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Nathan Lane

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Nathan Lane (born Joseph Lane; February 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, his voice work in Stuart Little and Disney's The Lion King film series, and his recurring roles on Modern Family and The Good Wife. In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Fact file

  • Born: Joseph Lane February 3, 1956 (age 59) Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, writer
  • Years active: 1975–present
  • Partner(s): Devlin Elliott
  • Awards: Tony Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, SAG Award, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Award, Obie Awards, People's Choice Award

Read more about Nathan Lane at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

No Rehearsals, No Director: Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming Take On New Play
Playbill Combined , 2016-02-03 15:40:24
In White Rabbit Red Rabbit, a different performer will be handed a script to perform without the help of a director, rehearsals or a set. The rotating, star-studded cast for the innovative new show is set to feature Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Patrick Wilson, Christine Baranski, Ramin Karimloo, ...

ArtsBeat: Whoopi Goldberg and Nathan Lane on Roster for Solo ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ Performances
NY Times Theater, 2016-02-03 15:01:00
Several prominent New York actors will perform “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” unrehearsed and alone.

From Nathan Detroit to Pseudolus to The Nance; Celebrating Nathan Lane on His Birthday!
Playbill Combined , 2016-02-03 05:00:45
Stage and screen star Nathan Lane, currently portraying F. Lee Bailey in the FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story", celebrates his birthday February 3. Playbill.com takes a look at Lane's prolific career. Happy birthday, Nathan!

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