Lily Tomlin is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. Tomlin’s body of work, which has spanned over 40 years, has garnered her several Tony Awards and Emmy Awards, as well as a Grammy Award.
In 1969, Tomlin joined the sketch comedy show “Laugh-In.” She started out as a comedienne, but Tomlin has appeared in films that cover many genres. She starred in “Nashville,” and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, “Nine to Five,” “The Incredible Shrinking Woman,” and “All of Me.” Tomlin was also in Robert Altman’s 1993 ensemble film “Short Cuts,” “Flirting with Disaster” and “I ¢¾ Huckabees.” Tomlin voiced the Ms. Frizzle character on the animated television series “The Magic School Bus” from 1994 to 1998. Also, in the 1990s Tomlin appeared on the popular sitcom “Murphy Brown” as the title character’s boss.
In 2005 and 2006, Tomlin had a recurring role as Will Truman’s boss Margot on “Will & Grace.” She starred on “The West Wing” TV series for four years, between 2002 and the series¡¯ end in 2006. Tomlin has also acted on stage. She starred in the hit 1985 one-woman Broadway show “The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.” The show won Tomlin a Tony Award, and was made into a feature film in 1991. Tomlin revived the show for a brief run in 2000. In 1989 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theater.
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