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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 31 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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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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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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"I'd like to play a real cold, mean mass murderer. Some cruel, hard-bitten women, like the roles Glenn Close gets, just to show that I am capable of not being vulnerable and not being fragile on screen." (on being typecast as fragile or neurotic characters) See more »


Along with Shelley Winters, she is one of only two actresses to have won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on two occasions: Winters won for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965) and Wiest won for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994). See more »


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I love this woman. Summer_Marie
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