Carol Kane Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Jan, 2020
Facts of Carol Kane
Date of Birth: 1952 , June-18
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Carol Kane
Birth Name Carolyn Laurie Kane
Father Michael Kane
Mother Joy Kane
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cleveland, Ohio
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $5 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Boyfriend Woody Harrelson
Education Professional Children's School
Movies The Last Detail, Dog Day Afternoon, The World's Greatest Lover, The Muppet Movie, When a Stranger Calls, Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Pacifier, Addams Family Values
TV Show Visions, Great Performances,Taxi, Pearl, Hunters
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Twice Primetime Emmy-Award-Winning actress, Carol Kane also has forged a highly successful path as a comedian so far. She got wide recognition from her tole in a television series Taxi. Her role in a 1975 movie Hester Street also brought her an Academy Award nomination. Similarly, the actress is notable for her work in The Muppet Movie, Man on the Moon, Scrooged, and Addams Family Values.

Grew Up In Jewish Family

Carolyn Laurie Kane was born on 18th June 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She belongs to White ethnicity and holds American citizenship.

Carol is the only daughter of Joy Kane and Michael Kane. Her mother Joy worked as a jazz singer, teacher, dancer, and pianist. At the age of 12, Kane's parents got divorced. 

Carol enrolled at the boarding school, Cherry Lawn School in Darien, Connecticut. She was there until 1965 and then went on to join the Professional Children's School in New York City. Furthermore, Kane studied theatre at HB Studio.

Won Two Emmy Awards For 'Taxi'

Carol Kane initiated her acting career with a small role in the 1971 movie Desperate Characters. In 1974, she appeared in a television mini-series The American Parade. The actress was nominated for Oscar Award for her breakout role in the movie Hester Street in 1976. She later worked in films, including Dog Day Afternoon, Valentino, The Mufcage, and The Muppet Movie

In 1980, Carol took a role in a television series Taxi. The role in the acclaimed TV series garnered her huge popularity as well as two Primetime Emmy Awards in 1982 and 1983 respectively. She portrayed Simka Dahblitz-Gravas from 1980-83 on the show, sharing the screen with Jeff Conaway, Judd Hirsch, and Danny DeVito.

Carol Kane Attending The Sisters Brothers Premiere SOURCE: Getty Image

Kane's other prominent works include Scrooged, Adams Family Values, The Princess Bride, and The Pacifier. In 2019, the 'Taxi' star appeared in the film The Dead Don't Die and series Big Mouth

The actress would also appear as Mindy Markowitz in the 2020 upcoming drama television series Hunters along with Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, and Kate Mulvany. The series is set to be aired on February 21, 2020, on Amazon Video. 

She Owns $5 Million Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, Carol Kane has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has made such massive wealth from her work  in a dozens of successful movies and TV shows. 

Some of her box office hit movies are listed below, 

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget  Box-Office
The Last Detail 1973 Jack Nicholson and Otis Young $2.3 million $10 million
Dog Day Afternoon 1975 John Cazale and James Broderick $1.8 million $50 million
Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen and Christopher Walken $4 million $38.3 million
The World's Greatest Lover 1977 Gene Wilder and Dom Deluise $4.8 million $21 million
The Muppet Movie 1979 Steve Martin and Dom DeLuise $8 million $76.7 million
When a Stranger Calls 1979 Charles Durning and Colleen Dewhurst $1.5 million $21.4 million
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Whoopi Goldberg and John Wood $18 million $29.84 million
License to Drive 1988 Corey Haim and Corey Feldman $8 million $22.4 million
The Pacifier 2005 Vin Diesel and Faith Ford $56 million $198.6 million
Four Christmases 2008 Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon $80 million $163.7 million
The Bounty Hunter 2010 Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler $45 million $136.3 million

Kane has an apartment in 41 Central Park West, New York. She bought the compartment for $1.3 million in 2000.

Is Carol Kane Married? 

Carol Kane,67, is not married yet. The actress is also not dating anyone officially as of 2020.  

Carol Kane Young Time Picture SOURCE: Amazon

Previously, Kane was in a relationship with actor Woody Harrelson. The couple started dating in 1986. They, however, separated after couple of years of relationship in 1988.

Carol currently resides in New York. 


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