JULIE HAGERTY (Liza) is perhaps best known for her starring role in the classic comedy film Airplane!.
She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began taking acting classes at an early age. After graduating from high school Hagerty moved to New York, where she performed in her first play in her brother's Off-Off-Broadway theater company. She was soon asked to audition for the slapstick comedy Airplane! and won the role that launched her career.
Hagerty has starred in numerous feature films including A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Robert Altman's Beyond Therapy, Albert Brooks' Lost in America, What About Bob?, Noises Off, and U-Turn. She has also done extensive work in theater and won the Drama Critic's Award for her role in Raised in Captivity and the Theater World Award (given to Broadway's most outstanding newcomer) for The House of Blue Leaves. She has also appeared in The Odd Couple, Moon Over Miami, Born Yesterday, The Front Page and others.
On television, Hagerty has starred in the movies London Suite, The Visit and Necessary Parties. She starred in the television series Reunited and has made guest appearance on the series ER, Everybody Loves Raymond and Murphy Brown.