Top headlines :

home Biography lainie kazan

lainie kazan Net Worth 2020


Facts of Lainie Kazan Networth

Full NameLainie Levine
First NameLainie
Last NameLevine
Birth NameLainie Levine
Other NameLainie Kazan
ProfessionActress, Model, Singer
Birth CityBrooklyn, New York City, New York
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Father NameBenjamin Levine
Father ProfessionGambling Bookmaker
Mother NameCarole Kazan
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpousePeter Daniels (1971- 1989, until death)
FilmographyMy Big Fat Greek Wedding(2002),Bratz: The Movie (2007),You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008),My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
EducationErasmus Hall High School, Hofstra University
Height168 cm
Weight78 kg
Networth$500 k
Twitter Profile
Insta Profile
Date of BirthMay 15,1942
Age78 years

What Is Lainie Kazan's Net Worth?

An American born actress and singer Lainie Kazan is professional since 1958, famous for portraying Barbra Streisand's understudy in Funny Girl (1964). With her acting career of over 6 decades, the veteran actress accumulated wide fame alongside money, and now owns a net worth of $500,000 as of March 2020.

Her most famous movie appearances include My Big Fat Greek Wedding(2002) & its sequel, Bratz: The Movie (2007), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Pixels (2015).

The Primetime Emmy Award nominee also earned prominence through singing, released 8 albums. Some of her famous albums are The Love Album (2011), In The Groove (1998) and Body & Soul (1995).

Way To Career Success & Fortune: Income Sources & Earnings

As of March 2020, Lainie Kazan has an estimated net worth of $500,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of her income is acting career, but also her singing career aided the fortune growth.

Well, before she took firm roots in acting, Kazan used to work in Broadway and then as a model for Playboy magazine, that opened up gates for her successful acting venture.

American model turned actress Lainie Kazan owns $500,000 net worth
American model turned actress Lainie Kazan owns $500,000 net worth

Well, the Pixels actress' fortune is same as of American actress Connie Sellecca ($500,000). 

Most often, Kazan's worth is compared with other veteran Hollywood figures like Leslie Charleson ($5 million), Kathleen Kinmont ($3 million) and Nancy Lee Grahn ($3 million), but owns less.

Career Journey

In the early days, Lainie made her Broadway debut through The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961. She received her breakthrough after portraying Fanny Brice (an understudy of Barbra Streisand) in the musical Funny Girl (1964).

Later, the road to her success widened as she posed for Playboy Magazine in 1970.

It earned her chance to operate at 2 Playboy Jazz Clubs: Lainie’s Lounge East and Lainie's Lounge West, directly overseen by Hugh Hefner, the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine.

Lainie Kazan posing for Playboy Magazine during the 70s
Lainie Kazan during her early days, worked as a playboy model

Thereafter, Lainie took on her acting career full-time, that summed up a considerable fortune in her account. 

Without a doubt, she made hundreds of thousand dollars in salary every year. The average payroll of an actor in the United States is around $49,900.

Movies And TV Shows

Following a series of guest appearances in the TV shows like Veronica’s Closet, The Nanny, St. Elsewhere and Will & Grace, Lainie's career got a boost after she starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), followed by its sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016).

Moreover, she appeared as the mother of Adam Sandler's character in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007).

Other famous movie appearances of Lainie Kazan are You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Pixels (2015) where Peter Dinklage also worked.

Lainie Kazan in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Lainie Kazan in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding

For a fact, for her work in the musical adaptation of My Favorite Year, the actress earned nominations for Tony Award and Golden Globe Award.

Box Office Collection:

Here is the list of Kazan's movie's gross collection:

FilmBudgetGross Collection
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)$5 million$368.7 million
Bratz: The Movie (2007)$20 million$26 million
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)$90 million$199.9 million
Pixels (2015)$88- $129 million$244.9 million
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)$18 million$88.9 million

What Does Kazan Currently Do?

Branching out from on-screen career, Lainie Kazan currently serves as an adjunct professor at UCLA since 2012

There, she teaches in acting classes and directs her students in drama-department production.

Does Lainie Have Endorsements?

Seems the actress does not have any personal endorsements meanwhile. But surely, she did cover massive sum through commercials & sponsorship during her height as actress & model.

Lainie Kazan is active in social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, where her followers count 1.11K & 1.35K respectively.

Participation In Charity Works

Well, apart from acting, Lainie Kazan is also active in charity works and supports AIDS Project LA, B'nai Brith, and many other non-profit organizations.

She has served as the board member for Young Musicians’ Foundation and the California Jazz Foundation.

House, Cars & Lifestyle

Despite huge fame, Lainie Kazan successfully maintains low-key life and avoids flaunts of her assets.

Sources report that the model-turned-actress currently lives in residence in Los Angeles, her property is allegedly worth hundreds of thousand dollars.

Well, the median house price in Los Angeles, CA is $849,500, that comes up with an annual insurance premium of $1,360.

Probably, Lainie lives a quality lifestyle and owns luxurious cars, though has not disclosed any details meanwhile.

Lainie Kazan's Age, Height, Nationality, Family, Husband, Daughter & Relationship

Lainie Kazan was born on May 15, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, to Carole (nee Kazan) & Benjamin Levine. Her father worked as a gambling bookmaker, while no detail on her mother is out, except Lainie defined her mother as "neurotic, fragile and artistic."

Well, Kazan is an American by nationality and is of mixed ethnicity (Jerusalem origin; her father was Russian Ashkenazi Jewish).

She attended Erasmus Hall High School and later studied theatre at HB Studio. In 1960, Kazan graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Is Lainie Kazan Dead?

No, Lainie Kazan is alive & well, though the actress once had fatal head-injury on April 9, 2016, after she crashed her car in front of a Greek restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California.

Also, back in the mid-70s, Kazan was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

What Is Lainie's Age & Height?

As of September 2019, Kazan is 79 years old & has a height of 5 ft. 6 inches (168 cm).

Married Life, Husband's Death & Children

Lainie Kazan was once a married woman, however, after her husband Peter H.B. Daniels, a musical director-arranger, died in 1989, she never re-married.

Currently, her relationship status is allegedly single, as no official reports on her dating or boyfriends ever came up.

She and met her (now late) husband Peter Daniels while working on the Broadway musical Funny Girl in 1964. Though, they started dating in around 1967 and married after 5 years, on February 28, 1971.

Lainie Kazan and her daughter at the screening party for The Naked Cage in 1986
Lainie Kazan and her daughter at the screening party for The Naked Cage in 1986

Even more, they welcomed a daughter Jennifer Daniels. 

Later, Peter was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 1988. Following 5 months, he died in 1989.

For a fact, Lainie has 2 granddaughters: Isabella Blue and Grayson Lawrence.

Shop-Lifting Charge

Back in 2017, Lainie made headlines after she was caught red-handed shop-lifting in Gelson's supermarket during the Christmas eve.

The supermarket staffs reported that Kazan already had shop-lifted a couple of time before, were waiting to catch her red-handed.

However, Lainie's attorney Mark Werksman claimed that the staffs were over-reacting and even more, didn't give her a chance to pay, rather went for the arrest.

Updated On Sun Apr 19 2020 Published On Sat Sep 07 2019 By CRM