Mary Jean Lily Tomlin or better known as Lily Tomlin is an actress of the United States. She is also a well-known comedian, singer, and writer. Apart from this, Lily Tomlin is also a producer. She has been successful in her career as she is very talented. Let’s have a close look at Lily Tomlin’s net worth in 2018.
Lily Tomlin was born on 1st September in the year 1939 in Michigan in America. She has one sibling, a brother named Richard Tomlin. She attended the Cass Technical High School and graduated in the year 1957. Lily has been interested in theater and comedy since her childhood days. Although she studied biology at the Wayne State University, it was after she performed at a play that interested her in drama and the theater so much so that she even changed her subject of the major. Performing on the stage was something new for Lily back then, and she had a knack for doing stand-up comedy since her college days. After graduating from her college, she started doing stand-up comedy in nightclubs and other restaurants in Detroit in Michigan. Lily also studied acting in Herbert Berghof Studio in New York.
Lily Tomlin’s career as an actress began in the year 1965 when she appeared in an American TV talk show named The Merv Griffin Show. In the year 1969, Lily starred in the television show on ABC Channel named The Music Scene. This show featured many genres of music like rock and pop etc. She also did sketch comedy and was part of NBC’s comedy show named Roman and Martin’s Laugh-In. In this show, Lily created a bunch of characters and portrayed her own sense of humor differently through each of the characters.
Some of the characters are named Ernestine, Edith Ann, Mrs. Judith Beasley, Mrs. Earbore, Trudy, and Bobbi-Jeanine, etc. Lily played these characters in her own comedy show outside the Roman and Martin’s Laugh-In show. She played the character of Ernestine on Saturday Night Live in the year 1976 and also in the Super High Summit of the University of California in Los Angeles in the year 1994. The same character was played by her in a commercial advertisement in the year 2003. Tomlin even published an autobiography of another character named Edith Ann in 1995.
Lily Tomlin was also famous for doing comedy, and her first comedy album was named This Is A Recording which was released in the year 1972. Her second album was named, And That’s The Truth. Other than these two Grammy awards winning albums, she also released an album which was an adaptation of her Broadway show named Lily Tomlin On Stage. This album was nominated for the Grammy Awards. Her debut as a film actress was with the movie named Nashville. For this movie, she received the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Her acting in the film named Moment by Moment was a huge hit in the year 1978. Some of the other movies and films which she acted in are 9 to 5, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Big Business, Short Cuts and Flirting with Disaster, etc.
Other than starring in movies, Lily Tomlin appeared solo in a Broadway show named Appearing Nitely in the year 1977 and was the first woman to do so. She was named America’s New Queen of Comedy in that same year. She received a Tony Award for her second show named The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.
Awards and Achievements
Lily Tomlin has won a total of 7 Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for her roles in a comedy series and her voice over in a documentary. She has also won the AARP Movies for Grownups Award for the 2015 movie Granda. She has been nominated for many prestigious awards. She has won Screen Actors Guild Awards and won American Comedy Awards for her excellent stand-up comedy.
Net Worth of Lily Tomlin
The net worth of Lily Tomlin is $20 million. Her numerous roles in TV series and movies have contributed to this.
A versatile actress, Lily Tomlin is an excellent comedian and has received tons of awards for her notable and praiseworthy works. She continues to be an inspiration to many still now.