Lily Tomlin Bio, Age, Partner, Children, Net Worth, Movies, TV Show & Wiki


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About Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin is an American actress, producer, writer, and comedian. She was born and raised up in Michigan in a middle-class family. She was engaged in art and theater from a very young age and began doing stand-up comedy in comedy clubs in Michigan and later in New York. She got her first character in NBC’s ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,’ which made her popular, she went on to perform multiple characters in the sketch comedy show. After gaining fame by appearing in the show, Tomlin gave her own comedy videos, depicting characters from ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’

One of these videos gained a ‘Grammy.’ She began performing in comedy motion pictures, acting opposite Hollywood actors like Steve Martin, Meryl Streep, etc. She has been quite popular on the Broadway as well, she is recognized as the only comedienne ever to make a solo comedy act. She is the winner of many awards, including ‘Primetime Emmys,’ ‘Tony Award,’ ‘Woman in Film Crystal Award,’ and ‘Grammy Award.’ After 42 years of courtship, she wedded writer/producer Jane Wagner in 2013.


Birth Name Mary Jean Tomlin
Nick Name Lily
Age (as in 2022) 83 Years
Religion Baptist
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Virgo
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date of Birth 01 September 1939 [1]wikipedia
Nationality American
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Home Town Detroit, Michigan, United States
Hobbies Not Available

Physical  Stats

Height (Approx.) in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’8”
Weight (Approx.) in kilograms- 57 kg
in pounds- 126 lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size 34 Inches
Hips Size 35 Inches
Waist Size 25 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / Ethnicity White
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Eye Color Blue
S*xual Orientation Lesbian
Dress Size Not Available
Shoe Size 8 US


Mother’s Name Lillie Mae (Nurse’s Aide) (Died July 12, 2005)
Father’s Name Guy Tomlin (Factory Worker)(Died October 24, 1970)
Brother Richard Tomlin (Younger)
Sister None
Others • Richard Lawrence Tomlin (Paternal Grandfather)
• Richard E. Tomlin (Paternal Great Grandfather)
• Elizabeth Nancy Price (Paternal Great Grandmother)
• Tennessee Helton (Paternal Grandmother)
• William David /Douglas Helton (Paternal Great Grandfather)
• Nancy Mariah Hudson /Hutson (Paternal Great Grandmother)
• William Thomas Ford (Maternal Grandfather)
• John Bennett /Bennet Ford (Maternal Great grandfather)
• Nancy Emmeline /Emeline Lantrip (Maternal Great Grandmother)
• Mary Celia Rosier /Roser (Maternal Grandmother)
• Steve Rosier /Roser (Maternal Great Grandfather)
• Mary Graham (Maternal Great Grandmother)
Husband/Spouse Jane Wagner
Marriage Date December 31, 2013
Children None

Personal Life

School Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan
College/University • Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
• HB Studio, Greenwich Village, New York City
Educational Qualification Not Available
Profession Actress, Comedian, Writer, Singer, Producer
Brands Endorsed • All detergent
• Fidelity Investments
• WebEx
Career Manager • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
• Viewpoint, Inc., Public Relations Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States



Relationship & more

Affairs/Boyfriends Jane Wagner (1971-Present)

Favorite Things

Favorite Comedians Lucille Ball, Bea Lillie, Imogene Coca, Jean Carroll
Favorite Actress Not Available
Favorite Actors Not Available
Favorite Colors Not Available
Favorite Sport Not Available
Controversies None

Life Journey

Lily Tomlin was born Mary Jean Tomlin in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Guy and Lillie Mae Tomlin. The Tomlins had traveled to Michigan from Kentucky just previous to their daughter’s birth. Tomlin has one sibling, a younger brother called Richard.

As a child, Tomlin praised pioneering female comedians including Lucille Ball, Bea Lillie, Imogene Coca, and Jean Carroll. After high school, she didn’t directly follow a career in show business but rather enrolled at Wayne State University to study medicine. While at Wayne State, she attended theater arts classes, which motivated her to leave college and start working at local coffeehouses.

In 1965, she went to New York City and started working at clubs including the Improv, Cafe Au Go Go, the Upstairs at the Downstairs, and the Downstairs Room, where she started for legendary singer Mabel Mercer.

In August 2013, it was announced that Tomlin and Wagner might marry after 42 years together, an announcement that came soon after the federal law in support of same-s*x marriage, regarding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and striking down Proposition 8.

On New Year’s Eve 2014, 74-year-old Tomlin and 78-year-old Wagner made it official when they were married in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

Performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2019, Tomlin announced that she had obtained an offer to “come out” on the cover of Time magazine in 1975, before finally declining. “I just concluded that I wasn’t going to play their game,” Tomlin described. “I required to be known for my performance.”

Money Factor

Lily Tomlin has a net worth of $15 million dollars.

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx) $15 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx) Under Review
Annual Salary Under Review
Income Source Actress, Comedian, Writer, Singer, Producer

Lily Tomlin in ‘Grace and Frankie’

In 2015, Tomlin acted with Fonda in the series Grace and Frankie, in which they perform two women whose lives are rocked after their husbands come in love. Tomlin earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance. She also won two Golden Globe nominations, one for her character on Grace and the other for the big-screen outing Grandma.

 Movies And TV Shows

  • In 1969, after Tomlin performed on ABC’s ‘The Music Scene’ as a hostess, she fitted part of NBC’s famous comedy show ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’ She arrived in the show regularly, performing various characters.
  • In 1971, Tomlin came up with her first comedy video named ‘This Is A Recording’ on ‘Polydor Records.’ It was based on ‘Ernestine,’ one of her appearances from ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’ It became the highest-charting album by a female comedian.
  • In 1972, she delivered her second comedy album ‘And That’s The Truth,’ which was based on ‘Edith Ann,’ her role from ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’ She received a ‘Grammy’ nomination for ‘Best Comedy Recording’ for the album.
  • From 1975 to 1984, Tomlin settled many comic characters in movies like ‘Nashville,’ which was directed by Robert Altman, ‘Nine to Five,’ a working women’s vindictive comedy, and ‘All of Me,’ where she acted opposite Steve Martin.
  • In 1985, Tomlin did a one-woman Broadway show named ‘The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,’ which was written and directed by Jane Wagner. Tomlin won a ‘Tony Award’ for the show, which was later changed into a motion picture.
  • In 1989, she did add a motion picture named ‘Big Business,’ a comedy movie, in which she acted alongside Bette Midler. Tomlin and Midler performed twin sisters in the film.
  • From 1994 to 1997, she was part of an animated television sequence named ‘The Magic School Bus.’ She voiced ‘Ms. Frizzle’ in the series.
  • Around the same time, she performed in a sitcom TV series titled ‘Murphy Brown.’
  • In 2005-06, she performed in the popular sitcom ‘Will & Grace’ in which she performed the character of ‘Margot.’ Around the same time, she often arrived in ‘The West Wing.’
  • From 2008 to 2009, Tomlin did a recurring character in the famous television series ‘Desperate Housewives’ where she played ‘Roberta Simmons.’
  • She also performed in an episode called ‘The Last of the Red Hat Mamas’ in ‘The Simpsons.’
  • In 2012, Tomlin made a guest appearance in the HBO series ‘Eastbound and Down.’
  • She also appeared in a TV series titled ‘Malibu Country,’ starring alongside Reba McEntire.
  • Tomlin acted in the comedy-drama film ‘Grandma’ in 2015.
  • In 2017, she reprised her voice performance as ‘Professor Frizzle’ in ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again,’ a sequel to ‘The Magic School Bus.’

Movies List [2]IMDB

1972 Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
1975 Nashville
1977 The Late Show
1978 Moment by Moment
1980 9 to 5
1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
1984 All of Me
1988 Big Business
1991 The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
1992 Shadows and Fog
The Player
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies
Short Cuts
1995 Blue in the Face
The Celluloid Closet
1996 Getting Away with Murder
Flirting with Disaster
1998 Krippendorf’s Tribe
1999 Tea with Mussolini
2000 The Kid
2002 Orange County
2004 I ♥ Huckabees
2006 A Prairie Home Companion
The Ant Bully
2007 The Walker
2009 The Pink Panther 2
2012 Stars in Shorts
2013 Admission
2015 Grandma
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

TV Shows & Serials List

1966–67 The Garry Moore Show
1969 Letters to Laugh-In
The Music Scene
1969–73 Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In
1973 Lily
The Carol Burnett Show
The Electric Company
1974 Woman Alive!
1975 The Lily Tomlin Special
1976–77 Saturday Night Live
1977 The Paul Simon Special
Lily Tomlin in Appearing Nitely
1979 Sesame Street
1981 Lily: Sold Out
1982 Lily Tomlin For President?
1984 Pryor’s Place
1993 And the Band Played On
1994 Frasier
1994–97 The Magic School Bus
1996 Homicide: Life on the Street
1996–98 Murphy Brown
1998 The X-Files
2000 Bette
2002–06 The West Wing
2005 The Simpsons
2005–06 Will & Grace
2008 12 Miles of Bad Road
2008–09 Desperate Housewives
2010 Damages
2011 NCIS
2011–15 Web Therapy
2012 Eastbound & Down
2012–13 Malibu Country
2015–present Grace and Frankie

Some unknown facts about

  1. World War II began the same day she was born.
  2. In 1965, she relocated to New York to pursue her acting career.
  3. She studied mime with Paul Curtis.
  4. In John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 29, she was noted as one of the twelve “Promising New Actors of 1977”.
  5. Once, before the commencement of her show in New York, she costumed as a nurse of the Red Cross and handed out cups of coffee to those remaining in line to enter the theatre.
  6. In 2002, she grew The Women’s Image Network (WIN) Awards Lifetime Achievement Honoree.
  7. On May 25, 1999, as one of the guest speakers for the Exceptional Experiences lecture series, she talked at the Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada.
  8. In 2014, she won the Kennedy Center Honors along with Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, and Sting.
  9. She and actress Jane Fonda are best friends.
  10. Her dying pampering includes her mother’s lemon icebox pie with heavy whipped cream.
  11. If she could ask 5 people, dead or alive, to her dinner party, she would invite comedians Gracie Allen, Lucy, Joan Blondell, Jean Harlow.
  12. Lily has supported many foundations including The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Rosie’s Place in Boston, Project Home in Philadelphia, and Fenway Health Center.
  13. She has also established the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin /Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and the Goosebu


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