Carol Kane is an American actress and comedian. She started her career in the early 1970s, debuting in the film Carnal Knowledge. The following decade, she rose to stardom for her role as Simka Dahblitz-Gravas in the ABC sitcom Taxi. For her role, she won Emmy awards. She also starred in the films Pandemonium, Norman Loves Rose, Over the Brooklyn Bridge, and The Princess Bride. In the 1990s, she starred as Lillian Abernathy in the NBC sitcom American Dreamer. Her guest appearance in Chicago Hope also landed her an Emmy nomination. More recently, she starred as Lillian Kaushtupper in the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.