38 Facts About Nathan Lane


Nathan Lane went on to play supporting roles in films like Frankie and Johnny with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer and Life With Mikey with Michael J Fox, and a voice performance as the wisecracking meerkat Timon in the animated musical The Lion King, in which he performed the Academy Award-nominated song “Hakuna Matata” with Ernie Sabella.

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Nathan Lane has received six Tony Award nominations and won three for his roles in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers and Angels in America .

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Nathan Lane has won six Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle awards, two Obies, a Lucille Lortel Award and an Olivier Award.

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Nathan Lane has received two Golden Globe nominations, seven Primetime Emmy nominations and one win, two Daytime Emmy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the People's Choice Award.

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In 2006, Nathan Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Nathan Lane's father, Daniel Joseph Lane, was a truck driver and an aspiring tenor who died in 1967 from alcoholism when Lane was eleven.

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Nathan Lane's mother, Nora Veronica, was a housewife and secretary who suffered from bipolar disorder and died in 2000.

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Nathan Lane's parents were Catholics, and all of his grandparents were Irish immigrants.

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Nathan Lane attended Catholic schools in Jersey City, including Jesuit-run St Peter's Preparatory School, where he was voted Best Actor in 1974, and years later received the 2011 Prep Hall of Fame Professional Achievement Award.

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Nathan Lane moved to New York City where, after a long struggle, his career began to take off, first with some brief success in the world of stand-up comedy with partner Patrick Stack, and later with Off-Broadway productions at Second Stage Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre, and the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Nathan Lane appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The School for Scandal and John Guare's Moon Over Miami.

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In 1991, Lane appeared with George C Scott again in a revival of Paul Osborne's On Borrowed Time at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway.

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The Sondheim song, "Little Dream, " in the film The Birdcage, for which Nathan Lane received his first Golden Globe nomination, was supposedly written especially for him.

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In 1994, Nathan Lane voiced Timon, the meerkat, in Disney's blockbuster animated film The Lion King and reprised the role in its sequels.

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Nathan Lane received Daytime Emmy Awards for Teacher's Pet and Timon and Pumbaa and a nomination for George and Martha.

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Nathan Lane has hosted Saturday Night Live and The Tony Awards .

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Nathan Lane starred in the Roundabout revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside, with Jean Smart and Harriet Harris in 2000.

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Nathan Lane then appeared as Vincent Crummles in a film adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby, for which the cast received the Ensemble Acting award from the National Board of Review.

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Nathan Lane went on to win the Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Musical.

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In 2005, Nathan Lane rejoined Broderick for a successful limited run of The Odd Couple.

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Nathan Lane was a 2008 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.

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In 2010, Nathan Lane starred in the musical version of The Addams Family as Gomez .

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Nathan Lane later returned to the Broadway run of It's Only a Play.

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Nathan Lane played the ruthless editor Walter Burns opposite John Slattery as Hildy Johnson and John Goodman as Sheriff Hartman, for which he received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations.

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Nathan Lane reprised his acclaimed portrayal on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, and won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

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In March 2019, Lane starred in Taylor Mac's absurdist black comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus at the Booth Theatre directed by George C Wolfe, which received seven Tony Award nominations including Best Play.

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Nathan Lane has received seven Emmy Award nominations for his guest appearances on Frasier, Mad About You, Modern Family, The Good Wife and Only Murders in the Building for which he finally won.

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Nathan Lane has recurring roles in the Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin and Martin Short, and the HBO series, The Gilded Age, written by Julian Fellowes.

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Nathan Lane is co-starring in Ari Aster's upcoming A24 film, Disappointment Blvd.

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Nathan Lane has had an extensive career in film, television and the theatre.

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Nathan Lane has appeared in such films as The Lion King, The Birdcage, Mouse Hunt, Nicholas Nickleby, and the film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Producers .

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Nathan Lane is known for numerous guest roles including Frasier, Mad About You, 30 Rock, Absolutely Fabulous, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Blacklist and recurring roles on Modern Family and The Good Wife.

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Nathan Lane has received critical praise for his roles as F Lee Bailey in the limited series The People v O J Simpson and in the 2020 Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels as Det.

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Nathan Lane has received six Tony Award nominations for his work on Broadway winning three times for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers, and Angels in America .

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Nathan Lane has received two Golden Globe Award nominations for The Birdcage and The Producers, the National Board of Review Award for Ensemble Acting for Nicholas Nickleby and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Supporting Actor and for Outstanding Performance by a Cast which they won for The Birdcage.

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Nathan Lane has received the People's Choice Award for Favorite New Actor in a Comedy and an American Comedy Award for The Birdcage and a nomination for Jeffrey.

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Nathan Lane has made several critical statements against Republican Party figures.

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Nathan Lane jokingly compared Paul Ryan to the Wicked Witch of the West, due to Ryan's lack of support for Medicaid.

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