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Jodi Long ’76

Jodi Long ’76 is known for her work on the stage and screen and for her advocacy efforts.

In 2021, Long was elected president of the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local Chapter, which represents the majority of the union’s 160,000 members.

That same year, she won a Daytime Emmy® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Netflix series Dash & Lily (2020). And she had a role in the Marvel superhero blockbuster, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Long is also known for her role as Madama on Cafe Americain (1993–1994), and Ok Cha on Sullivan and Son (2012–2014), and her role in Patty Hearst (1988).

On stage, she appeared in the 2002 Broadway revival of Flower Drum Song, winning an Ovation Award for her performance during the Los Angeles tryout. She also played the role of Madame Armfeldt in the 2023 revival of A Little Night Music at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Read more about Jodi Long’s career in a recent issue of Purchase magazine.

Fun Fact: Towards the end of the music video for the 1986 song “Bizarre Love Triangle” by the English rock band New Order, Long makes a cameo appearance arguing with E. Max Frye about reincarnation.

Jodi Long '76

Jodi Long '76