Lily Tomlin

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Lily Tomlin
Birth name Mary Jean Tomlin
Born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Notable Roles Deborah Fiderer in The West Wing
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cast Member 1969–1973
Murphy Brown Kay Carter-Shepley 1996–1998 9 10
Malibu Country Lillie May 2012–2013 1
Grace and Frankie Frankie 2015–  1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Frasier Rita (voice) 2x02 - The Unkindest Cut of All September 27, 1994
Homicide: Life on the Street Rose Halligan 4x10 - The Hat January 19, 1996
The X-Files Lida 6x06 - How the Ghosts Stole Christmas December 13, 1998
The West Wing Debbie Fiderer 3x21 - Posse Comitatus May 22, 2002
The West Wing Debbie Fiderer 4x09 - Swiss Diplomacy November 20, 2002
The West Wing Debbie Fiderer 4x16 - The California 47th February 19, 2003
The West Wing Debbie Fiderer 5x09 - Abu el Banat December 3, 2003
The West Wing Debbie Fiderer 6x07 - A Change Is Gonna Come December 1, 2004
The Simpsons Tammy 17x07 - The Last of the Red Hot Mamas November 27, 2005
Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons 5x06 - There's Always a Woman November 2, 2008
Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons 5x07 - What More Do I Need? November 9, 2008
Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons 5x08 - City on Fire November 16, 2008
Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons 5x11 - Home Is the Place January 4, 2009
Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons 5x23 - Everybody Says Don't May 17, 2009
Desperate Housewives Roberta Simmons 5x24 - If It's Only in Your Head May 17, 2009

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Lily Herself March 16, 1973
Lily Herself November 2, 1973
The Lily Tomlin Special Herself February 21, 1975
The Lily Tomlin Special Herself July 25, 1975
The Paul Simon Special Herself December 8, 1977
Lily: Sold Out Herself February 2, 1981

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) April 13-17, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) May 11-15, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) August 31-September 4, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 5-9, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 26-30, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) November 23-27, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) December 7-11, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 25-29, 1971
The Hollywood Squares (1966) July 19-23, 1971
The Hollywood Squares (1966) July 26-30, 1971
The Hollywood Squares (1966) March 6-10, 1972
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 22-26, 1973
The Hollywood Squares (1966) February 11-15, 1974
The Hollywood Squares (1966) March 11-15, 1974
The Hollywood Squares (1966) February 17-21, 1975

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special (1974, 1976, 1978)

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actress in a Play (1986)
The Search for Signs...

Daytime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program (1995)
The Magic School Bus

Trivia