Comedian and actress Tracey Ullman plans to arrive in Israel on Monday, July 21 in order to promote her new television series, 'Tracey Ullman's State of the Nation'.
The British talent got her debut on the UK sitcom, 'Three of a Kind' in 1981. Later she became a successful singer, and two of her hits reached the top five on the British charts. In 1984 she acted with Paul McCartney (also due to arrive in Israel shortly) in 'Give my Regards to Broad Street'.
Ullman immigrated to the US and became a citizen in the late '80s, and today she is considered one of the most talented and popular comedians in the country. She began by hosting Fox's 'Tracey Ullman Show', in which 'The Simpsons' first premiered as a short sketch.
She then moved to HBO, where she hosted a number of shows and comedy specials for which she became especially popular. Later she made a few guest appearances on 'Ally McBeal' (as Ally's psychologist) and starred in a number of movies, including 'Small Time Crooks' and Tim Burton's 'The Corpse Bride'.
She has won several Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTA prizes for a wide range of characters that differ from each other in age, sex, race, and any other trait imaginable. Over the years, Ullman has used her wit and talent for playing all kinds of characters to display the US in its range of stereotypes, and her new show is no different.
Staged as a documentary with educational commentary, each episode covers 24 hours in locations all over the US, and focuses on the people living in the different states displayed.