Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Getting Away With Murder (1996)

Birthday: Sep 01, 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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Madness Within Lily (Character) - 2019
78% No Score Yet 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 Herself (Character) - 2018
91% 67% Grandma Elle (Character) $7M 2015
69% 67% Altman Herself (Character) - 2014
90% 88% Inequality for All Violet Newstead (Character) $1.2M 2013
38% 32% Admission Susannah (Character) $18M 2013
60% 66% Stars in Shorts Mum (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Procession Jason's Mom (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
92% 83% Ponyo Toki (Voice) $15.1M 2008
No Score Yet 88% Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Clinton: The 25th Anniversary Tour Unknown (Character) - 2007
52% 28% The Walker Abigail Delorean (Character) $77.2K 2007
62% 42% The Ant Bully Mommo (Voice) $28.1M 2006
82% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Rhonda Johnson (Character) $20.3M 2006
63% 75% I Heart Huckabees Vivian Jaffe (Character) $12.8M 2004
46% 61% Orange County Charlotte Cobb (Character) $41M 2002
49% 49% The Kid Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's The Kid Janet (Character) $69.7M 2000
71% 45% Get Bruce! Herself (Character) $43.2K 1999
66% 76% Tea With Mussolini Georgie (Character) $14.4M 1999
16% 24% Krippendorf's Tribe Ruth Allen (Character) $7.6M 1998
0% 19% Getting Away With Murder Inga Mueller (Character) $127.7K 1996
97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Narrator $1.4M 1996
87% 69% Flirting With Disaster Mary Schlichting (Character) $14.8M 1996
41% 76% Blue in the Face Waffle Eater (Character) $586.3K 1995
22% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Miss Jane Hathaway (Character) $42.2M 1993
100% 88% And the Band Played On Dr. Selma Dritz (Character) - 1993
95% 88% Short Cuts Doreen Piggot (Character) $6.1M 1993
52% 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
44% 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
22% 51% The Incredible Shrinking Woman Pat Kramer/Judith Beasley/Telephone Operator (Character) - 1981
82% 74% 9 to 5 Violet Newstead (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 24% Moment by Moment Trisha (Character) - 1978
95% 79% The Late Show Margo (Character) - 1977
90% 84% Nashville Linnea Reese (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
Host
2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019-2020 2015 2013
88% 89% Grace and Frankie Frankie (Character),
Executive Producer
2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015-2018
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline NBC Guest 2014
22% 62% Malibu Country Lillie May (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kathy Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Comedy Guest 2013
No Score Yet 60% Web Therapy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
91% 91% Eastbound and Down Tammy (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Penelope Langston (Guest Star) 2011
91% 91% Damages Marilyn Tobin (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009-2010
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006
75% 95% The West Wing Deborah Fiderer (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2002-2006
No Score Yet 84% Will & Grace Margot (Guest Star) 2005-2006
85% 77% The Simpsons Tammy (Guest Voice) 2005
75% 85% The X-Files Lydia (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Kay Carter-Shepley (Character) 1996-1998
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic School Bus Unknown (Voice) 1994
93% 94% Frasier Rita (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1983 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character),
Guest
1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown (Character) 1968-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Live Interviews Guest
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1969

QUOTES FROM Lily Tomlin CHARACTERS

Mary Schlicting says: I was relieved when you came out in the hospital and you only had one head.

Roger Cobb says: Tell the truth, I kind a miss the old girl.

Edwina Cutwater says: Who are you calling old?!

Roger Cobb says: That's not funny, Ty.

Edwina Cutwater says: It is not Mr. Wattell. It is I.

Roger Cobb says: ...Edwina??

Tyrone Wattell says: Yeah. When you gave me that pitcher & told me to take care of it, I thought it was gin & drank some.

Roger Cobb says: Edwina, I gotta kiss you!

Tyrone Wattell says: That's MY side, stupid!

Vivian Jaffe says: ...most people prefer to remain on the surface of things.

Vivian Jaffe says: Most people prefer to remain on the surface of things.

Sadie Shelton/ Sadie Ratliff says: "Isn't it exciting?" (Referring to New York City as they drive into Manhattan)

Sadie Shelton/ Sadie Ratliff says: Isn't it exciting? [referring to New York City as they drive into Manhattan]

Rose Shelton says: /Rose Ratliff "Oh yeah, the noise, the smog, the crowds, the muggers, sex fiends, white slavers, politicians, it's a pistol. I got about as much use for it as a toad has for spit curls!"

Rose Shelton says: Oh yeah, the noise, the smog, the crowds, the muggers, sex fiends, white slavers, politicians, it's a pistol. I got about as much use for it as a toad has for spit curls!

Violet Newstead says: I'm no fool. I've killed the boss, you think they're not gonna fire me for a thing like that?

Rose Shelton says: Damn Sadie, good bread. - Rose Raliff

Rose Shelton says: Damn Sadie, good bread.

Violet Newstead says: "We're gonna need a special locker for the hat".

Violet Newstead says: We're gonna need a special locker for the hat.