Bebe Neuwirth (born December 31, 1958) is an American theater, television, and film actress. She may be best known for her portrayal of Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier.
Neuwirth was born in Princeton, New Jersey, to Jewish American parents Lee Neuwirth (a mathematician and triathlete) and Sydney Anne.
Neuwirth started her showbiz career as a dancer. She has been featured in Broadway musicals such as Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, and Chicago and is the winner of two Tony Awards. In 2002, Bebe was featured in the romantic comedy film, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. She also starred as actress Tabba Schwartzkopf in Oliver Stone's 1993 miniseries, Wild Palms, and appeared with Andie MacDowell and GĂ©rard Depardieu in the movie Green Card. She also served as the voice actress for Annabelle in All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series.
Neuwirth's trademarks are her pale skin and her long legs.
As of 2005, she co-starred in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, a spin-off of the long-running crime drama series Law & Order created by Dick Wolf; the former lasted only one season.