Known for movies

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SpouseSy Harris
FactHer daughter, Taryn, is a retired police officer.

Estelle Harris (born April 4, 1932) is an American actress, voice actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Estelle Costanza on the sitcom Seinfeld, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1993. She has also had roles in films such as The Jerk (1979), Spaceballs (1987) and Toy Story 2 (1999).

Harris was born in New York City, the daughter of Sarah (née Silverman) and Max Harris. She was raised in the Bronx and attended the High School of Performing Arts. She later studied acting at the HB Studio.

Harris’ career began in the 1950s with appearances on television shows such as The Phil Silvers Show and The Honeymooners. She made her film debut in The Out-of-Towners (1970) and went on to appear in films such as The Jerk (1979), Spaceballs (1987) and Toy Story 2 (1999).

Harris’ most famous role is that of Estelle Costanza on the sitcom Seinfeld, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1993. She has also had guest roles on shows such as The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Friends and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Harris has been married three times. Her first husband was actor John Astin, with whom she had two children: actress Allison Astin and actor Mackenzie Astin. Her second husband was producer Gary Goetzman, with whom she has two children: actress Emily Goetzman and actor Jake Goetzman. Harris has been married to actor Stan Cadwallader since 1992.

Harris is 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) tall.

General Info

Full NameEstelle Harris
Height1.64 m
ProfessionComedian, Voice Actor


SpouseSy Harris
ChildrenTaryn Harris
ParentsAnna Nussbaum, Isaac Nussbaum
SiblingsMinnie Harris


MoviesToy Story 3, Toy Story 2, Stand and Deliver, Tarzan II, Brother Bear, Home on the Range, CBGB, Hawaiian Vacation, Once Upon a Time in America, Small Fry, Addams Family Reunion, Teacher's Pet, Chairman of the Board, Partysaurus Rex, Good Advice, Out to Sea, Lost & Found, Playing Mona Lisa, What's Coo...
TV ShowsSeinfeld, Dave the Barbarian, Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?, Queer Duck, Good Advice, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Toy Story Toons, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, Fanboy & Chum Chum, The Brothers Flub

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1Has three children with husband Sy Harris.
220 September 2001 - Estelle and Sy escaped injury after their car blew a tire and flipped twice outside of L.A.
3Her daughter, Taryn, is a retired police officer.




Toy Story 42019pre-productionMrs. Potato Head (voice)
The Slice2015TV MovieMima D'Angelo
Jake and the Never Land Pirates2014-2015TV SeriesPeg-Leg Peg
Fanboy & Chum Chum2009-2014TV SeriesOz's Mom
CBGB2013Bertha Kristal
The Exes2013TV SeriesMother
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex2012ShortMrs. Potato Head (voice)
Futurama2012TV SeriesVelma Farnsworth
Are You There, Chelsea?2012TV SeriesTess
The Looney Tunes Show2012TV SeriesSylvester's Mother
Greetings from Home2012TV SeriesNana
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry2011ShortMrs. Potato Head (voice)
Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation2011ShortMrs. Potato Head (voice)
Retired at 352011TV SeriesMrs. Eagen
Movin' In2010Arlene Taylor
Toy Story 32010Mrs. Potato Head (voice)
Sonny with a Chance2010TV SeriesGrace Gallagher
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesEstelle Harris
American Dad!2009TV SeriesMarty's Wife
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2005-2008TV SeriesMuriel
Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?2008TV SeriesNana
Case Closed2007TV MovieMadame
The Emperor's New School2007TV SeriesMrs. Mudka
iCarly2007TV SeriesMrs. Halberstadt
The Grand2007Ruth Melvin
ER2006TV SeriesMrs. Markovic
Queer Duck: The Movie2006VideoMrs. Duckstein (voice)
Mind of Mencia2006TV Series
Phil of the Future2005TV SeriesOlder Pim
Tripping the Rift2005TV SeriesEstelle
Tarzan II2005VideoMama Gunda (voice)
Dave the Barbarian2004-2005TV SeriesLula
Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance2005TV SeriesHowie's Grandmother (2004-?)
As Told by Ginger2004TV SeriesMyrna
Kim Possible2004TV SeriesMrs. Lipsky - Dr. Drakken's Mom
A Dairy Tale2004Video shortAudrey, the chicken (voice)
Home on the Range2004Audrey, the Chicken (voice)
Teacher's Pet2004Mrs. Boogin (voice)
Brother Bear2003Old Lady Bear (voice)
The Proud Family2003TV SeriesHelga
Regular Joe2003TV SeriesAunt Mickie
Half & Half2003TV SeriesGrandma Sophie
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesMrs. Turtle
No Prom for Cindy2002ShortCindy's Grandmother
Good Advice2001Iris
Family Guy2001TV SeriesDeath's Mother
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2001TV SeriesDora
Mickey Mouse Works1999-2000TV SeriesMrs. Turtle
Providence2000TV SeriesDarlene
Playing Mona Lisa2000Aunt Velva
Dancing in September2000Sally
What's Cooking?2000Aunt Bea
The Kids from Room 4022000TV SeriesAunt Cookie
Queer Duck1999TV Series shortMrs. Duckstein (voice)
Toy Story 21999Mrs. Potato Head (voice)
Sunset Beach1999TV SeriesMargaret Raynor
The Parkers1999TV SeriesMiss Agnes
Lost & Found1999/IMrs. Stubblefield
The Secret Files of the SpyDogs1999TV SeriesFrank's Owner
Godzilla: The Series1998TV Series
The Wild Thornberrys1998TV SeriesTurtle / Iguana
Hercules1998TV SeriesPhil's Mother
Addams Family Reunion1998TV MovieGrandma Addams
Seinfeld1992-1998TV SeriesEstelle Constanza Estelle Costanza
My Giant1998Aunt Pearl
The Odd Couple II1998Flirting Woman
Chairman of the Board1998Ms. Krubavitch
Out to Sea1997Bridget
Cybill1997TV SeriesWoman
Living Single1997TV SeriesEsther Brooks
Moesha1997TV SeriesFrances Howie
Star Trek: Voyager1996TV SeriesOld Woman
The Tick1996TV SeriesRuth
Night Stand1996TV SeriesReal Mother
The Mask1996TV SeriesLt. Kellaway's Mother
Downhill Willie1995Mama Saxer
In the House1995TV SeriesMrs. Claus
The West Side Waltz1995TV Movie
Timon & Pumbaa1995TV SeriesTimon's Mother
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesMom Henderson
Aladdin1995TV Series
Perfect Alibi1995Aunt Dorothy
Chicago Hope1995TV SeriesSpeaker at Funeral
Good Advice1993TV SeriesRonnie Cohen
Mad About You1992TV SeriesBarry's Mother
Law & Order1992TV SeriesMrs. Rachlin
This Is My Life1992Aunt Harriet
Brooklyn Bridge1991TV SeriesEsther Shapiro
Mathnet1990TV SeriesPostal Worker
Stand and Deliver1988Secretary
Married with Children1987TV SeriesDelilah
Night Court1985-1986TV SeriesEasy Mary
Once Upon a Time in America1984Peggy's Mother
Summerdog1977Mrs. Baleeka
Looking Up1977Irma


Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2006TV Series documentary shortHerself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld'2005Video documentary shortHerself
Kramer vs. Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo2004Video documentary shortHerself
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld'2004Video documentary shortHerself
Test the Nation2003TV MovieHerself
Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck2002TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Toy Story 3: The Gang's All Here2010Video documentary shortHerself / Mrs. Potato Head
Mom Squad2010ShortHerself
Totally Tracked Down2010TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
KTLA Morning News2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

That Fellow in the Coat2010TV SeriesMrs. Potato Head
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHerself / Mrs. Potato Head
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2007TV Series documentary shortEstelle / Estelle Costanza


Nominated Awards

1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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