Elaine Kagan is an American actress who is best known for her roles in Quarantine (2008) and Goodfellas (1990), and Coming to America (1988). She is also an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 10, 2010, and has served since August 7, 2010. She is the fourth woman to become a member of the Court.
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Elaine Kagan Profile Summary
Date of birth
April 28, 1960
Place of birth
New York City, New York, U.S.
62 years old
Gloria (Gittelman) Kagan (Mother)
Marc Kagan (Brother), Irving Kagan (Brother)
Guy de la Bédoyère (Cousin)
$1 – $5 million
Elaine Kagan Biography
Kagan was born in Manhattan. She is the second of the three children of Robert Kagan, an attorney who represented tenants trying to remain in their homes, and Gloria (Gittelman) Kagan, who taught at Hunter College Elementary School. Both her parents were the children of Russian Jewish immigrants. Kagan has two brothers, Marc and Irvin. She and her family lived in a third-floor apartment at West End Avenue and 75th Street, and they attended Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Kagan attended Hunter College High School, where her mother taught. She emerged as one of the school’s more outstanding students, was elected president of the student government, and served on a student-faculty consultative committee. She later attended Princeton University, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in history. She was particularly drawn to American history and archival research. She wrote a senior thesis under historian Sean Wilentz titled “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900–1933”. As an undergraduate, She also served as editorial chair of The Daily Princetonian. She along with eight other students penned a “Declaration of the Campaign for a Democratic University”.
In 1980, Kagan received Princeton’s Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest general awards the university confers. This enabled her to study at Worcester College, Oxford. In 1983, at the age of 23, she earned a Master of Philosophy in Politics at Oxford. That same year, she entered Harvard Law School. She worked as a summer associate at the Wall Street law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where she worked in the litigation department. In 1986, she graduated with a Juris Doctor magna cum laude.
Elaine Kagan Age
Kagan was born on April 28, 1960. She is currently 62 years old and she celebrates her birthday every 28th of April of each year. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Elaine Kagan Height/Weight
Kagan’s height and weight are yet to be disclosed but an update will be available soon.
Elaine Kagan IMDb Page
Kagan has an IMDb page with 75 Actress Credits, 3 Additional Crew Credits, 1 Writer Credit, 1 Script and Continuity Department Credit, and 2 Self Credits.
Elaine Kagan Career
She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as a policy adviser under President Bill Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean.
In 2009, Kagan became the first female solicitor general of the United States. President Obama later nominated her to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy arising from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. She is considered part of the Court’s liberal wing but tends to be one of the more moderate justices of that group. She wrote the majority opinion in Cooper v. Harris, a landmark case restricting the permissible uses of race in drawing
After law school, Kagan was a law clerk for Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1987 to 1988. She clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989. She next entered private practice as a junior associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams & Connolly. Kagan became an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School in 1991. While there, she first met Barack Obama, a guest lecturer at the school. Senator Joe Biden appointed Kagan as a special counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1993 and during this time, she worked on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In 1995, she became a tenured professor of law.
From 1995 to 1996, Kagan served as Associate White House Counsel for Bill Clinton, while Mikva served as White House Counsel. From 1997 to 1999, she worked as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council. On June 17, 1999, Clinton nominated Kagan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace James L. Buckley, who took senior status in 1996. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Republican chairman, Orrin Hatch, scheduled no hearing, effectively ending her nomination. When the Senate term ended, her nomination lapsed, as did that of fellow Clinton nominee Allen Snyder.
After Kagan’s service in the White House and her lapsed judicial nomination, Kagan returned to academia in 1999. She found a position as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. She was named a full professor at Harvard Law School in 2001. In 2003, she was named dean of the Law School by Harvard University President Lawrence Summers. She succeeded Robert C. Clark, who had served as dean for over a decade. Kagan was a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute from 2005 to 2008. She received a $10,000 stipend for her service.
By early 2007, she was a finalist for the presidency of Harvard University after Lawrence Summers’s resignation the previous year. The position ultimately went to Drew Gilpin Faust instead.
President-elect, Barack Obama, announced on January 5, 2009, that he would nominate Kagan to be Solicitor General. She was vetted for the position of Deputy Attorney General before her selection as Solicitor General. The United States Senate confirmed her nomination on March 19, 2009, by a vote of 63–37. She was the first woman to hold the position and during her 15 months as Solicitor General, Kagan argued six cases before the Supreme Court. She wrote the majority opinion in Cooper v. Harris, a landmark case restricting the permissible uses of race in drawing congressional districts.
Elaine Kagan Movies/TV Shows
Below are the movies/TV series Kagan starred in, produced, and wrote:
2021: C’mon C’mon
2019: Peter Falk versus Columbo (TV Movie
2016: A Knee Up (Short) documentary)
2015-2016: Blunt Talk (TV Series)
2014: The Hive
2014: 10 Cent Pistol
2012: CSI: NY (TV Series)
2012: The Beauty Inside (TV Mini-Series)
2011-2012: The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series)
2011: The League (TV Series)
2010-2011: Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
2011: Harry’s Law (TV Series)
2010: Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
2009: Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
2009: Crossing Over
2009: Private Practice (TV Series)
2008: Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
2008: House (TV Series)
2007: Jalouse (Video short)
2006: Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
2006: Vanished (TV Series)
2006: Everwood (TV Series)
2006: Las Vegas (TV Series)
2005: Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
2005: Six Feet Under (TV Series)
2005: Cold Case (TV Series)
2004: Back When We Were Grownups (TV Movie)
2003: NYPD Blue (TV Series)
2003: The Division (TV Series)
2002: Without a Trace (TV Series)
2001-2002: Alias (TV Series)
2001: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
2001: Family Law (TV Series)
2001: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (TV Movie)
2000: Felicity (TV Series)
2000: Providence (TV Series)
2000: The ‘70s (TV Series)
1999: Hefner: Unauthorized (TV Movie)
1999: Get Real (TV Series)
1998: Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
1998: Liv (Short)
1998: My Giant
1997: Clueless (TV Series)
1997: Total Security (TV Series)
1997: House of Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series)
1997: Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
1997: Absolute Power
1996: Townies (TV Series)
1996: The Sunchaser
1996: Dream On (TV Series)
1995: Sharon’s Secret (TV Movie)
1994: ER (TV Series)
1994: Chicago Hope (TV Series)
1994: Beverly Hills Cop III
1993: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
1993: There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
1992: Love Can Be Murder (TV Movie)
1992: Picket Fences (TV Series)
1992: Innocent Blood
1990-1992: The Trials of Rosie O’Neill (TV Series)
1991: By the Sword
1991: L.A. Law (TV Series)
1989: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series)
1989: Big Man on Campus
1988: Coming to America
1987: Someone to Love
1987: Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie documentary)
1983: The Sting II
1981: The Chosen
1978: The Big Fix
1977: Heroes (production assistant)
1974: A Woman Under the Influence (continuity department)
1971: Minnie and Moskowitz (assistant to producer)
1962: The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Elaine Kagan Recognitions
There’s no record of Kagan being recognized for her roles in films but this page will be updated once we notice anyone.
Kagan is the daughter of Robert Kagan, an attorney who represented tenants trying to remain in their homes, and Gloria (Gittelman) Kagan, who taught at Hunter College Elementary School. Her parents were the children of Russian Jewish immigrants. She has two brothers, Marc and Irvin.
Elaine Kagan Husband/Children
Kagan has never been married but she has a daughter with Jeremy Kagan, an actor. Her daughter’s name is Eve Kagan and she is also an actress.
Elaine Kagan Instagram Account
Kagan doesn’t have an Instagram account.
Elaine Kagan Net Worth
Having been in the film industry for more than 30 years, Kagan’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 – $5 million.