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      Lily Tomlin

      Lily Tomlin

      Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 1, 1939

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      With an illustrious career that spanned decades on stage and screen beginning in the 1960s, academic-minded actress-comedian Lily Tomlin found a penchant for mimicry and social commentary that wove its way into the fabric of American culture. After making her debut on "The Garry Moore Show" (CBS, 1950-1967), Tomlin made a splash on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" (NBC, 1968-1973), particularly as the nasal-voiced telephone operator Ernestine. She went on to become a Grammy-winning recording artist for her comedy album, This Is a Recording (1972), while also starring in and co-writing three primetime television specials, each of which won Emmy Awards. Tomlin made her feature film debut as a troubled gospel singer in Robert Altman's landmark "Nashville" (1975) before appearing on Broadway for the first time in her one-woman show, "Appearing Nightly" (1977), which she co-wrote with life partner Jane Wagner. She skyrocketed to superstardom opposite Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton in the hit comedy "9 to 5" (1980), while her one-woman show, "The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe" (1986), earned Tomlin a Tony Award. On television, she delivered an acclaimed performance in "And the Band Played On" (HBO, 1993), while giving inspired performances in "Short Cuts" (1993) and "Flirting with Disaster" (1996). Tomlin remained capable of turning in acclaimed and often unexpected performances more than five decades into her career, and was rewarded with a mid-2010s resurgence that included a critically-acclaimed situation comedy and her first starring role in over a quarter-century in Paul Weitz's "Grandma" (2015).

      Highest rated movies

      And the Band Played On poster
      And the Band Played On
      Short Cuts poster
      Short Cuts
      The Late Show poster
      The Late Show
      Grandma poster
      Grandma
      Nashville poster Nashville Inequality for All poster
      Inequality for All
      Flirting With Disaster poster
      Flirting With Disaster
      All of Me poster
      All of Me

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      64% 90% 80 for Brady Lou (Character) - 2023
      80% No Score Yet Moving On Evvie (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 40% Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live Self - 2022
      No Score Yet 56% Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration Self - 2022
      89% No Score Yet Still Working 9 to 5 Self - 2022
      100% No Score Yet Live at Mister Kelly's Self - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emily @ the Edge of Chaos Ayn Rand (Voice) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Madness Within Lily (Character) - 2019
      79% 51% Radium Girls Executive Producer - 2018
      97% 93% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Aunt May (Voice) $190.2M 2018
      97% 91% Jane Fonda in Five Acts Self - 2018
      91% 67% Grandma Elle (Character) $7.0M 2015
      70% 67% Altman Self - 2014
      90% 88% Inequality for All Violet Newstead (Character) $1.2M 2013
      39% 32% Admission Susannah (Character) $18.0M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Procession Jason's Mom (Character) - 2012
      60% 66% Stars in Shorts Mum (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Teach Your Children Well Narrator - 2010
      13% 42% The Pink Panther 2 Mrs. Berenger (Character) $35.9M 2009
      91% 83% Ponyo Toki (Voice) $15.1M 2008
      No Score Yet 88% Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Unknown (Character) - 2008
      53% 28% The Walker Abigail Delorean (Character) $77.2K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Clinton: The 25th Anniversary Tour Unknown (Character) - 2007
      62% 42% The Ant Bully Mommo (Voice) $28.1M 2006
      81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Rhonda Johnson (Character) $20.3M 2006
      63% 75% I Heart Huckabees Vivian Jaffe (Character) $12.8M 2004
      47% 61% Orange County Charlotte Cobb (Character) $41.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 43% Disney's The Kid Janet (Character) $69.7M 2000
      49% 48% The Kid Unknown (Character) - 2000
      72% 44% Get Bruce! Self $43.2K 1999
      64% 76% Tea With Mussolini Georgie (Character) $14.4M 1999
      18% 24% Krippendorf's Tribe Ruth Allen (Character) $7.6M 1998
      88% 69% Flirting With Disaster Mary Schlichting (Character) $14.8M 1996
      97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Narrator $1.4M 1996
      0% 19% Getting Away With Murder Inga Mueller (Character) $127.7K 1996
      43% 76% Blue in the Face Waffle Eater (Character) $586.3K 1995
      100% 88% And the Band Played On Dr. Selma Dritz (Character) - 1993
      24% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Miss Jane Hathaway (Character) $42.2M 1993
      95% 88% Short Cuts Doreen Piggot (Character) $6.1M 1993
      54% 55% Shadows and Fog Prostitute (Character) $2.4M 1992
      No Score Yet 100% The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Unknown (Character) $11.6K 1991
      42% 69% Big Business Rose Ratliff/Rose Shelton (Character) $39.6M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin (Character) - 1987
      85% 67% All of Me Edwina Cutwater (Character) - 1984
      27% 51% The Incredible Shrinking Woman Pat Kramer/Judith Beasley/Telephone Operator (Character) - 1981
      82% 74% 9 to 5 Violet Newstead (Character) - 1980
      25% 25% Moment by Moment Trisha (Character) - 1978
      94% 77% The Late Show Margo (Character) - 1977
      91% 84% Nashville Linnea Reese (Character) - 1975

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 54% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013 2015 2019-2020 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Checkup: With Dr. David Agus Guest 2022
      90% 85% Grace and Frankie Frankie (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2015-2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
      Host
      2019-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2018 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2013 2019 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012 2014
      No Score Yet 100% Dateline NBC Guest 2014
      22% 62% Malibu Country Lillie May (Character) 2012-2013
      No Score Yet 100% Inside Comedy Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 64% Web Therapy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      91% 90% Eastbound & Down Tammy (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS Penelope Langston (Guest Star) 2011
      91% 89% Damages Marilyn Tobin (Character) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009-2010
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006
      75% 95% The West Wing Deborah Fiderer (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2002-2006
      No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Margot (Guest Star) 2005-2006
      85% 75% The Simpsons Tammy (Guest Voice) 2005
      74% 85% The X-Files Lydia (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Kay Carter-Shepley (Character) 1996-1998
      91% 84% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic School Bus Unknown (Voice) 1994
      95% 93% Frasier Rita (Guest Voice) 1994
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Host 1975-1976 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown (Character) 1968-1973
      No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970