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Dianne Wiest


One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent. Dianne's original ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I Am Sam
I Am Sam Annie Cassell
(2001)
The Lost Boys
(1987)
Bullets Over Broadway
Bullets Over Broadway Helen Sinclair
(1994)

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(Summer 1996) Starred in the Siegfried Trebitsch comedy-drama "Jitta's Atonement," adapted by George Bernard Shaw, at the Berkshire Theatre Festival Playhouse in Stockbridge, MA. Harris Yulin co-starred and directed. See more »

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Diane Wiest

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[speaking in 1987] All I've done since is three days on Bright Lights, Big City (1988) as Michael J. Fox's mother. That's what an Oscar does for you. See more »

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2 adopted children: Emily (b. 1987), Lily (b. 1991). See more »

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Soft spoken voice

Star Sign:

Aries

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