Her new movie, The Big Sick, is a sleeper hit this summer
In it, she plays a girlfriend in a coma. Written by Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, it's inspired by a rocky first year of their relationship. As a result of the strict nature of Nanjiani's character's Pakistani family, their relationship is pursued in secret, eventually leading to a break-up. After Kazan's character falls into a coma, the ex and her family start to get know each other.