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Nathan Lane Fast Facts:
After high school, worked as a bail interviewer in a Jersey City police station.
Starred in a series of memorable NyQuil commercials.
Took the name Nathan from the character of Nathan Detroit in the musical
Guys and Dolls
Made film debut in 1987's
, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
Teamed with fellow stage actor Ernie Sabella on the popular number "Hakuna Matata" for the film version of
The Lion King
Has won two Daytime Emmys for voice work on the animated children's programs
The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa
Tried unsuccessfully for years to produce a film biography of Jackie Gleason, whom he would have portrayed.
Was a 2008 inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame.
In 2009, he and Matthew Broderick (his costar in
were honored with a Double Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Had a small role in the 1993 film
Addams Family Values
; in 2010, he originated the Broadway role of patriarch Gomez Addams in the musical
The Addams Family
Nathan Lane Relationships:
Nora Lane - Mother
Daniel Lane Jr. - Brother
Daniel Lane - Father
Robert Lane - Brother
Nathan Lane Awards:
1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2001 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
1992 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
1996 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
1999 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2013 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
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