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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 & 26 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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Broadway Production: portrayed Kate Keller in 'All My Sons' (Oct 16, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009) at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, NY. (101 public performances, 32 previews). See more »

Alternate Names:

Diane Wiest

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

"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 »

Trivia:

Is one of 26 actresses who have received an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for Bullets Over Broadway (1994). The others in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (... See more »

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Aries

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