Lily Tomlin is an American actress and comedian. Her career in the entertainment industry started in the 1960s. Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, which she starred in from 1969–73. For her work here, she earned Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Later in 1975, she starred as Linnea Reese in the film Nashville, which brought her greater acclaim. For this, she received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
She later starred in the film The Late Show. In the ’80s, she was praised for her acting in the films The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Short Cuts, and Flirting with Disaster. She went on to star as Kay Carter-Shepley in the TV series Murphy Brown. In the 2000s, she became best known for starring as Deborah Fiderer in The West Wing. As of 2015, she stars as Frankie Bergstein in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.