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Woody Allen


Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allen Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 15, he started selling one-liners to gossip columns. After working a while as a stand up comedian, he was hired to write What's New Pussycat (1965) in 1965. He directed his first film a year later, What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) in 1966. See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 128 wins & 154 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Untitled Woody Allen Project (written by) (filming)
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (written by)
 2013 Blue Jasmine (written by)
 2012 To Rome with Love (written by)
 2011 Midnight in Paris (written by)
 2009 Sdelka (Short) (play)
 2009 Whatever Works (written by)
 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (written by)
 2007 Cassandra's Dream (written by)
 2006 Scoop (written by)
 2005 Match Point (written by)
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (written by)
 2003 Anything Else (written by)
 2002 Hollywood Ending (written by)
 2001 Sounds from a Town I Love (TV Short)
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (written by)
 2000 Small Time Crooks (written by)
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (written by)
 1998 Celebrity (written by)
 1997 Count Mercury Goes to the Suburbs (Short) (story "Count Dracula")
 1997 Deconstructing Harry (written by)
 1996 Everyone Says I Love You (written by)
 1995 Mighty Aphrodite (written by)
 1995 Une aspirine pour deux (TV Movie) (play)
 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (written by)
 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery (written by)
 1992 Husbands and Wives (written by)
 1991 Shadows and Fog (written by)
 1990 Alice (written by)
 1989 Somebody or The Rise and Fall of Philosophy (Short) (story "Mr Big")
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (written by)
 1989 New York Stories (written by - segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
 1988 Another Woman (written by)
 1987 September (written by)
 1987 Radio Days (written by)
 1986 Meeting Woody Allen (Documentary short)
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters (written by)
 1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo (written by)
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose (written by)
 1983 Zelig (written by)
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (written by)
 1981 The Subtil Concept (Short) (story "Mr Big")
 1980 Stardust Memories (written by)
 1979 Manhattan (written by)
 1978 Interiors (written by)
 1977 Annie Hall (written by)
 1975 Love and Death (written by)
 1973 Sleeper (written by)
 1972 Play It Again, Sam (based on the play by) / (screenplay)
 1971 Bananas (written by)
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (screenplay "What's New, Pussycat?")
 1969 Don't Drink the Water (play) / (screenplay)
  The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) (Woody Allen's material - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Woody Allen Special (1969) ... (writer)
- Woody Allen Looks at 1967 (1967) ... (Woody Allen's material)
 1969 Take the Money and Run (original screenplay)
 1967 Casino Royale (uncredited)
 1967 The World: Color It Happy (TV Movie) (written by)
 1965 What's New Pussycat (original screenplay)
 1963 The Sid Caesar Show (TV Series) (uncredited)
 1962 The Laughmakers (TV Short)
 1961 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #4.3 (1961)
 1960/I Candid Camera (TV Series)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hooray for Love (1960)
 1960 Hooray for Love (TV Movie)
 1959 At the Movies (TV Movie)
 1958 The Sid Caesar Show (TV Movie) (writer)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Book: "Side Effects", Random House, Inc., New York. First NEL paperback edition, October 1981. Reprinted January 1982, November 1982, September 1983, March 1985, 1986. 0-450-05235-4 See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 60 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 51 Interviews | 81 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You want some kind of relief from the agony and terror of human existence. Human existence is a brutal experience to me...it's a brutal, meaningless experience-an agonizing, meaningless experience with some oases, delight, some charm and peace, but these are just small oases. Overall, it is a brutal, brutal, terrible experience, and so it's what can you do to alleviate the agony of the human ... See more »

Trivia:

Woody's paternal grandparents, Isaac Koenigsberg and Jennie, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Woody's maternal grandparents, Leon Cherry and Sarah Hoff, were Austrian Jewish immigrants. See more »

Trademark:

Billing his actors alphabetically on opening credits See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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