coaches and a Bobby"
1999 Boys Will Be Boys Emily Clauswell TV film
1999 Everybody Loves Raymond Charlotte "Working Girl"
1999 Jackie's Back! Pammy Dunbar TV film
1999 Norm Show, TheThe Norm Show Wendy "Norm vs. Denby"
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul Mom "The Giving Trees"
2002 Greg the Bunny Sandy Bender "Father and Son Reunion"
2003 Guardian, TheThe Guardian Helena Denby "The Father-Daughter Dance"
2003–2004 Malcolm in the Middle Polly Recurring role
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariel Plummer "Careless"
2004 Girlfriends Dr. Rachel Miller "Leggo My Ego", "On the Couch", "Just the Three of Us"
2007 Winner, TheThe Winner Irene Abbott Main role
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Clarissa Niles "Leapin' Lizards"
2009 Cupid Liv "The Great Right Hope"
2011–2019 Family Guy Carol Pewterschmidt / Carol West (voice) Recurring role
2012–2013 Happy Endings Mrs. Kerkovich "To Serb with Love", "Brothas & Sisters"
2014 Wilfred Genevieve "Loyalty", "Patterns"
2016 New Girl Nancy "What About Fred"
2017 Trial & Error Madame Rhonda Recurring role
2018 Grace and Frankie Shirley "The Death Stick"
2019–2020 Black Monday Jackie Georgina Recurring role
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