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Tracey Ullman Biography

Birth Name:
Trace Ullman
Birth Place:
Slough, Berkshire, England
Profession
Actor, writer, producer, singer, dancer

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

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: winner
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Performance for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: winner
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 1987Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 1986BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated

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