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(Actress, Comedian, Writer, Singer, Producer)

Lily Tomlin is a legendary actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. She is married.

Relationship Facts of Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin is married to Jane Wagner {Compare Couple}.
Lily Tomlin married on December 31, 2013.
💑 Anniversary in 276 days 💑
She does not have any kids as of now.
Lily Tomlin is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.

After 42 years of dating, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner married!!

Lily Tomlin’s current relationship status is married.

She has been in a relationship with a writer, director, and producer, Jane Wagner since 1971.

They were introduced to each other by a common friend, actress Betty Beaird, in New York.

And dating for a long period, they tied the knot on December 31, 2013.

It was held in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

They have been happily together and have also supported each other professionally.

Who is Lily Tomlin?

Lily Tomlin is a legendary actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer.

She is also known for her roles in Grace and Frankie, Rowan & Martin’s, and And the Band Played On.

Furthermore, Lily also founded the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin /Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and the Goosebump Garden.

Lily Tomlin: Age, Parent, Ethnicity

She was born on September 1, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

She is 83 years old. Her birth name is Mary Jean Tomlin.

Her father’s name is Guy Tomlin, he was a factory worker. Sadly, he died on October 24, 1970.

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Caption: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner (Source: Prevention)

Likely, her mother’s name is Lillie Mae she was a nurse’s aide. But, she also died on July 12, 2005. She has a younger brother named, Richard Tomlin.

Talking about her nationality, American, and she belongs to English and German ethnicity.


She completed her education at Cass Technical High School. She then attended Wayne State University and took up Biology as her major.

However, after some audition tryouts, she changed her major to Acting.

She further studied acting at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Lily Tomlin: Career, Professional life

Acting &TV

Starting her career, Lily Tomlin debuted in acting in the 1966 movie, The Garry Moore Show 1966.

Then, the actress appears on The Merv Griffin Show. Likely, she was a regular on Music Scene.

In the year 1969, she joined the cast of Laugh-In. It was the base of rising her stardom.

Her hilarious character was loved by the audience.

Playing as Edith Ann, a mischievous 6-year-old, and snarky telephone operator Ernestine is one of her most remarkable characters to be noted.

Tomlin appeared on the show Laugh-In until it went off the air in 1973.

In 1966, she made her first TV show appearance on the variety show, The Garry Moore Show.

She released her first comedy album, This Is a Recording, with Polydor Records in the year 1971.

Talking about the big screen, she made her Broadway debut in Appearing Nitely in 1977.

The show introduced new characters such as Trudy the bag lady, Rick the singles bar cruiser, and Sister Boogie Woman, a 77-year-old blues revivalist. It also aids a lot in gaining her popularity.

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Caption: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner (Source: Prevention)

In the year 2015, Tomlin alongside Fonda appeared in the series Grace and Frankie. Tomlin then returned to Broadway in 1985. 

After a year-long run on Broadway, touring the country, the show was revived in 2000.

Voice Works

Tomlin has also done voiceover work for several projects.

She has given voice to a science teacher Ms. Frizzle on the popular animated TV series The Magic School Bus.

The actress also earned a Daytime Emmy; Tammy in “The Last of the Red Hat Mamas” episode of The Simpsons.

Furthermore, she worked for the character of Momo in the animated feature film The Ant Bully in 2006.

Writing Career

After Laugh-In, Tomlin went on to star in six television comedy specials that she co-wrote with Jane Wagner.

Tomlin was looking for a writer that can help her in developing the character of Edith Ann, and she met Wagner in 1971.

They felt an immediate connection, both professional and personal, and became a couple.

As a writer, she has contributed to projects like Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle (1994), The Paul Simon Special (1977), The Lily Tomlin Special (1975), Lily (1973), and The Lily Tomlin Show (1973).


As an executive producer, she has been involved in projects like Grace and FrankieRadium Girls (2018), An Apology to Elephants (2013), Citizen Reno (2001), Reno Finds Her Mom (1998), Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle (1994), and Lily: Sold Out (1981).


Lily has also founded the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin /Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and the Goosebump Garden.

On May 25, 1999, she was one of the guest speakers for the Exceptional Experiences lecture series.

In addition, she spoke at the Centennial Concert Hall, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

And in 2002, she also became The Women’s Image Network (WIN) Awards Lifetime Achievement Honoree.


Lily received the Kennedy Center Honors along with Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, and Sting in 2014.

In 1985 she wins a Tony Award for her performance in the one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.

Tomlin has also received various awards for her work. It includes an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance.

Further, she also received two Golden Globe nominations: one for her role in Grace and the other for the big-screen outing Grandma.

Lily Tomlin: Salary, Net Worth

As of 2022, Lily’s net worth is estimated at around $20 million.

Her numerous roles in TV series and movies have contributed to this.

Her monthly salary is around $200,000 and her annual is said to be around $2.4 million. 

Furthermore, the actress also earns from endorsement work for brands like All detergent, Fidelity Investments, and WebEx.

Lily Tomlin: Rumor and Controversy

The actress doesn’t share much regarding her personal life and has maintained a distance from any such incident.

Hence, her name doesn’t appear in any kind of rumors or controversies in the media.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Lily Tomlin stands at a height of 5 ft 8 inches (1.73m). Likely, her weight is 57kg (125.5 lbs).

The actress mostly has shoulder-length wavy brown colored hair and is often dyed into different shades of blonde.

With a fair complexion, she has a beautiful pair of blue-colored eyes.

Social Media

Lily is active on Instagram with over 10.5K followers and has around 88.5K followers on Twitter.

Likely, her Facebook page also holds around 79K followers.


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