Dianne Wiest


Born: Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Dianne Evelyn Wiest (wiːst; born March 28, 1948) is an American actress. Wiest has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), both directed by Woody Allen. She appeared in three other of Allen's films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). She also starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood, for which she received her second Oscar nomination. Wiest also received two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one BAFTA Award nomination. Her other film roles include Footloose (1984), The Lost Boys (1987), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Little Man Tate (1991), The Birdcage (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Dan in Real Life (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008) and Rabbit Hole (2010). For her work on television, she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards.

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