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Footloose, Edward Scissorhands, Bullets Over Broadway.
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Dianne Wiest (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress. She has had a successful career on stage, television, and film, and has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award. Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her father was a college dean and former psychiatric social worker for the U.S. Army, and her Scottish-born mother, Anne, worked as a nurse; her parents met in Algiers. She has two brothers: Greg and Don Wiest.
Under Woody Allen`s direction, Wiest won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hannah and Her Sisters in 1987 and the same award again for Bullets Over Broadway in 1995. She also acted in three other Woody Allen films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). Her early screen roles include small roles in It`s My Turn and I`m Dancing As Fast As I Can, both starring Jill Clayburgh in the lead roles. In 1984, she starred in the blockbuster hit Footloose, as the reverend`s wife.
Wiest graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a degree in Arts and Sciences. She was in a long-term relationship with a New York talent agent, Sam Cohn, for many years. Dianne Wiest has two adopted daughters, Emily (b. 1987) and Lily (b. 1991).
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Dianne Evelyn Wiest (; born March 28, 1948) is an American actress on stage, television and film. She has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award.
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