Lily Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer.
Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian, and performing off-Broadway during the 1960s.
Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973.
In 1974, Tomlin was cast by Robert Altman in her first film; her performance as Linnea Reese in Nashville won her several awards, and nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other notable films include 9 to 5 (1980), All of Me (1984), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Tea with Mussolini (1999), I Heart Huckabees (2004), and Grandma (2015).
Her signature role was written by her then partner (now wife), Jane Wagner, in a show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe which opened on Broadway in 1985 and won Tomlin the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.
She won her first Emmy Awards in 1974 for writing and producing her own television special, Lily.
She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein. Her performance as Frankie garnered her four consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.