Tracey Ullman

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Tracey Ullman

Born

12/30/1959, Slough, Berkshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Tracy Ullman, Ruby Romaine/Svetlana/Pepper Kane - Tracey Ullman
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8.6
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19 votes

Biography

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This versatile comedienne and actress happily buries her own personality-and features-to create diverse characters in films and television. After receiving a scholarship to theatrical school at the age of twelve, she toured as a dancer and singer, eventually making a name for herself on stage and especially on…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tracey has been nominated for 24 Emmy awards and won seven. She won Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program for The Tracey Ullman Show in 1989. She won Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for The Tracey Ullman Show in 1990. She won Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical Program for The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show in 1990. She won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Love & War in 1993. She won Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical Program for Tracey Ullman-Takes On New York in 1994. She won Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for Tracey Takes On... in 1997. She won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Ally McBeal in 1999.

    • Tracey has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards. From 1998-1990 she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for The Tracey Ullman Show. She won in 1988. In 1997 she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series -Comedy/Musical for Tracey Takes On.... In 2001 she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Small Time Crooks.

    • Tracey has been nominated for two SAG awards. In 1999 and 2000 she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Tracey Takes On.... She won in 1999.

    • Tracey has homes in England and also in Los Angeles.

    • Tracey became an American citizen in 2003.

    • Tracey has two children, one named Mabel and the other John.

    • She had dropped out of high school.

    • Tracey: After spending two months in France where the air is great, I genuinely noticed how ill I felt returning to Los Angeles. The way we're going, if they keep building and building, there will be no space any more.

    • Tracey Ullman is the voice of Nell Van Dort in the movie Corpse Bride (2005).

    • Allan McKeown (1983 - present) 2 children

  • Quotes

    • Tracey: After spending two months in France where the air is great, I genuinely noticed how ill I felt returning to Los Angeles. The way we're going, if they keep building and building, there will be no space any more.

    • Tracey: I'm not jealous over the success of 'The Simpsons'. Not at all. They used to appear for 30 seconds in the middle of my show. Maybe they'll let me appear for 30 seconds in the middle of their show.

    • Tracey: As I get older, I just prefer to knit.

    • Tracey: I'm still that little girl who lisped and sat in the back of the car and threw vegetables at the back of her head when we drove home from the market. That never goes.

    • Tracey: I'm not making fun of these characters, and I'm not being mean about them. I'm just celebrating them.

    • Tracey: I worked with Paul McCartney for a while and saw what it does to you to be treated like a god for twenty years.

    • Tracey: I want to do a piece on three girls in their 30s who can't find guys. It's not from personal experience, but it's from friends, it's based on reality.

    • Tracey: I want more children, and perhaps I'll realize what it is I'm good at. I don't know if that will be a good or bad thing.

    • Tracey: I want more children, and perhaps I'll realize what it is I'm good at. I don't know if that will be a good or bad thing.

    • Tracey: I used to sit and talk to myself in the mirror and pretend that I was a woman whose husband was in prison and who had three kids and no money.

    • Tracey: I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor, Miss Cox. She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped.

    • Tracey: I thought it would be easy to write this book. But finding the way to make this book funny on the page was a challenge. Sometimes books are too dense to be comedic.

    • Tracey: I love my H.R.H. character. But I never got it. Why do we pay these people millions of pounds to be better than us?

    • Tracey: I love John Waters. There's stuff in it that's beyond the boundaries of my taste, but his movies have always been like that.

    • Tracey: I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements. I've gotten ridiculous offers.

    • Tracey: I had no idea I'd be doing this because of my embarrassment with saying I'm an actress. I don't like actors, especially in this town, where everyone just wants to be looked at.

    • Tracey: I had no experience with kids. I had no small brothers or sisters. I had to learn what to do with them. I had no idea when they walked, when they talked, when they got teeth.

    • Tracey: I don't get very involved in the L.A. scene. When you do get invited out, you are expected to be on all the time. It's just wearying.

    • Tracey: How I perceive actors getting involved in politics and charities... they want even more attention for themselves, it's in their nature.

    • Tracey: Frenchy, my character, comes from a very poor family and it's exciting for her to suddenly have money. This is a movie about the working class people and not about the New York intelligentsia with all the complexity of a typical Woody Allen movie.

    • Tracey: Every piece is so different. Some start out as just characters, but turn into something completely the opposite. There's a workshop feel about the show.

    • Tracey: Did you know David Letterman was offered millions of dollars to do a commercial for dog food?

    • Tracey: Chic is the character my family least likes to see me as. It is the most uncomfortable make-up. The beard is vile. It's made of yak hair and itches horribly.

    • Tracey: As you get older, you realize it's work. It's that fine line between love and companionship. But passionate love? I'd love to know how to make that last.

    • Tracey: A lot of stand-up comedy is embarrassing: too many idiots doing it in orange neckties against brick walls. I find most sitcoms embarrassing too, because they seem so forced.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Talent with a capital T

    9.0
    I am sorry for your loss. I do not know of your husbands work perhaps but I loved your show and wish it still existed in first runs. I hope youll have comfort and solace from all who love you and that we will enjoy you once again on television or in the movies.
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