Lily Tomlin

Who is Lily Tomlin?

Lily Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, and singer who have been involved in the entertainment field since 1965 to date. Apart from acting, she is also a writer and a producer. She always showed keen in art and theater from her young age which led her to do stand-up comedies in different clubs in Michigan and also where she moved in New York. Later, she also made her career in acting came in limelight when she did ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ in 1976. Likewise, she is also a musician and has released her debut comedy album named ‘This Is A Recording’ in 1972. This comedy album was the first highest-charting album ever which became very famous. For her many great work in the industry, she has also been won several accolades and prestigious awards.

Quick Info 
Full NameMary Jean "Lily" Tomlin
Birth DateSeptember 1, 1939
Birth PlaceDetroit, Michigan, USA
FatherGuy Tomlin
MotherMae Tomlin
BrotherRichard Tomlin
Height5 feet and 6 inches (1.73m/173cm)
Weight57 kg (125lbs)
Body Measurement35-25-36 inches
HairDark Brown
Net Worth$15 million

Lily Tomlin


Lily Tomlin was born as Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin on September 1, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was born to father Guy Tomlin who was a factory worker and to mother Mae Tomlin who was a nurse’s aide. Lily also has a brother named Richard Tomlin. She is currently 81 years old with Virgo star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Lily Tomlin holds an American nationality and belongs to southern Baptists. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.73m/173cm) tall and weighs around 57 kg (125lbs). Her body measurements are 35-25-36 inches respectively. She has a pair of blue colored eyes with dark brown hair color.

Early Life/Education

Lily Tomlin attended Cass Technical High School and graduated from Wayne State University. Since she was interested in performing arts she started doing stand-up comedy.

Personal Life

Lily Tomlin is open about her sexual orientation and identifies herself as a lesbian. Though she married writer and producer Jane Wagner privately in LA on December 31, 2013.

Moreover, Lily also supports a huge number of feminist and LGBT related movements. She has also been involved in ‘Modern Scream’ film productions which are a gay-friendly film.

Lily Tomlin


Lily Tomlin is active in her social media accounts. She has a combined Twitter and Facebook page with her wife Jane Wagner. Their Twitter account has 82.7 thousand followers while their Facebook page which is not verified yet have 21 thousand likes and 43 thousand followers. Similarly, they also have a WordPress website where they have shared about their life (



Lily Tomlin was made into the film industry in 1975 in a satirical musical comedy-drama film named ‘Nashville’ where she portrayed as Linnea Reese. Through this film, she has won the National Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award under the category Best Supporting Actress. Likewise, she appeared in the mystery film ‘The Late Show’ in 1977 as Margo Sperling.

She also won the Best Actress Award in Berlin. In between 1978 to 1988, she appeared in five different films. Among them, in the 1981 science fiction comedy film ‘The Incredible Shrinking Woman’ she played as Pat Krame for which she was honored with Fantafestival Award for Best Actress. Moreover, in 1991 she appeared in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. This film also led her to receive many accolades.

Furthermore, she then appeared in two comedy-drama films ‘Short Cuts’ as Doreen Piggot in 1993 and in ‘Blue in the Face’ as Waffle Eater in 1995. For these two movies she was nominated for an American Comedy Award but she was only able to bag one in 1993. Moreover, some of her other notable films are ‘Flirting with Disaster’ in 1996, ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ in 2006, ‘Grandma’ in 2015, and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ in 2018 where she lent her voice to May Parker.

Lily Tomlin


Talking about Lily Tomlin’s television career, she landed her debut role in ‘The Garry Moore Show.’ She then received her limelight when she played in ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ from 1969 to 1979. Meanwhile, she also appeared in the comedy variety show ‘Lily’ in 1973. Two years later, she was also featured in the special show ‘The Lily Tomlin Special. Likewise, she has also hosted the comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1976.

In 1991, she featured in a comedy television film named ‘And the Band Played On’ in 1993 as Dr. Selma Dritz. Likewise, her notable other projects were ‘Frasier,’ ‘The Magic School Bus,’ ‘Homicide: Life on the Street,’ ‘The X-Flies,’ ‘Murphy Brown’, and many more. Additionally, her recent works from 2010 Are ‘Damages’ in 2010, ‘Eastbound & Down’ in 2012, ‘Grace and Frankie’ from 2015 which is running to date and ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’ in 2017 where she lent her voice to Professor Frizzle.


Lily Tomlin is also a singer and has recorded various songs. Her first released album was ‘This Is A Recording.’ In 1972. The same year, she released her second album named ‘And That’s the Truth.’ Likewise, her third, fourth, and fifth albums were ‘Modern Scream’ in 1975, ‘On Stage’ in 1978, and ‘20th Century Masters: The Best of Lily Tomlin’ in 2003.


Lily Tomlin has been awarded many prestigious awards in her life to date. She has won six Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Awards. Likewise, she has also won Grammy Awards for her comedy album named ‘This Is A Recording.’

Net Worth

Lily Tomlin has already spent 40 plus years of her lifetime in this entertainment field. Her current net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

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