Lilly Tomlin whose birth name is Mary Jean Tomlin is an American actress, writer, singer, comedian and producer who has an estimated net worth of $17 million US dollars. She began her career as a stand-up comedian in the 1960’s. She became famous when she was named the Americas youngest female stand-up comedian in 1960.
She has featured in many films such as “Orange County”, ”Heart Huckabees”, ”All of Me” and many more. Tomlin has also been in numerous TV shows like the ”West Wing” and ”The Magic School Bus”. Tomlin also made many brainy quotes that motivated people globally. She won Emmy awards in 1974 and Grammy award in 1972.
Tomlin was born on 1st September, 1939. She was born in Detroit, Michigan in the United States. Being the daughter of Lillie Mae a house wife and Guy Tomlin a factory worker. She had a brother, Richard Tomlin. Before joining entertainment industry she attended Skyline High School in Michigan.
She however graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957 and proceeded to Wayne State University to study biology. She however auditioned for a play that made her change her major. She completed her college education and begun doing stand-up comedy in night clubs in Detroit and in New York City. It was there that she ventured into the entertainment industry.
Tomlin begun her career as a stand-up comedian playing a role on the ”Off-Broadway” in the 1960´s. In 1969 she joined NBC from ABC´s series ”Music Scene”, replacing Judy Carne who played her role prior.She later on cast her role on the sketchy comedy show ”Rowan and Martin´s” marking a great success on the already established program.
Between 1969 and 1974 she performed as a cast member on ”Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in”. She has also starred as Frankie Bergstein on the Netflix series ”Grace and Frankie”. This role earned her the nomination for “Primetime Emmy Award” for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy for several times.
She produced her first film which was cast by Robert Altman in 1974. She also performed as Linnea Reese in Nashvile. In 1970 AT&T company offered her $500 thousands to play Ernestine in a commercial but she declined the offer arguing that it would compromise her integrity as an actor.
Tomlin has had a successful career where she has been nominated for various awards winning most of them. She was nominated for the Oscar award in 1976 as the Best actress in the supporting role. She won the Primetime Emmy award for five consecutive times in 1974,1976,1978,1981, and in 2013. in 2016 she won the Movies for Grownups Award as the best actress ”Grandma”(2015).
How much is Lily Tomlin Net Worth in 2017
Lily Tomlin net worth is $17 million US dollars as of 2017. This is the amount of wealth she has amassed in the entertainment industry through her hard work dedication and discipline.
Tomlin has released numerous albums in her career in the entertainment industry. Her third comedy album, ”Modern Scream” which was released in 197 was a parody of movie magazines and celebrity interviews that featured her performing Ernestine.