Related Information for Nathan LaneNathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is an award-winning American actor of the stage and screen.Born Joseph Lane to Irish American Catholic parents in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was named after a paternal uncle, a Jesuit priest. His father Daniel was a truck driver and an aspiring tenor who died from alcoholism when Lane was 11; his mother Nora was a manic-depressive housewife. Lane attended Catholic schools in Jersey City, including Jesuit-run St. read more