July 4, 2022

Dianne Wiest Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Films and Net Worth

Dianne Wiest Biography

Dianne Wiest is an American actress, born (Dianne Evelyn Wiest) on March 28, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. She is known for winning twice the Academy Ward for Best Supporting Actress in the film Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). She also received an Academy Award nomination for Parenthood (1989), and won a Golden Globe Award for Bullets over Broadway.

Dianne Wiest Age

Wiest was born (Dianne Evelyn Wiest) on March 28, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Wiest is 72 years old as of 2018.

Dianne Wiest Family

Wiest is a daughter to Anne Stewart Keddie and Bernard John Wiest. Anne was a nurse while her father Bernard was a college dean and former psychiatric social worker for the U.S. Army.

Dianne Wiest Husband

Wiest was in a relationship with her talent agent Sam Cohn since 1929 to 2009.

Dianne Wiest Children

Wiest adopted two daughters; Emily born 1987 and Lily born 1991.

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Dianne Wiest Career

Wiest studied theater at the University of Maryland, abrogation afterwards her third appellation to bout with a Shakespearean troupe. Later, she had a acknowledging role in a New York Shakespeare Festival assembly of Ashes. She aswell acted at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, arena the appellation role in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. She was an amateur both off-Broadway and on Broadway, in Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June in 1970.

She fabricated her Broadway admission in Robert Anderson’s Solitaire/Double Solitaire, demography over in the role of the babe in 1971. She landed a four-year job as a affiliate of the Arena Date in Washington, D.C. in such roles as Emily in Our Town, Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and arch roles in S. Ansky’s The Dybbuk, Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths and George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House. She toured the USSR with the Arena Stage. In 1976, Wiest abounding the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and starred in arch roles in Amlin Gray’s Pirates and Christopher Durang’s A History of the American Film. At Joe Papp’s Public Amphitheater she took over the advance in Ashes, and played Cassandra in Agamemnon, directed by Andrei Şerban. In 1979, she originated the role of Agnes in Agnes of God in its aboriginal assembly in Waterford, Connecticut.

She appeared in two plays by Tina Howe: Museum and The Art of Dining. In the latter, Wiest’s achievement as the shy and awkward columnist Elizabeth Barrow Colt won three off-Broadway amphitheater awards: an Obie Award (1980), a Theatre World Award (1979–1980), and the Clarence Derwent Award (1980), accustomed annual for the a lot of able achievement in New York theatre.

On Broadway she appeared in Frankenstein (1981), directed by Tom Moore, portrayed Desdemona in Othello (1982) adverse James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer and co-starred with John Lithgow in Christopher Durang’s adventurous screwball ball Beyond Therapy (1982), directed by John Madden. (She played adverse Lithgow afresh in the Herbert Ross blur Footloose. During the 1980s, she aswell performed in Hedda Gabler, directed by Lloyd Richards at Yale Repertory Theatre, and in Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska (1984, Manhattan Theatre Club), Lanford Wilson’s Serenading Louie (1984), and Janusz Glowacki’s Hunting Cockroaches (1987, Manhattan Amphitheater Club). As Wiest became accustomed as a blur extra through her plan in Woody Allen’s films, she was beneath frequently accessible for date roles. However, she did arise onstage during the 1990s, in In the Summer House, Square One, Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl, and Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare. In 2003, she appeared with Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei in Oscar Wilde’s Salome. In 2005, she starred in Kathleen Tolan’s Memory House. She aswell starred in a assembly of Wendy Wasserstein’s final play Third (directed by Daniel Sullivan) at Lincoln Center.

Recent New York amphitheater roles cover performances as Arkadina in an off-Broadway awakening of The Seagull (opposite Alan Cumming’s Trigorin) and as Kate Keller in a Broadway awakening of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, adverse John Lithgow, Patrick Wilson, and Katie Holmes. In 2009, Wiest appeared in the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in a chat with Katie Holmes adulatory the activity of an American adept actively blood-soaked in Iraq, José Pequeño. Wiest spent September 2010 as a visiting abecedary at Columbia University’s Graduate Acting Program, alive with a accumulation of 18 first-year MFA Acting acceptance on called plays by Anton Chekhov and Arthur Miller.

In 2016 she took on the role of “Winnie” in The Yale Repertory Theatre’s assembly of Samuel Beckett’s, Happy Days, and reprised the role for Theatre for a New Audience in city Brooklyn, NY, in the bounce of 2017.

Her aboriginal awning roles cover baby roles in It’s My Turn and I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, both starring Jill Clayburgh in the advance roles. In 1984, she starred in Footloose, as the reverend’s wife and Ariel’s mother. Under Woody Allen’s direction, Wiest won an Academy Award for Best Acknowledging Actress for Hannah and Her Sisters in 1987 and Bullets over Broadway in 1995. She aswell appeared in three added Woody Allen films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987).

She followed her aboriginal Oscar success with performances in The Lost Boys (1987) and Bright Lights, Big City (1988). She aswell starred with Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Keanu Reeves and Martha Plimpton in Ron Howard’s Parenthood, for which she accustomed her additional Oscar nomination. Added above blur roles cover Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990), Jodie Foster’s Little Man Tate (1991) and The Birdcage (1996), Mike Nichols’ accommodate of La Cage aux Folles.

On television, her achievement on the alternation Road to Avonlea in 1989 brought her her aboriginal Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Dramatic Series. She accustomed addition choice for her achievement in the 1999 telefilm The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, co-starring Sidney Poitier. She starred in the television mini-series The 10th Kingdom in 2000. From 2000 to 2002, Wiest portrayed acting District Attorney Nora Lewin in the long-running NBC abomination ball Law & Order. She aswell played the appearance in two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the pilot adventure of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Wiest starred alongside Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche in Dan in Real Life (2007) and had a key acknowledging role in Charlie Kaufman’s 2008 blur Synecdoche, New York. In 2008, she appeared as Gabriel Byrne’s therapist, Gina Toll, on the HBO television alternation In Treatment, for which she accustomed her additional Emmy Award, for Outstanding Acknowledging Actress in a Ball Series. She accustomed addition choice (in the aforementioned category) for the additional season, in 2009, but did not win. She starred alongside Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole (2010), which debuted at the Toronto International Blur Festival. Wiest aswell co-starred in Lawrence Kasdan’s 2012 ball Darling Companion, alongside Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton.

Dianne Wiest Filmography

Films

Year

Title

Role

1980

It’s My Turn

Gail

1982

I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can

Julie Addison

1983

Face of Rage

Rebecca Hammil

Independence Day

Nancy Morgan

1984

Falling in Love

Isabelle

Footloose

Vi Moore

1985

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Emma

1986

Hannah and Her Sisters

Holly

1987

Radio Days

Bea

September

Stephanie

The Lost Boys

Lucy Emerson

1988

Bright Lights, Big City

Mother

1989

Parenthood

Helen Buckman

Cookie

Lenore

1990

Edward Scissorhands

Peg Boggs

1991

Little Man Tate

Jane Grierson

1994

Bullets over Broadway

Helen Sinclair

Cops & Robbersons

Helen Robberson

The Scout

Doctor H. Aaron

1995

Drunks

Rachel

1996

The Associate

Sally Dugan

The Birdcage

Louise Keeley

1998

Practical Magic

Aunt Bridget ‘Jet’ Owens

The Horse Whisperer

Diane Booker

2001

I Am Sam

Annie Cassell

2002

Merci Docteur Rey

Elisabeth Beaumont

2005

Robots

Lydia Copperbottom

2006

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Flori

2007

Dedication

Carol

Dan in Real Life

Nana Burns

2008

Passengers

Toni

Synecdoche, New York

Ellen Bascomb/Millicent Weems

2009

Rage

Miss Roth

2010

Rabbit Hole

Nat

2011

The Big Year

Brenda Harris

2012

Darling Companion

Penny

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Ms. Crudstaff

2014

The Humbling

Carol, Pegeen’s Mother

2015

Five Nights in Maine

Lucinda

Sisters

Deana Ellis

2018

The Mule

Mary

Dianne Wiest Television

Year

Title

Role

1975

Zalmen: or, The Madness of God

Nina

1978

Great Performances: Out of Our Father’s House

Elizabeth Gertrude Stern

1997

Road to Avonlea

Lillian Hepworth

1999

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

Sarah McClellan

2000

The 10th Kingdom

The Evil Queen/Christine White

2000–02

Law & Order

D.A. Nora Lewin

2001

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

D.A. Nora Lewin

2001–02

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

D.A. Nora Lewin

2004

The Blackwater Lightship

Lily

Category 6: Day of Destruction

Secretary of Energy Shirley Abbott

2008–09

In Treatment

Dr. Gina Toll

2008

The Return of Jezebel James

Talia Tompkins

2014

The Blacklist

Ruth Kipling

2015–present

Life in Pieces

Joan Short

Dianne Wiest Net Worth

Wiest as an American actress has an estimated net worth of $18 million.

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