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Carol Kane

Carolyn Laurie Kane (born June 18, 1952) is an American actress and comedian. She became known in the 1970s in films such as Hester Street (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and Annie Hall. She appeared on the television series Taxi in the early 1980s, as Simka Gravas, the wife of Latka, the character played by Andy Kaufman, winning two Emmy Awards for her work. She has played the character of Madame Morrible in the musical Wicked, both in regional productions and on Broadway from 2005 to 2014. Since 2015, she has been a main cast member on the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, in which she plays Lillian Kaushtupper.

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Jun 18, 1952 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Great Performances 1971-01-28
Latest Project:
Movie Between the Temples 2024-01-19
Known For
Poster of The Dead Don't Die
Poster of Waiting for Ishtar
Poster of The Pacifier
Poster of Addams Family Values
Movie Between the Temples Carla Kessler 2024-01-19
Movie iMordecai Fela 2023-02-10
Movie Migration Erin (voice) 2023-12-06
Movie Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience Grand-Mah (voice) 2022-06-30
Movie Harvey Betty Chumley 2021-05-20
Movie Love, Loss, and What I Wore Unknown 2020-05-04
Movie Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend Lillian Kaushtupper 2020-05-12
Series Hunters Mindy Markowitz 2020-02-20
Movie Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Music: A Live Singing Contest (That's Live) Herself 2020-05-14
Movie A Virtual Princess Bride Reunion Valerie 2020-09-13
Movie The Dead Don't Die Mallory O'Brien 2019-05-15
Movie The Sisters Brothers Mrs Sisters 2018-09-19
Series Summer Camp Island Barb Jr. (voice) 2018-07-07
Movie Ghost Light Madeline Styne 2018-10-26
Movie Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Self 2017-09-05
Series Big Mouth Menopause Banshee / Old Woman (voice) 2017-09-29
Movie Waiting for Ishtar Self 2017-12-14
Movie Bette Davis - Größer als das Leben Self 2017-12-18
Movie Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
Series Crowded Linda 2016-03-15
Movie Addiction: A 60's Love Story Cecilia 2015-05-14
Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Lillian Kaushtupper 2015-03-06
Movie Ava's Possessions Talia 2015-03-16
Movie Emoticon Hannah Song 2014-05-30
Series Gotham Gertrude Kapelput 2014-09-22
Movie Thanks for Sharing Roberta 2013-09-19
Movie Clutter Linda Bradford 2013-06-07
Movie Should've Been Romeo Ruth 2012-04-28
Movie Harvey Betty Chumley 2012-08-05
Movie Sleepwalk with Me Linda 2012-08-24
Series Jake and the Never Land Pirates The Sea Witch (voice) 2011-02-14
Movie The Key Man Marsha 2011-02-18
Movie The Bounty Hunter Dawn 2010-03-16
Movie Pete Smalls Is Dead Landlady 2010-09-17
Movie My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Barbara 2010-04-22
Movie I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Self 2009-01-16
Movie Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five Sheep (voice) 2008-11-08
Movie Four Christmases Aunt Sarah 2008-11-26
Movie The Year Without a Santa Claus Mother Nature 2006-12-11
Movie Bette and Joan: Blind Ambition Self 2006-01-01
Series Ugly Betty Lena Korvinka 2006-09-28
Movie How Real is 'The Star'? Self 2005-01-01
Movie The Pacifier Helga 2005-03-04
Movie Billy and Mandy Save Christmas Mrs. Claus (voice) 2005-12-02
Movie The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Temple 2005-06-06
Movie The Happy Elf Gilda (voice) 2005-12-02
Movie Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Miss Baggoli 2004-02-17
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Hope & Faith Cornelia Rackett 2003-09-23
Movie Audrey's Rain Missy Flanders 2003-05-11
Movie Cosmopolitan Mrs. Shaw 2003-01-01
Series Two and a Half Men Shelly 2003-09-22
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Movie Love in the Time of Money Joey 2002-11-01
Movie The Shrink Is In Louise Rosenberg 2001-08-01
Movie Tomorrow by Midnight Officer Garfield 2001-08-02
Movie My First Mister Mrs. Benson 2001-10-12
Movie A Constant Forge Self 2000-01-01
Movie The Tic Code Miss Gimpole 2000-06-01
Series That's Life Unknown 2000-10-01
Series As Told by Ginger Maude Webley (voice) 2000-10-25
Movie The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space Ogg's Mother (voice) 1999-04-23
Movie Jawbreaker Ms. Sherwood 1999-01-30
Series Family Guy Carol (voice) 1999-01-31
Series Noah's Ark Sarah 1999-05-04
Series Beggars and Choosers 1999-06-19
Movie Man on the Moon Self (uncredited) 1999-12-22
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gwen Munch 1999-09-20
Series Noddy The Tooth Fairy 1998-08-31
Movie Gone Fishin' Donna Waters 1997-05-30
Movie Office Killer Dorine Douglas 1997-12-03
Movie The Pallbearer Tom's Mother 1996-05-03
Movie Trees Lounge Connie 1996-05-11
Movie Big Bully Faith Bigger 1996-01-26
Movie Sunset Park Mona 1996-04-26
Series Blue's Clues Unknown 1996-09-08
Series Hey Arnold! Unknown 1996-10-07
Series Pearl Annie Caraldo 1996-09-16
Movie American Strays Helen 1996-09-12
Movie Dad, the Angel & Me Sam's Angel 1995-01-01
Movie Freaky Friday Leanne Futterman 1995-05-06
Movie Theodore Rex Molly Rex (voice) 1995-12-14
Movie Napoleon Spider (voice) 1995-06-30
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Carla 1994-05-13
Movie Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self (archive footage) 1994-05-18
Movie The Crazysitter Treva Van Arsdale 1994-12-31
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Addams Family Values Granny 1993-11-19
Movie When a Stranger Calls Back Jill Johnson 1993-04-04
Movie In the Soup Barbara 1992-10-23
Movie Baby on Board Maria 1992-12-28
Series Brooklyn Bridge Unknown 1991-09-20
Movie Ted & Venus Colette 1991-08-08
Movie Flashback Maggie 1990-02-02
Movie Joe Versus the Volcano Hairdresser 1990-03-09
Series American Dreamer 1990-09-20
Movie My Blue Heaven Shaldeen 1990-08-17
Series Tiny Toon Adventures Unknown 1990-09-14
Series Seinfeld Corinne 1989-07-05
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie The Lemon Sisters Franki D'Angelo 1989-12-01
Series The Simpsons Maggie Simpson (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Drop-Out Mother Maxine 1988-01-01
Movie Sticky Fingers Kitty 1988-05-06
Movie License to Drive Mrs. Anderson 1988-07-06
Movie Scrooged Ghost of Christmas Present 1988-11-22
Movie The Princess Bride Valerie 1987-09-25
Movie Ishtar Carol 1987-05-15
Movie Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim Fortune Teller 1987-12-05
Movie Casey at the Bat Barbara Dent 1986-01-20
Series All is Forgiven Nicolette Bingham 1986-03-20
Movie Jumpin' Jack Flash Cynthia 1986-04-23
Movie Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show Unknown 1986-05-24
Series The Ray Bradbury Theater Polly Horne 1985-05-21
Series Tall Tales & Legends Barbara 1985-09-25
Movie Transylvania 6-5000 Lupi 1985-11-08
Movie Over the Brooklyn Bridge Cheryl 1984-03-02
Movie The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Martha Bernays 1984-01-01
Movie Racing with the Moon Annie the Hooker 1984-03-23
Movie Burning Rage Mary Harwood 1984-09-21
Series Crazy like a Fox Iris Buckles 1984-12-30
Movie Terror in the Aisles Jill Johnson (archive footage) (uncredited) 1984-10-26
Series Tales from the Darkside Anne MacColl 1984-09-30
Movie Joan Micklin Silver: Encounters with the New York Director Self 1983-01-01
Movie An Invasion of Privacy Ilene 1983-01-12
Movie Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? Customer At Cafe 1983-09-10
Movie Keeping On Lavinia 1983-02-08
Movie Sleeping Beauty The Good Fairy 1983-07-07
Movie Pandemonium Candy 1982-04-01
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Series Faerie Tale Theatre The 'Good' Fairy 1982-09-11
Movie Norman Loves Rose Rose 1982-09-17
Movie Strong Medicine 1981-01-01
Movie The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories Frances Loomis 1981-06-01
Movie The Greatest Man in the World April 1981-06-09
Movie The Games of Countess Dolingen Louise Haines-Pearson 1981-09-01
Movie The Muppet Movie "Myth" 1979-06-22
Movie When a Stranger Calls Jill Johnson 1979-09-28
Movie La Sabina Daisy 1979-11-03
Movie The Emmett Smith Story Miss Kurtz 1979-12-31
Movie The Mafu Cage Cissy 1978-03-19
Series Taxi Simka Gravas 1978-09-12
Movie Out of Our Fathers' House Eliza Southgate 1978-08-02
Movie Annie Hall Allison 1977-04-19
Movie Valentino Starlet 1977-09-07
Movie The World's Greatest Lover Annie Hickman 1977-12-18
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Movie Harry and Walter Go to New York Florence 1976-06-17
Movie Dog Day Afternoon Jenny 'The Squirrel' 1975-09-21
Movie Hester Street Gitl 1975-10-19
Movie The Last Detail Young Whore 1973-12-11
Movie Wedding in White Jeannie Dougall 1972-10-20
Series Great Performances Francis Loomis 1971-01-28
Movie Carnal Knowledge Jennifer 1971-06-30
Movie Desperate Characters Young Girl 1971-09-22