- Date of Birth:
- September 1, 1939
- 5' 8"
Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress and comedian. She is also a writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin has four primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and a Grammy Award. She also has been given Kennedy Center Honors and two Peabody Awards. Tomlin got her start as a stand-up comedian, and performed in Off-Broadway plays in the 1960s. Her career got going when she joined the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in 1970. She later had roles in the films Nashville, 9 to 5 and 2015’s Grandma. She currently stars as Frankie Bergstein on the Netflix show Grace and Frankie.
Best Known For:
Tomlin is best known for starring in the film 9 to 5 and being a prominent comedian.
Tomlin met her writing and romantic partner, Jane Wagner, in 1971. They started dating shortly after they met and got married on New Year’s Eve in Dec. 2013. Tomlin has participated in multiple gay-friendly and feminist film productions. She is dedicated to to women’s rights and social-justice activism.