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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 ...

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Sep 1, 1939 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Royal Gala Variety Performance
Latest Project:
Movie A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek 2016-03-07

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 56 nominations.

Known For
Poster of I Heart Huckabees
Poster of The Magic School Bus
Poster of Nashville
Poster of Nine to Five
Movie Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas Unknown 2017
Series Malibu Country Unknown 2017
Movie Allee Willis Loves Detroit Herself 2017
Movie Free to Be... a Family Herself 2017
Movie Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins Unknown 2016
Movie 73rd Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2016
Movie A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek Herself 2016-03-07
Movie The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards Unknown 2016
Movie The Road Home Unknown 2016
Movie 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards Unknown 2016
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2015
Movie 72nd Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2015-01-11
Movie Grandma Unknown 2015
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin Unknown 2015-06-13
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
Series Grace and Frankie Frankie Bergstein 2015-05-08
Movie The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2015
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2015
Series Celebrity Conversations Unknown 2015
Series Inside Comedy Unknown 2015
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 2014
Movie Altman Herself 2014-11-04
Series Pioneers of Television Unknown 2014
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda Unknown 2014-06-14
Series Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Unknown 2014
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014
Movie An Apology to Elephants Unknown 2013
Movie Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Unknown 2013
Series Kathy Unknown 2013
Movie Ctadc Unknown 2013
Movie One for Ten Unknown 2013
Series Song by Song Unknown 2013
Series The Big Interview with Dan Rather Unknown 2013
Movie Admission Unknown 2013-03-22
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Unknown 2013-07-31
Series 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Unknown 2013-09-21
Series The Show Unknown 2013-02-13
Series Live with Kelly and Michael Unknown 2013
Movie Why We Laugh: Funny Women Unknown 2013
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Unknown 2013
Movie Inequality for All Unknown 2013
Movie The Procession Unknown 2012
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 2012
Movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Unknown 2012
Movie Call to Action Unknown 2012
Movie The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres Unknown 2012
Movie Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack Mrs. Fitterer 2012-09-19
Series Larry King Now Unknown 2012-07-17
Movie Stars in Shorts Unknown 2012-09-28
Series A Quiet Word with... Unknown 2011
Movie Vito Unknown 2011
Series Web Therapy Unknown 2011-07-19
Series Dolly Parton Tour TV Unknown 2011
Movie Saturday Night Live Backstage Unknown 2011-02-20
Series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? Unknown 2011
Movie Teach Your Children Well Unknown 2010
Movie A Bundle of Sticks Unknown 2010
Movie Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Unknown 2010-07-02
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Series RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! Unknown 2010
Series RuPaul's Drag Race Unknown 2009-02-02
Series Eastbound & Down Unknown 2009-02-15
Series The 7PM Project Unknown 2009-07-20
Movie I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 100 Unknown 2009-09-01
Movie A Mime's Life Unknown 2009
Movie The Pink Panther 2 Unknown 2009
Series Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Unknown 2009
Series Revealed Unknown 2009
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2008
Series Web Therapy Unknown 2008-09-22
Movie Ponyo Unknown 2008
Movie The 62nd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2008
Movie 11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin Unknown 2008
Series 12 Miles of Bad Road Unknown 2008
Movie Lily Tomlin Goes Shopping Unknown 2008
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 2008-12-30
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008
Movie Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories Unknown 2008-03-25
Movie The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2008
Series The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Movie Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards Unknown 2007-02-04
Series Close-Up Unknown 2007
Series Damages Unknown 2007-07-24
Series Rachael Ray Unknown 2007-05-31
Movie The Walker Abigail Delorean 2007-08-10
Movie CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton Unknown 2006
Movie A Prairie Home Companion Unknown 2006
Movie The 78th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2006-03-05
Movie The Ant Bully Mommo 2006-07-28
Series Texas Monthly Talks Unknown 2006
Movie Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story Unknown 2006-10-14
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series Showbiz Tonight Unknown 2005-02-21
Series Enough Rope with Andrew Denton Unknown 2005
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found Unknown 2005
Movie Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live Unknown 2005-02-20
Series The Gym Unknown 2005
Movie I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance Unknown 2005
Movie The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin Unknown 2005
Movie Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics Unknown 2004
Series CMT Insider Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Goodnight, We Love You Unknown 2004
Movie Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde Unknown 2004
Series Hollywood Greats Unknown 2004
Movie Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 Unknown 2004
Movie Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On Unknown 2004
Series Today Unknown 2004
Series The Insider Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Lily's Detroit Unknown 2004
Movie I Heart Huckabees Unknown 2004-10-22
Movie Superstar in a Housedress Unknown 2004-05-05
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Cher: The Farewell Tour Unknown 2003
Movie The Desilu Story Unknown 2003
Movie Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Unknown 2003-11-15
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Women on Top: Hollywood and Power Unknown 2003
Movie 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2003-03-09
Movie Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde Unknown 2003
Series Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Mark Twain Prize: Lily Tomlin Herself - Honoree 2003-11-26
Movie Great Women of Television Comedy Unknown 2003
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie Orange County Unknown 2002
Movie A Salute to Robert Altman, an American Maverick Unknown 2002
Movie Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments Herself / Various 2002-04-29
Series Heroes of Black Comedy Unknown 2002
Movie Just for Laughs Unknown 2002
Movie The 55th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2001-06-03
Series Citizen Reno Unknown 2001
Movie Rescued from the Closet Unknown 2001
Movie I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special Unknown 2001
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies Unknown 2000
Series Bette Unknown 2000-10-11
Movie A Conversation with Robert Altman Unknown 2000-08-15
Movie The Kid Unknown 2000
Series Rove Live Unknown 2000-10-09
Movie Tea with Mussolini Unknown 1999
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-02
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-03-02
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie Saturday Night Live 25 Unknown 1999-09-25
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-31
Movie Get Bruce Herself 1999-01-24
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends Unknown 1999-06-15
Movie SNL: 25 Years of Music Unknown 1999-09-01
Movie Krippendorf's Tribe Ruth Allen 1998-02-27
Series Fox and Friends Unknown 1998-02-01
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series The Roseanne Show Unknown 1998-09-14
Movie Reno Finds Her Mom Unknown 1998
Series Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1997-02-17
Movie Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life Herself 1997
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Access Hollywood Unknown 1996-09-01
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television Unknown 1996
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Movie Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël) Unknown 1996
Series Before They Were Stars Unknown 1996
Movie The 50th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1996-06-02
Movie The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1996
Movie Night of About 14 CBS Stars Unknown 1996
Movie Flirting with Disaster Mary Schlichting 1996-04-12
Movie The Celluloid Closet Unknown 1996-03-15
Movie Getting Away with Murder Unknown 1996
Series The Magic School Bus Unknown 1995
Movie Blue in the Face Unknown 1995
Movie A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman Unknown 1995-03-29
Movie 50 Years of Funny Females Unknown 1995-06-25
Movie Golden Anniversary Unknown 1995
Movie Who Makes You Laugh? Unknown 1995-05-06
Movie But... Seriously Unknown 1994
Movie The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1994
Movie Dolly Parton: In the Movies Unknown 1994
Movie Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home Unknown 1994
Movie The Crazy World of Dolly Parton Unknown 1994
Movie Dolly Parton: In Country Unknown 1994
Movie Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle Unknown 1994
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Movie All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Unknown 1994-05-18
Series The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1994-09-11
Movie Growing Up Funny Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie And the Band Played On Unknown 1993
Movie The 47th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1993
Movie The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1993
Movie The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1993
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie The 14th Annual CableACE Awards Unknown 1993-01-17
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Movie Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America Unknown 1993
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Laugh-In Past Christmas Present Unknown 1993
Movie Sesame Street Stays Up Late! Unknown 1993
Movie Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Unknown 1993
Movie Short Cuts Unknown 1993
Movie Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion Unknown 1993
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS Unknown 1992-07-11
Series Vicki! Unknown 1992-08-31
Movie 10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival Unknown 1992
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Dateline NBC Unknown 1992-03-31
Movie The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1992
Movie Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International Unknown 1992
Movie The Player Unknown 1992-05-08
Movie The 34th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1992
Movie Shadows and Fog Prostitute 1992-03-20
Series The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1992
Movie A Party for Richard Pryor Unknown 1991
Movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1991-06-02
Movie Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial Unknown 1991
Series One on One with John Tesh Unknown 1991
Movie The Movie Awards Unknown 1991
Movie The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe Unknown 1991
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Movie The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1991-04-03
Movie Funny Women of Television Unknown 1991-10-24
Movie The 44th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1990
Movie An Evening with... Herself 1990-02-10
Movie Motown 30: What's Goin' On! Unknown 1990
Movie Hollywood Mavericks Unknown 1990
Movie The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1989-05-23
Movie 50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration Unknown 1989
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1988-05-17
Movie The 42nd Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1988-06-05
Movie Big Business Unknown 1988
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 1988
Movie An All Star Celebration: Vote '88 Unknown 1988-10-02
Movie All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote Herself - Comedian 1988-10-15
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Movie Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville Unknown 1987
Movie The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards Unknown 1987
Movie Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl Unknown 1987
Movie A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Waiting Tables Unknown 1986
Movie Lily Tomlin Unknown 1986
Series The Late Show Unknown 1986-10-06
Movie The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Unknown 1986-01-21
Movie The 40th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1986
Movie Sunday Night Live Unknown 1984
Series The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1984
Series Pryor's Place Unknown 1984
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish Unknown 1984
Movie All of Me Unknown 1984
Series Live... And in Person Unknown 1983
Series Our Time Unknown 1983
Movie The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1982-01-30
Movie Lily for President? Unknown 1982
Movie The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1982
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter Unknown 1982-05-16
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Movie The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1981-03-31
Movie The Muppets Go to the Movies Herself 1981-05-20
Movie The Incredible Shrinking Woman Unknown 1981-01-30
Movie Lily: Sold Out Unknown 1981
Series The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1981
Movie The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1981-01-31
Movie Nine to Five Unknown 1980
Movie The 21st Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1979
Movie Appearing Nightly Unknown 1979
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Series The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1978
Movie Moment by Moment Unknown 1978
Movie The 31st Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1977
Movie The American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Special Unknown 1977
Movie The Paul Simon Special Unknown 1977
Movie Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party Unknown 1977-12-01
Movie The Late Show Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1976-05-17
Movie The 48th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1976
Movie TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards Herself 1976
Series The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown 1975
Movie The Lily Tomlin Special Unknown 1975
Movie Lily Unknown 1975
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Cher Unknown 1975
Movie Nashville Unknown 1975
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie The 16th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1974
Movie The 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1974
Series Jack Paar Tonite Unknown 1973
Movie The Lily Tomlin Show Unknown 1973
Series The Vin Scully Show Herself - Guest 1973-01-15
Movie Lily Unknown 1973
Series Flip Unknown 1973
Series Dinah's Place Unknown 1973
Movie A Royal Gala Variety Performance Unknown 1972
Movie Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers Unknown 1972
Series The Midnight Special Unknown 1972-08-19
Series Canada A.M. Unknown 1972-09-11
Series The New Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1972
Series The Electric Company Unknown 1971-10-25
Series Film 2016 Unknown 1971-11-16
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1970
Series It Takes Two Unknown 1970
Movie The Best on Record Unknown 1970
Series Music Scene Unknown 1969
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Series Sesame Street Unknown 1969-11-10
Series Letters to Laugh-In Unknown 1969
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Regular Performer / ... 1967-09-09
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Garry Moore Show Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14