Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman

  • Highest Rated: 97% Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Kronk's New Groove (2005)
  • Birthday: Dec 30, 1959
  • Birthplace: Slough, Berkshire, England, UK
  • An irrepressible "Jill of All Trades," British actress Tracey Ullman is master of all of them. Winning an arts scholarship at age 12, Ullman worked as a professional dancer with a German ballet company before channelling her energies into musical comedy. For her work in the West End production Four in a Million, Ullman was honored with the London Theatre Critics' award as Most Promising New Actress of 1981. Two years later, she was presented with a British Academy Award for her efforts on BBC Television. While still in her early twenties, she headlined her own British comedy/variety TV series, Three of a Kind, and climbed the pop-music charts with her singles "You Broke My Heart in 17 Places" and "They Don't Know." After an inauspicious film debut in 1984's Give My Regards to Broad Street, Ullman ascended to film stardom in such productions as Plenty (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), I Love You to Death (1990), Death Becomes Her (1992), and I'll Do Anything (1994). In 1987, she launched her American TV career with the Fox Network's weekly The Tracey Ullman Show, a superb showcase for her many offbeat characterizations, including mixed-up teen Francesca, selfish yuppie Sara Downey, repressed spinster Kay, and Goodallesque anthropologist Ceci Beckwith. The Tracey Ullman Show not only won the Fox Network its first Emmy nomination, but also spawned the popular cartoon series The Simpsons, which first took shape as a series of between-the-acts animated vignettes. While the show indeed served well to earn the wildly versatile actress a loyal stateside fanbase, it was her 1996 Emmy-winning HBO series Tracey Takes On... that truly allowed Ullman the chance to cut loose in front of the camera. A freewhelling comedy smorgasbord that allowed Ullman the opportunity to tackle a different topic each week, Tracey Takes On... continued to give testament to its star's remarkable knack for character play. Later branching out with roles in such popular television series' as Ally McBeal and Will and Grace, Ullman proved that she was as capable of livening up the material of others as she was of creating her own. Supporting roles in such features as Panic and Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks kept the energetic player busy on the big screen, and in 2004 she would take the lead as an uptight suburban mom transformed into a insatiable sex-addict by a head concussion in director John Waters' raunchy comedy A Dirty Shame. Voice work in The Cat That Looked LIke a King, Corpse Bride, and Kronk's New Groove found Ullman flexing her vocal chords to impressive effect in late-2004 and early-2005, and after taking a trip to the land of fairytales in the made for television production of Once Upon a Mattress, it was time to step into the role of the mischevous Mother Mature in director Amy Heckerling's 2007 romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman. In 2008 she launched yet another comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, and lent her vocal talents to the animated movie The Tale of Despereaux.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Zog Actor 2018
71% Into the Woods Jack's Mother $89.8M 2014
57% The Tale of Despereaux Mig $50.9M 2008
No Score Yet If it Ain't Stiff Actor 2008
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman Mother Nature 2007
40% Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed Actor 2005
No Score Yet Once Upon a Mattress Princess Winnifred 2005
84% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde $53.4M 2005
0% Kronk's New Groove Ms. Birdwell 2005
53% A Dirty Shame Sylvia Stickles $1.3M 2004
No Score Yet The Cat That Looked at a King Actor 2002
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
91% Panic Martha 2000
66% Small Time Crooks Frances Frenchy Fox Winkler 2000
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Nina Scant 1994
97% Bullets Over Broadway Eden Brent 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Beth 1994
40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Latrine 1993
40% Happily Ever After Moonbeam/Thunderella 1993
50% Household Saints Catherine 1993
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears - Puss in Boots Actor 1991
58% I Love You to Death Rosalie Boca 1990
29% Jumpin' Jack Flash Fiona 1986
No Score Yet Happy Since I Met You Actor 1986
53% Plenty Alice Park 1985
21% Give My Regards to Broad Street Sandra Director 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

88% Howards End
2018
Aunt Juley Mund.
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's Show
2016-2018
Performer Various Producer Executive Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
89% Girls
2012-2017
Ode Montgomery
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
2008-2010
Director Performer Creator Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Guest Ann
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Dr. Tracy Clark Dr Tracey Clark Tracy Clark Dr. Clark
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
Executive Producer
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Love & War
1992-1995
  • 1993
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Little Lulu Show
1995-1999
Voice
No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show
1987-1990
Performer

QUOTES FROM Tracey Ullman CHARACTERS

Jack's Mother
There's no time to sit and dither, while her withers wither with her.
Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde
It's a beautiful day!
William Van Dort
It's a rather nice day.
Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde
A day for a glorious wedding!
William Van Dort
A rehearsal, my dear, to be perfectly clear.
Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde
A rehearsal for a glorious wedding!
Ms. Birdwell
Kronky-poo!
Ms. Birdwell
Take that!
Richard I the Lionheart
You changed it "to" Latrine?
Richard I the Lionheart
You changed it to 'Latrine'?
Latrine
Yeah. It used to be "Shit House".
Latrine
Yeah. It used to be 'Shit House'.