Lainie Kazan

Lainie Kazan

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Spend an hour with Lainie Kazan as she talks about her career on Broadway, in the movies, on TV, headlining at nightclubs and more.
Lainie is the embodiment of the world entertainer. She is an artist who has reach the pinnacle in virtually every area of performance. She has come a long way since she was Barbara Streisand's Broadway understudy in "Funny Girl".

Lainie was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Tony Award, and a Golden Globe Award but may be most recognized for her tole as the mother (Maria Portokalos) in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 and 2. a third MBFGW is in the works!

Kazan guested on Dean Martin's variety series 26 times. Her TV work includes a recurring role as Aunt Frieda on the Fran Drescher sitcom; The Nanny and as Kristie Alley's mother on Veronica's Closet (Emmy nomination).