Tracey Ullman’s net worth
Tracey Ullman is a $15 million-wealthy English actress, comedian, singer, dancer, director, author, and screenwriter. Ullman is most well-known for her roles in the television shows “The Tracey Ullman Show” (1987–1990), “Tracey Takes On…” (1996–1999), and “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” (2008–2010). She conceived “Tracey Takes On…” and “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union,” and worked on both series as a writer, director, and producer. Tracey has over 60 acting credits, including the films “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986), “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” (1993), “Prêt-à-Porter” (1994), “Small Time Crooks” (2000), and “Into the Woods” (2014), as well as the television series “Ally McBeal” (1998–1999) and “How I Met Your Mother” (2014), and the miniseries “Mrs. America” (2014). (2020). She has also performed in a number of theater performances, including a Broadway staging of Jay Presson Allen’s “The Big Love” in 1991. Ullman has two studio albums, “You Broke My Heart in 17 Places” (1983) and “You Caught Me Out” (1984), as well as the book “Tracey Takes On,” which was published in 1998.
Tracey Ullman was born Trace Ullman in the English town of Slough, Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire). Tracey Ullman is the daughter of Doreen and Anthony Ullman, and she watched her father die of a heart attack when she was just six years old; he had been recuperating from a heart procedure at the time. Ullman lost her mother, Doreen, in a fire at her Holtspur home in 2015. Following Anthony’s death, the family relocated to Hackbridge in southwest London, and Tracey and her sister, Patti, started performing weekly concerts to attempt to cheer up their mother. After Doreen remarried, the family relocated around England, and Ullman attended a variety of public schools. Tracey created and performed in school plays, and a headmaster advised she attend a performing arts school. Ullman received a scholarship to the Italia Conti Academy when she was 12 years old, and as a teenager, she joined the Second Generation dance ensemble. Tracey has also been in musicals including “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Grease.”
Ullman made her television debut in 1980 on the British series “Mackenzie,” and her first film was “Give My Regards to Broad Street” in 1984. She was a cast member on the BBC Scotland sketch comedy programme “A Kick Up the Eighties” from 1981 to 1984, which led to Tracey receiving her own show, “Three of a Kind” (1981–1983). The series, which also included comedians David Copperfield and Lenny Henry, garnered Ullman a BAFTA Award in 1984. Tracey relocated to Los Angeles after appearing in the film “Plenty” and starring as Candice Valentine in the ITV series “Girls on Top” in 1985. From 1987 to 1990, she appeared in “The Tracey Ullman Show,” a Fox series that aired 80 episodes over four seasons and was placed #25 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “40 Greatest Sketch-Comedy TV Shows of All Time.” Tracey starred in the films “I Love You to Death” (1990), “Household Saints” (1993), “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994), and “Everyone Says I Love You” (1996), as well as Latrine in “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” (1993). She appeared in the 1993 specials “Tracey Ullman: A Class Act” and “Tracey Ullman Takes on New York,” and from 1996 to 1999, she had her own HBO series, “Tracey Takes On…” Ullman appeared as Dr. Tracey Clark in the Fox sitcom “Ally McBeal” from 1998 to 1999.
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Tracey starred in the 2000 films “C-Scam,” “Panic,” and “Small Time Crooks,” and then on “Tracey Ullman’s Visible Panty Lines” (2001–2002) and “Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales” (2003–2005). (2003). In 2004, she performed in the film “A Dirty Shame” and guest-starred on “Will & Grace,” and in 2005, she released the special “Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed” and portrayed Nell Van Dort and Hildegarde in Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride.” Ullman appeared in Showtime’s “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” from 2008 to 2010, and she had a recurring role as Genevieve Scherbatsky on the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother” in 2014. She co-starred in 2014’s “Into the Woods” alongside Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, and Johnny Depp, grossing $212.9 million at the box office and earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. She was a regular on the BBC One sketch shows “Tracey Ullman’s Show” (2016–2018) and “Tracey Breaks the News” (2017–2018), and she appeared as a guest on “Girls” (2017), “The President Show” (2017), and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2017). (2021). Tracey featured in the films “The Prom” and “Death to 2020” in 2020, voiced Grecklin in the Pixar picture “Onward,” and played feminist pioneer Betty Friedan in the miniseries “Mrs. America.”
Tracey married producer Allan McKeown on December 27, 1983, and they have two children: Mabel, born on April 1, 1986, and John, born on August 6, 1991. McKeown died in December 2013 as a result of prostate cancer. Ullman became an American citizen in December 2006, and she now has dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States. Tracey likes knitting and co-wrote “Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun” in 2006.
Nominations and Awards
Ullman has received more than 25 Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Program for “The Tracey Ullman Show” (1989), Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for “The Tracey Ullman Show” (1990), Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for “The Best of the Tracey Ullman Show” (1990) and “Tracey Takes on New York” (1994), and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for (1997). She has received 15 American Comedy Award nominations, including Funniest Female Performer of the Year (1988), Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable, or Syndication for “Tracey Ullman: Backstage” (1989), “Funny Women of Television” (1992), “Tracey Takes on New York” (1994), and “Women of the Night IV” (1996), and Funniest Female Performer in (1999).
Tracey had five Golden Globe nominations, winning Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for “The Tracey Ullman Show” in 1988, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for “Tracey Takes On…” in 1999. She got a BAFTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance in 1984 for “Three of a Kind,” and a Lucy Award at the 1995 Women in Film Lucy Awards. Ullman has received three CableACE Awards, including Performance in a Comedy Special for “Tracey Takes on New York” (1995), Variety Special or Series, and Actress in a Comedy Series for “Tracey Takes On..” (1996). She received a Sir Peter Ustinov Award at the Banff Television Festival in 2000, and she and her “Prêt-à-Porter” co-stars shared a National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble in 1994. Tracey has received Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Actress in a Cable Series (1998) and Best Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series (1998 and 1999) for “Tracey Takes On…” (1998), as well as Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical for “Tracey Takes On…” (1998) and “State of the Union” (2008), Best Ensemble, Motion Picture for “Into the Woods” (2015), and Best Act (2021). Ullman received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding New York Debut for “Taming of the Shrew” and “The Big Love” in 1991.
Property for sale
Ullman and McKeown spent $1.8 million in 1998 for a 5,574-square-foot, five-bedroom house in Palisades Riviera, a Los Angeles suburb. They paid $2.56 million for a 3,013-square-foot Brentwood property in early 2013. Tracey sold the three-bedroom, three-bathroom property in 2015 for $3.2 million.