Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin was born on the 1st September 1939 in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is an actress probably now best known for her role as Frankie Bergstein in the Netflix series “Grace And Frankie” (2015). She has also appeared in a number of films and TV series, particularly “Nashville” (1975), “Big Business” (1988), “Murphy Brown” (1996-1998), and “The West Wing” (2002-2006). She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1965.
Have you ever wondered how rich Lily Tomlin is as of mid-2017? According to sources it has been estimated that the overall size of Lily’s net worth is $20 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.
Lily Tomlin Net Worth $20 Million
Lily Tomlin was born to Lillie Mae and Guy Tomlin, and attended Cass Technical High School, receiving her diploma in 1957. She enrolled at Wayne State University and studied Biology. After graduation, Lily decided to try an acting career, and she went to audition for a play, soon after which she dived into stand-up comedy.
Lily`s career beginnings trace back to the mid 1960s, when she performed as a stand-up comedian off-Broadway. She slowly climbed her way up the ladder, and in 1970 became a member of the show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, which aired until 1973. Lily received several nominations for her appearance in the show, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Since that appearance, her career has only gone upwards, and so has her net worth, as it became rather easy for her to acquire roles in high production films and TV series.
Two years later Lily earned her first film appearance, as Linnea Rese in the film “Nashville” (1975), directed by Robert Altman. During the 1970s, Lily was featured in the films and shows “The Late Show” (1977), “Sesame Street” (1976-1988), and she also had her own show entitled “Lily” (1973), for which she won the Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
She proved herself in 1970s, and just continued with successful appearances throughout the 1980s, which included such films as “All Of Me” (1984) as Edwina Cutwater alongside Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant, “9 To 5” (1980) with Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, and “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” (1981) with Charles Grodin and Ned Beaty.
Furthermore, she appeared in the film “Big Business” (1988), directed by Jim Abrahams, and which also featured actors such as Bette Midler and Fred Ward in the lead roles.
Lily`s net worth also rose through 1990s, as she appeared in successful films such as “Short Cuts” (1993), “Flirting With Disaster” (1996), “Tea With Mussolini” (1999), and the TV series “And The Band Played On” (1993), and also lent her voice to Ms. Valerie Frizzle of the popular animated show “The Magic School Bus” (1994-2002), and numerous others productions, all of which positively affected her net worth.
To speak further of her accomplishments, aging didn`t stop her continuing with acting, as she was featured in such films as “Prairie Old Companion” (2006) as Rhonda Johnson alongside other successful actors like Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones, among others, “The West Wing” (2002-2006) as Deborah Fiderer, and “Eastbound And Down” (2012), among others.
Most recently, she has appeared in the film “Grandma” (2015), and she is to appear in the film “The Road Home”, which is scheduled for a release sometime in 2016. She has also been a part of the comedy series “Grace And Frankie” (2015-2016), and as well starred in the TV series “Web Therapy” (2011-2015), which also benefited her net worth.
Regarding her personal life, Lily Tomlin was in a relationship with producer and writer Jane Wagner for 42 years, and they finally decided to marry in a private ceremony on New Year’s Eve in 2013. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
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