Tracy Ann Newman is an American television producer, writer and musician. Newman is a founding member of the improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings (as is her sister, Laraine Newman). She was co-creator and executive producer of the 2001-09 sitcom According to Jim. She is also a singer-songwriter, as well as an original member of The New Christy Minstrels and lead singer of Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements. She is the mother of artist/writer Charlotte Dean, with whom she co-directs the live comedy show Charlotte's Shorts.
With writing partner Jonathan Stark, Tracy's credits include Cheers, The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show and Ellen for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for co-writing "The Puppy Episode". and a Peabody Award. In 2001, Newman and Stark created the sitcom According to Jim starring Jim Belushi.
Newman is the lead singer/songwriter of the folk music band Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements. In 2007, she released the album A Place in the Sun. Her second album, I Just See You, was released in 2012. Her third album, " I Can Swing Forever" was released in 2014. It is for children. I was released with a coloring book done by Tracy's daughter, Charlotte Dean.
They Came from Outer Space (1990) (TV),
Cheers (1991-1992) (TV),
Bob (1992-1993) (TV),
The Nanny (1994) (TV),
The Barefoot Executive (with Jonathan Stark and Tim Doyle) (1995) (TV),
Ellen (1995-1997) (TV),
Hiller and Diller (1998) (TV),
The Drew Carey Show (1999) (TV),
According to Jim (2001-2009) (TV) (Creator)
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