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Dianne Wiest

 
Date Of Birth:
March 28, 1948 (74)
Bio:
Wiest has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for the Woody Allen films Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), and appeared in three other films by Allen; The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987), and September (1987). She also received an ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 28, 1948 (74)

Bio:
Wiest has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for the Woody Allen films Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), and appeared in three other films by Allen; The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987), and September (1987). She also received an ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Ileen
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2011
Ranevskaya
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Kate Keller
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Arkadina
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Laurie Jameson
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Maggie
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Herodias
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Mrs Darcy Snelgrave
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Rosa
  [Broadway]
1993
Gertrude Eastman Cuevas
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Dianne
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
She
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Maggie
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Masha
  [Broadway]
1982
Prudence
  [Broadway]
1982
Desdemona
  [Broadway]
1981
Elizabeth Lavenza
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Nicole
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Elizabeth Barrow Colt
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Elizabeth Sorrow/ Tink Solheim
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Cassandra
  [Broadway]
1970
Penelope Ryan (Understudy)
Mildred (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1970
Penelope/Mildred (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Director

Photos

Dianne Wiest and Suzanne Cryer Photo

Dianne Wiest and Suzanne Cryer

From: 
Date:
05/23/2019
Dianne Wiest and Suzanne Cryer  Photo

Dianne Wiest and Suzanne Cryer

From: 
Date:
05/23/2019
From left, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, cast member Dianne Photo

From left, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, cast member Dianne Wiest and director James Bundy backstage after the opening night performance of â€"Happy Days” at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on May 22, 2019, in Los Angeles

From: 
Date:
05/23/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Ileen

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2011
Ranevskaya

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Kate Keller

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Arkadina

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Laurie Jameson

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Maggie

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Herodias

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Mrs Darcy Snelgrave

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Rosa

  [Broadway]
1993
Gertrude Eastman Cuevas

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Dianne

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
She

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Maggie

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Masha

  [Broadway]
1982
Prudence

  [Broadway]
1982
Desdemona

  [Broadway]
1981
Elizabeth Lavenza

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Nicole

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Elizabeth Barrow Colt

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Elizabeth Sorrow/ Tink Solheim

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Cassandra

  [Broadway]
1970
Penelope Ryan (Understudy)

Mildred (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1970
Penelope/Mildred (Understudy)

Productions

Director

Dianne Wiest Biography

Wiest has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for the Woody Allen films Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), and appeared in three other films by Allen; The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987), and September (1987). She also received an Academy Award nomination for Parenthood (1989), and won a Golden Globe Award for Bullets over Broadway.

Wiest's other film appearances include Footloose (1984), The Lost Boys (1987), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Little Man Tate (1991), The Birdcage (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Dan in Real Life (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Sisters (2015). She won the 1997 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Road to Avonlea, and the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for In Treatment (2008–09). Her other television credits include Law & Order (2000–02), and the CBS comedy series Life in Pieces (2015–2019). Wiest can most recently be seen in the 2021 release of a dark action thriller, I Care a Lot starring opposite Rosamund Pike.

Dianne Wiest Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Dianne WiestHappy Days
 
The Lortels - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Dianne Wiest, Third
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Dianne Wiest, Other Places
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Dianne Wiest, Serenading Louie
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Performance Gold Star
Dianne WiestSerendaring Louie
 
Obie Awards - 1984 - Performance Gold Star
Dianne Wiest, Other Places
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Dianne Wiest, The Art of Dining
 
Obie Awards - 1980 - Performance Gold Star
Dianne Wiest, The Art of Dining
 
Theatre World Awards - 1980 - Performance Gold Star
Dianne Wiest, The Art of Dining

Dianne Wiest News

Movies @ the Warner To Screen Halloween Hits MONSTER HOUSE and THE LOST BOYS Photo Movies @ the Warner To Screen Halloween Hits MONSTER HOUSE and THE LOST BOYS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2022

Movies @ the Warner presents MONSTER HOUSE, Thursday, 10/6 at 7 pm. The following week, the Warner will show THE LOST BOYS, Thursday, 10/13 at 7 pm.

Vineyard Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Three World Premieres Photo Vineyard Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Three World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced the company’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Season which will include three world-premiere productions. Kicking off the season will be David Cale’s Sandra, which reunites Cale and director Leigh Silverman following the acclaimed Harry Clarke, which premiered at the Vineyard in 2017.

MAYOR OF KINGSTON Season One to Arrive on Blu-ray & DVD Photo MAYOR OF KINGSTON Season One to Arrive on Blu-ray & DVD
by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2022

Season one features an all-star cast, including Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner, Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest, Emmy Award® winner Kyle Chandler, Hugh Dillon, Taylor Handley, Emma Laird, Tobi Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Hamish Allan-Headley, Pha’rez Lass and Aidan Gillen.

Playwright Christopher Durang Reveals Diagnosis With Aphasia Photo Playwright Christopher Durang Reveals Diagnosis With Aphasia
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

Tony Award-winning Playwright Christopher Durang has been diagnosed with logopenic primary progressive aphasia (PPA), BroadwayWorld has learned.

American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ Photo American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of “The Room” series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.

Rita Moreno, Alan Cumming & More Join Netflix's Animated MY FATHER'S DRAGON Film Photo Rita Moreno, Alan Cumming & More Join Netflix's Animated MY FATHER'S DRAGON Film
by Michael Major - Apr 20, 2022

The film stars Jacob Tremblay, Gaten Matarazzo, Golshifteh Farahani, Dianne Wiest, Rita Moreno, Chris O’Dowd, Judy Greer, Alan Cumming, Yara Shahidi, Jackie Earle Haley, Mary Kay Place, Leighton Meester, Spence Moore II, Adam Brody, Charlyne Yi, Maggie Lincoln, Jack Smith with Whoopi Goldberg and Ian McShane.

Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & M Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Feb 6, 2022

Check out what's coming to streaming this month, including new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, Flying Over Sunset, the SIX alternates' concert at 54 Below, Sweet Magnolias season two and the highly-anticipated fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Emma Laird Photo Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Emma Laird
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 31, 2022

Today's episode features Emma Laird, who is quickly establishing herself as one to watch with her powerful performances as an actress on the rise.  She was most recently recognized by Variety as one of the “Ten Brits To Watch” in 2021.

Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Casting Director Jame Photo Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Casting Director James Calleri
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 29, 2021

Today's episode features James Calleri, who, with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen, owns Calleri Jensen Davis, a creative casting partnership. They have been awarded 16 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.

MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN Now Streaming on Paramount+ Photo MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN Now Streaming on Paramount+
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2021

Natasha Marc has provided BroadwayWorld with an exclusive insight about starring in the series. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Taylor Sheridan, and Hugh Dillon, the series stars actor Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky alongside Game of Thrones alum Aidan Gillen and Hamish Allan-Headley (Thinly Veiled).

Dianne Wiest Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for I CARE A LOT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for I CARE A LOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2021

Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means.

VIDEO: See Meryl Streep in the Trailer for LET THEM ALL TALK VideoVIDEO: See Meryl Streep in the Trailer for LET THEM ALL TALK
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2020

HBO Max debuted the first trailer and key art for their new original feature film “Let Them All Talk” today.

VIDEO: Emma Hunton and Jordan Kai Burnett Talk EDWARD SCISSORHANDS VideoVIDEO: Emma Hunton and Jordan Kai Burnett Talk EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
by Stage Tube - Dec 27, 2018

Actresses Emma Hunton and Jordan Kai Burnett recently stopped by KCAL9 to talk about the musical 'Edward Scissorhands' playing at the Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.

VIDEO: Dianne Wiest Totally Rocks Beckett in Madison Square Park! VideoVIDEO: Dianne Wiest Totally Rocks Beckett in Madison Square Park!
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

In a sculptural costume designed by artist Arlene Shechet, two-time Academy Award Winner Dianne Wiest has been perming pieces from Samuel Beckett's Happy Days this week (through October 26).  The action of the play takes place within and around Madison Square Park's reflecting pool, which has been emptied by Shechet for her new, site-specific installation Full Steam Ahead.

VIDEO: Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Star in the Trailer for THE MULE VideoVIDEO: Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Star in the Trailer for THE MULE
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2018

From Warner Bros. Pictures, Imperative Entertainment and BRON Creative comes Clint Eastwood's newest feature film, the drama “The Mule.” In addition to directing, the veteran actor will step in front of the lens again, alongside fellow stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest and Andy Garcia, as well as Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga, Ignacio Serricchio and Loren Dean, Eugene Cordero.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meye VideoVIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meyers
by Macon Prickett - Mar 14, 2018

Alan Cumming talks about Instinct and how proud he is to play the first openly gay lead character on a network television drama series.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL.

VIDEO: James Brolin and Dianne Wiest Chat New Series LIFE IN PIECES on 'The Talk'
by - Sep 22, 2015

On yesterday's THE TALK, guest James Brolin discussed his new CBS show "Life In Pieces" and how he channeled his father to prepare for the role.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Trailers for CBS' New Series - SUPERGIRL, LIMITLESS & More!
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2015

The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series CODE BLACK, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced LIMITLESS, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and SUPERGIRL, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.

VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg Talks New Off-Broadway Play THE SPOILS on 'Tonight'
by Caryn Robbins - May 4, 2015

Eisenberg talks to Jimmy about The Spoils, an off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in with The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar.


Dianne Wiest Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dianne Wiest been in?
Dianne Wiest has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Dianne Wiest been in?
Dianne Wiest has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dianne Wiest been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Happy Days , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Third , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Other Places , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Serenading Louie , Performance (Obie Awards) for Serendaring Louie , Performance (Obie Awards) for Other Places , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Art of Dining Performance (Obie Awards) for The Art of Dining and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Art of Dining .

What awards has Dianne Wiest won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Serendaring Louie, Performance (Obie Awards) for Other Places Performance (Obie Awards) for The Art of Diningand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Art of Dining.