Diane Keaton Biography

Birthday: 1946-01-05
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California USA
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Wiki Biography: Diane Keaton was a California native who studied Drama at Santa Ana College before dropping out to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. After appearing in summer stock for several months, she got her first major stage role in the Broadway rock musical "Hair". As understudy to the lead, she gained attention by not removing any of her clothing. In 1970, Woody Allen cast her in his Broadway play "Play It Again, Sam", which had a successful run. It was during this time that she became involved with Allen and appeared in a number of his films. The first one was Play It Again, Sam (1972), the screen adaptation of the stage play. That same year Francis Ford Coppola cast her as Kay in the Oscar-winning The Godfather (1972) and she was on her way to stardom. She reprised that role in the film's first sequel, The Godfather: Part II (1974). She then appeared with Allen again in Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975). In 1977 she broke away from her comedy image to appear in the chilling Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), which won her a Golden Globe nomination. It was the same year that she appeared in what many regard as her best performance, in the title role of Annie Hall (1977), which Allen wrote specifically for her (her real last name is Hall, and her nickname is Annie), and what an impact she made. She won the Oscar and the British Award for Best Actress and Allen won the Directors Award from the DGA. She started a fashion trend with her unisex clothes and was the poster girl for a lot of young males. Her mannerisms and awkward speech became almost a national craze. The question being asked, though, was, "Is she just a lightweight playing herself, or is there more depth to her personality?". For whatever reason, she appeared in but one film a year for the next two years and those films were by Allen. When they broke up she was next involved with Warren Beatty and appeared in his film Reds (1981), as the bohemian female journalist Louise Bryant. For her performance she received nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe. For the rest of the 1980s she appeared infrequently in films, but won nominations in three of them. Attempting to break the typecasting she had fallen into, she took on the role of a confused, somewhat naive woman who becomes the tool of Middle Eastern terrorists in The Little Drummer Girl (1984). To offset her lack of movie work, Diane began directing. She directed the documentary Heaven (1987), as well as some music videos. For television she directed an episode of the popular, but strange, "Twin Peaks" (1990). In the 1990s she began to get more mature rules, though she reprised the role of Kay Corleone in the third "Godfather" epic, The Godfather: Part III (1990). She appeared as the wife of Steve Martin in the hit Father of the Bride (1991) and again in Father of the Bride Part II (1995). In 1993 she once again teamed with Woody Allen in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), which was well received. In 1995 she received high marks for Unstrung Heroes (1995), her first major feature as a director.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sleeper Luna Schlosser 1973 Comedy
Up Close Herself 1978 Talk Show
Baby Boom J.C. Wiatt 1987 Comedy
Father of the Bride Nina Banks 1991 Family
Mad Money Bridget Cardigan 2005 Comedy
Mama's Boy Jan Mannus 2007 Comedy
Zee Zout & Zeilen Daphne Wilder 2011
Market Warriors Amelia Earhart 2012 Reality Tv
Marvin, Marvin Bessie 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lovers and Other Strangers Joan Vecchio 1970 Comedy
The Godfather Kay Adams 1972 Crime, Drama
Godfather Kay Adams 1972 Crime, Drama
Play It Again, Sam 1972 Comedy, Romance
Sleeper Luna Schlosser 1973 Comedy, Sci Fi
The Godfather: Part II 1974 Crime, Drama
The Godfather Part II 1974 Crime, Drama
Love and Death Sonja 1975 0, 0
Harry And Walter Go To New York 1976 Crime, Comedy
Annie Hall Annie Hall 1977 0, Biography
Interiors Renata 1978
Looking for Mr. Goodbar Theresa 1978 Drama
Manhattan Mary Wilke 1979
Reds Louise Bryant 1981 0
The Little Drummer Girl 1984
Mrs. Soffel Kate Soffel 1984 Drama, Romance
Crimes of the Heart 1986 0, 0
Baby Boom J.C. Wiatt 1987 Biography, 0, 0
The Good Mother 1988 Drama, Romance
The Lemon Sisters Eloise Hamer 1990 Comedy, Drama
The Godfather: Part III Kay Adams Michelson 1990 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Godfather Part III Kay Adams Michelson 1990 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Father of the Bride Nina Banks 1991 0
Manhattan Murder Mystery Carol Lipton 1993 0
Father of the Bride Part II Nina Banks 1995
Marvin's Room Bessie 1996
The First Wives Club Annie Paradis 1996 Comedy
The Only Thrill Carol Fitzsimmons 1997 Drama, Romance
The Other Sister Elizabeth Tate 1999 Comedy, Romance
Hanging Up Georgia Mozell 2000
Town & Country Ellie Stoddard 2001 Biography
Plan B Fran Varecchio 2001 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Something's Gotta Give Erica Barry 2003 Biography, 0
The Family Stone Sybil Stone 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Because I Said So Daphne Wilder 2007 Comedy, Romance
Mama's Boy Jan Mannus 2007
Smother Marilyn Cooper 2008
Mad Money Bridget Cardigan 2008 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Morning Glory Colleen Peck 2011 Biography, 0
Darling Companion Beth 2012 Drama
The Big Wedding Ellie 2013