Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She was born and brought up in Michigan in a middle class family. She was interested in art and theater from a very young age and started doing stand-up comedy in comedy clubs in Michigan and later in New York. She got her first role in NBC’s ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,’ which made her famous; she went on to play multiple roles in the sketch comedy show. After achieving popularity by appearing in the show, Tomlin produced her own comedy videos, portraying characters from ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’ One of these videos won a ‘Grammy.’ She started appearing in comedy motion pictures, starring opposite Hollywood stars like Steve Martin, Meryl Streep, etc. She has been quite famous on the Broadway as well; she is known as the only comedienne ever to perform a solo comedy act. She is the recipient of many awards, including ‘Primetime Emmys,’ ‘Tony Award,’ ‘Woman in Film Crystal Award,’ and ‘Grammy Award.’ After 42 years of courtship, she married writer/producer Jane Wagner in 2013.