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Lainie Kazan is a Actor American born on 15 may 1940 at New York City (USA)

Lainie Kazan

Lainie Kazan
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Birth name Lainie Levine
Nationality USA
Birth 15 may 1940 (79 years) at New York City (USA)

Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer.

Biography

Kazan was born Lanie Levine in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of a Russian Ashkenazi Jewish father who worked as a bookie and a Turkish Sephardic Jewish mother, Carole, whom Kazan has described as "neurotic, fragile and artistic." She graduated from Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York.

She was married to Peter Daniels in 1971. In a segment of Celebrity Ghost Stories she revealed that she was widowed in 1989 when he died of lung cancer. Kazan has one child, Jennifer, and is a grandmother. She serves on the boards of the Young Musicians’ Foundation, AIDS Project LA, and B'nai Brith.

Best films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
(Actress)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
(Actress)
Brüno (2009)
(Actress)
Beaches (1989)
(Actress)
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
(Actress)

Usually with

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(3 films)
Allen Covert
Allen Covert
(2 films)
Nia Vardalos
Nia Vardalos
(2 films)
Robert Smigel
Robert Smigel
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lainie Kazan (38 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 1h33
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors John Corbett, Ian Gomez, Nia Vardalos, John Stamos, Bruce Gray, Alex Wolff
Roles Maria Portokalos
Rating65% 3.2979453.2979453.2979453.2979453.297945
Un secret de famille longtemps dissimulé va réunir tout le monde pour un mariage encore plus grand que le premier...
Pixels
Pixels (2015)
, 1h46
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about video games, Political films, Films based on video games, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Bean
Roles Mickey Lamonsoff
Rating56% 2.800052.800052.800052.800052.80005
In the summer of 1982, Sam Brenner and Will Cooper are thirteen-year-olds who love playing in the local arcade. Brenner enters an arcade game world championships. At the event, the MC tells that a time capsule will be launched into space containing a videocassette that includes scenes from the championships. Brenner and Cooper meet Ludlow Lamonsoff, a child who's in love with Lady Lisa, the main character of the game Dojo Quest. Brenner succeeds in every game, but finally loses to Eddie Plant in Donkey Kong.
Divorce Invitation, 1h55
Directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nadia Björlin, Elliott Gould, Andrea Bowen, Lainie Kazan
Roles Elaine lipnick
Rating47% 2.3593152.3593152.3593152.3593152.359315
Fraîchement fiancé à Dylan, Michael se met en tête de retrouver son amour de jeunesse, Alex. La flamme renaît entre eux, et Michael envisage alors de rompre ses fiançailles. Il reste maintenant à convaincre Dylan...
Expecting Mary, 1h37
Directed by Dan Gordon, Dan Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin
Roles Lillian Littlefeather
Rating59% 2.9562552.9562552.9562552.9562552.956255
Mary (Olesya Rulin) is a 16-year-old girl who is 8 months pregnant. She had all the trappings of an upscale life, but ran away from her mother Meg (Cybill Shepherd) and stepfather Phil Cuthbart (Duncan Bravo). It's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town in a downtrodden trailer park where she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice, and family.
Brüno
Brüno (2009)
, 1h21
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes La mode, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Alice Evans, Gustaf Hammarsten, Harrison Ford, Josh Meyers
Roles Actrice
Rating57% 2.899082.899082.899082.899082.89908
Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno Gehard is fired from his own television show, Funkyzeit mit Brüno (Funkytime with Brüno) after disrupting a Milan Fashion week catwalk (whose audience included Paul McCartney), and his lover Diesel leaves him for another man. Accompanied by his assistant's assistant, Lutz, he travels to the United States to become "the biggest gay Austrian celebrity since Hitler".
You Don't Mess with the Zohan, 1h53
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Rob Schneider
Roles Gail
Rating55% 2.750042.750042.750042.750042.75004
Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) is a kind-hearted superhuman Israeli counter-terrorist and the finest and most respected soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. However, Zohan has become both disgusted and disenchanted by the constant fighting, secretly dreaming of moving to the USA and becoming a hairdresser. This reaches a breaking point when a barbecue he hosts is interrupted by the IDF sending Zohan on a mission to stop a Palestinian terrorist group being led by his personal arch-enemy, Fatoush "the Phantom" Hakbarah (John Turturro), another superhuman. Despite being upset over his ruined party, Zohan sees it as his long awaited chance to desert the IDF and move to America. During the pursuit he fakes his own death and smuggles himself onto a flight to New York City, cutting his own hair and taking the alias "Scrappy Coco" (the names of two dogs he shared the flight with) while claiming that he is "Half Australian, Half Mount Everest." Meanwhile, the Phantom becomes rich and famous for supposedly killing Zohan and starts his own fast-food business, "Muchentuchen".
Bratz
Bratz (2007)
, 1h50
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Feminist films, Jeu, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about toys, Political films, Buddy films, Teen movie
Actors Nathalia Ramos, Skyler Shaye, Paula Abdul, Logan Browning, Janel Parrish, Chelsea Kane
Roles Bubbie
Rating30% 1.5154751.5154751.5154751.5154751.515475
Four friends — Chloe (Skyler Shaye), Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), Sasha (Logan Browning), and Jade (Janel Parrish) — are about to start high school. Self-centered Meredith Eilazbeth Vickrica Baxter Dimly (Chelsea Kane) wants everyone to belong to a clique, and goes about organizing people. She does not like the independent spirit of the four girls and plots to destroy their friendship and make them conform to her pre-fabricated cliques. Chloe is an amazing soccer player. She meets Cameron (Stephen Lunsford) and is instantly smitten. Sasha is recruited as a cheerleader. Jade joins the science kids and meets Dexter (Chet Hanks) and designs great outfits. Yasmin joins journalism, even though her real passion is singing even though she hasn't realized yet. She also feels lonely as her friends are busy with their own cliques. She also meets Dylan (Ian Nelson), who is deaf but can lip read. The friends begin to drift apart, as they are compelled to stay within their cliques. Two years later, when an accidental food fight causes them to get detention, they realize that they miss being BFFs and decide to be friends again. They also try to get the other schoolmates to socialize outside their cliques, but their attempts fail when Meredith's 2nd Super Sweet 16 party (which ends disastrously) has them seated with their original cliques. The upcoming talent show and its prize of a scholarship gives them the idea to bring all the cliques together again with an act, but the chances are slim with Meredith's constant attempts to steal the spotlight. In the end, there is a tie. Meredith gets the trophy, but the girls get the scholarship, which they later give to Cloe.
Red Riding Hood, 1h22
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Genres Horror, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lainie Kazan, Henry Cavill, Andrea Bowen, Daniel Roebuck, Debi Mazar, Cassandra Peterson
Roles Grandma
Rating32% 1.6232151.6232151.6232151.6232151.623215
A typical teenaged girl obsessed with boy bands who is planning to sneak out tonight and meet up with her friends is treated to the story of Little Red Riding Hood by her babysitting grandmother. She and her brother repeatedly offer suggestions on how to spice up the story.
Whiskey School, 1h27
Directed by Peter Masterson
Actors Olympia Dukakis, Mary Stuart Masterson, David Margulies, Lainie Kazan, Carlin Glynn, Robert Walden
Roles Hedy Seligman
Rating60% 3.0266253.0266253.0266253.0266253.026625
Leopold De Angeli is a gifted playwright, but like many writers he drinks too much. In the hopes of saving Leopold's life, his theater friends come together to stage an intervention for him.
Gigli
Gigli (2003)
, 2h1
Directed by Martin Brest
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Lainie Kazan, Christopher Walken, Lenny Venito
Roles Mother
Rating24% 1.2032451.2032451.2032451.2032451.203245
Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) is a low-ranking Los Angeles mobster who isn't nearly as tough as he likes to act. He is commanded to kidnap the mentally challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor to save New York-based mob boss Starkman (Al Pacino) from prison. Gigli successfully convinces the young man, Brian (Justin Bartha), to go off with him by promising to take him "to the Baywatch", which seems to be Brian's singular obsession, and turns out to just be the beach. The man who ordered the kidnapping, Louis (Lenny Venito), does not trust Gigli to get the job done right, so he hires a woman calling herself Ricki (Jennifer Lopez) to take charge.
Tempted
Tempted (2003)

Directed by Maggie Greenwald
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Virginia Madsen, Lainie Kazan, Jason Momoa, Kieu Chinh, Andrew McFarlane, Brooke Harman
Roles Julia
Rating56% 2.810632.810632.810632.810632.81063
Emma (Virginia Madsen) est une avocate qui, lorsqu'elle ne travaille pas, s'occupe de son mari et de ses deux jeunes enfants. Un jour, elle apprend le décès de Lily, la femme qui s'était occupé d'elle lors de son enfance et vivait avec son père. Dans une lettre, Lily lui demande de répandre ses cendres à Hawaï, la terre de ses ancêtres.
Eight Crazy Nights, 1h13
Directed by Adam Sandler, Seth Kearsley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Adam Sandler, Austin Stout, Serge Faliu, Patrice Dozier
Roles Old Woman (singing voice)
Rating53% 2.6500752.6500752.6500752.6500752.650075
In the small town of Dukesberry, New Hampshire, Davey Stone, a 33-year-old alcoholic troublemaker with a long criminal record, whose antics have long earned him the animosity of the town, is arrested for walking out on his bill at Mr. Chang's Chinese restaurant and, while attempting to evade arrest ("Davey's Song"), destroying a giant Menorah/Santa ice sculpture. Davey is about to be sentenced to jail time when Whitey Duvall, a 70-year-old volunteer referee from Davey's former basketball league, who is himself an outcast and joke of the town because of his slight senility and often disturbing, childlike tendencies, intervenes and comes forward at his trial. The judge, at Whitey's suggestion, sentences Davey to community service as a referee-in-training for Whitey's Youth Basketball League. Under the terms of the community service, if Davey commits a felony before his sentence is completed, he will be sentenced to ten years in prison.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 1h35
Directed by Joel Zwick
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez
Roles Maria Portokalos
Rating65% 3.298483.298483.298483.298483.29848
Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is going through an early midlife crisis. At thirty, having had her childhood, adolescence and adult life plagued by bad luck, she feels that she is the only woman in her family who has "failed" at being a typical Greek girl. Her family expects her to be more like her 33-year-old sister Athena (Stavroula Logothettis) and marry a Greek boy, make Greek babies, and "feed everyone until the day she dies." Instead, Toula is stuck working in the family restaurant in Chicago, "Dancing Zorba's." Frumpy and cynical, she fears that she is doomed to be stuck with her life as it is and always has been. One day while at the restaurant, Toula briefly becomes enamored with and embarrasses herself in front of Ian Miller (John Corbett), a handsome school teacher.