Lily Tomlin Celebrity Life
Lily Tomlin is an American comedian, actress, writer, and filmmaker. She is one of the well-known standup comics who performed during the 60s and 70s. She has acted in many movies winning her appreciation from fans and many awards. She has worked in Broadway and was the first woman to give a solo performance. She has acted extensively on television. She has produced five albums as a singer. She has been involved in the production.
Mary Jean Lily Tomlin was born in Detroit in Michigan. Her birthdate is 1st September 1939. Her father was Guy Tomlin a factory worker. Her mother was Lillie Mae. She has one brother. Lily Tomlin is a lesbian and has been in a relationship with her writer Jane Wagner, who has been her collaborator. They have been together since 1971 and were officially married in 2013.
Lily Tomlin started her career doing standup comic acts in various clubs. Her first on-screen appearance was in The Merv Show (1965). Her breakthrough came in 1968 when she joined the NBC show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. She played many roles during her stint in the show. Her portrayal of the character Edith Ann won her a lot of popularity and she reprised it in other TV appearances. Her first film appearance was in Nashville in 1975, for which she won an Oscar nomination.
The Late Show, Moment by Moment, 9 to 5, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, All of Me, and Bug Businesses were some of her movies in the 70s and 80s. She worked extensively on TV in Lily, The Electric company, The Paul Simon Special, Sesame Street, Lily: Sold Out, and Lily Tomlin for President was her TV appearances in the 70s and 80s. She released five albums in the 70s – This is a Recording, And That’s the Truth, Modern Scream, and On Stage.
She has continued to act in the 90s and 2000s. Her film performances during this time were The Player, Short Cuts, Flirting with Disaster, A Prairie Home Companion, The Pink Panther 2, and Grandma. Her TV shows included And the Band Played on, Murphy Brown, Damages, Eastbound and Down, and Malibu County. She is presently working on the Netflix show Grace and Frankie, where apart from acting she is the executive producer.
Lily Tomlin is estimated to have a net worth of around 15 million dollars from her movie and TV earnings.
Lily Tomlin has been a lesbian and has been involved in a relationship with Jane Wagner since they first met in 1971. She is one of the few celebrities who has been open about her sexuality. Jane Wagner and Tomlin worked together for many years with Wagner being her collaborator involved in writing. After a long relationship of more than four decades, they were married in 2013.
Awards and Recognition
Lily Tomlin has been the recipient of many awards for her acting and singing. She has the achievement of having won the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards. She won the Grammy award for comedy album in 1974 for This is a Recording. She has won a total of six Primetime Emmy awards and a daytime Emmy award for comedy, writing, and voice over.
She won the Tony Award as best actress in 1986 and has been awarded a Lifetime achievement Tony award. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild award ceremony. She was won other awards including the Drama Desk Award, CableACE award, Peabody award, and Women in Crystal award. In 2012, she and her partner Jane Wagner received a star on the Walk of Stars.
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