Vicki Lawrence

Vicki Lawrence

Keynote Speaker: Actress, Comedian & Women's Activist; Best Known for her Characters on "The Carol Burnett Show"

Vicki Lawrence Biography

Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence, is an actress, comedian, and singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967 to 1978, for the entire series run. One such character, Thelma Harper/Mama, was the central character of ever popular television situation comedy series Mama's Family. The show still can be seen daily in syndication throughout most of the country and is available as a Time-Life DVD collection.

Lawrence spends much of her time on the road with her stage production Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show. She also enjoys speaking to women’s organizations and other great causes, where she shares her life story of fame, activism, and her continuing success. All the while she approaches everything with her characteristic sense of humor, reminding us all that “Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!”

Lawrence has multiple Emmy Award nominations, winning one in 1976. She is a multiple Golden Globe nominee, all for The Carol Burnett Show. In 1973, Lawrence recorded the hit song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." It reached Number One on both the United States and Canada top charts.

In the past, Lawrence hosted a popular game show, Win, Lose or Draw, her own daytime talk show, Vicki!, and appeared in many theatre productions. She was the only talk show host since Oprah to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy in her freshman year.
Through the years Lawrence has made appearances on other television programs, such as Laverne & Shirley, Major Dad, Roseanne, Hannah Montana, and Yes, Dear. Lawrence has also appeared with Burnett, Korman, and Tim Conway in the Burnett show retrospectives. Lawrence most recently co-starred in the popular FOX-TV 2018 comedy series The Cool Kids. Lawrence’s co-stars in The Cool Kids were David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Leslie Jordan.

On stage Vicki has appeared in numerous productions, including Carousel, Send Me No Flowers, No, No, Nanette, Chapter Two, Hello Dolly, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It ON The Road, Annie Get Your Gun and live from the Grand Ole Opry, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree which aired on TNN.

Vicki is not only a successful actress, she also is involved in many causes close to her. She was the honorary head of the D.A.R.E program, raised money to protect widows and families of slain police officers in Long Beach, CA, supports the Humane Society and works with the American Heart Association as well as WALK FOR THE CURE. Her efforts to protect women’s rights were recognized in 1988 when Vicki was the first woman to be honored as “Person of the Year” by the Coalition of Labor Union Women.

Lawrence was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) around 2011. She teamed with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and has become the spokesperson for the campaign CIU & You. She appeared on The Doctors in 2015 to relay her story and talk about CIU and promote the CIU & You campaign.

Vicki was born in Inglewood, California, where she excelled in dancing and singing, was a cheerleader and was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her graduating class. From 1965 to 1967 Vicki sang with the Young Americans musical group and, also, appeared in the feature film The Young Americans which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

In 1974 Vicki married the head of CBS make-up, Al Schultz, who is both her best friend and professional partner. Al and Vicki have two grown children, Courtney and Garrett. In her spare time Vicki enjoys cooking.

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Vicki Lawrence Videos

Vicki Lawrence on The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Cool Kids - Unusual Suspects
Carol Burnett On New Book, Who Would Play Her In 2016 | TODAY ...

How to book Vicki Lawrence?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vicki Lawrence for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vicki Lawrence, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vicki Lawrence or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Vicki Lawrence?

Booking fees for Vicki Lawrence, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vicki Lawrence, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Vicki Lawrence?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vicki Lawrence for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vicki Lawrence for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vicki Lawrence or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vicki Lawrence or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Vicki Lawrence is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Inspirational and Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vicki Lawrence for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Vicki Lawrence generally travels from Long Beach, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kathy Najimy, Rita Moreno and Joan Lunden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vicki Lawrence for an upcoming event.

Vicki Lawrence Videos

Vicki Lawrence on The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Cool Kids - Unusual Suspects
Carol Burnett On New Book, Who Would Play Her In 2016 | TODAY ...

Vicki Lawrence Speaking Topics

  • Women's Health

  • Life Is Much Too Serious to Be Taken Seriously

    In this talkequal parts funny and poignantVicki Lawrence shares with audiences the story of her life: a story of fun and comedy that includes how she met Carol Burnett and how she "became a natural redhead." Lawrence also talks about being a working mom (its challenges and rewards) as well as a more difficult time in her life: when her talk show was cancelled and she battled with depression. With the belief that laughter is the best medicine, Vicki Lawrence wraps up her speech by sharing with audiences her personal mantra: "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously."

  • Being a Woman in a Man's World

    Lawrence travels all over the country speaking to womens organizations about her life and career, and the challenges and obstacles faced as a woman in what is seemingly still a mans world. Shes brings to the stage her characteristic humor and wit, reminding us all that "Life is much too serious to be taken seriously!"

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How to book Vicki Lawrence?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vicki Lawrence for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vicki Lawrence, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vicki Lawrence or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Vicki Lawrence?

Booking fees for Vicki Lawrence, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vicki Lawrence, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Vicki Lawrence?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vicki Lawrence for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vicki Lawrence for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vicki Lawrence or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vicki Lawrence or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Vicki Lawrence is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Inspirational and Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vicki Lawrence for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Vicki Lawrence generally travels from Long Beach, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kathy Najimy, Rita Moreno and Joan Lunden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vicki Lawrence for an upcoming event.

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