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Nathan Lane is an American actor who has been in the entertainment industry for over 40 years. In his career, Nathan Lane has worked in several movies and TV shows. One of the most popular roles Nathan played in his career was Pepper Saltzman in Modern Family. Many fans have wondered over the years if Nathan Lane is gay. So let’s discuss the sexuality and personal life of the star.

Is Nathan Lane gay?

In ABC’s hit comedy-drama series Modern Family, Nathan played the character of the Pepper Saltzman, the quirky gay marriage planner and close friend of Cam and Mitchell. Many fans of the show have wondered if the actor is actually gay. The answer is yes; Nathan Lane has been openly gay for years. According to Nathan, he came out to his friends and family at the age of 21.

Nathan Lane

Talking about the time Oprah put him on fire in 1996, he said, “I’m not ready to discuss with Oprah whether I’m gay or not. I can barely bear to meet Oprah, let alone tell her I’m gay.’” In 2015, Nathan Lane married his longtime partner Devlin Elliott, after about two decades of dating. The actor tied the knot during an intimate ceremony.

Early life!

Nathan Lane was born Joseph Lane on February 3, 1956 in New Jersey. His father’s name is Daniel Lane and Nora Lane is his mother. His father was a truck driver who died in 1967 from excessive alcohol consumption when Nathan was only 12 years old. Nathan’s mother, Nora, who had bipolar disorder, used to work as a secretary.

Nathan Lane

Lane was the third of three siblings. He had two brothers growing up; namely, Robert and Daniel Jr. Nathan received his early education from a Catholic school in New Jersey City. Since childhood, Nathan has had a great interest in acting and the performing arts. While studying at school, Nathan earned the title of “Best Actor” in 1974.


Nathan Lane started his career in the 1990s when he appeared in a series of popular Broadway shows. Lane made his film debut with a role in a 1993 film titled On Borrowed Time. His performance in the film received widespread recognition and also won his first-ever Tony Awards nomination for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Meanwhile, Lane also won the Obie Award for Achievement in 1992. In the year 1999, a popular children’s movie, Stuart Little Nathan gave his voice to the character Snowbell.

Nathan Lane

In 2001 Nathan Lane was featured in The Producers. The role brought him another Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his acting maneuvers. His performance in the musical film earned Nathan his second Golden Globe nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor category.

In 2010, he won a Drama League Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater for his role in ‘The Addams Family’. He guest starred on Mad About You, Frasier, Difficult People, Absolutely Fabulous, The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, Sex and the City and Modern Family, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards.

Meanwhile, Nathan is also known for voicing the characters in two Disney shows, Timon & Pumbaa and Teacher’s Pet, as well as HBO’s “George and Martha”. More recently, Nathan was featured on the ABC sitcom series Modern Family. In the show, Nathan played the character of Pepper.

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