Tracey Ullman

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Tracey Ullman is a popular English television, film, and movie actress. She also performs as a comedian, dancer, and singer, as well as works as a television producer, director, screenwriter, author, and businesswoman. Tracey is mostly notable for her creative and offbeat comedic style. She first wowed American audiences with the show ’The Tracey Ullman Show’ in 1987, followed by the popular HBO series ‘Tracey Takes On’. Tracey’s recent projects include the 2014 musical movie ‘Into the Woods’.

Early Life and Career

Tracey Ullman was born on 30 December 1959 in Slough, Buckinghamshire. She is a proud daughter of Dorin and Antony John Ullman. Her father was a Roman Catholic Pole and mother was British, with Roman ancestry. Tracey holds dual American and British citizenship. Unfortunately, she lost her father at the age of six due to a ma s sive heart attack and after that terrible loss, she moved around a lot as her mother started working.

Tracey Ullman won a scholarship to a performing arts school at the age of twelve. However, she left school to pursue her dream dancing in Berlin. Eventually, she began enjoying her some success in performing in musicals in London’s West End, and later, she went on to British TV projects like the 1981 comedy skit show ‘Three of a kind’.

Music Career

Tracey Ullman, who already made a name in the comedy field through her show ‘Three of a Kind’, encountered the chance to talk to the wife of the head of the punk music label Stiff Records, Dave Robinson, and the meeting led to her recording her first album ‘You Broke My Heart’ in 17 Places. The album did well in England and the song ‘They Don’t Know’ became a crossover hit in the United States.

Tracey Ullman’s songs were over-the-top evocations of the 1960s and 1970s pop music. Similarly, her international hit cover version of label-mate Kirsty MacColl’s ‘They Don’t Know’ reached number two in the UK and number eight in the United States. Tracey’s final hit ’sungla s ses’ was released in 1984 and after that, she ended her recording career, but she continued singing in television, film, and theater.

Television Career

Tracey Ullman got her first acting job at the age of seventeen, in a Heinz soup commercial where she had to wear a cow’s head. Later she also appeared in BBC TV series ‘Mackenzie’ playing the daughter of Lynda Bellingham. Similarly, she was later cast to BBC Scotland sketch comedy programme ‘a Kick Up the Eighties’. The network was so impressed by her performance that later she was cast in the comedy series ‘Three of a Kind’, co-starring comedians David Copperfield and Lenny Henry.

Soon Tracey became one of the popular television actresses appearing in several popular television shows such as ‘Kennedy Center Honors’, ‘Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union’, ‘Sesame street’, ‘Funny Women of Television’ and so on. Recently, she has appeared in ‘Shakespeare Uncovered’, ‘Tracey Ullman’s show’, and ‘Have I Got News for You’. However, she became immensely popular from her show ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’. Over the four seasons of the show she received several Emmy Awards.

Film Career

Alongside her television work, Tracey Ullman has also appeared in several movies throughout her career. Her first theatrical debut was from the small role in Paul McCartney’s film ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’ in 1984, followed by a supporting role in the 1985 drama ‘Plenty’. Similarly, she appeared the movie ‘I Love to Death’ alongside River Phoenix, Joan Plowright, and Kevin Kline’.

Similarly, Tracey has also appeared in lead and supporting roles in movies like ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’, ‘Household Saints’, ‘Small Time Crooks’, ‘Bullets over Broadway’ and ‘A Dirty Shame’. She was even nominated in the category of Best Actress- Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her amazing work in ‘Small Time Crooks’.


Tracey Ullman also has an extensive stage career. In 1980, she appeared In Victoria Wood’s talent in Liverpool. Her award-winning performance was in Les Blair’s avant-garde ‘Four in a Million’ in 1981. This show even led her to a career in television. Similarly, Tracey also played Kate Hardcastle in ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ in 1982.

In 1990, Tracey appeared as Kate in the Park’s production of ‘Taming of the shrew’ opposite Morgan Freeman, followed by her Broadway debut with Jay Presson Allen’s one-woman show ‘The Big Love’. In 2011, she appeared on the British stage in the Stephen Poliakoff drama ‘My City’ and her performance also earned her an Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Personal Life

Tracey Ullman married producer Allan Mckeown in 1983. The couple first met when Tracey was in her struggling phase and Allan was an established producer. The couple is blessed with two children Mabel, born in 1986, and Johnny, born, in 1991. Johnny is also an actor and currently writes for the popular show ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’. The couple lived a very happy, successful married life together. However, on 24 December 2013, Allan died at his home from prostate cancer, just three days shy of the pair’s 30th wedding anniversary.

Net worth

The net worth of Tracy Ullman is estimated at $115 million dollars. There is no surprise that she has such an amazing net worth as she has been working all her life. She earned an amazing net worth through her TV starring, movies, music, and theater.

by Bchrome, 29 Sep, 2016

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