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Los Angeles native, Tracy Newman, is a TV writer and producer. She started as a staff writer on Cheers. In 1997, she won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for co-writing the ground-breaking “coming out” episode of Ellen. In 2001 she co-created the ABC comedy, According to Jim. She also left her mark on Bob (Bob Newhart), The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show and Hiller and Diller amongst others.
A founding member, teacher and director of The Groundlings, Tracy kept good company with other notable Groundling alumni - her sister, Laraine Newman, Phil Hartmann, Will Ferrell, Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, Kathy Griffin and Lisa Kudrow.
Tracy has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 14, and her early desire to be a folksinger has never faded. She has returned to her first love... music! She is once again performing full-time. Her band is called Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements. Her two CDs are“A Place in the Sun,” and "I Just See You," which will be officially released September 23, 2012. She now adds 'award-winning songwriter' to her long list of career accomplishments!
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