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My Big Fat... Toula is 30. And unmarried. Which means as a nice Greek girl - she's a failure.... more info $9.71was $12.98 Buy Now

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Oy Vey My Son... Directed by Eugene Afineevsky. Starring Saul Rubinek, John Lloyd Young, Lainie... more info $13.95was $24.99 Buy Now

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Born: May 15, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
The revelation of a family secret and an even bigger, fatter wedding brings the Portokalos family together again.
Pixels (2015)
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they're going to have to do it for real. When intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and
Expecting Mary (2010)
Mary is young pregnant girl who''s had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it''s only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family.
Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! (2009)
Every Friday night Shirley Hirsch invites another female guest for sabbath dinner in hopes that her son Nelson will end up with a nice Jewish girl. When Shirley and her husband Martin set him up on yet another date, Nelson reveals that he is already seeing someone. Shirley and Martin cannot wait to
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Zohan, a top Israeli commando, fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream: becoming a hairstylist in New York. Though he wants to put his life of counter-terrorism behind him, he quickly finds it is not so easy to escape one's roots. As enemies old and new try to take him out, they will all come to learn the same thing: you don't mess with the Zohan.
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
Four teenage girls who come from different social and economic backgrounds empower themselves by rejecting their respective high school cliques and band together, calling themselves Bratz.
Whiskey School (2007)
True story of a group of eight friends in the New York theater community who confront a well-known avant-garde playwright about his excessive drinking.
Beau Jest (2006)
Sarah Goldman is involved with Chris, a non Jewish man. But Sarah believes that her parents will only accept a Jewish man as her partner. Seeking for acceptance, she lies to her parents saying that she is no longer seeing Chris. Thinking that she is available, Sarah's mother continuously tries to fi
Broadway: The Golden Age (2004) as Herself
The Golden Age of Broadway theater is brought to the screen by interviews with over 100 Broadway stars, composers, writers and notables, whose stories bring Broadway's past to life. Includes archival footage of productions from the pre-video era and vintage photographs of some of Broadway's most fam
Good Night to Die, A (2003) as Debra
A hit man and his bumbling protégé are sent off on a wild ride that finds them dodging mad mob bosses, murderous siblings and a handful of other colorful characters as they try to keep themselves alive. But who will protect them from each other?
Gigli (2003) as Mother
Larry Gigli, a lowly hit man in Los Angeles, who is looking to finally score big, lands the perfect "job"--or so he thinks. He is assigned to kidnap Brian, the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor, in order to save his mobster boss from incarceration. Holed-up
Tempted (2003) as Julia
While attending her adoptive mother's funeral in Hawaii, Emma is introduced to her biological mother. While in Hawaii, she begins an affair with a Hawaiian man and must now decide between her hectic married life with her husband and children or this new exciting island romance.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) as Maria Portokalos
Toula Portokalos'' family from the suburbs of Chicago promotes exactly three traditional values - "Marry a Greek boy, have Greek babies, and feed everyone." From an early age, she is mortified by their patriotic ''over-the-top'' ways. When she falls in love with Ian, a WASPy non-Greek, Toula struggles to get her family to accept her eager fiance while she herself comes to terms with her heritage, her cultural identity, and their meddlesome ways.
Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) as Voice Of Singing Old Woman
Davey Stone is a young man who hates the holidays and is determined that no one else in the town of Dukesberry is going to enjoy them either. On the first night of Hanukah, the perpetually grumpy Davey goes on a rowdy rampage and is arrested. Since this is hardly the first time he's gone on a destru
Bruno (2000) as Sister Mary Shirley
Eight-year-old Bruno attends a Catholic boarding school and seems a natural to win the Vatican's upcoming national spelling bee, but he has one problem -- he insists on cross-dressing. Fending off criticism, he tells everyone that he wears dresses as a source of power -- a religious vestment, inspir
Crew, The (2000) as Pepper Lowenstein
There's no place like home--even when it's the ratty Raj Mahal senior citizen residence hotel in yuppie-haven South Beach, Miami. While sexy models cavort on the white sands posing for haute couture fashion magazine covers, four fossilized former wiseguys--Bobby Bartellemeo, Joey "Bats" Pistella, Mi
What's Cooking? (2000) as Ruth Seelig
Thanksgiving is celebrated by four families of different ethnic and economic backgrounds in contemporary Los Angeles. Flowing from table to table, kitchen to kitchen, each family cooks their meals and prepares for guests amidst swirling family tensions in the households of... Ronald, a spin doctor f
If You Only Knew (2000) as Bess
Parker is a shy, aspiring writer who works as a telephone psychic by day and lives a lonely existence by night. Samantha is a painter who dreams of studying in Paris and has a habit of getting involved with the wrong men. When they bump into each other in a Manhattan flower shop, it's love at first
Unknown Cyclist, The (1998) as Rachel
Christopher's dying wish is for the four most important people in his life to undertake the West Coast Cycle for AIDS together. The four are mismatched: his ex-wife Melissa, lover Doug, homophobic brother Frank and best friend Gaetano. As they navigate the gruelling ride together, they come to terms
Safety Patrol (1998) as Mrs Day
Eleven-year-old Scout Bozell's dream is to join his new school's Safety Patrol Team, the Safeties, but he learns that the gang and its leader Kent focus on ways to bully money and possessions away from the fearful student body. The Safeties also have ties to Mrs. Day, the school's cafeteria lady and
Big Hit, The (1998) as Jeanne Shulman
A beleaguered hit man''s professional and domestic woes collide when he''s tricked into kidnapping the teenage child of his boss.
Allie & Me (1997) as Camille Alexander
A bitter housewife and a beautician become partners in crime.
Associate, The (1996) as Cindy Mason
Laurel Ayres is a bright financial analyst with more brains than most of her male colleagues. She''s fed up with following the rules to get ahead, and when she''s passed over for a well-deserved promotion, Laurel decides the fairer sex has played fair long enough. She sets about creating the perception that she''s formed a partnership with a powerful financial whiz. The deception works, and while the speculators are musing about the identity of her enigmatic associate, Laurel maneuvers a number of successful financial deals and proves that men don''t have a monopoly on creative enterprise.
Love Is All There Is (1996) as Sadie
Set in the Bronx, "Love Is All There Is" follows two rival Italian families who discover that life can imitate art in the most hilarious way when the young and handsome Rosario Cappamezza becomes fatefully attracted to the beautiful Gina Malacici during a neighborhood production of "Romeo and Juliet
Prince For a Day (1995) as Rose Bitondo
In this contemporary version of Mark Twain's classic tale of a beggar who changes places with a prince, a working-class pizza boy swaps lives with a rock star.
Cemetery Club, The (1993) as Selma
The story of three Pittsburgh widows who gather once a month to visit their husband's graves. Their friendship becomes strained when one of them starts dating.
I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore (1992) as Sarah Fishbine
Cultures clash when an obese Jewish man falls in love with an ambitious Italian girl and their families get involved.
29th Street (1991) as Mrs Pesce
Set in New York City in the 1950s-60s, a young man wins a bundle in the lottery and tries to get his father out of debt with loan sharks.
Life and Times of Charlie Putz, The (1991)
Romantic comedy about a vacuum cleaner salesman.
Eternity (1990) as Bernice/Mother
An idealistic documentary filmmaker recognizes a power-crazed industrialist as his equally power-crazed brother from a previous life.
Medium Rare (1989)
A schlock movie producer triggers a series of bizarre events while trying to protect his wife's cinematic reputation.
Out of the Dark (1989) as Hooker Nancy
"Suite Nothings," a phone-sex operation, sees its initial success stalled by a series of brutal murders. Attractive female workers are being knocked off one by one, and while the killer leaves little for the police to go on, it seems that the killer is one of Suite Nothings' most unlikely clients.
Beaches (1988) as Leona Bloom
Childhood friends share their triumphs and tragedies through the years.
Harry And The Hendersons (1987) as Irene Moffitt
After Mr. Henderson''s car accidentally hits Harry, his life is turned upside down as he and his family make friends with the real-life Bigfoot.
Delta Force, The (1986) as Sylvia Goldman
An elite group of commandos led by a tough colonel is assigned to rescue a group of Americans from a terrorist-held airplane.
Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985) as Connie
During the Great Depression, a young girl meets a young man and a wolf on her journey west to find her father.
Obsessive Love (1984) as Margaret Chase
A shy, introverted woman imagines herself in a seamy love affair with a television soap star, turns herself into a chic, attractive blonde and insinuates her way into his life, causing him to panic ultimately and try frantically to free himself from her machinations. Star Yvette Mimieux, the co-prod
Lust In The Dust (1984) as Marguerita Ventura
Jerk, Too, The (1984) as Card Player
The TV sequel -- bordering on a complete remake -- of Steve Martin's feature film, "The Jerk," the saga of Navin Johnson, country bumpkin who leaves the family of black sharecroppers that had raised him and proceeds to make his zany way in the world. Stand-up comic Mark Blankfield, one of Steve's pr
Hotel (1983)
A television movie pilot for an ABC series based on Arthur Hailey's novel "Hotel." Dramatic vignettes depict incidents in the lives of guests and staff of the St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco.
Sunset Limousine (1983) as Jessie Durning
Aspiring comic John Ritter, sent into the cruel world by his divorcee girlfriend, Susan Dey, who is tired of supporting him, takes a job as a limousine chauffeur and inadvertently gets involved with the mob, which wants to retrieve a briefcase one of his customers left in the back seat. Ritter and D
One From the Heart (1982) as Maggie
In Las Vegas, Franny, a Fremont Street travel agent, dreams of taking off to the exotic locales to which she sends her clients. Meanwhile, her husband Hank is preoccupied with the purchase of their spacious, slightly seedy Spanish Moderne home as a good investment. Their anniversary forces the dream
My Favorite Year (1982) as Belle Carroca
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.
Cry for Love, A (1980) as Tina Weathersby
She's an amphetamine addict; he's an alcoholic. Together they strive to save one another from self-destruction in this adaptation by Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor of the autobiographical best-seller by Jill Schary Robinson (daughter of producer/director Dore Schary). Last-minute editing left Charl
Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, A (1978) as Sophie Tucker
A sentimental retelling of the love story of baseball immortal Lou Gehrig and his wife, told from her point of view. Originally this was to have premiered in October 1977, but ironically it was pre-empted by the World Series. Instead it had its initial airing opposite the Super Bowl Game! An Emmy Aw
Romance of a Horsethief (1971) as Estusha
Stoloff is a Cossack who is exiled in Polish Russia where he has gained control of a small Jewish village. Most of the people in the village work as horse thieves for a man named Kifke. Stoloff's rule as not welcome, but tolerated, until a local woman named Naomi returns from France with news of the revolution, which inspires the town to revolt. This puts Naomi in danger and only Kifke and his assistant can help her.
Dayton's Devils (1968) as Leda Martell
Lady in Cement (1968) as Maria Baretto
Tony Rome is a miami based detective who while diving in the ocean finds the body of a young woman. He is hired by Gronsky to find her killer. Tony has to sift through a stack of suspects, plus trying to elude the police.

Cast (special)

Engagement Ring, The (2005)
Forty years ago, an engagement ring lost in the mail leads to a breakup between two young sweethearts Alicia Rosa and Nick Di Cenzo. Over the years the resentment between them grows as they both inherit neighboring wineries. After the engagement ring finally shows up, Alicia's daughter, Sara, find
Las Vegas Live! (2004) as Interviewee
A chonicle of the city of Las Vegas' rise, from its early gritty inception to its current form as a family-oriented tourist attraction, featuring clips and interviews with some of Vegas' most famous figures, past and present.
Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure (2001) as Interviewee
Biography of actor Shelley Winters.
People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1993)
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the anthology series. Aiming for riches and revenge, a man plots to rob an ice cream warehouse and persecute the man who put him behind bars.
Street Scenes: New York on Film (1992)
A documentary exploring the appeal and impact of New York City on filmmaking. Intertwines scenes from famous New York movies with interviews.
Earthday Birthday, The (1990) as Voice
An animated special broadcast as part of the worldwide observance of Earth Day 1990. An animated cast of baby dinosaurs (Zwibble Dibbles), magical fairies and forest animals encourage children to take an active role in the fight to save the planet from pollution.
Hanukkah: Let There Be Lights (1989)
A religious special intended to explain the historical aspects of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Includes personal stories of family celebrations, such as the traditional lighting of candles, the games, gifts and the foods used to commemorate the holiday.
Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf, The (1985) as Madame Zola
On his thirteenth birthday, Walt Cribbens attends a horror movie with his friend, Cindy. After the show, he unexpectedly turns into a friendly werewolf for two minutes. While he and Cindy try to solve his problem, a local bully named Stanley tries to pin a series of burglaries on them.
Come With Me -- Lainie Kazan (1971) as Host
A solo concert performance by singer Lainie Kazan.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Kimberly (1999) as Michael'S Psychiatrist

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

To Serve and Protect (1999) as Francesca
Based on the true story of five generations of New York City Irish cops, this miniseries follows a family through their struggles and accomplishments with the New York Police Department.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Hagar the Horrible (1990) as Voice Of Helga
An animated special based on the "Hagar the Horrible" comic strip by Dik Browne. Hagar returns home after two years of pillaging and plundering at sea to find his household in shambles. His daughter, Honey, has become engaged to a non-barbaric singer, and his son, Hamlet, has begun reading books and

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