Carol Kane

Carol Kane

Featured In:
Something I’ll Tell You Tuesday by John Guare
Hedgehog Years by Lily Akerman (2nd Place, 2018 James Stevenson Prize)

Currently Kane can be seen as Lillian (Series Regular) on the NBC for Netflix new series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT and can be seen on GOTHAM as the Penguin’s mother, Gertrude Kapelput.

Kane made her theatrical debut in the 1966 production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Tammy Grimes. Since then she has appeared on the New York Stage both on and Off-Broadway.

Plays include Beth Henley’s Family Week and The Debutante Ball. She co-starred with Gena Rowlands in the John Cassavettes play A Woman of Mystery directed by John Cassavettes. At Lincoln Center for Joe Papp her performances include The Tempest and Macbeth. Plays at Mr. Papp’s Public Theatre include: Wasp and Other Plays by Steve Martin. She starred alongside Shelley Winters on Broadway in The Effect of Gamma Rays, on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

In addition, Kane has been seen on Broadway and Los Angeles, starring as Madame Morrible in Wicked. She was seen as Gingy in Nora and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the Broadway production of Harvey at the Roundabout and Ian Rickson’s West End production of The Children’s Hour with Keira Knightly, Elisabeth Moss and Ellen Burstyn.

Kane owes her film debut to Mike Nichols in Carnal Knowledge. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best-Actress for her performance in Joan Micklin Silver’s film Hester Street. Other films include: Wedding in White co-starring with Donald Pleasence, The Last Detail for director Hal Ashby, Dog Day Afternoon, director Sidney Lumet, Annie Hall directed by Woody Allen, The Lemon Sisters co-starring Diane Keaton and Kathryn Grody, The Princess Bride, director Rob Reiner, Scrooged director Dick Donner, My Blue Heaven written by Nora Ephron, Racing with the Moon starring Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage, Adams Family Values, When a Stranger Calls, Flashback starring Dennis Hopper, The World’s Greatest Lover co-starring Gene Wilder and The Muppet Movie. Independent films include: Steve Buscemi’s Trees Lounge, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleep Walk with Me and Clutter.

Television includes: Simka, wife of Latka (Andy Kaufman) on the television series “Taxi” for which she won two Emmy AwardsÒ. PearlAll is Forgiven, Seinfeld and Chicago Hope (where she garnered another Emmy nomination), and Girls. She was seen as Richard Belzar’s ex-wife on “Law & Order: SVU.”