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  • Lily Tomlin

    Born on September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan

awards & nominations

The West Wing (1999)

Lily Tomlin as "Deborah Fiderer"

Cutthroat presidential advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a country. Fictional Democratic President Josiah Barlet suffers no fools, and that policy alienates many. He and his dedicated staffers struggle to balance the needs of the country with the political realities of Washington, D.C., working through two presidential terms and the race to succeed Bartlet as the leader of the free world.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

And the Band Played On (1993)

Lily Tomlin as "Dr. Selma Dritz"

In 1981, epidemiologist Don Francis (Matthew Modine) learns of an increased rate of death among gay men in urban areas. The startling information leads him to begin investigating the outbreak, which is ultimately identified as AIDS. His journey finds mostly opposition from politicians and doctors, but several join him in his cause. As it becomes apparent that people have personal reasons to turn the other cheek, Francis persists. Meanwhile, the number of deaths continues to grow.

Emmy (Primetime) (1994) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

All of Me (1984)

Lily Tomlin as "Edwina Cutwater"

While on her deathbed, the rich Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin) has her lawyer Roger Cobb (Steve Martin) add the odd stipulation to her will that her soul will be inherited by the young Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant). The plan backfires when Edwina dies. She ends up inhabiting Roger's body and controlling only its right side. Edwina and Roger are forced to work together to find a way to get her soul out his body and into the body she originally intended.

Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Late Show (1977)

Lily Tomlin as "Margo"

Private detective Ira Wells (Art Carney) isn't getting any younger. He's also barely staying in business. So when Ira's former partner, Harry, is killed, Ira vows to not only take on Harry's last job, but also find his friend's murderer. While trying to crack Harry's case, Ira is introduced to Margo (Lily Tomlin), an eccentric pot-selling agent who wants to hire him to find her cat. Desperate for the work, Ira takes on the pet search and winds up with an unexpected new partner in Margo.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977) Nominated Actress
Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Nashville (1975)

Lily Tomlin as "Linnea Reese"

In this acclaimed Robert Altman drama, the lives of numerous people in the Tennessee capital intersect in unpredictable ways. Delbert Reese (Ned Beatty) is a lawyer and political organizer who is having difficulties in his marriage to Linnea (Lily Tomlin), a gospel vocalist. Other performers heavily featured in this renowned ensemble production include country singers Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley) and Connie White (Karen Black), who are rivals in the city's thriving music scene.

Academy Award (1975) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975) Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Golden Globe (1975) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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