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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 mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker, born in Pennsylvania, of German and Austrian descent. Her ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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(2005, October) Starring as professor Laurie Jamieson in the Wendy Wasserstein play Third at the Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzie E. NewHouse Theater, New York, New York. See more »

Alternate Names:

Diane Wiest

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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 »

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Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37. See more »

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Soft spoken voice

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Aries

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