Nathan Lane

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Joseph Lane
  • Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/03/1956, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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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 Ironweed, 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 and Teacher's Pet.
  • 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 The Producers) 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:
  • Robert Lane - Brother
  • Daniel Lane - Father
  • Daniel Lane Jr. - Brother
  • Nora Lane - Mother
  • Nathan Lane Awards:
  • 1996 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 2013 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1992 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2001 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee

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