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Lily Tomlin

 
Date Of Birth:
September 01, 1939 (83)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars as Frankie ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 01, 1939 (83)

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars as Frankie ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Agnus Angst
Trudy
Tina
Paul
Marie
Marge
Lynn
Lud
Lily
Kate
Edie
Brandy
Chrissy
  [Broadway]
1985
Marge
Vince
Trudy
Tina
Agnus Angst
Marie
Brandy
Judith Beasley
Lynn
Chrissy
Lud
Lily
Edie
Kate
  [Broadway]
1977
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1966
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Executive Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Director

Writing

Playwright

Lily Tomlin Biography

Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars as Frankie Bergstein on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, which debuted in 2015 and has earned her nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

In 1974, Tomlin made her film debut with Robert Altman's Nashville, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1977, her performance as Margo Sperling in The Late Show won her the Silver Bear for Best Actress and nominations for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Actress. Her other notable films include 9 to 5 (1980), All of Me (1984), Big Business (1988), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Tea with Mussolini (1999), I Heart Huckabees (2004), and Grandma (2015).

Her signature role was written by her then-partner (now wife), Jane Wagner, in a show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe which opened on Broadway in 1985 and won Tomlin the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play. She is also known as the voice of Ms. Frizzle on the children's series The Magic School Bus. She won her first Emmy Awards in 1974 for writing and producing her own television special, Lily. Tomlin won a Grammy Award for her 1972 comedy album This Is a Recording. In 2014, she was given Kennedy Center Honors and in 2017 she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Lily Tomlin Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Lily TomlinThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Special Citation Gold Star
Lily Tomlin, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Actress Gold Star
Lily Tomlin, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Lily Tomlin, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Lily Tomlin News

Review: THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW At Town Hall Is The Annual Holiday Show People  Photo Review: THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SHOW At Town Hall Is The Annual Holiday Show People Should See
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 6, 2022

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show sold out Town Hall this year, and it should sell out Town Hall every year.

Roadside Attractions Acquires MOVING ON Starring Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Photo Roadside Attractions Acquires MOVING ON Starring Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin
by Michael Major - Dec 5, 2022

Roadside Attractions will release Oscar nominee Paul Weitz’ (About a Boy), Moving On, an original comedy of humor and heart, starring Acadamy Award Winner Jane Fonda and Academy Award Nominee Lily Tomlin as estranged pals who reunite to seek revenge on the petulant widower (Malcolm McDowell) of their recently deceased best friend.

Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive the Career Achievement Honor at AARP's 21st Annual MFG Aw Photo Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive the Career Achievement Honor at AARP's 21st Annual MFG Awards
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2022

AARP The Magazine announced that Jamie Lee Curtis will receive the 2022 Movies for Grownups¬ģ Career Achievement Award. Curtis ‚ÄĒ a critically acclaimed actress across film and television; a recipient of two Golden Globe¬ģ Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a People‚Äôs Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Puppet Madame Returns To Provincetown's Pilgrim House In MADAME'S FACE-FOR-RADIO HOLI Photo Puppet Madame Returns To Provincetown's Pilgrim House In MADAME'S FACE-FOR-RADIO HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

Pilgrim House, Provincetown's destination for top-flight entertainment, have announced an exclusive three-night engagement of the world premiere of MADAME'S 'FACE-FOR-RADIO' HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY.

Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Twenty - The Original Photo Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Twenty - The Original
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 20, 2022

Broadway World Cabaret is looking at the work of a performer we call THE ORIGINAL

Wake Up With BWW 11/18: Joaquina Kalukango in INTO THE WOODS, FUNNY GIRL Cast Recordi Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/18: Joaquina Kalukango in INTO THE WOODS, FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording, and More!
by - Nov 18, 2022

Top stories include: the cast recording for Funny Girl is released today, and Joaquina Kalukango will play The Witch in Into The Woods! Plus, read the reviews for & Juliet which officially opened last night on Broadway!

VIDEO: Watch Rita Moreno, Billy Porter & More in the 80 FOR BRADY Trailer Photo VIDEO: Watch Rita Moreno, Billy Porter & More in the 80 FOR BRADY Trailer
by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

The trailer for 80 FOR BRADY has been released, featuring Rita Moreno and Billy Porter! 80 FOR BRADY is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI. It also stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Harry Hamlin, Guy Fieri, and more. Watch the video trailer now!

The LA Premiere of THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS Will Be Launched By 'Kat Kramer's Films That Photo The LA Premiere of THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS Will Be Launched By 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World'
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

Katharine 'Kat' Kramer, a founder of 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World,' international cinema series to showcase motion pictures and documentaries that raise awareness of important social issues, will launch the LA Premiere of 'The New Abolitionists' - a film by Christina Zorich, on Friday October 21st at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica.

Photos: First Look at Kentwood Players' 9 TO 5 Photo Photos: First Look at Kentwood Players' 9 TO 5
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022

Kentwood Players presents 9 TO 5 the Musical with Book by Patricia Resnick, Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, opening just in time to welcome the holiday season on Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 10, 2022 on Friday/Saturday at 8pm, Saturday/Sunday at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players Presents 9 TO 5 Beginning Next Month Photo Kentwood Players Presents 9 TO 5 Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2022

Kentwood Players presents 9 TO 5 the Musical with Book by Patricia Resnick, Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, opening just in time to welcome the holiday season on Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 10, 2022 on Friday/Saturday at 8pm, Saturday/Sunday at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Lily Tomlin Videos

VIDEO: Watch Rita Moreno, Billy Porter & More in the 80 FOR BRADY Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Rita Moreno, Billy Porter & More in the 80 FOR BRADY Trailer

by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

The trailer for 80 FOR BRADY has been released, featuring Rita Moreno and Billy Porter! 80 FOR BRADY is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI. It also stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Harry Hamlin, Guy Fieri, and more. Watch the video trailer now!

VIDEO: STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Documentary Celebrates International Women's Day With New Videoplay
VIDEO: STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Documentary Celebrates International Women's Day With New Clip, Featuring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin & More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2021

When the highest-grossing comedy, '9 to 5,' starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman and Lily Tomlin, exploded on the cinema screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about women in the office.

BWW Exclusive: Rita Moreno Champions the Women's Movement in New Documentary STILL WO Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Rita Moreno Champions the Women's Movement in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2021

Moreno starred on the short-lived '9 to 5' television series in 1982 and 1983. She played Violet Newstead, the character originated in the movie by Lily Tomlin and eventually played on Broadway by Allison Janney.

BWW Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Cultural Impact in New Documentary STILL WORKING  Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Cultural Impact in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2021

'It validated [women's] thoughts that it ain't fair. It ain't fitting. As good workers, they shouldn't be treated that way,' Fonda says of '9 to 5,' which she starred in alongside Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. 

BWW Exclusive: Allison Janney Respects Women Who Paved the Way in New Documentary STI Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Allison Janney Respects Women Who Paved the Way in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2021

n the documentary, she will tell exclusive stories about her time onstage in that production ‚ÄĒ including one about what happened the day Marc¬†Kudisch (the actor playing Mr. Hart) fell into the pit without a cushion underneath him.

BWW Exclusive: Dolly Parton Talks Equal Pay in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Dolly Parton Talks Equal Pay in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2021

In this brand new clip from the upcoming documentary 'Still Working 9 to 5,' Dolly Parton discusses the conditions under which she joined the cast of the 1980 classic film.

VIDEO: Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Talk GRACE AND FRANKIE on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Talk GRACE AND FRANKIE on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2020

Jane & Lily talk about being arrested for non-violent disobedience as a part of Fire Drill Fridays to bring awareness to the climate crisis, what it was like in jail, Jane's famous mugshot from her 1970 arrest, other things they should have been arrested for, and the new season of ‚ÄúGrace and Frankie‚ÄĚ on Netflix.

VIDEO: Watch the Season Six Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Season Six Trailer for GRACE AND FRANKIE

by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2020

Rising up and making a splash. Grace and Frankie returns January 15, only on Netflix.

VIDEO: Lily Tomlin Officiates Kathy Griffin's Wedding Ceremony Videoplay
VIDEO: Lily Tomlin Officiates Kathy Griffin's Wedding Ceremony

by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2020

Kathy Griffin is married to long-time boyfriend Randy Bick - and Lily Tomlin did the officiating!

BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA! Videoplay
BWW TV: The Actors Fund Helps Celebrate the 2019 Tony Awards in LA!

by Michael Sterling - Jun 13, 2019

The Actors Fund in Los Angeles celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards¬ģ Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.¬†Hosted by¬†Leslie Jordan, this year's star-studded gala honored¬†Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Lily Tomlin¬†with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement.¬†BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling and Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions were on hand for the festivities which included coverage of the evening's red-carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2019 Tony Awards¬ģ¬†broadcast from New York City.¬†


Lily Tomlin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lily Tomlin been in?
Lily Tomlin has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Lily Tomlin been in?
Lily Tomlin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lily Tomlin been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe .

What awards has Lily Tomlin won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe, Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Best Actress (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universeand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.

How many shows has Lily Tomlin written?
Lily Tomlin has written 1 shows including Appearing Nitely (Playwright).


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