Fast Facts

  • Began doing comedy routines with her sister to cheer their mother up after their father died.
  • At age 16, she toured in a production of Gigi in Berlin for five months.
  • Joined the Second Generation dance troupe when she returned to England.
  • Appeared in several London theater productions, including Grease and The Rocky Horror Show.
  • Had a successful music career in the UK in the early 1980s, releasing two albums: You Broke My Heart in 17 Places and You Caught Me Out.
  • The video of her 1983 hit single "They Don't Know" featured Paul McCartney.
  • Received royalties from The Simpsons, because the cartoon debuted on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.
  • An avid knitter, she cowrote the book Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun (2006).
  • Became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2006; holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the UK.
  • Daughter Mabel is involved in politics in the UK.

Awards

  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Winner
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Performance for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Allan McKeown — Husband (deceased)
  • Patty Ullman — Sister
  • Anthony John Ullman — Father
  • Mabel Ellen McKeown — Daughter
  • Dorin Ullman — Mother
  • John Albert Victor McKeown — Son

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  • Birth Name: Trace Ullman
  • Birth Place: Slough, Berkshire, England
  • Birthday: December 30, 1959, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer, Singer, Dancer
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