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Dianne Wiest was born on the 28th March 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri USA, of Scottish(mother) and German and Croat(father) descent. She is an actress, perhaps best known for her roles in “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994) for which she received Oscars. Wiest also had notable parts in “Footloose” (1984), “The Lost Boys” (1987), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), “The Birdcage” (1996), “Synecdoche, New York” (2008), and “Rabbit Hole” (2010). Her career started in 1975.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dianne Wiest is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dianne Wiest’s net worth is as high as $18 million, an amount earned through her acting career. However, Wiest revealed that she had big financial troubles in 2015, and that she was forced to move out of her luxury $5,300 per month Manhattan apartment.

Dianne Wiest Net Worth $18 Million

Dianne Wiest is a daughter of Bernard John Wiest, a college dean and former psychiatric social worker for the US Army, and Anne Stewart, a nurse. Although she wanted to become a ballerina, Dianne switched to the theatre during her senior year at the Nurnberg American High School. She studied at the University of Maryland, and graduated in 1969 with a degree in Arts and Sciences. Wiest was part of a Shakespearean troupe while in college, but her on-screen debut came in 1975 in the TV movie “Zalmen: or, The Madness of God”.

From the early 80’s, Wiest’s popularity rose with parts in such movies as “The Wall” (1982), “I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can” (1982), and Robert Mandel’s “Independence Day” (1983). She continued with “Footloose” (1984) starring Kevin Bacon, and “Falling in Love” (1984) with Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Harvey Keitel. In 1985, Dianne had a role in Woody Allen’s Oscar-nominated romantic comedy “The Purple Rose of Cairo” starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, and Danny Aiello. All helped build her net worth.

Wiest maintained her collaboration with Allen, and in 1986 she made “Hannah and Her Sisters” with Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey, and Carrie Fisher, for which Dianne received an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and the movie grossed over $40 million which significantly improved Wiest’s net worth.

Thanks to the phenomenal Woody Allen, Wiest was one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood during the late ‘80s, so she continued to play in his films. One of them was “Radio Days” (1987) with Mia Farrow and Mike Starr which earned two Oscar nominations, but wasn’t so successful at the box office. By the end of the 80’s, Wiest played in Joel Schumacher’s “The Lost Boys” (1987) starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Kiefer Sutherland, in Allen’s “September” (1987), and in Ron Howard’s “Parenthood” (1989) for which Wiest received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

She started the 90’s in Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, which grossed over $85 million and earned an Oscar nomination. Wiest later starred in Jodie Foster’s “Little Man Tate” (1991) and Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994) with John Cusack, Jennifer Tilly, and Chazz Palminteri. By the end of the 90’s, Dianne had parts in “The Birdcage” (1996) starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman, and “The Associate” (1996) with Whoopi Goldberg. Also, Wiest appeared in Robert Redford’s “The Horse Whisperer” (1998), “Practical Magic” (1998) with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, and “The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn” (1999) starring Sidney Poitier and Mary-Louise Parker, which increased her net worth by a large margin.

Her career slowed down in the 2000’s as she didn’t get significant roles, however, Wiest played in “I Am Sam” (2001) with Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Dakota Fanning, in 48 episodes of “Law & Order” (2000-2002), and “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” (2006) starring Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, and Chazz Palminteri.

Wiest had roles in Justin Theroux’s “Dedication” (2007), “Dan in Real Life” (2007), Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” (2008), and in series “In Treatment” (2008-2009). In the last six years, Dianne appeared in “Rabbit Hole” (2010) starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012), and Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” (2014) with Al Pacino. Most recently, Wiest played in CBS series “Life in Pieces” (2015- ), all of which added a lot to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Dianne Wiest was in a long-term relationship with talent agent Sam Cohn until his death in 2009. She couldn’t have children, so two daughters were in 1987 and 1991.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 28, 1948
Birth place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)
Profession:Stage, television, film actress
Education:Nurnberg American High School, University of Maryland
Nationality:American
Partner:Sam Cohn
Children:Lily Wiest, Emily Wiest
Parents:Anne Stewart Wiest, Bernard John Wiest
Siblings:Greg Wiest, Don Wiest
Awards:Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1995 (1995), 1987), Golden Globe Award (1995), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2008), Screen Actors Guild Awards, Independent Spirit Awards
Movies:”Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986), ”Bullets over Broadway” (1994), “The Wall” (1982), ”The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1985), “Independence Day” (1983), “Dedication” (2007), “Dan in Real Life” (2007), “Synecdoche, New York” (2008), “Rabbit Hole” (2010), “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012), “The Humbling” (2014)
TV shows:“In Treatment” (2008-2009), “Life in Pieces” (2015- ), “It's My Turn“, “I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can” (1982)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She appeared in four films with Mia Farrow: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). All four were written and directed by Woody Allen.
2She appeared in five films directed by Woody Allen: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), September (1987) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994).
3Is 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 (Cactus Flower (1969)), Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class (1973)), Lee Grant (Shampoo (1975)), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall (1977)), Maggie Smith (California Suite (1978)), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard (1980)), Jessica Lange (Tootsie (1982)), Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor (1985)), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck (1987)), Cher (Moonstruck (1987)), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy (1989)), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King (1991)), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny (1992)), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite (1995)), Frances McDormand (Fargo (1996)), Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets (1997)), Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)), and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook (2012)).
4Along with Shelley Winters, she is one of only two actresses to have won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on two occasions: Winters won for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965) and Wiest won for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994).
5Both her Oscar-winning performances were directed by Woody Allen. This makes her one of four actors to win two Oscars under the same person's direction. The other three are: Walter Brennan for Come and Get It (1936) and The Westerner (1940) (both directed by William Wyler), Jack Nicholson for Terms of Endearment (1983) and As Good as It Gets (1997) (both directed by James L. Brooks) and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012) (both directed by Quentin Tarantino).
6Was the 93rd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) at The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) on March 30, 1987.
7Resides in the Upper West Side of New York City [October 2006]
8Co-starring in "Salome: The Reading" with Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei on Broadway. [April 2003]
9Performing on Broadway alongside Katie Holmes in the revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York. [September 2008]
10She has played the same character (Nora Lewin) in three different television series: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
11Had a long relationship with Sam Cohn in the 1980s. He was godfather to her daughters Emily and Lily.
12Graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a degree in Arts and Sciences.
13She received both of her Oscars for performances in a Woody Allen movie.
14She is Brad Pitt's favorite actress.
15Last name is pronounced 'Wee-st'.
162 adopted children: Emily (b. 1987), Lily (b. 1991).
17Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Soft spoken voice


Quotes

#Quote
1"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)
2My first meeting with Woody Allen lasted 30 seconds. He looked at me, said hello, asked someone to take a Polaroid, thanked me very much and I was shown the door. When I came out, the woman due after me was still doing the same thing as when I went in. She was shocked - 'What happened?' But that's how it is. My agent had warned me. Not hers. She was stunned.
3[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.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress - Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2009Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsSynecdoche, New York (2008)· Charlie Kaufman (director)
· Jeanne McCarthy (casting director)
· Hope Davis
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Catherine Keener
· Samantha Morton
· Tom Noonan
· Emily Watson
· Michelle Williams
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceSynecdoche, New York (2008)· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Samantha Morton
· Michelle Williams
· Catherine Keener
· Emily Watson
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Hope Davis
· Tom Noonan
2008WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2006Special Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticA Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)· Robert Downey Jr.
· Shia LaBeouf
· Rosario Dawson
· Chazz Palminteri
· Channing Tatum
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Blackwater Lightship (2004)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesRoad to Avonlea (1990)
1997American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Birdcage (1996)
1997Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actress - ComedyThe Birdcage (1996)
1997Muse AwardNew York Women in Film & Television
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastThe Birdcage (1996)· Robin Williams
· Gene Hackman
· Nathan Lane
· Hank Azaria
· Christine Baranski
· Dan Futterman
1996Tribute to Independent Vision AwardSundance Film Festival
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1994KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1994LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1994NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1994STFC AwardSociety of Texas Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleHannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1987BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressHannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1987NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressHannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1986LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressHannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1986NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActressHannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1986NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressHannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Blacklist (2013)
2011Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressRabbit Hole (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleRabbit Hole (2010)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIn Treatment (2008)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIn Treatment (2008)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Blackwater Lightship (2004)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Angie Harmon
· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Sam Waterston
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
· Sam Waterston
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PicturePractical Magic (1998)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actress - Comedy/RomancePractical Magic (1998)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsGuest Actress in a Dramatic Special or SeriesRoad to Avonlea (1990)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBullets Over Broadway (1994)· John Cusack
· Jennifer Tilly
· Chazz Palminteri
· Mary-Louise Parker
· Jack Warden
· Joe Viterelli
· Rob Reiner
· Tracey Ullman
· Jim Broadbent
· Harvey Fierstein
1992Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressEdward Scissorhands (1990)
1991CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressEdward Scissorhands (1990)
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleParenthood (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureParenthood (1989)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureParenthood (1989)
1988BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleRadio Days (1987)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureHannah and Her Sisters (1986)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressBullets Over Broadway (1994)
1990LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressEdward Scissorhands (1990)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressEdward Scissorhands (1990)
1983NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressIndependence Day (1983)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life in Pieces2015-2016TV SeriesJoan
Sisters2015/IIIDeana Ellis
Five Nights in Maine2015Lucinda
Theater Close-Up2014TV SeriesIleen
The Humbling2014Carol
The Blacklist2014TV SeriesRuth Kipling
The Corrections2012TV MovieEnid
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012Ms. Bernice Crudstaff
Darling Companion2012Penny
The Big Year2011Brenda
Rabbit Hole2010Nat
In Treatment2008-2009TV SeriesDr. Gina Toll
Rage2009/IMiss Roth
Passengers2008Toni
Synecdoche, New York2008Ellen Bascomb Millicent Weems
The Return of Jezebel James2008TV SeriesTalia Tompkins
Dan in Real Life2007Nana
Dedication2007Carol
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints2006Flori
Robots2005Mrs. Copperbottom (voice)
Category 6: Day of Destruction2004TV MovieShirley Abbott, Secretary of Energy
The Blackwater Lightship2004TV MovieLily
Merci Docteur Rey2002Elisabeth Beaumont
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001-2002TV SeriesNora Lewin
Law & Order2000-2002TV SeriesNora Lewin
Not Afraid, Not Afraid2001Paula
I Am Sam2001Annie Cassell
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001TV SeriesNora Lewin
The 10th Kingdom2000TV Mini-SeriesEvil Queen
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn1999TV MovieSarah McClellan
Practical Magic1998Aunt Jet
The Horse Whisperer1998Diane Booker
The Associate1996Sally Dugan
The Birdcage1996Louise Keeley
Avonlea1996TV SeriesLillian Hepworth
Drunks1995Rachel
The Scout1994Doctor H. Aaron
Bullets Over Broadway1994Helen Sinclair
Cops and Robbersons1994Helen Robberson
Little Man Tate1991Jane Grierson
Edward Scissorhands1990Peg
Parenthood1989Helen
Cookie1989Lenore
Bright Lights, Big City1988Mother
September1987Stephanie
The Lost Boys1987Lucy
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1987TV Series
Radio Days1987Bea
Hannah and Her Sisters1986Holly
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985Emma
Falling in Love1984Isabelle
Footloose1984Vi Moore
The Face of Rage1983TV MovieRebecca Hammil
Independence Day1983Nancy Morgan
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can1982Julie Addison
The Wall1982TV MovieSymka Mazor
It's My Turn1980Gail (as Diane Wiest)
Great Performances1978TV SeriesElizabeth Gertrude Stern
Zalmen: or, The Madness of God1975TV MovieNina

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hannah and Her Sisters1986performer: "I'm Old Fashioned"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Woody Allen: A Documentary2012DocumentaryHerself
American Masters2011TV Series documentaryHerself
National Memorial Day Concert2011TV Movie documentary
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
National Memorial Day Concert2009TV MovieHerself
National Memorial Day Concert2007TV MovieHerself
Echoes from the White House2001TV Movie documentary
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 10th Kingdom: The Making of an Epic2000Video short documentaryEvil Queen
Visions of Grace: Robert Redford and 'The Horse Whisperer'1998TV SpecialHerself
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands1990TV MovieHerself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Cinema 31987TV SeriesHerself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesLouise Keeley
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself

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