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Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewelry engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy, he became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 131 wins & 157 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 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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Show Show Thanks (27 credits)
Show Show Self (166 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (70 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Don't Drink the Water. Comedy. Written by Woody Allen. Scenic/Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Design by Motley. Production Sound: Robert Maybaum. Sound Design by Lincoln J. Stulick. Associate Designer: Paul Trautvetter. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: L.C. Warner. Directed by Stanley Prager. Morosco Theatre (moved to The Ethel ... See more »

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7 Biographical Movies | 64 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:

Writes his scripts on a typewriter. He does not own a personal computer, and has his Email account managed by assistants. See more »

Trademark:

Films his dialog using long, medium-range shots instead of the typical intercut close-ups See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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