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Dianne Wiest, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Wiest in HANNAH AND HER SISTERS.

Dianne Wiest: Best Supporting Actress 1986 & 1994: MovieActors.com

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1986: HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (Comedy –PG 13)

She won her first Supporting Oscar for playing one of the three sisters.


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1994: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Comedy – R)

Dianne won her second Supporting Oscar for playing a veteran Broadway star.










About Dianne Wiest (1948 – )

Dianne Wiest was born on March 28th, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri.

In 1969, Dianne graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a degree in Arts and Sciences.

Though never married, Dianne adopted two daughters, Emily;(born 1987) and Lily;(born 1991).
She found success on Broadway stage shows, such as OTHELLO, portraying the character of Desdemona, opposite of James Earl Jones.

After doing stage work, Dianne Wiest made her screen debut in 1980, but she didn't really grab the audience's attention until her role as a 1930s hooker, in Woody Allen's THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO.

Dianne Wiest won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1986 movie, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begin and end with a family Thanksgiving dinner.

Dianne Wiest received a Supporting Actress nomination for her 1989 role in PARENTHOOD portraying a divorced mother, Helen Buckman; sister of male lead, Steve Martin, and single mom of two teenagers with issues.

In 1994, Dianne played a grand dame of the theater in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, a story of a theater production and a gangster playwright, with John Cusack and Jennifer Tilley. She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In THE BIRD CAGE; (1996), the Mike Nichols remake of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Wiest plays the wife of cabaret owner Gene Hackman.

Dianne Wiest's notable movie credits include...

IT'S MY TURN (1980)
I'M DANCING AS FAST AS I CAN (1982)
FOOTLOOSE (1984)
FALLING IN LOVE (1984)
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985)
RADIO DAYS (1987)
SEPTEMBER (1987)
THE LOST BOYS (1987)
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (1988)
PARENTHOOD (1989)
COOKIE (1989)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990)
LITTLE MAN TATE (1991)
THE SCOUT (1994)
DRUNKS (1995)
THE BIRD CAGE (1996)
THE ASSOCIATE (1996)
THE HORSE WHISPERER (1998)
PRACTICAL MAGIC (1998)
NOT AFRAID, NOT AFRAID (2001)
I AM SAM (2001)
MERCI DOCTEUR REY (2002)
ROBOTS (2005)
A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS (2006)
DEDICATION (2007)
DAN IN REAL LIFE (2007)
PASSENGERS (2008)
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008)
A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS (2008)
RAGE (2009)
RABBIT HOLE (2010)
DARLING COMPANION (2012)
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (2012)
THE HUMBLING (2014)

FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE (2015)

Dianne Wiest's television credits include...7

OUT OF OUR FATHER'S HOUSE (1978)
THE WALL (TV MOVIE) (1982)
THE FACE OF RAGE (TV MOVIE) (1983)
BIGFOOT (TV MOVIE) (1987)
LAW & ORDER (TV SERIES 2000-2002)
THE 10TH KINGDOM (TV MINI-SERIES 2000)

IN TREATMENT ( TV SERIES)(2008-2009)


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Dianne Wiest in PASSENGERS (2008).

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Wiest in HANNAH AND HER SISTERS.

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Dianne Wiest in FOOTLOOSE (1984)

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Dianne Wiest in DAN IN REAL LIFE (2007).

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Dianne Wiest in
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
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Dianne Wiest in PARENTHOOD (1998)