Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Age
78
Birthday
Sep. 1st, 1939
Born in
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height
5' 8

Lily Tomlin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Magic School Bus TV Show
The Magic School Bus
Malibu Country TV Show
Malibu Country
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In TV Show
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Cher TV Show
Cher
12 Miles of Bad Road TV Show
12 Miles of Bad Road
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour TV Show
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedienne writer and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a stand-up comedienne and became a featured performer on television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Tomlin's career has spanned television, comedy recordings, Broadway and motion pictures. She has starred in such films as Nashville, 9 to 5, All of Me, The Beverly Hillbillies, Orange County and I Heart Huckabees. Her notable television roles include Laugh-In as a cast member from 1970–73, Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus, Kay Carter-Shepley on Murphy Brown, Deborah Fiderer on The West Wing, Lillie Mae MacKenzie on Malibu Country and Frankie Bergstein on Grace and Frankie.



TRIVIA:
  • Acknowledged that she has been in a romantic relationship with 'Jane Wagner' (qv) since 1971.
  • Was a pre-med student at Wayne State University before choosing acting as a career.
  • Before a performance of one of her one-woman shows in New York City, she appeared on the sidewalk dressed in a Red Cross nurse's uniform, handing out cups of coffee to those waiting in line to enter the theatre.
  • Was to star in a film called Illegitimate around 1980 but the film was never made. [Originally reported in "Playboy" magazine].
  • Has won two Tony Awards: in 1977, a special Award, and in 1986, the Best Actress (Play) Award for her one-woman show, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," a performance recreated in the film version of the same title, _The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)_ (qv).
  • Measurements: 34C-25-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Studied acting under 'Charles Nelson Reilly' (qv), who introduced her to the works of monologist 'Ruth Draper' (qv), a major inspiration for Tomlin's work.
  • Won a Grammy Award for the comedy album "This is a Recording" in 1971 and won Tony Awards in 1977 and 1986.


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