Tracey Ullman is an English stage and television actress, comedian, singer, dancer, director, author, and screenwriter of dual British and American citizenship. Her early appearances were on British TV sketch comedy shows A Kick Up the Eighties and Three of a Kind. After a brief but high-profile singing career, she appeared as Candice Valentine in Girls on Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. She emigrated from the United Kingdom to the US and created her own network television series, The Tracey Ullman Show, from 1987 until 1990. She later produced programmes for HBO, including Tracey Takes On..., for which she won numerous awards. She has also appeared in several feature films. Ullman's most recent sketch comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, ran from 2008 to 2010 on Showtime.