Lainie Kazan
Lainie Kazan
Real Name/Full Name Lainie Kazan
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lainie Kazan
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 May 1940
Age/How Old: 84 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Benjamin
Mother – Carole
Siblings: N/A
School: Brooklyn’s Erasmus Hall High School
College: Hofstra University,Hempstead, New York
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Peter Daniels (m. 1971–1989)
Kids/Children Name: Jennifer Bena
Profession: Actress and singer
Net Worth: $600 thousand
Last Updated: May 2024

Lainie Kazan is an American Singer and Actress who was assigned for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a TV Drama series named St.Elsewhere and was also assigned for Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the TV Drama show named, My Favourite Year in the year 1993. In 1982, she was assigned for Golden Globe Award for the drama named My Favourite Year. Kazan played a role named Maria Portokalos in the drama named My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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Biography and Early Life

Lainie Kazan was born on 15 May 1940 in Brooklyn, a place in New York, the United States of America, as Lainie Levine. Her father’s name was Benjamin Levine, and her mother’s name is Carole. Her mother was of Sephardic Jewish extraction from Spain and Turkey. The family moved to Jerusalem. Her father was of Russian-Jewish descent used to work as a gambling bookmaker. Kazan’s mother was masochist, delicate, and imaginative. Kazan completed her schooling in 1956 at Brooklyn’s Erasmus Hall High School with a girl named Barbra Streisand.

In 1960, she graduated from Hofstra University, which is in Hempstead, New York, where she studied Theatre in Herbert Berghof Studio. While at Hofstra, Kazan showed up in school musicals composed and coordinated by a schoolmate, future Academy Award-winning chief Francis Ford Coppola just as entertainer James Caan.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lainie Kazan in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Lainie Kazan’s age is 84 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 15 May 1940. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 167 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Hazel and hair color is Brown.


Lainie Kazan completed her schooling at Brooklyn’s Erasmus Hall High School with Barbra Streisand in 1956, and she was graduated in Theatre from Hofstra University, which is in Hempstead, New York, United States of America.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

After meeting melodic chief arranger Peter H.B. Danielson the Broadway melodic Funny Girl in which Lainie Kazan was a cast part, and he was partner ensemble conductor. Then both of them started their five years of relationship. They gave birth to a daughter named Jennifer Bera, after which they got married in 1971. They got separated, and Kazan was alone by 1976.

Kazan was diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis(DVT) in the 1970s, after which she started teaching people about Deep Vein Thrombosis. Kazan was injured on her head due to a head collision in front of a Greek Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California when she was driving her car, after which she was hospitalized.

Lainie Kazan became an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2012, in which she used to take acting and directing classes. She also worked with the Boards of the young musicians’ foundation, the California Jazz Foundation and trained in her school.

Is Lainie Kazan Lesbian?

No, Lainie Kazan is not lesbian, she was married to Peter H.B. Danielson, and they also have a child named Jennifer Bera, but later they got separated, and she never married again.

Professional Career

Kazan worked in her first Broadway Deputy in 1961 with a musical theatre, The Happiest Girl in the World. In the same year, she worked in another musical named Bravo Giovanni, where she studied an American actress named Barbra Streisand, the lead role named Fanny Brice in the movie named Funny Girl, which was released in 1964. Kazan had her spot in an early showing and evening execution for one day of the show’s run at the point when Streisand couldn’t perform because of a throat condition.

Kazan started performing as a guest in many super clubs like Dean Martin’s variety series 26 times and other super clubs. Some of her television works include some dramas named Aunt Frieda in The Nanny, the mother of Kirstie Alley’s character on Veronica’s Closet, and also some other works like St.Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for the Emmy nominations. Kazan joined the cast for season 7 of Desperate Housewives, where she acted the role of Mrs.Maxine Rosen, a self-employed business owner.


Following are the awards she received and the nominations she got in her entire career:

  • Nominated for Golden Globe Award
  • Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for the series St. Elsewhere
  • Tony Award for the musical My Favorite Dear

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lainie Kazan in 2024

Lainie Kazan Net Worth
Lainie Kazan Net Worth

Lainie Kazan has a net worth of $600 thousand as of 2024. Most of her wealth comes from her acting career and teaching and directing career.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Kazan was married to Peter H.B. Danielson.
  • She was nominated for the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama series named St.

Lainie Kazan was a trendy and successful actor and was nominated on one of the top award lists in the world for her amazing TV shows and films.


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