Lily Tomlin Net Worth

Lily Tomlin Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin net worth is
$20 Million

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin Wiki Biography

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin was born on the 1st September 1939 in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is an actress probably now best known for her role as Frankie Bergstein in the Netflix series “Grace And Frankie” (2015). She has also appeared in a number of films and TV series, particularly “Nashville” (1975), “Big Business” (1988), “Murphy Brown” (1996-1998), and “The West Wing” (2002-2006). She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1965.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lily Tomlin is as of mid-2017? According to sources it has been estimated that the overall size of Lily’s net worth is $20 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Lily Tomlin Net Worth $20 Million

Lily Tomlin was born to Lillie Mae and Guy Tomlin, and attended Cass Technical High School, receiving her diploma in 1957. She enrolled at Wayne State University and studied Biology. After graduation, Lily decided to try an acting career, and she went to audition for a play, soon after which she dived into stand-up comedy.

Lily`s career beginnings trace back to the mid 1960s, when she performed as a stand-up comedian off-Broadway. She slowly climbed her way up the ladder, and in 1970 became a member of the show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, which aired until 1973. Lily received several nominations for her appearance in the show, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Since that appearance, her career has only gone upwards, and so has her net worth, as it became rather easy for her to acquire roles in high production films and TV series.

Two years later Lily earned her first film appearance, as Linnea Rese in the film “Nashville” (1975), directed by Robert Altman. During the 1970s, Lily was featured in the films and shows “The Late Show” (1977), “Sesame Street” (1976-1988), and she also had her own show entitled “Lily” (1973), for which she won the Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

She proved herself in 1970s, and just continued with successful appearances throughout the 1980s, which included such films as “All Of Me” (1984) as Edwina Cutwater alongside Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant, “9 To 5” (1980) with Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, and “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” (1981) with Charles Grodin and Ned Beaty.

Furthermore, she appeared in the film “Big Business” (1988), directed by Jim Abrahams, and which also featured actors such as Bette Midler and Fred Ward in the lead roles.

Lily`s net worth also rose through 1990s, as she appeared in successful films such as “Short Cuts” (1993), “Flirting With Disaster” (1996), “Tea With Mussolini” (1999), and the TV series “And The Band Played On” (1993), and also lent her voice to Ms. Valerie Frizzle of the popular animated show “The Magic School Bus” (1994-2002), and numerous others productions, all of which positively affected her net worth.

To speak further of her accomplishments, aging didn`t stop her continuing with acting, as she was featured in such films as “Prairie Old Companion” (2006) as Rhonda Johnson alongside other successful actors like Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones, among others, “The West Wing” (2002-2006) as Deborah Fiderer, and “Eastbound And Down” (2012), among others.

Most recently, she has appeared in the film “Grandma” (2015), and she is to appear in the film “The Road Home”, which is scheduled for a release sometime in 2016. She has also been a part of the comedy series “Grace And Frankie” (2015-2016), and as well starred in the TV series “Web Therapy” (2011-2015), which also benefited her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Lily Tomlin was in a relationship with producer and writer Jane Wagner for 42 years, and they finally decided to marry in a private ceremony on New Year’s Eve in 2013. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Full NameLily Tomlin
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 1, 1939
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, USA
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActress, comedian, writer, singer, producer
EducationCass Technical High School, Wayne State University
SpouseJane Wagner (m. 2013)
ParentsLillie Mae Ford, Guy Tomlin,
SiblingsRichard Tomlin
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1973), Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album (1972), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2017)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1976), BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Movies“Nashville” (1975), “Big Business” (1988), Lily (1973), “All Of Me” (1984), “9 To 5” (1980), “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” (1981), “Big Business” (1988)
TV ShowsRowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1973), Late Show (1977), The Magic School Bus (1994-2002), Sesame Street (1976-1988), “Murphy Brown” (1996-1998), “The West Wing” (2002-2006), “Grace And Frankie” (2015-2016), Web Therapy (2011-2015), Frasier, X-Files, Homicide: Life on the Street, Despera...
1She is still best known for her Laugh-In (1967) characters, Edith Ann, a precocious 5 1/2 year old girl in an oversize rocking chair, and Ernestine, a telephone operator.
1I've lived a long time, and I've always had to make my own way. I remember when I was eighteen, Ray Valente who was head of casting at Screen Gems, said, 'Lily, some day there will be parts for gals like you' and I said I couldn't wait that long. So I started making my own parts.
2You have to cultivate an audience to think more about women. Too many people think about women as necessary, but not 'so' necessary. They are as necessary as we need them to be. The power structure doesn't give it up that easy. Even at Sundance, only 25% of the films have women behind the camera in some kind of way. It's slow because you've got to get women in positions of power to extend that hand and get funding for women-led projects. Y
3[when Tomlin was asked how she felt when 'Ellen Degeneres' came out as a lesbian] "I felt jealous. Because I'd been around much longer, and I'm gay. I admired her but at the same time, I thought, 'oh, darn it! I wish that that had been me. I would have liked to have left that legacy.' So I'm extremely proud of her. When I say I was jealous, I was jealous in a good way. I thought it was an extraordinary moment".
4Just remember. We're all in this alone.
5[on John Travolta] Maybe the major thing is how sensual he is. And sexy too. The sensitivity and the sexuality are very strong. It's as if he had every dichotomy -- masculinity, femininity, refinement, crudity. You see him, you fall in love a little bit.
6Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
7I had a friend who was getting married. I gave her a subscription to the magazine "Modern Bride". The subscription lasted longer than the marriage.
8If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.
9If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question.
10[when asked about her complexion during her career at Laugh-In (1967)] "I've never had a pimple in my whole life - and that's the truth".
11The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
12Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?
13I remember back in the 70s during my really assertive days someone took me to dinner with Lola Falana. And she was talking about her backup dancers; she kept calling them her "boy dancers" so my guard was already up. Then she said "I also like John. He's a real purse nelly". I said "Excuse me? What did you just say". I was ready to go to battle. "You know," she says in her thick accent. "Purse Nelly! Pursnelly!" Then I realized she was saying he had a good personality.
14I've been around a long time, and I interviewed with a lot of the same people over and over. I was always direct and open about my life. I would always reference Jane [Wagner] and everything, but they never choose to write about it that way -- just like they never wrote about Jack Kennedy and the women in the swimming pool. It was the times, but the media culture has changed.
15There will be sex after death - we just won't be able to feel it.
1Was born the same day the United States entered World War II.
2"The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2003 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Touring Production.
3Best friends with Jane Fonda.
4Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Nashville (1975). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love (The Broadway Melody (1929)), Grace Moore (One Night of Love (1934)), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain (1952)), Marjorie Rambeau (Torch Song (1953)), Dorothy Dandridge (Carmen Jones (1954)), Deborah Kerr (The King and I (1956)), Rita Moreno (West Side Story (1961)), Gladys Cooper (My Fair Lady (1964)), Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), and Victor Victoria (1982)), Debbie Reynolds (The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)), Peggy Wood (The Sound of Music (1965)), Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)), Kay Medford (Funny Girl (1968)), Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl (1968)), Liza Minnelli (Cabaret (1972)), Ronee Blakley (Nashville (1975)), Ann-Margret (Tommy (1975)), Lesley Ann Warren (Victor Victoria (1982)), Amy Irving (Yentl (1983)), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge! (2001)), Queen Latifah (Chicago (2002)), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago (2002)), Renée Zellweger (Chicago (2002)), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls (2006)), Penelope Cruz (Nine (2009)), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables (2012)), and Meryl Streep (Into the Woods (2014)).
5She was originally set to play Olive Oyl in Popeye (1980), opposite Dustin Hoffman in the title role. Shelley Duvall eventually played the role opposite Robin Williams.
6A recipient of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipients this year were Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, and Sting.
7(December 31, 2013) Married her girlfriend of 42 years Jane Wagner. They met in March 1971.
8(25 May 1999) Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - guest speaker for Exceptional Experiences lecture series. [May 1999]
9Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, "Eastbound & Down", at The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012.
10In 2002, Lily Tomlin was The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards Lifetime Achievement Honoree which Director David O. Russell presented onstage as an opera singer serenading Lily on his one bended knee.
11She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
12With Meryl Streep presented Robert Altman with his honorary Oscar on March 5th, 2006 at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony.
13Has 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).
14Won the Kennedy Center's prestigious Mark Twain Prize for Humor in 2003.
15Won a Grammy Award for the comedy album "This is a Recording" in 1971 and won Tony Awards in 1977 and 1986.
16During her one-woman show in Las Vegas, Nevada, she appeared as her own opening act: a smarmy male lounge singer billed as Tommy Velour.
17Before a performance of one of her one-woman shows in New York City, she appeared on the sidewalk dressed in a Red Cross nurse's uniform, handing out cups of coffee to those waiting in line to enter the theatre.
18Acknowledged that she has been in a romantic relationship with Jane Wagner since 1971.
19Studied acting under Charles Nelson Reilly, who introduced her to the works of monologist Ruth Draper, a major inspiration for Tomlin's work.
20Was to star in a film called Illegitimate around 1980 but the film was never made. [Originally reported in "Playboy" magazine].
21One of her first "professional" gigs was as a waitress in Howard Johnson's on Broadway near Times Square. Her comments to customers and staff heard over the eatery's microphone attracted her first big-city audience.
22Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.
23She gave away genuine locks of her hair as a bonus for buyers of her home video library in 1993.
24Studied mime with Paul Curtis.
25Was a pre-med student at Wayne State University before choosing acting as a career.


The Road Home2017pre-productionMrs. Cambridge
The Madness Within2016post-productionLily
Grace and Frankie2015-2017TV SeriesFrankie Bergstein
Web Therapy2011-2015TV SeriesPutsy Hodge
Web Therapy2012-2014TV SeriesPutsy Hodge
Malibu Country2012-2013TV SeriesLillie Mae MacKenzie
Call to Action2012ShortLily
Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack2012Video shortDeborah Fiderer
Eastbound & Down2012TV SeriesTammy
The Procession2012ShortJason's mom
NCIS2011TV SeriesPenelope Langston
Damages2010TV SeriesMarilyn Tobin
Desperate Housewives2008-2009TV SeriesRoberta Simmons
The Pink Panther 22009Mrs. Berenger
Ponyo2008Toki (English version, voice)
12 Miles of Bad Road2008TV SeriesAmelia Shakespeare
The Walker2007Abigail Delorean
The Ant Bully2006Mommo (voice)
The West Wing2002-2006TV SeriesDeborah Fiderer
A Prairie Home Companion2006Rhonda Johnson
Will & Grace2005-2006TV SeriesMargot
The Simpsons2005TV SeriesTammy
I Heart Huckabees2004Vivian
The Magic School Bus1994-2002TV SeriesMs. Valerie Frizzle
Orange County2002Charlotte Cobb
The Kid2000Janet
Tea with Mussolini1999Georgie Rockwell
The X-Files1998TV SeriesLydia
Murphy Brown1996-1998TV SeriesKay Carter-Shepley
Krippendorf's Tribe1998Ruth Allen
Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël)1996TV MovieEdith Ann (voice)
Getting Away with Murder1996Inga Mueller
Flirting with Disaster1996Mary Schlichting
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV SeriesRose Halligan
Blue in the Face1995Waffle Eater
Frasier1994TV SeriesRita
Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home1994TV MovieEdith Ann (voice)
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle1994TV MovieEdith Ann (voice)
Growing Up Funny1994TV MovieMadame Lupe
The Beverly Hillbillies1993Miss Jane Hathaway
And the Band Played On1993TV MovieDr. Selma Dritz
Short Cuts1993Doreen Piggot
The Player1992Lily Tomlin
Shadows and Fog1991Prostitute
The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe1991Truby the Bag Lady / Agnus Angst / Kate / ...
Big Business1988Rose Shelton Rose Ratliff
Sesame Street1976-1988TV SeriesEdith Ann
Pryor's Place1984TV Series
All of Me1984Edwina Cutwater
Our Time1983TV SeriesMrs. Judith Beasley
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981Pat Kramer / Judith Beasley / Telephone Operator
9 to 51980Violet Newstead
Moment by Moment1978Trisha
Saturday Night Live1977TV SeriesFarrah Fawcett / Various
The Late Show1977Margo Sterling
Nashville1975Linnea Reese
Laugh-In1970-1973TV SeriesRegular Performer / Ernestine, the telephone operator
The Electric Company1972TV SeriesErnestine the Operator
Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers1972Telephone Voice (uncredited)


Grace and Frankie2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
An Apology to Elephants2013Documentary short executive producer
Citizen Reno2001TV Series executive producer
Reno Finds Her Mom1998Documentary executive producer
Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noël)1996TV Movie executive producer
The Celluloid Closet1995Documentary co-executive producer
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle1994TV Movie executive producer
Lily: Sold Out1981TV Movie executive producer


A Prairie Home Companion2006performer: "Go Tell Aunt Gladys", "Softly And Tenderly", "My Minnesota Home", "Goodbye To My Mama"
Oz2002TV Series 1 episode
Golden Anniversary1995TV Movie documentary performer: "You've Got a Friend"
Saturday Night Live1975-1977TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Nashville1975lyrics: "Yes, I Do" / music: "Yes, I Do" / performer: "Yes, I Do"


The Lily Tomlin Show1973TV Special writer
Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle1994TV Movie creator
The Paul Simon Special1977TV Special
The Lily Tomlin Special1975TV Special
Lily1975TV Special
Lily1973TV Special


Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentary archive


Lily's Detroit2004Documentary short very special thanks
Rescued from the Closet2001Video documentary special thanks


Conversations with Coco2017TV Movie post-productionHerself
Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHerself
The 50th Annual CMA Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2004-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Today2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing2016DocumentaryHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards2016TV SpecialHerself
Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins2016DocumentaryHerself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2016TV SeriesHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2015TV SeriesHerself
Film '722015TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The Graham Norton Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Conversations2015TV SeriesHerself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America1978-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2004-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin2015TV SpecialHerself
Rachael Ray2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHerself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (uncredited)
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHerself
One for Ten2013Documentary shortHerself (voice)
An Apology to Elephants2013Documentary shortHerself - Narrator (voice)
The Show2013TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Song by Song2013TV SeriesHerself
Kathy2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Why We Laugh: Funny Women2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside Comedy2013TV SeriesHerself
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?2013TV SeriesHerself
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday2013TV MovieHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres2012TV MovieHerself
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life2012DocumentaryHerself
A Quiet Word with...2011TV SeriesHerself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Teach Your Children Well2010Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
A Bundle of Sticks2010DocumentaryHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work2010DocumentaryHerself
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin2008TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2008TV SpecialHerself
Close-Up2008TV SeriesHerself
Texas Monthly Talks2008TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
CMT Insider2008TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Laugh-In Performer
Lily Tomlin Goes Shopping2008ShortHerself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Xanadu
Fox and Friends2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Directors2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rove Live2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Daily Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2004-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Early Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2006TV SeriesHerself
Extra2006TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Showbiz Tonight2006TV SeriesHerself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Robert Altman
A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The Gym2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Greats2005TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHerself
I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance2005Video documentary shortHerself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Lily's Detroit2004Documentary shortFormer Detroiter
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics2004TV Special documentaryHerself
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Superstar in a Housedress2004DocumentaryHerself
Great Women of Television Comedy2003TV MovieHerself
The Mark Twain Prize: Lily Tomlin2003TV MovieHerself - Honoree
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Women on Top: Hollywood and Power2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialHerself / Various
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
A Salute to Robert Altman, an American Maverick2002TV MovieHerself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical & Nominee: Best Revival of a Play
Working in the Theatre2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bette2000TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHerself
Get Bruce1999DocumentaryHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reno Finds Her Mom1998Documentary
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life1997TV SpecialHerself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The South Bank Show1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Play
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Night of About 14 CBS Stars1996TV MovieHerself
Golden Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Celluloid Closet1995DocumentaryNarrator
Who Makes You Laugh?1995TV SpecialHerself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
CBS This Morning1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Intimate Portrait1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country1993DocumentaryHerself
Sesame Street Stays Up Late!1993TV SpecialErnestine the Telephone Operator
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program / Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and Presenter
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival1992TV MovieHerself - Host
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International1992TV SpecialHerself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentaryHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Edith Ann Character
American Masters1991TV Series documentaryHerself
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Movie Awards1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Motown 30: What's Goin' On!1990TV SpecialHerself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor & Actress in a Musical
An Evening with...1990TV MovieHerself
50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Free to Be... a Family1988TV MovieHerself
All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote1988TV MovieHerself - Comedian
An All Star Celebration: Vote '881988TV MovieHerself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Play
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentaryJudith Beasley
A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds1987TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHerself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Waiting Tables1986Video documentary short
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lily Tomlin1986DocumentaryHerself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Sunday Night Live1984TV MovieHerself - Mistress of Ceremonies (M.C.)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHerself
Live... And in Person1983TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1975-1983TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various / Ernestine / ...
Lily for President?1982TV SpecialHerself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Actress in Motion Picture
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Muppets Go to the Movies1981TV MovieHerself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Medal of Commendation
Lily: Sold Out1981TV MovieHerself / Various Characters
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Midnight Special1981TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Appearing Nightly1979TV MovieHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special & Presenter: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music Special
Sesame Street1978TV SeriesHerself
The Paul Simon Special1977TV SpecialHerself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party1977TV MovieHerself
The American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Special1977TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1977TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress / Comedienne / ...
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Special Award
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentaryHerself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Lily Tomlin Special1975TV SpecialPerformer
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV SeriesHerself
Cher1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lily1975TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1970-1975TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music Special
Flip Wilson... Of Course1974TV MovieHerself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself
Lily1973TV SpecialHerself Ernestine Edith Ann ...
Dinah's Place1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Lily Tomlin Show1973TV SpecialHerself - Various Characters
The Vin Scully Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHerself
The Electric Company1972TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1972TV SeriesHerself
The New Bill Cosby Show1972TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Royal Gala Variety Performance1972TV SpecialHerself
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Flip1970-1971TV SeriesHerself
Laugh-In1970TV SeriesHerself
It Takes Two1970TV SeriesHerself
The Best on Record1970TV SpecialHerself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1970TV SeriesHerself
Letters to Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Garry Moore Show1966TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Cher: The Farewell Tour2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Just for Laughs2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryViolet Newstead
A Conversation with Robert Altman2000Video documentary shortLinnea Reese (uncredited)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryViolet Newstead
Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieRuth Clusen
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Before They Were Stars1996TV SeriesHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dolly Parton: In Country1994Video documentaryHerself
Dolly Parton: In the Movies1994Video documentaryHerself
The Crazy World of Dolly Parton1994Video documentaryHerself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialErnestine
But... Seriously1994TV Special documentaryHerself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHerself
Laugh-In Past Christmas Present1993TV SpecialHerself
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion1993TV MovieHerself
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialJudith Beasley (uncredited)
Funny Women of Television1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host (segment "The Battle of the Sexes")
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryLinnea Reese (uncredited)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986TV MovieHerself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActress - '9 to 5' (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight2006-2015TV SeriesHerself
Dolly Parton: Queen of Country2015Herself
Dateline NBC1994-2014TV Series documentaryViolet Newstead
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesViolet Newstead
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inequality for All2013DocumentaryViolet Newstead
Stars in Shorts2012Mum
Dolly Parton Tour TV2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2011TV SeriesViolet Newstead
Revealed2009TV SeriesHerself
A Mime's Life2009Herself
Canada A.M.2008TV SeriesViolet Newstead
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHerself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
CMT Insider2007TV SeriesViolet Newstead
Access Hollywood2006TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieRuth Clusen (uncredited)
Biography2004TV Series documentaryRose Ratliff Rose Shelton
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieHerself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2016Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressGrandma (2015)
2016EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Defying Age and AgeismTied with Charlotte Rampling
2016Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Feature FilmGrandma (2015)
2015Spirit of Independence AwardLos Angeles Film Festival
2015Lifetime Achievement AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards
2014Timeless AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceAn Apology to Elephants (2013)
2013OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressDamages (2007)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesDamages (2007)
2002Career TributeUS Comedy Arts Festival
2002WIN Lifetime Achievement AwardWinFemme Film Festival
2000Lily AwardProvincetown International Film Festival
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramThe Magic School Bus (1994)
1994Special AwardGolden Globes, USAShort Cuts (1993)
1994American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureShort Cuts (1993)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsDramatic or Theatrical SpecialThe Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1993Special Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalShort Cuts (1993)
1992Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1992American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1991American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication
1991Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActressThe Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1988American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Stand-Up Comic
1987American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Stand-Up Comic
1987Lifetime Achievement Award in ComedyAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1985Muse AwardNew York Women in Film & Television
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramLily: Sold Out (1981)
1981Best ActressFantafestivalThe Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SpecialThe Paul Simon Special (1977)
1978Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleMoment by Moment (1978)
1977Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest ActressThe Late Show (1977)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SpecialThe Lily Tomlin Special (1975)
1975KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressNashville (1975)
1975NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressNashville (1975)
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressNashville (1975)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or MusicLily (1973)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music SpecialLily (1973)
1972GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy RecordingFor the Album "This is a Recording"

Nominated Awards

2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGrace and Frankie (2015)
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalGrandma (2015)
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGrace and Frankie (2015)
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actress in a ComedyGrandma (2015)
2016Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Performance of the Year - ActressGrace and Frankie (2015)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGrace and Frankie (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGrace and Frankie (2015)
2015Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest ActressGrandma (2015)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGrace and Frankie (2015)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalGrace and Frankie (2015)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesDamages (2007)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleA Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2005Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressI Heart Huckabees (2004)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramThe Magic School Bus (1994)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramThe Magic School Bus (1994)
1997Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleFlirting with Disaster (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceThe Celluloid Closet (1995)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational SpecialThe Celluloid Closet (1995)
1996American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureBlue in the Face (1995)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramThe Magic School Bus (1994)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesAnd the Band Played On (1993)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramGrowing Up Funny (1994)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialAnd the Band Played On (1993)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SpecialThe Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialThe Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy Special10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival (1992)
1992Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadThe Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalAll of Me (1984)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's ProgramPryor's Place (1984)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramLive... And in Person (1983)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressThe Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
1979GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy RecordingFor the Album "On Stage"
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Late Show (1977)
1978BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Late Show (1977)
1978Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressMoment by Moment (1978)
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleNashville (1975)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - FemaleNashville (1975)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - Motion PictureNashville (1975)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or MusicThe Lily Tomlin Special (1975)
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesNashville (1975)
1976GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy RecordingFor the album "Modern Scream".
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or MusicLily (1975)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SpecialLily (1975)
1974WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written Variety ScriptLily (1973)
1974GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy RecordingFor the Album "And That's the Truth"
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement by a Supporting Performer in Music or VarietyLaugh-In (1967)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or MusicThe Lily Tomlin Show (1973)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - TelevisionLaugh-In (1967)
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement by a Performer in Music or VarietyLaugh-In (1967)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsSpecial Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement - IndividualsLaugh-In (1967)

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