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Nathan Lane is an American actor who acted both on-screen and in the theatre. Nathan has numerous awards and nominations and provided his voice for several wide audience’s favorite characters.
His acting career was not successful at the beginning. He began with stand-up comedy pairing with Patrick Stack.
Three of Lane’s roles were highly appreciated by critics and awarded with Tony awards. The first award was for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996) The Producers (2001) and Angels in America (2018). The other two are for He’s been nominated for Golden Globe two times and six times for Primetime Emmy award.Though, among the audience, he is known for voicing Timon in the Lion King (1994) and following animated series. His other famous voice job is Snowbell in Stuart Little (1999).
Sexual OrientationNathan is homosexual. He claimed his orientation in public after Matthew Shepard’s death. The actor recalls not receiving support from his mother.
After a long-lasting relationship, he married his boyfriend Devlin Elliott in 2015.
FamilyHe was raised in a family of Daniel, a truck driver, and Nora, a housewife. Lane’s father was also a singer and suffered from alcoholism. The last resulted in his death in 1967. His mother was known to have bipolar disorder. He has a brother.
ReligionLane had a Catholic upbringing and carried this religion to adulthood. Despite this fact, the actor defines himself as a Jew.
Worth To KnowHis birth name is Joseph Lane. There was already an actor named Joseph Lane, so he took the name Nathan from his role in Guys and Dolls musical.
Nathan’s had a long story choosing the name he is famous for now.He had the role of F. Lee Bailey in the first season of American Crime Story (aired 2016).