Carol Kane

Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)
Lowest Rated: 0% Big Bully (1996)
Birthday: Jun 18, 1952
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
A professional actress since age 14, Ohio-born Carol Kane is best known for essaying a staggering variety of characterizations in her career. Most of her early film roles were fleeting but memorable, such as that of the hippie girlfriend of Art Garfunkel in Carnal Knowledge (1971), the "sailor's plaything" in The Last Detail (1973) and the terrified bank teller in Dog Day Afternoon (1973). Kane's first starring appearance was in Hester Street (1975), wherein she was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of a Jewish newlywed in turn-of-the-century New York. From 1981 through 1983, Kane played Simka, the wife of immigrant mechanic Latka Gavras (Andy Kaufman) on the TV sitcom Taxi. Simka's country of origin was fictitious, but Kane and Kaufman managed between them to "create" a Slavic language peppered with ridiculous, non-sequitur terms of endearment. The actress won an Emmy for her work on Taxi. Other regular TV sitcom assignments for Kane have included 1986's All Is Forgiven and 1990's American Dreamer. Kane has excelled in bizarre character roles, notably the kvetching old peasant wife in The Princess Bride (1986), the abusive "Ghost of Christmas Present" in Scrooged (1988), and the toothless, witchlike Grandmama in the two Addams Family theatrical features. She remained an in-demand character actress appearing in a variety of movies and TV shows including Even Cowgirls Get the blues, Trees Lounge, Office Killer, and appearing as herself in the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon. She slowed down not a whit in the 21st century playing parts in My First Mister, Love in the Time of Money, The Pacifier, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, and the 2012 indie Sleepwalk With Me.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% The Sisters Brothers Actor 2018
No Score Yet Ghost Light Actor 2018
64% Ava's Possessions Talia 2016
No Score Yet Addiction: A 60's Love Story Cecilia 2015
57% Emoticon ;) Hannah Song 2014
No Score Yet Clutter Linda 2014
51% Thanks For Sharing Roberta $0.8M 2013
84% Sleepwalk With Me Linda Pandamiglio $2.3M 2012
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead Actor 2011
No Score Yet Valentino Actor 2011
No Score Yet My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Barbara 2010
12% The Bounty Hunter Dawn $66.8M 2010
70% Guest of Cindy Sherman Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Key Man Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus Mother Nature 2006
No Score Yet The Happy Elf Gilda 2006
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Actor 2005
20% The Pacifier Helga $113.1M 2005
13% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Miss Baggoli $29.3M 2004
No Score Yet Audrey's Rain Missy Flanders 2003
No Score Yet Cosmopolitan Actor 2003
18% Love in the Time of Money Joey 2002
52% My First Mister Sylvie 2002
No Score Yet The Shrink Is In Dr. Louise Rosenberg 2001
63% Man on the Moon herself 1999
No Score Yet First Snow of Winter Actor 1999
No Score Yet Noah's Ark Lot's Wife 1999
8% Jawbreaker Miss Sherman 1999
75% The Tic Code Miss Gimpole 1998
12% Office Killer Dorine Douglas 1997
4% Gone Fishin' Donna Waters $19.8M 1997
81% Trees Lounge Connie 1996
No Score Yet American Strays Helen 1996
45% The Pallbearer Tom's Mom 1996
13% Sunset Park Mona 1996
0% Big Bully Faith 1996
No Score Yet The Crazysitter Treva 1995
0% Theodore Rex Molly Rex 1995
No Score Yet Freaky Friday Actor 1995
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Cowgirl Carla 1994
76% Addams Family Values Granny 1993
No Score Yet When a Stranger Calls Back Jill Johnson 1993
92% In the Soup Barbara 1992
No Score Yet Baby on Board Maria 1992
No Score Yet Ted & Venus Colette 1991
71% My Blue Heaven Shaldeen 1990
62% Joe Versus the Volcano Hairdresser 1990
38% Flashback Maggie 1990
14% The Lemon Sisters Franki D'Angelo 1989
70% Scrooged Christmas Present 1988
17% License to Drive Mrs. Anderson 1988
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers Kitty 1988
No Score Yet Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card Actor 1988
97% The Princess Bride Valerie 1987
38% Ishtar Carol 1987
26% Jumpin' Jack Flash Cynthia 1986
20% Transilvania Seis, Cinco Mil Lupi 1985
No Score Yet Burning Rage Mary Harwood 1984
No Score Yet Over the Brooklyn Bridge Cheryl Goodman 1984
60% Racing With the Moon Annie 1984
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Martha Bernays 1984
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre Good Fairy 1983
No Score Yet Pandemonium Candy 1982
No Score Yet Norman Loves Rose Rose 1982
No Score Yet The Girls in Their Summer Dresses Actor 1981
No Score Yet American Short Story Actor 1980
No Score Yet Les Jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz (The Games of Countess Dolingen) Actor 1980
33% When a Stranger Calls Jill Johnson 1979
88% The Muppet Movie Myth 1979
No Score Yet My Sister, My Love Cissy 1978
20% The World's Greatest Lover Annie Hickman 1977
43% Valentino Fatty Arbuckle's Girl 1977
97% Annie Hall Allison 1977
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York Florence 1976
95% Dog Day Afternoon Jenny 1975
73% Hester Street Gitl 1975
93% The Last Detail Young Whore 1973
No Score Yet Wedding in White Jeannie 1973
No Score Yet Desperate Characters Young Girl 1971
86% Carnal Knowledge Jennifer 1971

TV

CREDIT
97% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2015
Lillian
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
90% Halt and Catch Fire
2014-2017
  • 2017
32% Crowded
2015-2016
  • 2016
81% Gotham
2014
Gertrude Kapelput Gertrud Kapelput Gertrud Gertrud Cobblepot
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Lena Korvinka
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Gwen Munch
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2009
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Shelly Judith Harper
  • 2009
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Mrs. Shaw
  • 2004
No Score Yet As Told by Ginger
2000-2009
Voice
  • 2001
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2001
  • 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Gwen Munch
  • 1997
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
  • 1995
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1994
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Corinne
  • 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1993
  • 1990
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Amanda
  • 1984
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Lavinia
  • 1983
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Simka Gravas
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Olga
  • 1982

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