Iconic American comedian Lily Tomlin has excelled in various media, spanning television, theater, movies, animation, video, and social media. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Tomlin's early life was marked by an appreciation for comedy legends like Lucille Ball and Imogene Coca. She transitioned from studying medicine to pursuing a career in performance, making her initial mark in New York's comedy scene. Tomlin's television debut in 1966 led to her iconic roles in Laugh-In, where she portrayed characters like Ernestine and Edith Ann. She went on to win several Emmy Awards for her comedy specials and ventured into animated series like The Magic School Bus. Her decades long career has earned her numerous accolades, including eight Emmys, a Tony Award, a Grammy, two Peabody Awards, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and a Kennedy Center Honor. In recent years, she received the Career Achievement Award from the Television Critics Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. Tomlin's stage career includes Broadway successes like Appearing Nitely and The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, both written and directed by Jane Wagner. Her film career boasts standout performances in movies such as Nashville, 9 to 5, and All of Me. Tomlin has continued to thrive in the entertainment industry with roles in TV series like The West Wing and the Netflix break-out hit Grace and Frankie, earning her critical acclaim and award nominations. Beyond her entertainment career, Tomlin is known for her philanthropic efforts, supporting various causes including animal welfare, civil rights, healthcare, and LGBTQ+ rights. She has received numerous awards for her activism and continues to make a positive impact on society. In 2013, she married her long-time partner, Jane Wagner, in a private ceremony. Lily remains active on social media, engaging with her fans and sharing her artistic journey at www.lilytomlin.com.
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