• Lainie  Kazan

    Lainie Kazan

    Born on May 15th, 1940

    From New York, New York, USA

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Poster

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Everyone in the Portokalos family worries about Toula (Nia Vardalos). Still unmarried at 30 years old, she works at Dancing Zorba's, the Greek restaurant owned by her parents, Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan). After taking a job at her aunt's travel agency, she falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), a teacher who is tall, handsome and definitely not Greek. Toula isn't sure which will be more upsetting to her father, that Ian is a foreigner or that he's a vegetarian.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
My Favorite Year Poster

My Favorite Year

Fledgling comic Benjy Stone (Mark Linn-Baker) can't believe his luck when his childhood hero, the swashbuckling matinee idol Alan Swann (Peter O'Toole), gets booked to appear on the variety show he writes for. But when Swann arrives, he fails to live up to his silver screen image. Instead, he's a drunken womanizer who suffers from stage fright. Benjy is assigned to look after him before the show, and it's all he can do to keep his former idol from going completely off the rails.

Golden Globe (1983)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture