Lily Tomlin

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Full Name Lily Tomlin
Age 81 Years Old
Nick Name Tomlin
Gender Female
Famous As Actress
Birth Date September 1st, 1939
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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An American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer is named as Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin. She is simply named as Lily Tomlin. She began her career as a stand-up comic as well as performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. She rose into the fame after the show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein; the role has garnered her four consecutive Emmy nominations since 2015.

Lily Tomlin Tells Why She Didn’t Come Out On The Cover Of Time Magazine In 1975

Grace and Frankie co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin appeared on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where Lily revealed why she didn't come out of the closet sooner. The 60-year-old host faced major backlash after coming out as a lesbian on the cover of TIME in 1997, and the same magazine had offered 79-year-old Lily the same exact opportunity in 1975. 'They did. Pat Kingsley called me, who's my publicist. Oh god, I love her. She told me that TIME would give me the cover if I came out. It was a hard decision to make,' the Detroit-born funny woman recalled. Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday with her longtime pal and frequent co-star Jane Fonda, Tomlin explained why she decided to turn down Time magazine’s offer of a cover story in 1975 in which she would open up about her sexuality.  

Early Life, Family Background, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity of Lily

Lily was born on 1st September 1939 with the birth name of Mary Jean Tomlin in Detroit, Michigan, the U.S. Her age will be 80 as of 2019 oncoming September. As of today, she is 79 years old. Her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is White. Her religion is Christian. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She was born to Lillie Mae and Guy Tomlin, her parents. Regarding her siblings, she has a brother named Richard Tomlin. Her mother was a housewife and nurse’s aide while her father, Guy was a factory worker. 

Talking about her education, she attended Cass Technical High School. She enrolled at Wayne State University.

At present, she lives in a house in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

At the age of 79, Lily still looks very young. She maintains her body lot. She has perfect body features. She has a tall height of 1.72 m or 5 feet 8 in. Her eye color is Blue and her hair color is Dark Brown. Her waist size is 25 in, hip size is 35 in, dress size is 4 in. She has a balanced weight of 59 Kg. Overall, she has a healthy body. 

How Lily Began Her Career?

  • Lily began her career by joining NBC's sketch comedy show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in the year 1969.
  • In 1972, Tomlin released This Is A Recording, her first comedy album, And That's The Truth in 1972, her second album and Modern Scream in 1975, her third album.
  • She made her dramatic debut in Robert Altman's Nashville, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • She was the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show with her premiere of Appearing Nitely at the Biltmore theatre in April 1977. 
  • She starred in another one-woman Broadway show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe in 1985.
  • In 1989, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
  • She voiced Ms. Valerie Frizzle on the animated television series The Magic School Bus from 1994 to 1997. 
  • She also voiced Tammy in 2005 The Simpsons episode "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" and provided a voice for the film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, which was released in August 2009.
  • She has been a contributor to wowOwow.com, a website for women to talk culture, politics, and gossip.
  • In the year 2010, she guest-starred as Marilyn Tobin in the third season of Damages opposite Glenn Close, for which she was nominated for an Emmy.
  • She received her first Emmy nomination in 2015 as a lead actress for the role in the series Grace and Frankie.
  • She starred in the film "Grandma" in the year 2015 which earned Tomlin a Golden Globe Award nomination.
  • She reprises her role as now Professor Frizzle in the 2017 Netflix sequel The Magic School Bus Rides Again, a continuation of the original series.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's

Lily is a married woman since 1971. Her sexual orientation is Gay or Lesbian. Her wife is Jane Wagner. The couple met in 1971 and started dating shortly after. The couple is living a happy life together and there is no sign of separation between them. The couple had been together for 46 years both as working partners and a couple but it wasn’t until 2013, that they decided to get married. 

Talking about her children, she has no kids.

Who is Jane Wagner?

Jane Wagner is a writer, director, and producer. She is best known as Tomlin’s comedy writer, collaborator. She is the brain behind the show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1985) that earned Tomlin the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous American actress, comedian, writer, and producer is estimated to have $15 Million as of 2019. She is making an impressive amount of net worth from her career. Her exact salary has not been revealed yet. Her major source of income is from her acting career.