Comedian, TV Writer
Who is Lily Tomlin?
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Tomlin has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s when she began a career as a stand up comedian and became a featured performer on television's Laugh-in. Her career has spanned television, comedy recordings, Broadway, and motion pictures, enjoying acclaimed success in each medium. She has starred in such films as Nashville, 9 to 5, All of Me, The Beverly Hillbillies, Orange County, and I Heart Huckabees. Her notable television roles include Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In as a cast member from 1970–73, Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus, Kay Carter-Shepley on Murphy Brown, Deborah Fiderer on The West Wing, Lillie Mae MacKenzie on Malibu Country.
- If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
- We're all in this alone.
- For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
- Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working Americans. It is the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
- If truth is beauty, then how come no one has their hair done in a library?
- Reality is the crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
- Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
- We are all in this together, by ourselves.
- Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?
- The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
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- Sep 1, 1939
- Also known as
- Mary Jean Tomlin
- Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin
- United States of America
- Wayne State University
- HB Studio
- Cass Technical High School
on July 23, 2013