Lainie Kazan


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Lainie Kazan Nominations & Awards

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Supporting Actress NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED


 - Worst Supporting Actress NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
Lainie Kazan . He has nominated for an Golden Globes Awards, an Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and an Razzie Awards. He's known for Divorce Invitation (2012), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and Gigli (2003).

All Movies of Lainie Kazan

  • Olympia
    Armed with her uncompromising tenacity, intelligence, and humor, Olympia Dukakis fashions her experience of alienation into armor while appropriating the obstacles of life into tools for progression and growth.
    United States  2018
  • The Amityville Murders
    On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that "voices" in the house commanded him to kill. This is their sto
    United States  2018
  • Pixels
    When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood bes...
    Character: Mickey Lamonsoff
    United States  2015
  • Finding Joy
    A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy--a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.
    Character: Gloria
    United States  2013
  • Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!
    A romantic comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son's non-Jewish and gay boyfriend. When the gay couple adopts a child and it makes headline news, their families come to defend them and realize...
    Character: Shirley Hirsch
    France  2009
  • You Don't Mess With the Zohan
    A top Israeli Mossad agent named Zohan (Adam Sandler) fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream: becoming a hairstylist in New York City. Though he wants to put his life of counter-terrorism behind him, he quickly finds tha...
    United States  2008
  • Red Riding Hood
    A young girl entrusted with the task of delivering a special package to her grandmother finds herself faced with a most unpleasant stalker in this retelling of the classic fairy tale starring Daniel Roebuck, Debi Mazar, Sam Stone,...
    United States  2006
  • A Good Night To Die
    One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, ...
    Character: Diane
    United States  2003
  • Gigli
    Small-time street hood Gigli (Ben Affleck) has a reputation for big-time screw-ups. Ricki (Jennifer Lopez) is a tough gal gangster. When they're paired together on an assignment that careens wildly out of control, will they find a...
    United States  2003
  • 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) and...
    Character: Maria Portokalos
    United States  2002
  • Kimberly
    Gabrielle Anwar plays Kimberly, an English girl and daughter of an Olympic rower, who agrees to coach an inept rowing team. The four guys on the team all agree not to try and woo the beautiful Kimberly, but each does so anyway. Ho...
    Character: Hanna
    United States  1999
  • The Big Hit
    Melvin Smiley, a successful young hitman, is living a normal all-day life for his jewish fiancé Pam, but kills for money in Paris' organization. In addition, he has a relationship with a beauty from the neighbourhood and gets bot...
    Character: Jeanne Shulman
    United States  1998
  • The Associate
    Whoopi Goldberg handles business her own way in this outrageous comedy hit! Whoopi plays a fast-track executive who starts her own company after a back-stabbing co-worker (Tim Daly) nabs her promotion. But when she's locked out of...
    United States  1996
  • Love Is All There Is
    Aimed at an older audience, this comedy centers on two warring restaurant families in the Bronx who are forced to come together when their children fall in love. The film deftly combines broad and subtle comedy with just enough se...
    Character: Sadie Capomezzo
    United States  1996
  • The Cemetery Club
    This comedy with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, who's husbands died one after another in just a few years. The 3 friends in their 50s react quite differently on the deaths. But they make it a habit...
    Character: Selma
    United States  1993
  • Beaches
    A chance meeting of two young girls from totally different backgrounds becomes a friendship that lasts a lifetime. CC Bloom, an aggressive and outrageous Jewish girl from the Bronx, meets Hillary Whitney, a shy and proper WASP...
    Character: Leona Bloom
    United States  1988
  • Harry and the Hendersons
    John Lithgow takes adventure to new heights in this big-laughs, big-hearted, big-footed comedy for the whole family! A chance car accident introduces the Hendersons to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster...
    Character: Irene Moffitt
    United States  1987
  • Lust in the Dust
    Dance-hall girl Rosie Velez (Divine), lost in the desert, is helped to safety by gunman Abel Wood (Tab Hunter). In the town of Chili Verde, at the saloon of Marguerita Ventura (Lainie Kazan), word of a treasure in gold brings Abel...
    Character: Marguerita Ventura
    United States  1985
  • The Journey of Natty Gann
    In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there.
    Character: Connie
    United States  1985
  • Pinocchio (Faerie Tale Theatre Series) (TV)
    He might be made out of wood, but Pinocchio (Pee Wee's Playhouse's Paul Reubens) proves that puppets have hearts of gold in this retelling of the well-loved tale Pinocchio. A lonely puppet maker named Geppetto (Ocean's Eleven's...
    United States  1984
  • One From the Heart
    Francis Ford Coppola directed this experimental musical about love in Las Vegas. Shot entirely at Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios, the film stars Frederic Forrest (Hank) and Teri Garr (Frannie) as an unhappy couple breaking up on the...
    Character: Maggie
    United States  1982
  • My Favorite Year
    Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Its a new medium and the rules were not fully established. Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to...
    Character: Belle Carroca
    United States  1982
  • Lady in Cement
    Tony Rome is a Miami based detective who while diving in the ocean finds the body of a young woman. He is hired by Gronsky to find her killer.
    Character: Maria Baretto
    United States  1968