- American screenwriter, film director, actress, and comedian
|Real name:||Elaine Iva Berlin|
Elaine May Height
|How tall is Elaine May?||163 cm / 5 ft 5 in|
|Born:||21 April 1932 Comment |
|How old is Elaine May in 2021? / Age: ||89 years
|Where was Elaine May born?||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US|
Elaine May Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is Elaine May worth?||$10,000,000
Who is Elaine May? / Facts
- Rise to fame - in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines with Mike Nichols, performing as Nichols and May
- After that, she started a career as a director and screenwriter
- She has been twice nominated for an Academy Award, for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and the Nichols-directed Primary Colors (1998), but remains best known perhaps for her 1971 black comedy A New Leaf, in which she also starred
- In 1996, she reunited with Nichols to write the screenplay for The Birdcage, directed by Nichols
- She studied acting with theater coach Maria Ouspenskaya in Los Angeles, and moved to Chicago in 1955
- She became a founding member of the Compass Players, an improvisational theater group
- She started working alongside Nichols, who was also in the group, and together they began writing and performing their own comedy sketches, which were very popular
- In 1957 they both quit the group to form their own stage act, Nichols and May, in New York
- They performed nightly to sold-out shows
- They were an inspiration to many young comedians, such as Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin
- After four years, they decided to take different directions, Nichols becoming a leading film director and May becoming primarily a screenwriter and playwright, along with acting and directing
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Last update: 10 June 2019
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