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Tracey Ullman

Highest Rated:   96% Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Lowest Rated:   0% Kronk's New Groove (2005)
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Birthplace:   Slough, Berkshire, England, UK
An irrepressible "Jill of All Trades," British actress Tracey Ullman is master of all of them. Winning an arts scholarship at age 12, Ullman worked as a professional dancer with a German ballet company before channelling her energies into musical comedy. For her work in the West End production Four in a Million, Ullman was honored with the London Theatre Critics' award as Most Promising New Actress of 1981. Two years later, she was presented with a British Academy Award for her efforts on BBC Television. While still in her early twenties, she headlined her own British comedy/variety TV series, Three of a Kind, and climbed the pop-music charts with her singles "You Broke My Heart in 17 Places" and "They Don't Know." After an inauspicious film debut in 1984's Give My Regards to Broad Street, Ullman ascended to film stardom in such productions as Plenty (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), I Love You to Death (1990), Death Becomes Her (1992), and I'll Do Anything (1994). In 1987, she launched her American TV career with the Fox Network's weekly The Tracey Ullman Show, a superb showcase for her many offbeat characterizations, including mixed-up teen Francesca, selfish yuppie Sara Downey, repressed spinster Kay, and Goodallesque anthropologist Ceci Beckwith. The Tracey Ullman Show not only won the Fox Network its first Emmy nomination, but also spawned the popular cartoon series The Simpsons, which first took shape as a series of between-the-acts animated vignettes. While the show indeed served well to earn the wildly versatile actress a loyal stateside fanbase, it was her 1996 Emmy-winning HBO series Tracey Takes On... that truly allowed Ullman the chance to cut loose in front of the camera. A freewhelling comedy smorgasbord that allowed Ullman the opportunity to tackle a different topic each week, Tracey Takes On... continued to give testament to its star's remarkable knack for character play. Later branching out with roles in such popular television series' as Ally McBeal and Will and Grace, Ullman proved that she was as capable of livening up the material of others as she was of creating her own. Supporting roles in such features as Panic and Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks kept the energetic player busy on the big screen, and in 2004 she would take the lead as an uptight suburban mom transformed into a insatiable sex-addict by a head concussion in director John Waters' raunchy comedy A Dirty Shame. Voice work in The Cat That Looked LIke a King, Corpse Bride, and Kronk's New Groove found Ullman flexing her vocal chords to impressive effect in late-2004 and early-2005, and after taking a trip to the land of fairytales in the made for television production of Once Upon a Mattress, it was time to step into the role of the mischevous Mother Mature in director Amy Heckerling's 2007 romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman. In 2008 she launched yet another comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, and lent her vocal talents to the animated movie The Tale of Despereaux.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
71% Into the Woods
  • Jack's Mother
$89.8M 2014
56% The Tale of Despereaux
  • Mig
$50.9M 2008
No Score Yet If it Ain't Stiff
  • Actor
2008
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman
  • Mother Nature
2007
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Once Upon a Mattress
  • Princess Winnifred
2005
83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde
$53.4M 2005
0% Kronk's New Groove
  • Ms. Birdwell
2005
53% A Dirty Shame
  • Sylvia Stickles
$1.3M 2004
No Score Yet The Cat That Looked at a King
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
91% Panic
  • Martha
2000
67% Small Time Crooks
  • Frances Frenchy Fox Winkler
2000
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
  • Nina Scant
1994
96% Bullets Over Broadway
  • Eden Brent
1994
61% I'll Do Anything
  • Beth
1994
48% Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Latrine
1993
36% Happily Ever After
  • Moonbeam/Thunderella
1993
50% Household Saints
  • Catherine
1993
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears - Puss in Boots
  • Actor
1991
56% I Love You to Death
  • Rosalie Boca
1990
28% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Fiona
1986
No Score Yet Happy Since I Met You
  • Actor
1986
57% Plenty
  • Alice Park
1985
23% Give My Regards to Broad Street
  • Director
  • Sandra
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Girls
2012
  • Ode Montgomery
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
100% Tracey Ullman's Show
2016
  • Performer
  • Executive Producer
  • Various
  • Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Ann
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Dr. Tracy Clark Dr Tracey Clark Tracy Clark Dr. Clark
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1991
No Score Yet Howards End
2017
  • Aunt Juley Mund.

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