About Lily Tomlin 


An actor is like red wine. As the wine gets tastier with the oldness, the skill of an actor to make the audience starstruck also increases. With the years of dedication in the acting, an actor can create magic on the screen even with a small appearance. And age factor instead of stopping an actor to act, it creates even specialized roles to master. That’s why an actor never retires. They just go will the roller coaster rider of their career. They might get fewer offers but still, they have a role waiting for them. 


Moreover, an actor can always give contributions to the film industry either on screen or off the screen. There are so many opportunities for a mature actor to do experiment with their experience. Likewise, Lily Tomlin is also one of the experiences of actors contributing to her full energy. She has been leaving a make of excellence in every scene she appears since the beginning of her career. People knew her for her appearance in “Martin’s Laugh-In”, ” I Heart Huckabees” and even in Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.” Lily has been contributing in many forms in the film and TV industry.

Quick Info
Full NameMary Jean Tomlin
Date of BirthSeptember 1, 1939
Birth placeDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Parent(s)Lillie Mae (Mother)
Guy Tomlin (Father)
OccupationActress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer
Spouse(s)Jane Wagner (m. 2013)
Net WorthUS $15 Million

Early Life

Lillie Mae Tomlin gave birth to Lily in Detroit, Michigan, the USA on September 1, 1939. Her father’s name is Guy Tomlin. Her mother was a helper of the nurse. The family was migrants from Kentucky. The time of great depression had compiled them for migration to Detroit. 

Lily Tomlin


Lily Tomlin joined Cass Technical High School for her schooling. After the schooling, she joined “Wayne State University” for further studies. This period became an important part of her life. She became more attracted to performing arts including theatre. After the completion of her studies, she started doing stand up comedy shows in New York City. 



The official acting career of Lily Tomlin began from “The Music Scene” in 1969. She also became part of the famous comedy show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” Lily used to appear regularly portraying different characters. 


Moreover, Lily came up with something new in 1971. She released her first comedy video titling “This Is A Recording.” The Polydor Records had labeled the video. Her character got inspiration from the character of Ernestine from “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” The album became the highest-charting album by a female comedian.


After the success of the first album, Lily came up with the second album titling “And That’s The Truth.” Her character got inspiration from the character Edith Ann from “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” This album was highly successful. She got a nomination for the “Grammy Award” for the category of “Best Comedy Recording” for the album.


Then, Lily Tomlin became part of various movies from 1975 to 1984. “Nashville”, ” Nine to Five”, and “All of me” were the movies. She even got the opportunity to share the screen with Steve Martin. Likewise, Lily conducted a one-woman Broadway show. The Show was “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.” Jane Wagner had written and directed the show. This show became a huge success in the life of Lily. She received a “Tony Award” for her performance in the show. The show became the inspiration for a motion picture.


Lily is not only a great actor and comedian but also can modulate her voice. She lent her voice in an animated television series for the character Ms.Frizzle in “The Magic School Bus.” Lily was part of the series from 1994 to 1997. She was also part of a situational comedy TV series “Murphy Brown.” Then she appeared in another famous situational comedy series “Will & Grace” and “The West Wing” during 2005-06.


Moreover, Lily was also part of the popular television series “Desperate Housewives” from 2008 to 2009. She also appeared in “The Simpsons.” Lily also played a role in the film “Grandma” in 2015. It was a comedy-drama movie. She also lent her voice for Professor Frizzle in the “Magic School Bus rides Again” since 2017. The series is a sequel of “The Magic School Bus.” She also lent her voice for “Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse” in 2018. Lily also appeared as a guest house in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2020. 

Lily Tomlin

Relationship/Personal life

Lily Tomlin has been successful to get her life partner while going ahead in her journey. She invited Jane Wagner for collaboration in a comedy album. They started exchanging each other’s emotions while exchanging ideas for a professional career in 1971. They were in relation to 42 years before getting married. The couple married in Los Angeles with a private ceremony on December 31, 2013. 


Social Media

Lily Tomlin is not very much active in the Social Media platform. But she shares a Twitter account with her wife. The account goes with the name of “Tomlin and Wagner” with 82.6K followers on Twitter.

Lily Tomlin

Net Worth

Lily Tomlin has been part of the industry for more than five decades. She has been contributing to the industry with various roles. According to the evaluation of her projects and celebritynetworth.net, Lily Tomlin has an approximate net worth of $15 million.


Nutshell Bio

The birth name of Lily is Mary Jean Tomlin. Her current age is 81 years, her nationality is American and ethnicity is English and German. She has an attractive height of 5 feet 8 inches with a complimentary weight of 57 kgs.