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Tracey Ullman (born 30 December 1959) is an English-born stage and television actress, comedian, singer, dancer, screenwriter and author.
Her early appearances were on British TV sketch comedy shows A Kick Up the Eighties (with Rik Mayall and Miriam Margolyes) and Three of a Kind (with Lenny Henry and David Copperfield). After a brief singing career, she appeared as Candice Valentine in Girls On Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
She emigrated from the UK to the US and created her own network television series, The Tracey Ullman Show, from 1987 until 1990, from which The Simpsons was spun off in 1989. She later produced programs for HBO, including Tracey Takes On... (1996—1999), for which she has won numerous awards. She has also appeared in several feature films. Her sketch comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, ran from 2008—2010 on Showtime. In 2016, she returned with the BBC sketch comedy show Tracey Ullman's Show, her first project for the broadcaster in over thirty years.
She is the first woman to be offered her own television sketch show in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
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