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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJeannie Brette May

Mini Bio (1)

Jeannie Berlin was born on November 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jeannie Brette May. She is an actress and writer, known for The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Margaret (2011) and Inherent Vice (2014).

Trivia (6)

Daughter of Elaine May and Marvin May.
Jeannie adopted her mother's maiden name 'Berlin' as her legal/professional name.
Actress/producer and director [Elaine May] took her under her wing, since she was 23. She met her, since birth, before that.
As an actress, she was highly influenced by her real-life mother [Elaine May].
Her acting mentor is her real-life mother [Elaine May].
Credits her real-life mother [Elaine May] as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on playing the jilted bride in The Heartbreak Kid (1972)] Nobody believes me, but yes, I did have to test for the part, just like anybody else - even though the director was my mother, Elaine May. I've been told I look like Anne Bancroft, Ingrid Bergman, and from some angles, Tiny Tim.

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