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Lily Tomlin


Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University. She ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Road Home (pre-production)
Mrs. Cambridge
 2015 Grandma
Elle Reid
 2013 Admission
Susannah
 2013 Ctadc (Short)
Lily
 2012 Call to Action (Short)
Lily
 2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Tammy
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... Tammy
- Chapter 19 (2012) ... Tammy
- Chapter 18 (2012) ... Tammy
 2012 The Procession (Short)
Jason's mom
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Penelope Langston
- The Penelope Papers (2011) ... Penelope Langston
 2008 Lily Tomlin Goes Shopping (Short)
 2008 Ponyo
Toki (English version, voice)
 2006 The Ant Bully
Mommo (voice)
 2005-2006 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Margot
- Forbidden Fruit (2006) ... Margot
- Partners (2005) ... Margot
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Tammy
- The Last of the Red Hat Mamas (2005) ... Tammy (voice)
 2000 The Kid
Janet
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Lydia
- How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1998) ... Lydia
 1996 Getting Away with Murder
Inga Mueller
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Rose Halligan
- The Hat (1996) ... Rose Halligan
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Rita
- The Unkindest Cut of All (1994) ... Rita (voice)
 1994 Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home (TV Movie)
Edith Ann (voice)
 1994 Growing Up Funny (TV Movie)
Madame Lupe
 1993 Short Cuts
Doreen Piggot
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Prostitute
 1991 The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe
Truby the Bag Lady / Agnus Angst / Kate / ...
 1976-1988 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Edith Ann
- Episode #19.52 (1988) ... Edith Ann
- Episode #19.41 (1988) ... Edith Ann
- Episode #18.13 (1986) ... Edith Ann
- Episode #17.1 (1985) ... Edith Ann
- Episode #11.1 (1979) ... Edith Ann
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series)
- Cousin Rita (1984)
 1983 Our Time (TV Series)
Mrs. Judith Beasley
- Episode #1.13 (1983) ... Mrs. Judith Beasley
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Pat Kramer / Judith Beasley / Telephone Operator
 1978 Moment by Moment
Trisha
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Farrah Fawcett / Various
- Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) ... Farrah Fawcett / Various
 1977 The Late Show
Margo Sterling
 1975 The Lily Tomlin Special (TV Movie)
Performer
 1970-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer / Ernestine, the telephone operator
- Episode #6.24 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.23 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.21 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.20 (1973) ... Regular Performer
 1972 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Ernestine the Operator
- 173 (1972) ... Ernestine the Operator
 1972 Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
Telephone Voice (uncredited)
 1969 Letters to Laugh-In (TV Series)
Panelist
- (1969-12) (1969) ... Panelist
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Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
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Other Works:

(1960s) Stage: Appeared in "Below the Belt", NYC. Musical / comedy revue. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic? See more »

Trivia:

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). See more »

Trademark:

She is still best known for her Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) characters, Edith Ann, a precocious 5 1/2 year old girl in an oversize rocking chair, and Ernestine, a telephone operator.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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