Jeannie Berlin (born November 1, 1949) is an Oscar-nominated American actress.
Berlin was born in Los Angeles, California to screenwriter/playwright Elaine May. May directed her daughter in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid, which garnered Berlin Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She made her Broadway theatre debut in May's play After the Night and the Music in 2005.
Berlin's additional screen credits include Getting Straight, The Strawberry Statement, Portnoy's Complaint, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, and Margaret.
The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 American film starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, and Cybill Shepherd; the film was directed by Elaine May. A romantic black comedy, it follows Lenny, a New York Jew (Grodin) who meets and pursues Kelly, a gentile blonde bombshell (Shepherd) while on his honeymoon. His decision to dump his new wife (Berlin) to court this new love interest leads to a near-disastrous trip to Minnesota, where Kelly's father (Eddie Albert) is an unrelenting obstacle.
Both Jeannie Berlin and Eddie Albert were nominees for the 1973 Oscars as best supporting actors.
It is #91 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs, a list of the funniest movies ever made.