Tracey Ullman is a British-born American comedienne, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter and author best known for her comedy show The Tracey Ullman Show, from 1987-1990.
Her early appearances were on British TV sketch comedy shows A Kick Up the Eighties (with Rik Mayall) and Three of a Kind (with Lenny Henry and David Copperfield). She also appeared as Candice Valentine in Girls On Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
She emigrated to the U.S. 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 found even greater success producing programs for HBO, including Tracey Takes On..., for which she has won numerous awards. She has also appeared in several feature films.
She starred in her sketch-comedy creation, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, for Showtime, from 2008-2010.