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Michael Lerner Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Lerner
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Worked in his family's New York deli through high school and college
  • Received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts
  • Briefly roomed with Yoko Ono before she met John Lennon
  • Joined San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater before making his film debut in 1970's Alex in Wonderland
  • Appeared with Madonna in the play Up for Grabs on London's West End in 2002
  • Is an avid reader and has a collection of valuable, rare books


  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1990Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner