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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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The Lost Boys
I Am Sam
I Am Sam Annie Cassell
Bullets Over Broadway
Bullets Over Broadway Helen Sinclair


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 2015/III Sisters
Deana Ellis
 2014 Theater Close-Up (TV Series)
 2014 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Ruth Kipling
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
 2010 Rabbit Hole
 2009/I Rage
Miss Roth
 2008 Passengers
 2008 The Return of Jezebel James (TV Series)
Talia Tompkins
- Needles and Schlag (2008) ... Talia Tompkins
- Frankenstein Baby (2008) ... Talia Tompkins
 2007 Dedication
 2005 Robots
Mrs. Copperbottom (voice)
 2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction (TV Movie)
Shirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
 2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV Movie)
 2002 Merci Dr Rey!
Elisabeth Beaumont
 2001-2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Nora Lewin
- Chameleon (2002) ... Nora Lewin
- Ridicule (2001) ... Nora Lewin
 2000-2002 Law & Order (TV Series)
Nora Lewin
- Patriot (2002) ... Nora Lewin
- Oxymoron (2002) ... Nora Lewin
- Foul Play (2002) ... Nora Lewin
- Dazzled (2002) ... Nora Lewin
 2001 Not Afraid, Not Afraid
 2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Nora Lewin
- One (2001) ... Nora Lewin
 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
 1994 The Scout
Doctor H. Aaron
 1989 Parenthood
 1989 Cookie
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
 1987 September
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Bigfoot (1987)
 1987 Radio Days
 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)
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: Plays Maggie in "Memory House" play by Kathleen Tolan (Playwrights Horizons, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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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 »


She is Brad Pitt's favorite actress. See more »


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Sexuality gingerr1
Where's the love for Dianne? kharabear97
One of the few celebrities I REALLY would like to meet in person FranLovesBetteD
a great mom TheRushmoreAcademy
I love this woman. Summer_Marie
Re: Her stint on Law and Order tonyasimons
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