Photo of Carol Kane Carol Kane

The daughter of a prominent architect, diminutive actress Carol Kane was born June 18, 1952, in Cleveland. She started on the stage at age 14 and made her film debut in 1970's Blood of the Iron Maiden. Kane left a lasting impression in small roles in films of the early '70s, such as Carnal Knowledge, Desperate Characters, The Last Detail and Dog Day Afternoon.

For her portrayal of a young Jewish immigrant in turn-of-the-century New York in Hester Street (1975), she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. This resulted in meatier roles for Kane in The World's Greatest Lover, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Annie Hall and When a Stranger Calls. She also made her mark on TV audiences with a recurring role on the hit sitcom "Taxi" as Andy Kaufman's European girlfriend.

Kane's later work includes Scrooged, The Princess Bride, Addams Family Values and Office Killer (1997).

Carol Kane in The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

1987 PG

Blending comedy, adventure, romance and fantasy, this cult classic follows peasant farmhand Westley as he battles three bumbling outlaws and a nefarious prince to win the hand of his one true love, a young woman named Buttercup.

  • Carol Kane in The Bounty Hunter The Bounty Hunter
  • Carol Kane in Annie Hall Annie Hall
  • Carol Kane in Sleepwalk With Me Sleepwalk With Me
  • Carol Kane in Dog Day Afternoon Dog Day Afternoon
  • Carol Kane in The Muppet Movie The Muppet Movie
  • Carol Kane in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Carol Kane in Transylvania 6-5000 Transylvania 6-5000
  • Carol Kane in Jumpin' Jack Flash Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Carol Kane in Carnal Knowledge Carnal Knowledge
  • Carol Kane in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Carol Kane in Thanks for Sharing Thanks for Sharing
  • Carol Kane in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Carol Kane in Ava's Possessions Ava's Possessions
  • Carol Kane in Scrooged Scrooged
  • Carol Kane in My Blue Heaven My Blue Heaven
  • Carol Kane in Jawbreaker Jawbreaker
  • Carol Kane in Taxi Taxi
  • Carol Kane in When a Stranger Calls When a Stranger Calls
  • Carol Kane in Joe Versus the Volcano Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Carol Kane in Addams Family Values Addams Family Values
  • Carol Kane in The Pacifier The Pacifier
  • Carol Kane in Flashback Flashback
  • Carol Kane in Trees Lounge Trees Lounge
  • Carol Kane in Wedding in White Wedding in White
  • Carol Kane in Out of our Fathers' House Out of our Fathers' House
  • Carol Kane in The Greatest Man in the World The Greatest Man in the World
  • Carol Kane in Tall Tales & Legends: Casey at the Bat Tall Tales & Legends: Casey at the Bat
  • Carol Kane in In the Soup In the Soup
  • Carol Kane in Sunset Park Sunset Park
  • Carol Kane in The Tic Code The Tic Code
  • Carol Kane in Office Killer Office Killer
  • Carol Kane in First Snow of Winter First Snow of Winter
  • Carol Kane in The Shrink Is In The Shrink Is In
  • Carol Kane in Love in the Time of Money Love in the Time of Money
  • Carol Kane in Audrey's Rain Audrey's Rain
  • Carol Kane in Four Christmases Four Christmases
  • Carol Kane in Guest of Cindy Sherman Guest of Cindy Sherman
  • Carol Kane in My Girlfriend's Boyfriend My Girlfriend's Boyfriend