Carol Kane Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Lived with her family in Paris for a year and learned to speak fluent French.
  • Began her theater career in 1966 in the off-Broadway and national touring-company productions of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
  • Debuted on Broadway in a 1972 production of Ring Around the Bath Tub.
  • Studied Yiddish in order to land the role of Gitl in Joan Micklin Silver's drama Hester Street (1975).
  • Best-known for playing Simka Gravas, the wife of Andy Kaufman's Latka, on Taxi.
  • Began a stint as Madame Morrible in the Broadway musical Wicked in early 2006.
  • In 2011, appeared alongside Ellen Burstyn in the West End production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.


  • 1975, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee


  • Joy Kane — Mother
  • Anina — Sister
  • Michael Kane — Father

Next On TVSee all »


  • Birth Name: Carolyn Laurie Kane
  • Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Trending TonightSee all »

Watch This

Josh Bowman and Freddie Stroma
Josh Bowman and Freddie Stroma Play Guess That Facial Hair!

Can the Time After Time stars, who were nearly unrecognizable with facial hair, recognize other actors by only seeing their facial hair?