Lainie Kazan was born Lainie Levine in Brooklyn, New York, to Carole (Kazan) and Ben Levine. She graduated from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. Her film career began in "Dayton's Devils", starring alongside Leslie Nielsen. Later, Lainie was nominated a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her performance in "My Favorite Year". Over the years, she made appearances as boisterous mother types. Notably in "Beaches", "29th Street", and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".
Name: Lainie Kazan
Known for: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
BirthDay: 15, May ,1940