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Dianne Wiest Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
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.