Biography

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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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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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 112

Birthday 1952-06-18

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

  • Lisa LeBlanc
  • Carolyn Laurie Kane

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Hunt (1 episode) as Mindy Markowitz
2018 Ghost Light as Madeline Styne
2018 The Sisters Brothers as Mrs. Sisters
2017 Bette Davis: Größer als das Leben as Herself
2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond as Herself as Himself
2016 Crowded (1 episode) as Linda
2016 Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows
2015 Ava's Possessions as Talia
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (51 episodes) as Lillian Kaushtupper
2014 Gotham (9 episodes) as Gertrude Kapelput
2014 Emoticon as Hannah Song
2013 Clutter as Linda Bradford
2012 Thanks for Sharing as Roberta
2012 Sleepwalk with Me as Linda
2012 Should've Been Romeo as Ruth
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend as Barbara
2010 The Bounty Hunter as Dawn
2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Herself
2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five as Sheep (voice)
2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus as Mother Nature
2006 Ugly Betty (1 episode)
2005 The Civilization of Maxwell Bright as Temple
2005 The Pacifier as Helga
2004 The Tony Danza Show (2 episodes)
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen as Miss Baggoli
2003 Hope & Faith (1 episode) as Cornelia Rackett
2003 Two and a Half Men (2 episodes)
2003 Audrey's Rain as Missy Flanders
2003 Cosmopolitan as Mrs. Shaw
2002 Love in the Time of Money as Joey
2002 Monk (1 episode)
2001 Tomorrow by Midnight
2001 The Shrink Is In as Dr. Louise Rosenberg
2001 My First Mister as Mrs. Benson
2000 As Told by Ginger (2 episodes) as Maude Webley (voice)
2000 That's Life (1 episode)
2000 The Tic Code as Miss Gimpole
2000 A Constant Forge
1999 Man on the Moon as Carol Kane - 'Taxi' Actor
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Gwen Munch (1 episode)
1999 Beggars and Choosers (42 episodes)
1999 Noah's Ark (2 episodes) as Sarah
1999 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space as Ogg's Mother
1999 Family Guy (1 episode)
1999 Jawbreaker as Ms. Sherwood
1997 Office Killer as Dorine Douglas
1996 Hey Arnold! (1 episode)
1996 Pearl (22 episodes)
1996 American Strays as Helen
1996 Blue's Clues (1 episode)
1996 Trees Lounge as Connie
1996 The Pallbearer as Tom's Mother
1996 Sunset Park as Mona
1996 Big Bully as Faith Bigger
1995 Theodore Rex as Molly Rex (voice)
1994 The Crazysitter as Treva Van Arsdale
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as Carla
1993 Addams Family Values as Granny
1993 When A Stranger Calls Back as Jill Johnson
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
1992 Baby on Board as Maria
1991 Brooklyn Bridge (4 episodes)
1991 Ted and Venus as Colette
1990 American Dreamer (17 episodes)
1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (1 episode)
1990 My Blue Heaven as Shaldeen
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano as Hairdresser
1990 Flashback as Maggie
1989 The Lemon Sisters as Franki D'Angelo
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 Scrooged as Ghost of Christmas Present
1988 License to Drive as Mrs. Anderson
1988 Sticky Fingers as Kitty
1988 Drop-Out Mother as Maxine
1987 The Princess Bride as Valerie
1987 Ishtar as Carol
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash as Cynthia
1986 Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show
1986 All is Forgiven (9 episodes) as Nicolette Bingham
1985 Transylvania 6-5000 as Lupi
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater (1 episode)
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1984 Tales from the Darkside (1 episode)
1984 Burning Rage as Mary
1984 Racing with the Moon as Annie the Hooker
1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge as Cheryl
1984 The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud as Martha Bernays
1983 Sleeping Beauty as The Good Fairy
1982 Norman Loves Rose as Rose
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode) as The 'Good' Fairy
1982 Pandemonium as Candy
1982 Late Night with David Letterman (1 episode)
1981 The Games of Countess Dolingen as Louise Haines-Pearson
1979 When a Stranger Calls as Jill Johnson
1979 The Muppet Movie as "Myth"
1978 Taxi (114 episodes)
1978 The Mafu Cage as Cissy
1977 The World's Greatest Lover as Annie Hickman
1977 Valentino as Starlet
1977 Annie Hall as Allison
1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York as Florence
1976 Laverne & Shirley (1 episode)
1975 Hester Street as Gitl
1975 Dog Day Afternoon as Jenny "The Squirrel"
1973 The Last Detail as Young Whore
1972 Wedding in White as Jeannie Dougall
1971 Carnal Knowledge as Jennifer
1971 Desperate Characters
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)

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