Lily Tomlin is a much-honored actor and comedian. Honors she has won during her 40-year career include two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy and Mark Twain Prize for American humor. Her 1970s characters for NBC's Laugh-In include: Ernestine the telephone operator, six-year-old Edith Ann in a giant rocking chair and the imperious Tasteful Lady.
Tomlin’s one-woman Broadway performance in Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe became a classic. She has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman’s Nashville.