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Lauren Lane
Laura Lane

(1961-02-02) February 2, 1961 (age 63)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Occupation(s)Actress, professor
Years active1984–present
Known forC.C. Babcock (The Nanny)
David Wilkins
(m. 1998; div. 2009)

Laura "Lauren" Lane (born February 2, 1961) is an American film, television, stage actress, and professor. She is best known for her role as C.C. Babcock on The Nanny.

Life and career[edit]

Lane was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised in Arlington, Texas.[1] She attended Lamar High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Lane also earned a Master's degree in the advanced training program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.[2] In 2013, she briefly taught at Carnegie Mellon University.[3] Lane is on the faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University in San Marcos.[4]

Lane was married to businessman David Wilkins and together they have one daughter, Kate Wilkins.[5]

Lane began her acting career in the 1984 film, Interface. She went on to appear in television and film productions such as Positive I.D., Nervous Ticks, Hunter, and L.A. Law, before being cast as C.C. Babcock in The Nanny in 1993. Lane starred in The Nanny until the show ended in 1999. While still performing on The Nanny, she appeared on The Daily Show in August 1997.

Lane voiced Ivana Baiul in the 2000 film Gen13. In December 2004, she joined the rest of the cast of The Nanny for the Lifetime one-hour special, The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember.

Since 2000, Lane has performed in various productions at the Zachary Scott Theatre, in Austin, Texas. In 2010, she was a guest on The Fran Drescher Show. In 2015, she starred in a one-off performance in A. R. Gurney's Love Letters opposite her The Nanny co-star Daniel Davis with proceeds going to the Texas State BFA Acting Program.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Interface Amy Witherspoon
1987 Positive I.D. Dana Credited as Laura Lane
1992 Nervous Ticks Blonde
1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Lauren Kent
1999 Gen13 Ivana Baiul Voice role
2001 The Cutting Room Joan Swanson
2019 Dress Code Sylo Short Film
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Hunter Police Sgt. Chris Novak Main role (season 7), 11 episodes
1991–1992 L.A. Law Julie Rayburn Recurring role, 5 episodes
1993 South Beach Brooke Wyatt 1 episode
1993–1999 The Nanny Chastity Claire 'C.C.' Babcock Main role, 144 episodes
1995 Burke's Law Tanya Lovette 1 episode
1996 Duckman Director's Assistant Voice role; 1 episode
1999 Partners Barbara Unsold television pilot[6]
2004 The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember Herself Television special
2010 The Fran Drescher Show Herself 1 episode


Theater roles
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Judevine TBA
1992/1994 The Madman on the Roof & Electra, The Actor's Gang TBA
2001 Dinner with Friends Karen
2005 The Vagina Monologues
2007/2008 The Dick Monologues
2008 The Clean House Lane
2009 House of Several Stories Mother
2010 Becky's New Car Becky
2010 Celebrity Autobiography
2011 A Writer's Vision(s)
2011 August: Osage County Barbara
2011 Cherry Orchard Madame Ranyévskaya
2011 God of Carnage Veronica Novak
2013 Harvey Veta Louise
2014 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Sonia


  1. ^ "The Nanny Cast and Crew: Lauren Lane". Sony Pictures. Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  2. ^ Smith, Steven Cole (Nov 14, 1994). "'Nanny' actress sitting pretty in popular sit-com". Wilmington Morning Star. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Review: Zach Theatre's "Harvey"". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  4. ^ "Lauren Lane". Texas State University. n.d. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The Nanny: 1993-1999". People. 53 (25). Time Inc. June 26, 2000. ISSN 0093-7673. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Partners". Film in America. Retrieved 2017-06-07.

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