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Dianne Wiest


One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born on March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Austrian descent, and her mother was Scottish, from Auchtermuchty in Scotland. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina, but she was bitten by the acting bug after ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Ruth Kipling
- The Judge (2014) ... Ruth Kipling
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Enid
 2012 Darling Companion
Penny
 2010 Rabbit Hole
Nat
 2009/I Rage
Miss Roth
 2008 Passengers
Toni
 2008 The Return of Jezebel James (TV Series)
Talia Tompkins
- Needles and Schlag (2008) ... Talia Tompkins
- Frankenstein Baby (2008) ... Talia Tompkins
 2007 Dedication
Carol
 2005 Robots
Mrs. Copperbottom (voice)
 2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction (TV Movie)
Shirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
 2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV Movie)
Lily
 2002 Merci Dr Rey!
Elisabeth Beaumont
 2001 Not Afraid, Not Afraid
Paula
 1999 The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (TV Movie)
Sarah McClellan
 1998 The Horse Whisperer
Diane Booker
 1996 Avonlea (TV Series)
Lillian Hepworth
- Woman of Importance (1996) ... Lillian Hepworth
 1995 Drunks
Rachel
 1994 The Scout
Doctor H. Aaron
 1994 Cops and Robbersons
Helen Robberson
 1989 Cookie
Lenore
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Mother
 1987 September
Stephanie
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Bigfoot (1987)
 1987 Radio Days
Bea
 1983 The Face of Rage (TV Movie)
Rebecca Hammil
 1983 Independence Day
Nancy Morgan
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Julie Addison
 1982 The Wall (TV Movie)
Symka Mazor
 1980 It's My Turn
Gail (as Diane Wiest)
 1978 Great Performances (TV Series)
Elizabeth Gertrude Stern
- Out of Our Father's House (1978) ... Elizabeth Gertrude Stern
 1975 Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (TV Movie)
Nina
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Frankenstein. Drama. Written by Victor Gialanella. Incidental music by Richard Peaslee. Directed by Tom Moore. Palace Theatre: 4 Jan 1981 (1 performance + 29 previews that began on 9 Dec 1980). Cast: Dennis Bacigalupi (as "Peter Schmidt, A Villager"), John Carradine (as "DeLacey, A Blind Hermit") [final Broadway role], David ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Diane Wiest

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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aking in 1987] All I've done since is three days on 'Bright Lights, Big City' as Michael J. Fox's mother. That's what an Oscar does for you. See more »

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Had a long relationship with Sam Cohn in the 1980s. He was godfather to her daughters Emily and Lily. See more »

Trademark:

Soft spoken voice

Star Sign:

Aries

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