In addition, she directed The Heartbreak Kid, from a screenplay by Neil Simon; and wrote and directed Ishtar and Mikey and Nicky, co-starring in the latter. She also appeared onscreen in such films as Luv, Enter Laughing, California Suite and In the Spirit.
May began her career with the comedy troupe Second City, where she first met Mike Nichols. The duo went on to become one of the most successful comedy teams of the day, headlining a year-long run of An Evening With Nichols and May on Broadway, and appearing at cabaret clubs across the country.
May is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award for her one-act play Adaptation, which she directed along with Terrence McNally's Next. She has seen a number of her other plays produced, including the off-Broadway hit Death Defying Acts, Not Enough Rope and Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen.
Elaine May Facts
|Birth Name||Elaine Berlin|
|Birthday||April 21, 1932 (86)|
|Birthplace||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Mike Nichols: American Masters|
|A New Leaf|
|The Heartbreak Kid|
|Mikey & Nicky|