Celebrity Biographies

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli (1946- ), singer and actress, is stage and screen royalty. The daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland, Minnelli was born in Los Angeles. She appeared onscreen with her mother in In the Good Old Summertime in 1949 and sang with her at the London Palladium in 1964. She has performed on Broadway in Flora the Red Menace (1965), Liza (1974), Chicago (1975-77), The Act (1977-78), The Rink (1984), Victor/Victoria (1997), Minnelli on Minnelli (1999), Liza's Back (2002), and Liza's at the Palace! (2008-09). Her filmography includes roles in Charlie Bubbles (1967), The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), Cabaret (1972), Lucky Lady (1975), A Matter of Time (1976), New York, New York (1977), Arthur (1981), Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988), and Stepping Out (1991).

Minnelli, who has recorded more than twenty albums, is one of only a handful of individuals that have received Academy, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awards. She has been nominated for several Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Variety Program in 1991 for Liza With a Z. Minnelli has been nominated for two Best Actress Academy Awards and ten Golden Globe Awards: she won one of each for her role in Cabaret. She was also presented with the Grammy Legend Award in 1990. The singer has also received three Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical Awards for Flora the Red Menace and The Act, and was presented with a Special Award in 1974. She received the GLAAD Vanguard Award in 2005, an honorary doctorate from Mercy College in 2007, and a Drama Desk Special Award in 2009. Recently, she won a 2009 Best Special Theatrical Event Tony Award for her show Liza's at the Palace!.