Lainie Kazan

Actress | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) | Gigli (2003) | My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations More »
AKA 
Laine Kazan
BORN 
May 15, 1940 (age 78)
HEIGHT 
5' 6" (1.68m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (51 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (62 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Young & HungryYoung & Hungry (TV Series) Susie (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
  • Primary photo for Unorganized CrimeUnorganized Crime (TV Movie) Angela Cicasi  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The Cookie MobsterThe Cookie Mobster (TV Movie) Mama  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) C.J. (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for JessieJessie (TV Series) Wanda Winkle (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Modern FamilyModern Family (TV Series) Eleanor (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for SketchySketchy (TV Series) Ma (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Good VibesGood Vibes (TV Series) Nurse Nachama Fingerman (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Breast Friends (Dec 1, 2011) Nurse Nachama Fingerman (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Desperate HousewivesDesperate Housewives (TV Series) Maxine Rosen (5 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 5
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  • Primary photo for 'Til Death'Til Death (TV Series) Donna (3 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 3
  • Primary photo for Ugly BettyUgly Betty (TV Series) Dina Talercio (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Medium RareMedium Rare (TV Series) Helga Costas (1 episode)  Less 2010–  1
  • Primary photo for Boston LegalBoston Legal (TV Series) Judge Paula Stern (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for In the MotherhoodIn the Motherhood (TV Series) Joyce (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for The King of QueensThe King of Queens (TV Series) Ava St. Clair (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for Living with FranLiving with Fran (TV Series) Cookie (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for The Engagement RingThe Engagement Ring (TV Movie) Alicia Rosa Anselmi  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Guiding LightThe Guiding Light (TV Series) Shirley Lupo (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for My Big Fat Greek LifeMy Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series) Maria Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 7
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  • Primary photo for TemptedTempted (TV Movie) Julia  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Aunt Meg / Doris Bernstein (2 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998–2002 2
  • Primary photo for Will & GraceWill & Grace (TV Series) Aunt Honey (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Strong MedicineStrong Medicine (TV Series) Mrs. Biancavilla (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • Maternity (Jan 14, 2001) Mrs. Biancavilla  Less
  • Primary photo for To Serve and ProtectTo Serve and Protect (TV Mini-series) Francesca (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 2
  • Primary photo for The NannyThe Nanny (TV Series) Aunt Freida / Freida (4 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–1999 4
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  • Primary photo for The Wonderful World of DisneyThe Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) Mrs. Day (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Veronica's ClosetVeronica's Closet (TV Series) Dottie (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Life's WorkLife's Work (TV Series) Connie Minardi (2 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996 2
    • Concert (Oct 8, 1996) Connie Minardi  Less
    • Daycareless (Sep 24, 1996) Connie Minardi  Less
  • Primary photo for Prince for a DayPrince for a Day (TV Movie) Rose  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for CourthouseCourthouse (TV Series) Lila Winkleman (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Anna Grimaldi (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for AnimaniacsAnimaniacs (TV Series) Molly (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (TV Series) Mrs. Grafungar (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills, 90210Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) Rose Zuckerman (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Earthday BirthdayEarthday Birthday (TV Movie) Actress (voice)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Hägar the HorribleHägar the Horrible (TV Short) Helga (voice)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Van Dyke ShowThe Van Dyke Show (TV Series) Bunnie (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for St. ElsewhereSt. Elsewhere (TV Series) Mrs. Fiscus (3 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1988 3
  • Primary photo for HotelHotel (TV Series) Beatrice Dolan / Fay Wells (2 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1987 2
  • Primary photo for Karen's SongKaren's Song (TV Series) Claire Steiner (13 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987 13
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  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Sister Teresa (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for The Paper ChaseThe Paper Chase (TV Series) Rose Samuels (17 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985–1986 17
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  • Primary photo for Tough CookiesTough Cookies (TV Series) Rita (6 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 6
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  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Madam Zola (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Obsessive LoveObsessive Love (TV Movie) Margaret Chase  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Faerie Tale TheatreFaerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) Sophia, the Blue Fairy (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
    • Pinocchio (May 14, 1984) Sophia, the Blue Fairy  Less
  • Primary photo for The Jerk, TooThe Jerk, Too (TV Movie) Card Player  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Sunset LimousineSunset Limousine (TV Movie) Jessie Durning  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Too Close for ComfortToo Close for Comfort (TV Series) Mrs. Garibaldi (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for A Cry for LoveA Cry for Love (TV Movie) Tina Weathersby  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Greatest Heroes of the BibleGreatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series) Hagar (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Valerie Kirk (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig StoryA Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (TV Movie) Sophie Tucker  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Dancing in the WingsDancing in the Wings (TV Movie) Actress  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for BarettaBaretta (TV Series) Lottie (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for When Things Were RottenWhen Things Were Rotten (TV Series) Tania (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Dr. Simon LockeDr. Simon Locke (TV Series) Ann Raymond (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
    • Secrets (Sep 19, 1974) Ann Raymond  Less
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood Squares (Primetime/Nighttime)The Hollywood Squares (Primetime/Nighttime) (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Academy AwardsThe 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Perfomer, Performer ("The Eyes of Love")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Ben CaseyBen Casey (TV Series) Della (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for The Danny Kaye ShowThe Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1965), Performer ("Blues in the Night", "Feeling Good") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #3.10 (Nov 24, 1965) Herself, Performer ("Blues in the Night", "Feeling Good")  Less
  • Primary photo for Car 54, Where Are You?Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series) Girl at bar (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
Self (76 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Broadway: Beyond the Golden AgeBroadway: Beyond the Golden Age Herself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Meet the BizMeet the Biz (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Making the GreekquelMaking the Greekquel (Video) Herself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for My Big Fat Greek DinnerMy Big Fat Greek Dinner (Video) Herself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Home & FamilyHome & Family (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Hell's KitchenHell's Kitchen (TV Series) Herself - Restaurant Patron (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
    • 8 Chefs Compete (Mar 23, 2016) Herself - Restaurant Patron  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tomorrow ShowThe Tomorrow Show (TV Series) Herself (2016)  Less 2016–  $100K
  • Primary photo for Tab Hunter ConfidentialTab Hunter Confidential Herself  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Star Show with Ron RussellThe Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for RuPaul's Drag RaceRuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) Herself - Guest Judge (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Drag Race: Untucked!Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Meir's FestivalMeir's Festival (Short) Herself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Ghost StoriesCelebrity Ghost Stories (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Florence Henderson ShowThe Florence Henderson Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Mr. Laughs: A Look Behind the CurtainMr. Laughs: A Look Behind the Curtain Herself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Eye on EntertainmentEye on Entertainment (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Wayne Brady ShowThe Wayne Brady Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Sharon Osbourne ShowThe Sharon Osbourne Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for PyramidPyramid (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant (4 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002–2003
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  • Primary photo for Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were ThereBroadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Hollywood SquaresHollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (5 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003
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  • Primary photo for The 29th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 29th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for More Lust, Less DustMore Lust, Less Dust (Video) Herself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The TestThe Test (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (1 episode)  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for E! Mysteries & ScandalsE! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Rosie O'Donnell ShowThe Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The 47th Annual Tony AwardsThe 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Street Scenes: New York on FilmStreet Scenes: New York on Film (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Paul Ryan ShowThe Paul Ryan Show (TV Series) Herself (3 episodes)  Less 1977–1992
  • Primary photo for The Chuck Woolery ShowThe Chuck Woolery Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Home ShowThe Home Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Pat Sajak ShowThe Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The New Hollywood SquaresThe New Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (3 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1989
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual American Comedy AwardsThe 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Audience Member  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Hour MagazineHour Magazine (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for All Star BlitzAll Star Blitz (TV Series) Herself (5 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985
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  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The 3th Annual People's Command PerformanceThe 3th Annual People's Command Performance (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Super Night at Forest HillsSuper Night at Forest Hills (TV Special) Herself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Bobby Vinton ShowThe Bobby Vinton Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The $10,000 PyramidThe $10,000 Pyramid (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant (5 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975
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  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Actress / Herself - Singer / Actress / Herself / Herself - Co-Host (10 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1973
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  • Primary photo for The Wacky World of Jonathan WintersThe Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Virginia Graham ShowThe Virginia Graham Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Irv Kupcinet ShowThe Irv Kupcinet Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1971
  • Primary photo for Penthouse ClubPenthouse Club (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Harry Secombe ShowThe Harry Secombe Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (6 episodes, 1968)  Less 1968–1970
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  • Primary photo for Name DroppersName Droppers (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Herself - Singer (4 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1969
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  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Herself (10 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1969
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  • Primary photo for This Is Tom JonesThis Is Tom Jones (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Talk of the TownThe Talk of the Town (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Rolf Harris ShowThe Rolf Harris Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin ShowThe Dean Martin Show (TV Series) Herself (9 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1969
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  • Primary photo for Operation: EntertainmentOperation: Entertainment (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Everybody's TalkingEverybody's Talking (TV Series) Herself - Talking Participant (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for SpotlightSpotlight (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Herself (4 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1967
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  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Herself - Singer (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for GypsyGypsy (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Girl TalkGirl Talk (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964–1966
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin Summer ShowThe Dean Martin Summer Show (TV Series) Herself (6 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966
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  • Primary photo for HullabalooHullabaloo (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Danny Kaye ShowThe Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Bell Telephone HourThe Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) Herself - Singer (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Olympia Dukakis: The Gods Must Be CrazyOlympia Dukakis: The Gods Must Be Crazy Herself  Less
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for I Am DivineI Am Divine Marguerita Ventura (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013 $64K / —
  • Primary photo for Beat! Beat! Beat!Beat! Beat! Beat! (TV Series) Herself - Musician (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967

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