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Tracey Ullman stars on Showtime's comedy impersonation series, "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union."

Tracey Ullman is perhaps best known in America for her series, "The Tracey Ullman Show," which aired on FOX from 1987-1990 and established the English-born comedienne as one of primetime's major comic talents. The series earned numerous awards during its run, including several Emmy Awards, two for Ullman herself. The series was also credited with launching the highly-successful cartoon classic,
Tracey Ullman on "State of the Union"
Tracey Ullman State of the Union
"The Simpsons." Over the years Ullman has been given many industry honors including seven Emmys, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, three CableACEs, eight American Comedy Awards and a BAFTA.

Ullman earned her first show business acclaim on the British stage in "Four in a Million" (1981), an improvised comedy at the Royal Court Theater for which she won a London Critics Award. Television offers followed, including one from independent producer Allan McKeown who shortly afterward became her husband. While she played a "compulsive liar-slash-Playboy bunny" on McKeown's "Girls on Top," she also appeared in "Three of a Kind," the BBC's popular Saturday night show which ran for three years and made her a household name throughout England. In 1982, she recorded the top-selling album, "You Broke My Heart in Seventeen Places," and made her big screen debut in the 1983 Paul McCartney rock 'n' roll vehicle "Give My Regards to Broad Street." It was her appearance in the 1985 screen adaptation of David Hare's play "Plenty," co-starring Meryl Streep, Charles Dance and Sting, that brought Ullman attention in the United States.

In the mid-1980s, she settled in Los Angeles and returned to television in 1987 with "The Tracey Ullman Show," produced by James L. Brooks, on the fledgling FOX Network, on which she became a fixture of Sunday night television for the next three-and-a-half years.



In 1989, Ullman starred opposite Kevin Kline in the romantic comedy "I Love You to Death." She next appeared in Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and in the well-received art-house hit "Household Saints." In 1990, Ullman played "Kate" opposite Morgan Freeman in the New York Central Park's Public Theater production of "The Taming of the Shrew." She then worked again with Brooks in "I'll Do Anything," and was among the all-star cast of Robert Altman's "Pret-a-Porter." Ullman was part of an all-star ensemble in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" and later re-teamed with Allen in "Small Time Crooks" (2000). Ullman appeared in Jon Waters' "A Dirty Shame" (2004), the first NC-17 rated comedy, playing a woman whose bizarre sexual appetites are unleashed after a blow to the head.

In the early 1990s, Ullman performed in her own HBO comedy specials "Tracey Ullman: Takes on New York" and "A Class Act," as well as the spin-off series "Tracey Takes On..." The series introduced instant classic Ullman characters, as well as featuring favorites from her first series and garnered critical attention and numerous Emmy Awards. She also had a recurring stint as Calista Flockhart's eccentric, tough-love-minded therapist on "Ally McBeal."




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TRACEY ULLMAN: FACTS

How tall is Tracey Ullman? How old is Tracey Ullman? Find out here.

Age: 54 years old
Birthday: December 30, 1959
Height: 5' 5 ½"
Birthplace: Slough, Berkshire, England, UK
Husband: Allan McKeown





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