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Shelley Morrison Biography, Age, Family, Will And Grace, Flying Nun, Health, Died

Shelley Morrison (Rachel Mitrani) is an American actress who has played as the maid Rosario Salazar in the NBC comedy television series Will & Grace.

Shelley Morrison Biography

Shelley Morrison (Rachel Mitrani) is an American actress who has played as the maid Rosario Salazar in the NBC comedy television series Will & Grace.

Morrison was also a regular performer on the sitcom The Flying Nun playing Sister Sixto, a nun known mostly for mangling the English language.

Shelley Morrison Age

Rachel Mitrani was born on 26 October, 1936 in New York City, U.S. She is 82 years old as of 2018.

Shelley Morrison Family

Morrison was born the only daughter of Sephardic Jewish parents initially surnamed Mitrani. Her father Maurice Morris was a clothing manufacturer. She moved to California in 1946 with her parents.

Shelley Morrison Husband

Morrison has been married to Walter Domínguez, a Mexican-American for many years. The couple live with their family in a three-story apartment in Los Angeles. It is the same apartment in which her father had settled the family five decades earlier. Morrison and her husband adopted their three sons and three daughters through a traditional Native American ceremony.

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Shelley Morrison Actress

Morrison studied acting at Los Angeles City College and landed early film roles in Divorce American Style and How to Save a Marriage (And Ruin Your Life). Morrison appeared four times as an American Indian, Linda Little Trees, in the NBC western television series Laredo (in the episodes “Yahoo”, “Jinx”, “No Bugles, One Drum”, and “Split the Difference”) from 1965 to 1967.

Shelley Morrison Will And Grace

Morrison played the Salvadoran maid Rosario Inés Consuelo Yolanda Salazar on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, a role that made her widely recognizable. In the series, she appeared in 68 episodes from 1999 to 2006 . She also made a brief cameo appearance on the September 2016 Will & Grace webisode in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Rosario was initially created for a brief one-episode appearance but was so popular with viewers that she became a recurring character.

Shelley Morrison New Will And Grace

NBC revived Will & Grace for a new series of episodes in 2017.
Co-creator Max Mutchnick announced to reporters on August 3, 2017 that Morrison had been asked to reprise her role as Salazar on the show but she had finally decided to retire completely from acting. Her last official acting role was a voiceover in the 2012 animated film Foodfight!

Shelley Morrison Flying Nun | Shelley Morrison In The Flying Nun Sister | Shelley Morrison Sister

Morrison was a regular performer on the sitcom The Flying Nun playing Sister Sixto. Sister Sixto mostly known for mangling the English language. She kept this role until the show was cancelled in 1970.

Shelley Morrison Health

In 1988, she underwent a lumpectomy for breast cancer which was followed by a full mastectomy when the cancer recurred in 1998. Morrison had lung cancer and she underwent surgery to remove the upper third of her right lung. The lung cancer went into remission, but her breast cancer returned after the treatment in 1988 and 1998.

Shelley Morrison Alive | Shelley Morrison Died

Morrison is still alive but officially retired from acting.

Shelley Morrison Net Worth

The Will & Grace actresses’ net worth is not yet revealed.

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Shelley Morrison Interview

Shelley Morrison, Rosario on TV’s “Will & Grace”

Published: December 12, 2008

Q: What was the acting world like when you got your start?

Shelley Morrison: My first professional acting job was in 1967. My background was in theater: summer stock, winter stock. It’s always been about the work. When I started the parts were more interesting, there was longevity.

Q: How did you integrate yourself into the business? 

Shelley Morrison: I just networked, clerked, did a little theater. Whenever I had an opportunity to work with amazing people I wouldn’t just sit in my dressing room, I would go and watch them. I would ask questions to the camera man, to the sound man, I wanted to know how it all worked, how I could be part of it and what I could do to help them.

Q: Did you dream all your life of being an actress? 

Shelley Morrison: Yes.

Q: You put your career on hold for a long time. What was that like?

Shelley Morrison: There were a lot of hills and valleys. One has to be aware of this when one gets into this business. That’s what I tell young people. At that point I didn’t have that much recognition, but the upside was I could really observe people. I could really observe the way they talked, the way they walked.

Q: What do you look for when deciding on a script?

Shelley Morrison: I won’t do anything that could pollute, or that could be degrading. I won’t do thrasher films or violent films. I have to look at myself in the mirror every morning and know that, if I am going to go to work on something it has to be good. I wouldn’t ask God to give me garbage.

Q: Do you identify with the character Rosario?

Shelley Morrison: On several levels. One: my mother was Rosario. She would tell it like it is, and she wouldn’t suffer fools. Also, we’re Hispanic. Here was a role of a Hispanic woman who was smart, who could give as good as she got, and she would take a bullet for Karen [Rosario’s boss on the show].

Q: What has been the most memorable aspect of playing Rosario?

Shelley Morrison: Once, when I was in the checkout line at the market, one dear, elderly African-American gentleman stopped me and he said, “Thank you for bringing dignity to a woman of color.” That had such an impact on me.

Q: Were there ever any challenges to the part?

Shelley Morrison: The only time that I would fight for anything on the show—it wasn’t for a bigger dressing room or more money (although that would have been nice)—was if I felt they had Rosario doing something that was demeaning. It only happened twice, in all the years that I did the show. One of the times it looked like they really weren’t going to budge. And I came home and I said to my husband, “Well it was a good gig, but I can’t back down.”

Q: What are you proudest of in your career? 

Shelley Morrison: I’m happy with the choices that I’ve made. And I’m happy that I’ve always put family and spirituality first.

Q: How does your spiritual life influence your daily life? 

Shelley Morrison: My husband is part Native American—he is my rock. We’ve always been very interested in Native American traditions, especially the spirituality of the Lakota Sioux. And the philosophy is very simple: it’s that everyone and everything is sacred. That really helps you level the playing field. We are all following a great path, a great road—especially when we enter into a life of service.

Q: How did you reconcile fame and Hollywood with your lifestyle? 

SM: Well, when our show was nominated for Emmy awards, I went to thrift shops to put together my whole outfit. Ultimately it’s about how you live your life every day. No matter what your job is, or how much money you have. Life is about how you relate to other human beings.

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